Scarlatti Transport uses the TEAC Esoteric VRDS Neo™ mechanism which employs super-rigid construction and a brushless motor with heavy flywheel for stable disc rotation. All signal processing and electronics in the transport have been designed by dCS.
Scarlatti Transport features both IEEE 1394 FireWire link and an enhanced Dual AES interface which output dCS-encrypted DSD (1-bit data at 2.822MHz) to a dCS DAC from CD or SACD. Scarlatti Transport upsamples CD data to DSD and transmits the data over the 1394 or Dual AES interface. SACDs are played in their native DSD format, again over the IEEE 1394 or Dual AES interface. Native CD data is available from 7 PCM outputs (2x AES/EBU and 4x S/PDIF, 1x SDIF-2), as is downsampled SACD data.
Scarlatti Transport is designed for use with the matching Scarlatti DAC or any suitable industry-standard DAC. The unit may be run in Master mode or by using the DAC as the system clock. Performance will be enhanced further by adding the Scarlatti Clock to the system.
The latest enhancement to Scarlatti Transport is the new output mode which reconfigures the two AES outputs as a dual AES output carrying encrypted DSD data. This mode is compatible with Paganini, Scarlatti and Vivaldi DACs.
Upsampling CD/SACD Transport.
Silver or Black.
Dual laser CD/SACD mechanism (TEAC VRDS NEO™ mechanism).
513mm/20.2” x 424mm/16.7” x 140mm/5.5”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.
IEEE 1394 interface on 2x 6-way connectors. The interface outputs dCS-encrypted DSD (1 bit data at 2.822MS/s).
2x AES/EBU on 3-pin male XLR connectors. Each outputs CD format data (16 bits at 44.1kS/s), whether a CD or SACD is playing. The two AES outputs can be configured as a dual AES output carrying encrypted DSD data.
2x SPDIF on 1x RCA Phono and 1x BNC connectors. Each outputs CD format data, whether a CD or SACD is playing.
1x SPDIF optical on a Toslink connector, outputs CD format data, whether a CD or SACD is playing.
1x SDIF-2 interface on 2x BNC connectors, outputs CD format data, whether a CD or SACD is playing.
CD data may be upsampled to DSD.
Word Clock input on 1x BNC connector, accepts standard Word Clock at 44.1 or 88.2kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels.
Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector. With the transport in Master mode, a TTL-compatible 44.1kHz Word Clock derived from the internal crystal oscillator is available on this output.
Better than +/-10 ppm when shipped (not temperature compensated).
Updates loaded by CD via Scarlatti Transport.
Nevo Q50™ programmable remote control is supplied with the Transport, programmed to control the Scarlatti system or RS232. Nevo Q50™ may be programmed further by the owner or installer, to control other products.
Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.
25 Watts typical/40 Watts maximum.
The Absolute Sound Issue 183, July 2008
Review by Jonathan ValinDownload
Software v2.0x. This applies to units with serial numbers starting with SCP.Download
Last updated 11 Feb 2016.Download