TAGA Harmony has released its new CD player TCD-50, with enough features to make fans of the silvery disc happy.
The beating heart of the new TAGA Harmony TCD-50 is the ESS Sabre ES9018 Reference DAC, equipped with Hyperstream II architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator. At least, that’s the beating heart on the electronic side. Naturally, the Polish manufacturer has also paid attention to the central pivot on the mechanical side. In its cd-mechanism you will find, among other things, a two-pole fully differential Phase Bessel filter. A sturdy and oversized 35-watt toroidal transformer provides more than enough breathing room on the power supply side.
In terms of internal cabling for the outputs, OFC (or oxygen-free) copper was chosen throughout. Gold-plated RCA and XLR connectors come in handy on the “user side”. Besides XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced, there are an optical and a coax digital output too. Practical is the headphone output with volume control. The price of the TAGA Harmony TCD-50 is quite nice: $444 ex VAT.