About the Roksan Attessa CD Transport
The beauty of simplicity
The beauty of simplicity
Most modern A/V gear is cluttered with tons of buttons, and multiple inputs and outputs. Not so for the sleek, elegant Roksan Attessa CD Transport, which is designed to do one thing very well — it reads the music stored on a compact disc with maximum accuracy and delivers pristine audio playback.
A single coaxial SPDIF output on the back of the component's rugged chassis allows you to connect to an outboard digital to analog converter, or use the DAC built into a compatible receiver, preamp, or integrated amplifier. It's an especially great match for Roksan's Attessa integrated amps. The intuitive function buttons on the front of the transport are mirrored on the included remote control.
App-based system synchronization
This player is part of Roksan's high-fidelity line of Attessa components. When you have more than one Attessa device in your sound system, you can connect them together and synchronize control functions with the free MaestroUnite app. For instance, when the CD transport is placed in Standby Plus mode, it will automatically turn on when the rest of your system does.
Roksan's British heritage
Roksan was founded in England in 1985, where the company continues to design and engineer its products. Their first product — the ground-breaking Xerxes turntable — established Roksan's expertise in vinyl playback, but since then the company has turned its attention to hi-fi digital audio and amplification, as well.
- gapless playback for CD and CD-R discs
- short signal path for reduced jitter
- vibration-resistant steel chassis with brushed aluminum faceplate
- custom firmware developed especially for the Attessa lineup delivers clean, accurate playback
- free MaestroUnite app for iOS® and Android™ lets you synchronize functions for multiple Attessa components
- Standby Plus mode allows CD transport to turn on when the rest of your system does
- remote control included
- 1 coaxial digital (SPDIF) audio output
Dimensions and warranty:
- 17-1/16"W x 3"H x 15-9/16"D
- weight: 13.4 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- MFR # ATTCDTBU
What's in the box:
- CD transport
- 6.5' AC power cord
- Remote control
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- 32" Coaxial digital cable
- Transportation disc (pre-inserted)
- Quick Start Guide
- Important Safety Instructions
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Features & specs
|CD Transport Only||Yes|
|Direct Track Access||No|
|Direct Disc Access||N/A|
|Network Music Streaming||No|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Stereo SACD Playback||N|
|CD Frequency Response||Not given Hz|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||Not Given|
|SACD Frequency Response||Not Compatible|
|SACD Dynamic Range||Not Given|
|SACD THD||Not Given|
|Digital Optical Input||No|
|Digital Coaxial Input||No|
|USB Type-A Input||No|
|USB Type-B Input||No|
|Analog RCA Output||No|
|Analog XLR Output||No|
|Digital Optical Output||No|
|Digital Coaxial Output||Yes|
CD Transport: The Roksan Attessa CD Transport perfectly pairs with Roksan's Integrated or Streaming Amplifiers (sold separately), but can also be used with other brands and models of amplifiers that feature a coaxial digital input. You will lose some feature capabilities (such as MaestroUnite communication) when using the Roksan CD Transport with other brands and models of amplifiers.
Note: Roksan Attessa CD Transport is a not a traditional CD player and it is not equipped with its own DAC (digital-to-analog converter).
Disc Compatibility: The Rocksan Attessa CD Transport supports playback of CD-Audio discs; as well as CD-R discs with PCM music files (up 16-bit/44.1kHz). 8cm and 12cm discs are supported. MQA playback is supported via an available firmware update when used with the Roksan Attessa Streaming Amplifier.
- CD-Audio and CD-R disc compatible. Not compatible with CD-RW, SACD, DVD Audio, or other disc formats.
- PCM compatible (MQA available). Not compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, DSD or other audio formats.
Simplistic Design: The Roksan CD Transport has been engineered with a simplistic design, with no unnecessary onboard circuitry and a minimal signal path length from the laser to reduce jitter and enable maximum data retrieval from your discs.
All Metal Construction: The Roksan CD Transport features a formed plated steel chassis and machined anodized aluminum front-panel that resists vibration.
MaestroUnite App: The MaestroUnite app (for Apple iOS 15.0+ and Android OS 7.0+) lets you create a unified system between the Attessa CD Transport and a Roksan Attessa Integrated or Streaming Amplifier. The MaestroUnite app provides setup, control, unified on/off status, and future firmware updates for the Attessa CD Transport and Integrated or Streaming Amplifier - all from a single app on your compatible mobile device. The MaestroUnite app connects via Bluetooth with the Attessa CD Transport and Integrated Amplifier, and connects via WiFi to the Attessa Streaming Amplifier.
Coaxial Digital Output: The Roksan CD Transport is outfitted with a single coaxial (SPDIF) digital output that will connect to your Roksan Integrated or Streaming Amplifier's coaxial (SPDIF) digital input. The Roksan CD Transport can also be connected via coaxial digital to other brands and models of amplifiers. You will loose some feature capabilities (such as MaestroUnite communication) when using the Roksan CD Transport with other brands and models of amplifiers. The coaxial (SPDIF) digital output supports up to 16-bit/44.1kHz).
- There is no optical (toslink) digital output.
- There are no analog audio outputs.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Roksan Attessa CD Transport. The remote offers playback and menu controls, as well as select controls for Rocksan Integrated and Streaming Amplifiers.
- Power On/Off
- Menu Settings
- Previous/Next Track
- Fast Forward/Rewind
- Volume Up/Down/Mute (for Roksan Amplifiers)
- Source Selection (for Roksan Amplifiers)
Front-Panel Display: The Rocksan Attessa CD Transport features a front-panel OLED display which indicates track number and playback time. The front-panel display does not support CD Text or other song/artist/album information.
Note: If there are no commands received for two minutes the display will turn off until a command is received, except when a CD is playing and then it will dim to half brightness after 10-15 seconds until the end of the CD or a command is received.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Rocksan Attessa CD Transport comes with a detachable 6.5' AC power cord (IEC 3-prong) that will plug into the back of the CD transport and into an AC power outlet or surge protector/line conditioner (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).
Mounting Options: Place the Attessa CD Transport on a level surface, with plenty of room around it for ventilation. If your using it with a Roksan Attessa Amplifier, make sure the integrated amplifier always stays on top if stacking.