EMM LABS XDS1
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler."
- Albert Einstein
While Albert Einstein may not have been an audiophile, he did have a pretty good head on his shoulders. So when it came time for EMM Labs to create a statement digital product, it seemed only logical to keep Einstein's statement in mind.
Our goal, after all, was nothing less than a quantum leap in performance. And that's just what we achieved with EMM Labs' new XDS1 CD/SACD Player. Inside its sculpted, brushed aluminum chassis is a silky smooth Esoteric drive mated to the industry's most sophisticated digital and analog electronics.
How did we make the XDS1 the best player we've ever created? In general terms, by simplifying. We decreased complexity. Shortened critical signal paths. Reduced parts count while increasing parts quality.
Now let's get specific:
BETTER DIGITAL STARTS WITH
We started by simplifying our analog circuitry. Instead of the two to three gain stages typical of most player output sections, the XDS1 features just one active gain stage from DAC to output. The circuitry is discrete (no op-amps) and operates in pure Class A.
The XDS1 features our most refined Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT) circuitry yet. But it's what MDAT does that makes it so amazing.