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Enjoy our large collection of photos and information of classic Marantz & Philips cd-players, and the development of the compact disc system

The year 1979 is one of the most important years in CD development history. World renowned Dutch electronics manufacturer Philips brought a prototype CD player...
After Sony and Philips reached an agreement on the Compact Disc Digital Audio after 6 meetings, they officially presented the format in a press conference held at the Plaza Hotel in New York on may 27, 1981.
The Marantz Project D-1 uses the latest multi-bit technology to pursue the limits in the CD format. The flagship model aims at high-dimensional...
The Philips Reference Series LHH 1000 is now the standard by which other compact disc players will be measured. Other companies may claim state-of-the-art technology...
This is one of only three development and listening assessment units for the CD12/DA12 made by Marantz...
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On November 9 1983, Mr. Joop Sinjou, Dutch engineer and inventor of the Compact Disc system, presented the first Compact Disc prototype for cars here in Milan. ...
Things are getting serious with the digital disk. In the spring of next year a number of manufacturers will come onto the market with their CD players...
Although the majority of popular compact-disc players on the market offer 16-bit x4 times oversampling, it is by no means certain that this is the standard for...
As digital techniques find application in more and more branches of electronic engineering, the time cannot be far when audio equipment is also interconnected by digital interfaces...
In the mid -1970s, engineers at the Dutch electronics company Philips felt they had developed just what the world had been waiting for. They called it the Laser -Vision videodisc...
1989 may well become the year of the D/A converter (DAC). CD-player manufacturers have, almost without exception, launched research projects focusing on this problem area...
Inheriting the design concept of output transformers adopted by LHH series, including the Philips professional CD player LHH2000, which has a good reputation in broadcasting stations...
This £3,500 CD spinner amazed the world when it came out with an older digital converter than the model it had replaced. Inside was the very best Double Gold Crown version of the TDA1541...
In the 1970s the high-fidelity (Hi-Fi) record player and its LP (long play) vinyl record became increasingly the weakest product ...
This Philips/Marantz DPM-7 Digital Processig pre-main amplifier prototype is one of the approx 60 units which Philips handbuilt in Eindhoven, The Netherlands...
The TDA1541 contains a 10bit passive current divider and a 6 bit dynamic current divider for each channel. The dynamic current divider...
The product manufacturing codes marked on the envelopes of discrete semiconductors and ICs are listed in full in specification SNW-SZ-602. For discrete semiconductors...
“When I first heard CD I was shocked”, Marantz brand ambassador Ken Ishiwata tells me. “I felt the potential of what you could do...
The Philips LHH300R features the Philips CDM-9 for the pickup mechanism. It achieves excellent response and high reading accuracy. Furthermore, the D/A...

Joop Sinjou started working for Philips in 1952 and throughout his career he worked on the development of audio-video products such as radiogrammofoons, portabels...

July 1986 - It now seems certain that discs and players for the Philips/Sony Compact Disc digital playback system will be generally available...

1988 - When the compact disc was introduced at the Dusseldorf Hi-Fi Exhibition in 1982 it came as an revelation. Digital recording on an optical medium was something really new...

The exact form of Philips' shield emblem and the Philips wordmark as we know them today was defined in 1968. Before this date there were many variations of both...
The Philips drive mechanism, which have won the hearts of audiophiles the world over, is older than the CD player that appeared in 1982. With only a few exceptions...
When the design of a new product becomes more detailed the tools that predict the behaviour should contain more detailed information as well. In this stage...
This article traces back the history of the Compact Disc as seen through the eyes of François Dierckx. As director of division Audio at Philips in Eindhoven...
IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, announced today that it will be granting its prestigious IEEE Milestone Award...
Lasers. The very word conjures up vivid scenes of Star Wars and James Bond. Long lashes of lethal lightning, dealing out...
The European Broadcasting Union (E.B.U.) is an association of broadcasting organisations, a primary objective of which is the coordination of the studies made...
Each Philips Compact Disc player comes with a fully complete Users Pack Besides the operating instructions, the Users Pack has been designed to help...
In 1996, van de Plassche received the "Solid State Circuits Award." Since 1983, he has been a member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Solid...
The Philips Home Interactive System began as the convergence of media for activies and tasks in the home office. It was developed by researching people's...
On the even of the market launch of the revolutionary new Compact Disc Digital Audio system in Europe, its availability is eagerly awaited by music lovers ...
The Marantz CD 17 KI Signature is the perfect embodiment of the Marantz philosophy - the constant striving for that little bit extra. Last year...
The ISP Sound Enhancer consists of two versions: a consumer version and a professional version. The consumer version costs 1900 dollar, the professional one...
If you are looking for all the bells and whistles that can possibly be incorporated in a CD player, the Marantz CD73 is probably not for you...
Based on the Philips CD150, the CDQue offers an easy-to-cue, remote-controllable varispeed CD player with professional features...
Wherever noises or sound effects are used and processed, the sound engineer faces three major problems...

The Dutch inventor of the Compact Disc introduces the Professional LHH2000 Compact Disc player. The professional model for 35,000 Deutsche Mark...

The compact disc - the biggest technological breakthrough in home listering since stereo - is launched in Britain this week...

The Philips CD880 cdplayer. Over three-quarters of its parts are made by Philips itself or by its contract suppliers, including the circuit boards...

Early this year eleven scientists from the UK, the Netherlands and the USA who have made outstanding contributions...

The Japan Audio Fair in Tokyo and the Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York reliably forecast the Winter CES...

In recent years, most audio components have benefited, at least to some degree, from the use of digital circuitry. No truly digital speaker has yet been created...

Philips' new CD- Subcode Processor /Editor, the LHH 0425, offers extensive operational facilities for Compact Disc program production houses, and enables significant...

DALLAS April 1986 - Willy Studer A.G. and N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken announced plans last Monday at the National Assn. of Broadcasters convention...

July 1986 - "Digital" has become the catchword of the decade, with stations clamoring to play the latest CD releases. But promotional benefits aside, are compact discs...

The Marantz DPM7 was build in 1985 as an all-digital amplifier. It was never sold on the market. The DPM7 eventually saw the light of day in 1991 as the AX1000...

April 1984 - The sampling process which converts a digital audio signal from binary numbers back to its original analog form generates spurious frequencies, which must be...

March 1982 - So far, digital -audio recording technology has confined itself to tape. Now, digital discs are about to make Their debut...

November 1972 - Imagine arecord album that will play non -stop for an hour, is small enough to fit in a coat pocket, never wears out or deteriorates with abuse, and, best of all...

Enjoy new photos of the very first Philips prototype cdplayer, 'Pinkeltje', which Philips showed the world in March 1979

This Marantz CD16 Exclusive is for sale. A true classic. Based on the regular CD16, this Exclusive is developed by Rainer Finck for the German market. The Exclusive version was produced at the end of 1995 in a limited edition of 300.

DutchAudioClassics is proud to have obtained photos of a test unit which Philips used to perform tests in order to finalize the Compact Disc format.

Philips Compact Disc Digital Audio represent an outstanding advance in audio technology. It enables standards of reproduction, previously unattainable through traditional recording, mastering, and replication methods, to become a reality.

Polygram demonstration compact discs were issued by Philips through its Polygram Records affiliate. These samplers were issued to promote the new Compact Disc format.

The Marantz DPM7 digital amplifier prototype. Build in 1985 as an all-digital amplifier. The DPM7 eventually saw the light of day in 1991 as the AX1000 'audio computer'.

The Marantz CD-16 exclusive is a special edition of the Marantz CD-16 produced specially for the German market developed by Rainer Finck. It was produced at the end of 1995 in a limited edition of 300.

Philips LHH2000 Professional CD- (or Compact Disc) Player System provids an exceptionally precise means for timing music selections during he creation of programmes using compact discs. The accuracy...

Ken Ishiwata was undoubtedly one of the greatest characters to grace the modern hi-fi world. He was a huge personality, yet emerged from...

Philips TDA1541A d/a converter

All information about the Philips TDA1541A d/a converter

The TDA1541A is a stereo 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The ingenious design of the electronic circuit guarantees a high performance...

The Philips TDA1540 is a monolithic integrated 14-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). It incorporates a 14-bit input shift register with output...

Watch photos of our large collection Philips and Marantz prototypes.

Compact Disc is the new digital audio medium that uses advanced computer technology to encode up to around 8O minutes of uninterrupted programme material on a disc only 12 cm in diameter...

In digital audio, once sound has been converted by microphones into electrical signals, there is no attempt to replicate the shape of those electrical signals as in conventional LP records...

The original Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) was first used in the PM-99SE integrated amplifier in 1992. The HDAM is a stamp-sized high-performance...

Ken Ishiwata, a key name behind the Marantz success story in Europe, talks to Ivor Hiunphreys oday's music is very much involved with electronics...

Hi-Fi News’ Editor Steve Fairclough recently visited Marantz’s European HQ in Holland to talk to the company’s famous audio guru Ken Ishiwata. Here is the full interview – only available online...