Nº390S

Nº390S

The Nº390S is the successor to the Nº39 CD Processor and delivers a remarkable improvement in sonic performance over the original design. The Nº390S features a complete redesign of the Nº39 Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) and Analog Output Module. Borrowing heavily from the design of Nº40 Media Console and Nº32 Reference Preamplifier, the Nº390S incorporates our latest advances in DAC design, output buffer and volume control technologies, all implemented on a four-layer Arlon® circuit board.

The Nº390S successfully builds on the strengths of the popular Nº39 CD Processor. The name change is intended to convey the level of sonic improvement that can be expected. It doesn’t sound like an improved Nº39 – it sounds like a completely new and significantly better product. The many design refinements in the Nº390S have resulted in a significant reduction in the already very low noise levels present in the Nº39. Lowlevel musical details that were previously masked are now revealed. High-frequency clarity and extension are improved. Low-frequency detail and drive is improved. Imaging and spatial information are substantially improved, with a greater sense of depth and width, providing an almost holographic quality to the presentation.