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CEC The Drive
The CEC Wellfloat Boards works best for amplifiers, speakers, Reel-to-Reel and all High End Devices. We highly recommend them for our CD belt drives.
They use a patented pendulum movement floating suspension system. The system consist of an U- shaped special stainless steel spring connected via a piano wire. When weight is applied on top board, U-shaped stainless steel comes down to make pia- no wire free movement. Piano wire works for pendu- lum movement.
Thus the vibration up-down, right-left, forward-back- ward will be totally absorbed. This is super effective at minimizing floor vibrations and eliminating micro- phonics within components. Increased threedimen- sionality significantly better reproduction all areas as bass, midrange and tweeter.
Included with the platform are 4 floating suspensi- on systems that are indispensable to maximizing the performance of the platform. You will be thrilled with improvements in resolution of music.
CEC WF-BIG - ASB4560WFDimensions: 450 x 600 x 58(h) mm, Weight: 9 kg - Weight capacity: 5 - 90kg.
CEC WF-SMALL - ASB3545WFDimensions: 350 x 450 x 58(h)mmm, Weight: 5,5 kg - Weight capacity: 5 - 90kg
“If, however, we had to choose just one...The CEC WellFloat board has become something of a ‘go-to’ choice, not only does it bring an entirely positive en- hancement to CD replay, it’s proved to be a remar- kably versatile, well-balanced (no pun intended) de- vice in a wider range of applications than we might have anticipated.“ (K. Scott - from Living Voice - UK)
The ultimate task of a high-end audio component is to breathe life into reproduced music and convey to the listener that the soul of the performer lives in each musical event.
In 1954, when CEC was established, the audio industry was still in its infancy. For example, the field of drive motors for phono turntables was as yet largely unexplored.
CEC became the first company to make turntables in Japan, and our products were highly regarded by music lovers.
CEC was one of the leading suppliers of turntables and CD players in the consumer field with major brand OEM customers including Grundig, Marantz, Teac, Sony, Sanyo, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Alpine, Kenwood, Sharp etc
For CEC, the aim has always been clear - to create superior, high-end audio products; a quality-oriented policy that has served us and our customers well, regardless of market fluctuations. For this we have inaugurated in 2011 a new company building, as well as a new production facility in Japan.
The first CEC CD player was introduced in 1983. Due to our analog experience our engineers were able to implement the belt drive system to CD transports.
The world's first belt drive transport was born in 1991 -
CEC 's TL 1. Since then, CEC has continued to develop and refine belt drive CD transports. A technology for which CEC holds worldwide patent rights.
The result: music reproduction on its highest level
CEC opened a new chapter in music reproduction in 1991 with the world's first belt drive CD transport, the now famous TL 1.
The development of the TL 1 started on the technical premise that in their basic form, analog turntables and digital CD players are fundamentally the same. Although the speed of a CD varies, the change takes place in tiny increments. In other words the speed during a certain time period can be seen as constant.
Based on this result CEC developed a completely new CD playback system, which is free from acoustic feedback, has a higher signal to noise ratio and eliminates jitter. For this development CEC has worldwide patent rights.
CEC use a low torque motor which drives via a precision belt a heavy stabilizer. The stabilizer not only secures the CD disc but also increase its inertia 26 times. The extremely heavy drive mechanism floats on a dual suspension system with high noise absorption. The drive and laser motors are isolated electronically, magnetically and mechanically from the laser pickup, and are coupled only via precision belts. The stabilizer centers the disc and provides excellent vibration absorption characteristics as well as a strong flywheel effect.
The high precision turntable shaft, a result of our analog experience, has a 4mm spindle of the highest precision with several self lubricating bearings.
Creative mastery of vibration control techniques resulted in this landmark product whose uniquely analog musicality has been hailed as nothing less than a revolution in digital audio.The TL 1 was considered to be the finest, and most musically satisfying instrument for digital reproduction in the opinion of music lovers, highend amplifier and loudspeaker manufacturers, and the world's high-end audio press.
The CEC Superlink is our innovative signal interconnect solution. It requires four discrete interconnect cables. The left/right-clock data, bit-clock data and digital audio music data are all transmitted from the CD-transport to the DAC while the master-clock is generated inside the DAC and sent to the CD-transport. The transmission is done with 4 x 75-Ohm BNC cables with impedance matching. Combining these latest digital data transfer techniques with our tried-and-tested belt-drive system, we have created audio reproduction free from motor noise.
Our new CEC TL 3N CD transport offers beautiful, precise and rewarding reproduction. The care and attention taken over the many technical innovations in the new CEC DA 3N make it sonically rich, detailed and emotionally gripping. Using high quality BNC cables to ensure minimal signal interference, the DA 3N makes it possible to transmit
high quality signals from its ideal counterpart – the CEC TL 3N - to the DAC, free of distortions and jitter with CEC Superlink. The CEC Superlink interconnect system, which uses high quality BNC cables, ensures optimal, jitter free, signal transfer from the CEC TL 3N transport to its matching DA 3N DAC.
Test reports in international magazines as well as the testimony of our satisfied customers worldwide confirm
that we have achieved our musical objective:
music reproduction on its highest level.