Project Description

VITUS SCD-25 mk2 CD/DAC, £19,000

The SCD-025 is Vitus Signature CD player and DAC. The SCD is capable of giving quite extraordinary levels of listening pleasure to rival elaborayte Vinyl setups. Whilst it has the sort of resolution and transparency levels of the best digital sources out there, what impresses perhaps the most is its intimacy, fluidity and out and out musicality.

In the middle of 2015 the SCD-025 was upgraded to Mk2 specification. This involved a re-design of almost everything barring the bare transport and chassis:

Complete redesign of:

Mother board
Power supply
Complete Sound board
Clock module
Sample rate converter
Analogue output stage
Dual reciever chips
USB implementation and board

The Mk2 is quite a leap then from the orignal Mk1 which itself, was once described as “the worlds best single box digital player”. Even Vitus was surprised when they sat down to hear the final results of this upgrade. It now does various things almost as good as the masterpiece DAC. At the time of writing, to upgrade a mk1 to a mk2 cost around £5000. Not surprising given that its almost an entirely new player.

Availability:
Shipping since 2013
Model:
SCD-025
Product Type:
Balanced CD Player (Redbook)
Inputs:
1 x unbalanced (RCA)
1 x balanced (XLR)
Outputs:
1 x unbalanced (RCA)
1 x balanced (XLR)

Master Clock / DAC:
Anagram Q5 and ADI1955 DAC Drive:
Philips CDPro2LF
(heavily modified by VA)

Sample rate / Resolution:
384KHz / 24 bitDimensions:
130 x 435 x 430 mm
(H x W x D) Remote Controlled:
YES (The standard Philips alu
remote is included)Total Weight:
26 Kg  See web site for full specs/ additional images.