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MOONDROP DISCDREAM Portable HiFi CD Player

It's a sentimental thing—MOONDROP's release of a portable CD player in 2023.

MOONDROP has never lost sight of its original goal of pursuing ultimate product performance through constant experimentation and development. A profound love of music motivated the founder of MOONDROP to establish the company, and developing a portable CD player with excellent sound quality has always been one of his dreams.

Moondrop DiscDream with CD

It's not easy to make a portable CD player with good sound quality. The portable CD players of today don't meet the requirements of music lovers for superior performance in power and sound reproduction. What's more, the classic CD players of yesteryear are aging fast, and it's now difficult to find one in perfect condition. Create a new one? It's not easy to find suitable chips and optical assemblies in the market, and ODM manufacturers provide poor performance solutions.

In mid-2022, a veteran audiophile joined the MOONDROP R&D department, an engineer who not only loved music but had also worked on Discman R&D. With his arrival the portable CD player project finally took off.

The development of a brand-new hi-fi portable CD player is full of challenges. Past solutions are no longer relevant, and no ready-made architecture is available. What remains are countless difficulties and challenges in development, all needing to be overcome.

Design a challenging new architecture...
Combine modern and legacy circuits... Modify...
Go back...
Modify again...
After more than a year of development
We present:
MOONDROP DISCDREAM

  • Modern Design Vintage Craftsmanship
  • Electronic Cache Physical Buffering
  • Imported Japanese Audio Special Drive Motor Chip
  • Audio CD Laser Head
  • USB Desktop Sound Card Function
  • Micro SD Card Digital Player Function
  • Cirrus Logic Flagship Decoding Chip
  • Independent Analog Amplifier Circuit
  • Ruby Automotive-grade Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor
  • Three NDK Audio-grade Crystal Oscillator
  • Six Independent Linearities Stabilized Power Supply Chip
  • 2Vrms Standard Power Linear Output
  • 500mw High-power Headphone Output
  • 0.00037% Ultra-low Harmonic Distortion
  • 115dB Dynamic Range

Integration of Modern Minimalist Design and Retro Manufacturing Technology

At its hardware core, the DISCDREAM is a nostalgic product made with modern technology.

The exterior look of the DISCDREAM, however, expresses modern minimalism, while at the same time adopting retro aluminum flanging and cladding to highlight fine details.

Traditional processes such as bending, wrapping and screwing are used to create the classic look of a CD player from four decades ago. The result is a product that transcends time.

Professional Audio CD Player Servo Architecture

Professional CD servo architecture is essential in a portable hi-fi CD player

  • Motor Drive
    Selected imported audio driver chips ensure stable and uniform speed.
  • Optical Assembly
    Uses a professional CD laser head, Achieves excellent disc reading ability
  • Double Shock Absorption
    The electronic buffer of the data buffer circuit is combined with an elastic-damping physical buffer to further reduce the influence of vibration on CD playback.

Professional HiFi Audio Circuit Modern Technology Tribute to Classic Designs

The audio decoding chip is the heart of a digital music player, so it's inevitable that hi-fi devices pursue sound quality by using the highest-quality decoding chips.

  • DISCDREAM uses Cirrus Logic's flagship 32-bit MasterHIFI audio decoding chip to output pure high-quality analog signals.
  • Independent hi-fi amplifier circuit delivers ample earphone-driving power
  • Electricity is the Mother of Sound
    Six linear voltage stabilizing chips supply power independently Hardware-level performance
  • Not only pays tribute to the classics, but also strives to surpass them.

Audiophile-grade Materials Make for An Enjoyable Listening Experience

Adopts a full set of automotive-grade ruby audio aluminum electrolytic capacitor

Three NDK audio-level crystal oscillator control clocks

Tuned by a veteran audio-electronic engineer with 30 years of experience

Delivers a warm, full, pleasurable listening experience.

500mW High-power Headphone Output 2Vrms Standard Power Linear Output

Easily drives headphones and supports connection to headphone amplifiers and active speakers.

The 3.5mm output of DISCDREAM provides ample power up to 500mW, enabling it to drive almost all in-ear headphones, earbuds, and even planar headphones with low sensitivity and low impedance.

The additional 3.5mm linear output provides hi-fi quality 2Vrms standard level output even when connected to a high-end active speaker.

Side of DiscDream

Not only a Portable CD Player but also a USB Desktop Sound Card

DISCDREAM is not only a truly portable hi-fi CD player, but also a desktop USB sound card. It can support PCM decoding up to 384kHz and DSD256 when used as a USB sound card, and it can also be used as a digital player with a Micro SD card.

WHAT IN BOX?

  • DISCDREAM * 1
  • User Manual * 1
  • Charging Cable * 1

Specification

  • Model: DiscDream (HiFi Multi-purpose Portable CD Music Player)
  • Battery Capacity: 3500mAh
  • Power Supply: DC5V/2A
  • Battery Life: 10Hours (CD)
  • Charging Port: Type-C
  • Output Power: Phone Out 500mW
  • Output Voltage: Line Out 2Vrms
  • Support Disc Format: CD / CD-R / CD-RW
  • Support Audio Format: Micro SD Mode (MP3, WMA, LC-AAC, OGG, FLAC, APE)
  • PC Mode:
    • PCM: 44.1kHz to 384kHz
    • DSD: 2.8224MHz to 11.2896MHz

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