Since CEC introduced world's first Belt-Drive CD
Transport in 1991, a lot of music lovers have enjoyed
its rich musical sound, which CEC continues
to improve on. A heavier stabilizer brings a more
stable rotation of the disc and the Belt-Drive system
eliminates the affects of vibration and electromagnetic
noise caused by the motor rotation.
In order to read the signal recorded with Constant
Linea Velocity (CLV) on CD, rotation speed should
be slowed down as it goes to the outside. Usually
the spindle motor controls the variation of speed. All
CD players and transports place the spindle motor
beneath the turntable for CD and the motor shaft
works as the turntable center, this is called directdrive
system. Stable and accurate rotation requires
a bigger torque of motor itself, which inevitably creates
certain vibration and the electromagnetic noise.
In CEC TL 5 the spindle motor is placed independently
from the center shaft and vibration as well
as electromagnetic noise effect to the CD are thus
minimized. A heavy CD stabilizer provides bigger inertia
of turntable and achieves a stable and smooth
rotation of discs. Smaller torque motor and longer distance
from the motor to the center shaft (turntable)
create the ideal fundamentals of music reproduction.
The new CEC TL 5 features multiple digital outputs:
AES/EBU, COAXIAL and TOSLINK. The shortest
possible signal pass and stability of signal quality
have been maintained by direct mounting of all terminals
to the single circuit board. Superior Fluorescent
display can be dimmed and even disconnected.
By placing the turntable shaft in the center of the top
loading open space the rubber belt replacement is
now done with ease on the CEC TL 5.
The word about the musical cohesion, the rich detail
and emotionally gripping "analogue-like" sound got
out very quickly. No other CD drive has sounded so
analogue to this day. There has seldom been higher
quality compact disc playback in this price class!
With the belt-driven CEC TL 5 in the system, one
can benefit from the advantages of this type of drive.
The newest CD belt drive by CEC helps improve the
Test reports in international magazines as well as
the testimony of our satisfied customers worldwide
that we have achieved our musical objective:
music reproduction on its highest level.