If there are two absolutes in digital audio, they are that: 1.) Jitter never, ever sounds good and 2.) Ed Meitner (EMM Labs) has zero tolerance for jitter. In fact, he’s spent a lifetime finding innovative new ways to eliminate it. Nowhere are the sonic benefits of his work more astonishingly clear than in the new EMM Labs TX2 CD/SACD reference transport.
The TX2 CD/SACD transport has been built with the award winning technology used in the TSDX and the XDS1 V2. Like the DA2, its companion converter, the TX2 transport has also been endowed with the latest generation MDAT2 up-converting DSP.
Connect the TX2 transport and DA2 via the single-cable EMM Optilink interface to galvanically isolate the transport from the DAC.
MDAT2 also dynamically adapts to the transient nature of the musical signal instead of addressing it conventionally, as a series of sine waves. This technology enables the TX2 to do something unheard of in the world of digital audio: preserve the phase and frequency integrity of the original signal.
We think you’ll find our hardware every bit as impressive as our software. The TX2 employs the silky smooth, super responsive Esoteric drive mated to our latest generation digital systems.
The TX2 also uses EMM’s latest generation reference high-isolation resonant mode power supply. Its advanced systems allow it to synchronize its operating frequency (or resonant mode) to that of every other system within the TX2 — reducing digital noise to the vanishing point. It also offers ultra-tight regulation and virtually complete isolation from power-line impurities and fluctuations.
Then there’s its crisp large new LCD display offering four brightness levels plus a “display off” setting.
There’s an elegant precision-machined chassis too. And a remote control machined from a solid block of aluminum.
All told, we can’t imagine a more perfect way to transport you to the musical event.
- DA2 based latest generation Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT2™) signal processing technology
- EMM Optilink digital output for galvanically isolated connection to DA2 converter. Glass optical interconnect is immune from electrical, magnetic or radio-frequency interference.
- Silky smooth, super responsive Esoteric™ drive
- AES/EBU output for PCM from CD or SACD
- Polarity inversion performed in the digital domain
- USB port for future software upgrades
- RS232 serial port for wired remote control
- Precision-machined aluminum chassis
- Precision-machined aluminum multifunction infrared remote control
- Precision-machined aluminum chassis & remote control
- Reference high-isolation resonant mode power system
– Power factor corrected
– Factory set to 100V or 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
– Power consumption: max. 40 W
- CE compliant
EMM Optilink (CD/SACD)
Silver and Black Ultrafine CNC Precision Finish
Standard black or premium 24K Gold/Silver/Custom plated insert and buttons
W x D x H: 438 x 400 x 161mm