Mitchell & Johnson have launched the S800 CD player, a British-designed and manufactured disc-spinner that flies the flag for specialist UK manufacturing in the Brexit era. The new £1,299 player, which was first unveiled in prototype form at February’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show, is now available in production form.
The new S800 CD player is based upon the industry-leading ESS Sabre DAC chip, optimised for 44.1kHz replay, which offers high-performance digital-to-analogue conversion from the S800’s dual stereo RCA and balanced XLR outputs. The S800’s precision-machined casework is entirely UK-produced while a high-performance European-sourced CD drive takes care of disc control and data extraction. The S800 also includes an audiophile-grade linear power supply with a high-quality Noratel Xtraquiet transformer for low-noise operation.
Alongside the balanced and unbalanced outputs is a 12-volt Power Link for synchronised power on/off when used with compatible partnering equipment, such as the S800 preamp and S815 stereo power amp.