CEC have been an innovator in the world of Hi-End audio with famous products such as the TL0 belt drive transport and the AMP71, a 250WPC Class A monster!

With new slim line Class A products just released, and a classic Vacuum Tube amplifier now in the line-up, CEC are set to power through the 21st Century with innovative classy Audio designs.

 

 

 

Please note we order in most CEC stock when requested, around 7-10 days to process your order. This ensures you receive the

most up to date versions of the products.

 

 

CD TRANSPORTS

 

CEC TL1-N BELT DRIVE CD Transport. Since its inception, CEC has reigned as the foremost among analog player manufacturers. The original TL1 CD transport was conceived as a challenge to the digital world, making full use of CECís legacy in traditional mechanical engineering.

 

During the playback of audio CDs, the rotation speed of the disc needs to be reduced gradually as playback proceeds outwards, in order to keep its linear speed constant. In most cases, a spindle motor handles this velocity adjustment. Most CD players and CD transports are designed with a direct-drive system, which places the motor just under the turntable and drives the spindle directly. A relatively large motor is needed to ensure adequate velocity adjustment, making it virtually impossible to be exempt from signal distortion caused by vibration and electromagnetic noise from the motor.

 

In order to improve the quality of the audio signals, CEC added a stabilizer to the turntable to increase its effective mass and inertial stability, making it possible to use a smaller motor located away from the spindle, and have it drive the spindle with a belt. CEC also designed an indirect belt-drive system for the pick-up, considering the pick-up motor a similar source of noise.

 

Based on the ideas above, CEC has spent the last 17 years devotedly developing belt-drive CD player/transports. Combining the latest digital data transfer techniques with the tried-and-true abilities of the belt-drive player in providing audio reproduction free of motor noises, the updated TL1N CD transport offers an unprecedented beautiful, precise and deep reproduced sound.

 

As a staple of the digital age, the TL1N features multiple digital outputs including CECís proprietary ďSUPERLINKĒ system, AES/EBU (XLR), COAXIAL, and TOSLINK (optical).

Of particular note, CECís SUPERLINK system, which transmits audio signals and synchronization (clock) signals separately to minimize encoding/decoding jitter, has evolved into a multiple-cable system using high-quality 75Ω BNC cables, adding further polish to the CD transportís essential role of accurately conveying the information recorded on a CD.

 

The TL1Nís outer casing features a modern and organic curved design as well as high-quality 30mm aluminum boards, which add to both its visual appeal and structural hardiness. Its smoothly curved surface randomly dissipates external vibration from speakers and such, improving the TL1Nís resistance to noise over the original box-shaped TL1.

 

The TL1N uses an advanced switching power supply with an integrated AC line power purifier, providing stable power to its motor, servo, display and digital circuitries.

 

PRICE: AUD$16,500.00

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CEC TL51X BELT DRIVE CD Transport. The latest incarnation of the original and famous TL5100 has some new features and updates, including:

CEC Super link capability, Toslink, Coaxial, and AES/EBU outputs. All new toroidal power supply, surface mount technology, and some updates in the drive system including softer suspension.

This would have to be the bargain of the century, great rhythm and timing, combined with dynamics and a very analogue sound, reminiscent of a Turntable. Straight out of the box this transport would have to be one of the bestunder 5 grand! Comes in Silver Mink finish.

 

PRICE: AUD$1690.00

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DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE CONVERTERS

LIMITED EDITION!

 

CEC DX71 MkII D/A Converter. This was CECís top model digital converter and incorporates all the best technology and engineering CEC has to offer. Superlink system connects to matching CEC transports for a zero jitter connection between transport and dac. Full Single ended class A circuitry with LEF single ended Class A output stages, extensive power supplies using shielded toroidal transformers with discrete circuitry throughout.

Class A preamp built in, the DX71 has both fixed and variable outputs with the variable volume controlled by a stepped ladder system and discrete switching. Noted as one of the best sounding D/A convertors ever made, the DX71 is in my opinion still one of the best units you can get today.

This is the Limited Edition model in Silver, very few of these were produced and are hard to find these days.

PRICE: AUD$2290.00

SPECIAL CLEARANCE $1650.00!

LAST ONE IN STOCK!!

 

SPECIAL LAST ONE LEFT OF THE DX71 MkII LE!

 

 

 

CEC DA1-N D/A Converter. This is CECís top model digital converter and incorporates all the best technology and engineering CEC has to offer. New superlink system uses BNC cables for the ultimate in zero jitter connection between transport and dac. Full class A circuitry with LEF single ended Class A output stages, extensive power supply with discrete circuitry throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICE: AUD$4000.00

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CEC DA53-N D/A Converter. The new DA53-N is a culmination of the technologies developed by CEC for the DX71 DAC and the AMP71 Class A amplifier, the result is a compact extremely versatile DAC with hi tech features, and the Patented CEC single ended Class A output stages for a sweet detailed sound.

 

Dual mono DAC using two PCM1796 DACS. Current injection DAC to analogue coupling. LEF output stages, passive filters, Single ended Class A amplifiers. No negative feedback loop. Sample rate converter to 195Khz regardless of input. Precision clock for 195Khz reduces jitter considerably. A/D converter for USB with microphone amplifier. Digital data transfer from any input to computer via USB.Super clean switching power supply.Selectable dither. Flat and soft roll off filters. Inputs: AES, Coax, 192Khz compatible Toslink & USB. Outputs: XLR and RCA outputs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICE: AUD$1990.00

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CD PLAYERS

 

NEW! CEC CD3800 CD player. CEC have been an innovator in the world of Hi-End audio with famous products such as the TL0 belt drive transport. The CD3800 player incorporates new modular DAC and Analogue boards, and uses Burr Brown DAC chips. Incredible transparent analogue sound through the Class A single ended LEF output modules, no op-amps in this output stage. The 3800 has been taking the European and US markets by storm, and at the price point, nothing competes! Comes in Black or Silver.

 

PRICE: AUD$1690.00

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CEC TL51XR BELT DRIVE CD Player. The latest incarnation of the original and famous TL5100 the new model grows on the original ideology with a brand new Burr Brown 24bit DAC in dual mono design.

LEF Class A output stages now combined with the CI current injection current/voltage converter.

Balanced and RCA analogue outputs.

Full compliment of digital outputs including the new CEC Super link, Toslink, Coaxial, and AES/EBU.

Potted toroidal power supply, surface mount technology, and some updates in the drive system, including softer suspension.

 

This would have to be the bargain of the century, great rhythm and timing, combined with dynamics and a very analogue sound, reminiscent of a Turntable. Straight out of the box this CD player has been chosen over many so called hi-end units twice the price! Comes in Silver Mink finish.

 

PRICE: AUD$2390.00

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REVIEW FROM POSITIVE FEEDBACK

 

REVIEW FROM 6 MOONS

 

 

CEC TL53Z BELT DRIVE CD Player. This is the newly released Hi-End CD player from CEC, designed to partner with the new AMP53 & TUBE53 valve amp.

 

Classic CEC belt drive mechanism employed is the next step up from the TL51 series. Chassis is all alloy with a lovely extruded finish and superior damping qualities to steel.

 

Features single ended and balanced analogue outputs, and a full compliment of digital outputs. Switchable DAC settings.

 

As with all other CEC products the TL53Z uses an even more advanced version of the LEF Single ended Class A output stage along with the current Burr Brown 24 bit dac.

 

Another beautiful design from CEC with a sound to match!

 

Comes in Silver Mink finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICE: AUD$2990.00

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AMPLIFIERS

NEW! CEC AMP3800 Integrated Amplifier. This amazing amplifier shares much of its design with its big brothers, an incredible single ended class A Integrated amp with innovative circuitry. AMP3800 produces 64wpc into 8 ohms and 85wpc into 4 ohms, and can drive quite difficult loads with ease. Usage of Class A circuitry, dual mono design, and a newly designed IGM volume control combine to create a sound that is hugely transparent and detailed, yet warm and lucid, the best of tubes and transistors?

Comes in Silver Mink finish.

 

PRICE: AUD$1690.00

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NEW! CEC AMP5300R Integrated Amplifier. This new amplifier expands on the 3300 and 3800. AMP5300R produces 120wpc into 8 ohms. Usage of Class A circuitry, dual mono design, and a newly designed IGM volume control combine to create a sound that is hugely transparent and detailed, greater power for those difficult loads.

Comes in Silver Mink finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICE: AUD$2400.00

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CEC AMP53 Integrated Amplifier. CECís new slim case design featuring CECís patented Single Ended Class A circuitry and 120WPC output power.

Features balanced & single ended inputs, remote DIGM (digital intelligent gain management) volume control system, and a blue-lit LCD display. Casing is all alloy on the new 53 series, and the AMP53 has a built in silent fan in the bottom panel. She runs pretty warm and sounds glorious! Big open rhythmical soundstage are words that aptly describe the new AMP53.

 

Combine the new AMP53 with the TL53Z player for an exceptional sound system with a superbly transparent Class A sound.

 

Comes in Silver Mink finish. Includes custom alloy remote control!

 

PRICE: AUD$2700.00

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PHONO STAGES

 

CEC PH53 PHONO STAGE. PH53 is a state of the art Phono amplifier. The unique balanced current injection input for a wide range of MC cartridge and the LEF amplifier technology for the output stage provide today's top level sound quality. Also standard RCA input for unbalanced use with MM or MC cartridge is available. All amplifier sections run without any overall negative feedback, thus the amplifier creates no dynamic distortion.

 

PH53 is compatible with both MM and MC cartridges and allows precise settings with DIP switches on its bottom panel. RIAA with the Neumann extension allows a wider top frequency extension. PH53 also has a switchable subsonic filter for preventing large woofer excursions and muddiness in the midrange.

 

PRICE: AUD$1100.00

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