The Piano M1 is a ridiculously good CD-player designed from the ground up to provide reference quality CD playback, ease of use, and the look and feel of a finely crafted precision instrument.
The rugged transport is mounted on the Piano's rigid and heavy aluminum and steel platform to provide a virtually vibration and jitter free digital bitstream. The custom DAC circuit takes that stream and upsamples it to 176.4 Khz using a truly classic DAC, the TDA1543. This technique results in a smooth and euphonic, tube-like sound.
The real magic to Piano is its use of the finest components throughout, from the T-Copper RCA jacks (center pin) to the heavy-duty dual wound transformers to power the analog and digital circuits separately. As our customers and reviewers attest, the package is a sonic triumph! Piano has a tremendous bottom-end and is capable of breathtaking clarity and the natural, open, spacial presentation that is our calling card.
Should you wish to drive two systems from Piano, it includes two analog L/R outputs, as well as of course coax and optical digital outputs. The full-featured remote control also works with the Sensation amplifier, for which it provides volume, stand-by, and input selection.
Not to be outdone by its sonic performance, Piano is stunning physically. It shares the same Melissa platform enclosure including more than 10 lbs of aluminum and steel. Moreover, it can be customized to your heart's content.
If the color or finish of top you want is not listed, we can probably custom make it for you. Our master craftsman, Jeff Keyes, can make tops from plexiglass (clear or black) and many exotic veneers such as mahogany, ebony, mappa burl, cedar, poplar, hickory, anigre, lacewood, walnut and oak. Prices are reasonable. Email us at email@example.com for special requirements.
Every unit is assembled to order. Since every "Melissa" unit is built for you™, a restocking fee of $50 applies to all returns.