The Destiny CD
player from Creek Audio is the first indication of Creek’s intention to
launch a series of higher quality products dedicated to the serious hi-fi
Following in the footsteps of the popular CD50 mk2, the new Destiny player
offers superior sound quality with the same playability and durability as the
CD50 mk2, but with many additional features.
The CD50mk2 has, up until now, been the best sounding CD player Creek has
produced. It out-performed all of the company’s previous players in the area of
playability, due to the use of customised firmware that allowed all known copy
protected discs as well as interactive media to be played without hiccups. Sound
quality was as good as Creek could make within its budget constraints. The
Destiny is not a replacement for the CD50 mk2 but an additional model with a
real ‘step-up’ in performance.
Performance has been enhanced by careful attention to design detail,
specifically in the area of PCB layout. The Destiny CD player uses an improved
low phase noise (5pS), temperature controlled, master clock oscillator. It uses
separate, instrument grade, OPA134 op-amps in the audio output to buffer each
channel and the filtering of unwanted digital artefacts is improved. The op-amps
in the output are also powered separately from their own low noise regulators.
In total there are now 16 regulated low noise power supplies in the Destiny
player. All rectifiers in the power supply are Shottky Barrier types for low
noise, which do not require decoupling capacitors. All other power supply
decoupling capacitors are audio grade low impedance 105 degree C types. Audio
signal path passive components are selected for sonic purity, such as
high-stability MELF type resistors and film and polypropylene type capacitors.
Audio output RCA sockets are now solid metal, gold plated types with screw
fixing, if required.
To maintain the isolation between digital and analogue supplies, Creek has
designed a truly stunning mains power supply for the Destiny, with all
components mounted on a thick double sided plated-through-hole PCB. Three
separate fully encapsulated PCB mounted toroidal mains transformers are used to
completely separate digital and analogue supplies. A fully shielded,
multi-element, mains filter is used to prevent interference to or from the
Destiny. The mains IEC plug with built-in fuse holder is mounted on the power
supply PCB together with the mains switch. A voltage selector switch is
accessible from inside the case for multiple country operation. All the supplies
are separately connected to the mother and display boards for improved
Creek has introduced additional re-clocking circuitry to eliminate jitter, or
timing errors, from corrupting the performance of the Destiny player. It has
also incorporated a Creek BUS system to carry signals to and from the player and
a link to other Creek linked products. In the future the Creek bus will be able
to join certain Creek linked products to proprietary multi-room controllers.
Casework for the Destiny has been increased in size over earlier Creek products,
it is more substantial and will reduce vibrations that can cause harmful sonic
effects to be heard. The front panel is fitted with solid metal buttons to
improve the feel and feedback from the controls. Machined out of 10mm thick
solid aluminium, the front panel exudes a much higher impression of quality and
reliability than previous Creek CD Players.
The Destiny CD player has been designed ideally to be partnered with Creek’s
newest integrated amplifier, scheduled for release at the same time – the
Destiny Integrated Amplifier.
For a limited time, we
are offering the Creek Destiny CD player at an introductory price. Take
advantage of this and save.
Supplied 220/240—50 Hz or 100/120—60Hz
- 20 kHz ± 0.25 dB
2.0 V RMS at 1kHz, 0 dB
Ohm, min load 1 Ohm
|D to A
24bit- 192Khz (>120db) Crystal CS4396
Temperature compensated ultra low jitter and phase noise module with
|Light output ( cw )
790 nm ± 25 nm
|THD + Noise
|Number of channels
< 0. 0008 % at 1 kHz, 0 dB
Custom Creek software, running loader, display, remote control and DAC.
fully encapsulated PCB toroidal transformers for transport, logic and
2.5" x 10"