Heavyweight CD Player (1987-90)
Digital converter: TDA1541A, 16 bit linear, 4 x oversampling
CD Mechanism: CDM-1
Frequency response: 2Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic range: 96dB
Signal to Noise Ratio: 101dB
Channel separation: 100dB
Total harmonic distortion: 0.0015%
Line output: 2V
Digital outputs: coaxial, optical
Dimensions: 462 x 86 x 333mm
The superb audiophile performance of the Marantz CD-94 is based on the proven superiority of the full 16-bit 4-times oversampling digital filter. It is characterised by very low distortion and almost no phase error.
A vital factor in the performance of the CD-94 is an accurate read-out of the disc. The CDM-1 mechanism, made of diecast aluminium, provides rigid support for the laser pick-up. The complete assembly is floated off the main chassis on massive rubber dampers; a suspension system that assures freedom from vibration and acoustic feedback.
Furthermore, the mechanical control circuits have been separated from the CDM-1 mechanism to avoid magnetic interference in the control circuitry and possible vibration from the drive mechanism.