ATC CDA2 Mk 2 CD player DAC Pre-amplifier

ATC CDA2 Mk 2 CD player, DAC and Pre-amplifier.

What we Say:


The ATC CDA2 Mk 2 is an integrated CD player, DAC and pre-amplifier. It offers the possibility of a one box plus active speakers system that will sound great. grated amps in the ATC range. It features 2 line level analogue inputs 3 digital inputs as well as having a built in headphone amplifier. The ATC CDA2 Mk 2 has both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) connections.


See attached technical specification.

Partnering equipment:

The CDA2 can be connected to any pair of active loudspeakers or a power amp using balanced or unbalanced cables. The P1 or P2 or SCM40A are the bvious choices.


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What they say:

CDA2 – CD Pre-Amplifier DAC


  • All-discrete class-A pre-amplifier with balanced and unbalanced outputs.
  • Two analogue inputs via RCA/phononand one via 3.5mm mini-jack.
  • High performance CD Player.
  • Premium AKM 32-bit DAC.
  • USB digital input supporting up to 384kHz PCM data and native DSD256.*
  • Headphone amp featuring discrete output stage.
  • Handmade in England.
  • 6 year warranty.**

*DSD256 support via PC only (up to DSD128 via Mac).
** TWO years on CD mechanism.


1kHz < 0.0015% (-96dB)
10kHz < 0.003% (-90dB)
Frequency Response (20Hz–20kHz): +/- 0.2dB


Frequency Response (-3dB): < 2 Hz – > 280 kHz
Distortion (1kHz): <0.0008% / 102dB
Input sensitivity for 2V Output: Aux inputs 600mV 3.5mm inputs 400mV
Maximum Output Level: Phono 9.2V r.m.s XLR 18.4V r.m.s.
Overload Capacity: 13dB
Input Impedance: 14k Ohms
Output Impedance: 10 Ohms
S+N/N Ratio:
Wide Band >96dB
DIN >108dB
IEC “A” >112dB
Absolute Phase:
Phono Zero Degrees
XLR Zero Degrees, Pin 2 Hot
Output XLR CMRR (100Hz – 10kHz): >60dB

DIGITAL INPUTS Optical and Coaxial

<0.001% at all supported sample rates
44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 192.0kHz*
* 192kHz supported via coaxial input only


<0.001% at all supported sample rates
44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192.0kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz

Optical and Coaxial: 16bit and 24bit
USB: 16bit, 24bit and 32bit

Frequency Response -1dB: < 10Hz – 50kHz
Supported DSD Rates:
Windows DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256
MacOS DSD64 and DSD128


Dimensions (HxWxD): 90 x 445 x 330mm (3.5˝ x 17.5˝ x 13˝)
Weight: 7kg / 15.4Ilbs

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