Put simply, the Blu MkII upscaling CD transport sets new standards
for CD sound quality by using the very latest FPGA technology to
implement advanced proprietary filtering and upscaling techniques. Our
next-generation CD transport incorporates a powerful new FPGA core with
Blu MkII’s sophisticated WTA (Watts Transient Alignment) filtering
and upscaling algorithms can output digital data at 705.6kHz (16 x CD’s
44.1kHz native resolution). When partnered with the critically acclaimed
DAVE DAC/preamp, with its 705.6kHz-capable digital inputs, the Blu MkII
sets a new technical benchmark for CD performance, while redefining
sound quality from the medium.
At the heart of the Blu MkII lies an enormously powerful Xilinx FPGA.
Rob Watts’ (Chord’s Digital Design Consultant) has used this to create
his exclusive WTA M-Scaler technology, which incorporates the most
advanced filter of its kind in the world. The Xilinx FPGA has also
enabled a key breakthrough in tap-length (the technical indicator of how
complex the interpolation filter is) taking Blu MkII to an
unprecedented 1,015,808 taps.
A comprehensive suite of high-performance connectivity is offered and the Blu MkII also features a USB digital input, meaning that it can also be used a standalone high-performance upsampler, for use with other digital sources.
Further features include Chord Electronics’ legendary proprietary
high-frequency switching power supply and a dedicated CD-only laser
mechanism for an uncompromising performance.
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