Oracle Audio CD 2000 MkIII CD Player


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Oracle Audio CD 2000 MkIII CD Player

Oracle analogue and digital products have always been designed and built as "musical instruments" that can stand the test of time. It is our belief that achieving simplicity in design is a combination of knowledge and common sense. A properly designed device creates its own form; one that reflects the beauty of its function. True artistry combines these elements by means of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

        Many of the problems that affect the accurate reproduction of recorded music derive from unwanted internal or external vibration. To address this issue the CD 2000 MkIII and CD 2500 Mk IV use a massive aluminum floating chassis and a Delrin decoupling system of the cd drive. Furthermore, our unique suspension and disc clamping systems originally used in our analog turntables, have been adapted for use in our "State of the Art" CD Players. 

       The CD 2500 Mk IV harbors a new DAC board that uses the BurrBrown PCM1792 wich allows input and output of digital data of up to 24bits/192khz. The CD player uses four independant and fully discrete analog modules, one for each of the analog signals from the PCM1792. These analog modules wich have been further improoved from previous versions are at the center of the music reproduction quality. The CD 2500 Mk IV can be used as your reference DAC for other digital sources since it features a SPDIF digital signal input. Both the CD 2000 MkIII and CD 2500 Mk IV have had their power supply stage totally redesigned. There is better realism, more dynamics and we are closer to a true analog-like sound than ever!

CD Turntable Interface

Because the CD vibrates (chatters) slightly due to the high rotational spin speed of the CD mechanism this "chatter" problem had to be addressed. Oracle have created an interface system that effectively controls this unwanted vibration through an innovative combination of materials and their interaction.

CD Coupling System

Chatter is a persistent feature of the compact disc, and it causes a major problem. The chatter or wobble of the disc causes the laser to lack focal clarity, this results in distortion or misread information. This in turn causes the error correction circuitry to have to operate, sometimes to excess.

Oracle pioneered the now well established "record clamp" system to solve problems with analogue records. A similar system has been developed by Oracle to combat CD chatter. Our Disc clamp acts to eliminate the chatter by magnetism, this, coupled with a slight vacuum created by a thick Urethane washer resolves the problems.


In order to achieve an impeccable natural finish on most of the machined parts, diamond cutting tools are used extensively. Each aluminium component is coated with a high gloss polyester lacquer to seal and preserve the beautiful natural appearance.

At Oracle Audio Technologies, people make the difference in manufacturing, they are craftsmen devoted to serving our sophisticated customers. Their work creates pride of ownership, their passion for detail shows at every step of the manufacturing process. Their manufacturing techniques and skills result in a work of art.

We couldn’t imagine any better way to achieve built in quality assurance.

Main Chassis

The main chassis plays an important role within the CD replay system, it must rigidly support both the mechanism and the adjacent electronics. Maximum rigidity, minimal surface area and energy control are key design parameters. The chassis system as a whole, due to its mass, contributes in effectively controlling vibration with the aid of additional mechanical filters. The chassis’s nylon sleeve eliminates the high frequencies, the « Delrin » drive coupling pillars remove mid and high frequency interference from the vicinity of the drive mechanism. Finally, a Urethane compound acts as a mechanical energy trap reducing any remaining vibration to an insignificant level.


Because the world around a CD player vibrates, the mechanism must be isolated from it. Oracle’s suspension system has proved to be virtually the very best in the industry.

The Oracle CD Player main chassis assembly is suspended and isolated from room vibrations using four suspension towers. Each suspension tower assembly combines no less than 12 different components on both the CD Drive/Player. The suspension system is a highly sophisticated device combining 7 different mechanical filters, all working as a whole to effectively control unwanted vibrations.

The CD players levelling feet with their convex shape represent the first barrier to limit vibrations from reaching the CD playing platform. The « Delrin » suspension pillars will cut mid and higher frequencies, the upper spring rubber bushing controls spring resonance, the conical shape suspension spring takes care of the crucial lower frequencies from 5Hz and up. The spring adjustment sleeve provides spring calibration while controlling spring resonance, the sorbothane damper represents the mechanical energy trap reducing vibrations to an insignificant level. Finally, the felt dampers control inner spring resonances.


Solid State Chassis Brushed Aluminum with a Clear Lacquer Coating

CD Laser Mechanism:  Philips CD PRO 2LF

CD 2000 Mk III Output Interface:

BNC SP/DIF Digital Audio Signal, XLR, AES/EBU, ST (AT&T) Optical Audio Signal 

Single Ended SP/DIF, Digital Audio Signal Format: BNC

Load Impedance: 75 Ohms

Output Impedance: 75 Ohms

Output Level: 0.5 Volts, peak to peak @ 75 Ohms

AES/EBU Digital Audio Signal

Format: XLR

Load Impedance: 110 Ohms

Output Impedance: 110 Ohms

Output Level: 4 Volts, peak to peak @ 110 Ohms

Toslink Optical Audio Signal Nominal Wavelength: 650nm

Power Consumption:

CD 2000 Mk III Transport: 13W

CD 2500 Mk IV Player: 21W

Power Supply Transformer 800VA AC

Power Requirements 100 / 117 / 220 (230) / 240V, 50Hz or 60Hz

Removable Power Cord Included

Remote Control Included

Outboard Power Supply Included

Overall Dimensions (WHD) 425 x 150 x 363 mm, ( 17 x 6 X 14.5 inches ) weight 16 kilograms / 35,2 pounds