PROLOGUE CLASSIC

CD PLAYER

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Revolutions are born in bold ideas...

ProLogue Classic CD Player - $2999

 

In true PrimaLuna fashion, the stunning ProLogue Classic CD Player revolutionized the audio industry by introducing the world's first tube-based data clocking device: the SuperTubeClock™.

By incorporating a low-noise mini-triode vacuum tube into the digital clock, this boldly conceived design provides vastly superior resolution, detail retrieval, improved clarity, increased definition and detail from top to bottom. 

The ProLogue Classic CD Player is a true dual-mono design, right down to the dual vacuum tube rectification - another first in a CD player. The power supply is adapted from the award winning ProLogue Three preamp. High quality resistors, mosfets, and Solen capacitors yield superior transient response, detail, and channel separation.

 

Point To Point Wiring

You spend a lot of money on interconnects. So why have the signal go right from the RCA jacks or speaker terminals into circuit boards with copper traces so thin you can hardly see them? What’s high-end about that?

PrimaLuna employs Point to Point Wiring on all products. The entire signal path, including resistors and capacitors, is painstakingly hand wired with heavy-gauge cable by craftsman.

 

SuperTubeClock

An ultra-low jitter clocking device that replaces the solid-state oscillator with a vacuum tube. Yields incredible detail retrieval and dynamics throughout the entire audio spectrum.

Premium Parts

Premium parts including polypropylene coupling caps, triple pi power supply filters, custom designed isolation transformers which separate the analog and digital devices, resulting in decreased signal degradation and improved sonics from top to bottom. Many CD players weigh in at ten pounds or less. Our CD players weigh 33 and 25 pounds!

Dual Mono Topology

Per channel dedicated tubes. While it is fine to use a single tube as a buffer for both channels and claim your CD player is "tube", it can't be compared to the PrimaLuna design and what it does for the music.
 

Vacuum Tube Rectified

Vacuum tube rectified power supply adapted from the award-winning ProLogue preamps incorporates eleven separate power supply regulation circuits. Tube rectification is synonymous with organic sound, especially with CD players being known as sounding like "a computer".

ProLogue Classic Features Comparison
 

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ProLogue Classic

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USB Digital Input
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USB Digital Input
USB digital input allows using your computer for storage and playback of your music with all the benefits of features like playlists and easier access to your whole music library. Rather than just add in an USB input as an afterthought, PrimaLuna engineers searched endlessly looking for the best-sounding USB interface we could find. We found the hiFace, made by M2Tech in Italy. This USB input converts the jitter-filled USB digital signal to S/PDIF, dramatically improving the digital signal quality before it even gets to the SuperTubeClocks. This USB input is a true high-resolution digital input, so you can play back your high resolution digital files, up to 24-bit/192kHz.
 
Dual Mono Power Transformers  
Power Transformer Protection  
SuperTubeClocks
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SuperTubeClock
An ultra-low jitter clocking device that replaces the solid-state oscillator with a vacuum tube. Yields incredible detail retrieval and dynamics throughout the entire audio spectrum.

Why use two? The addition of the second clock further reduces jitter, resulting in greater detail and resolution.
Dual Mono Topology
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Dual Mono Topology
Per channel dedicated tubes. While it is fine to use a single tube as a buffer for both channels and claim your CD player is "tube", it can't be compared to the PrimaLuna design and what it does for the music.
Vacuum Tube Rectified
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Vacuum Tube Rectified
Vacuum tube rectified power supply adapted from the award-winning ProLogue preamps incorporates eleven separate power supply regulation circuits. Tube rectification is synonymous with organic sound, especially with CD players being known as sounding like "a computer".
Point-to-Point Wiring
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Point to Point Wiring
You spend a lot of money on interconnects. So why have the signal go right from the RCA jacks or speaker terminals into circuit boards with copper traces so thin you can hardly see them? What’s high-end about that?
PrimaLuna employs Point to Point Wiring on all products. The entire signal path, including resistors and capacitors, is painstakingly hand wired with heavy-gauge cable by craftsman.
Premium Parts
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Premium Parts
Premium parts including polypropylene coupling caps, triple pi power supply filters, custom designed isolation transformers which separate the analog and digital devices, resulting in decreased signal degradation and improved sonics from top to bottom. Many CD players weigh in at ten pounds or less. Our CD players weigh 33 and 25 pounds!
Remote Control
24bit/192kHz Upsampling
Premium DAC
Extended Tube Life
Point to Point Wiring
You spend a lot of money on interconnects. So why have the signal go right from the RCA jacks or speaker terminals into circuit boards with copper traces so thin you can hardly see them? What’s high-end about that?
PrimaLuna employs Point to Point Wiring on all products. The entire signal path, including resistors and capacitors, is painstakingly hand wired with heavy-gauge cable by craftsman.
Vacuum Tube Rectified - Dual Mono Design
Vacuum tube rectified power supply adapted from the award-winning ProLogue preamps incorporates eleven separate power supply regulation circuits. Tube rectification is synonymous with organic sound, especially with CD players being known as sounding like "a computer".
USB Digital Input
USB digital input allows using your computer for storage and playback of your music with all the benefits of features like playlists and easier access to your whole music library. Rather than just add in an USB input as an afterthought, PrimaLuna engineers searched endlessly looking for the best-sounding USB interface we could find. We found the hiFace, made by M2Tech in Italy. This USB input converts the jitter-filled USB digital signal to S/PDIF, dramatically improving the digital signal quality before it even gets to the SuperTubeClocks. This USB input is a true high-resolution digital input, so you can play back your high resolution digital files, up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Dual Mono Topology
Per channel dedicated tubes. While it is fine to use a single tube as a buffer for both channels and claim your CD player is "tube", it can't be compared to the PrimaLuna design and what it does for the music.
SuperTubeClock
An ultra-low jitter clocking device that replaces the solid-state oscillator with a vacuum tube. Yields incredible detail retrieval and dynamics throughout the entire audio spectrum.

Why use two? The addition of the second clock further reduces jitter, resulting in greater detail and resolution.
Premium Parts
Premium parts including polypropylene coupling caps, triple pi power supply filters, custom designed isolation transformers which separate the analog and digital devices, resulting in decreased signal degradation and improved sonics from top to bottom. Many CD players weigh in at ten pounds or less. Our CD players weigh 33 and 25 pounds!
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ProLogue Classic Specifications

 
Price
Frequency Response
Output Voltage
Distortion & Noise
Channel Separation
Dynamic Range
Power Consumption
Tube Compliment
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
Analog Outputs
Digital Outputs