This product is a CD transport only, meaning it does not have an onboard DAC. Whilst is can be partnered with any good DAC, the CDT450 is designed ideally to be used with either the Passion PRE550A preamplifier/DAC or the Passion IA350A integrated amplifier. The top loading transport features a High end Phillips CD PRO llm with patented Blue Diode ® system. Loading the CD is carried out via a sliding door which should remain partially open during playback in order to minimize vibration due to the movement of the air rotation of the disc. Once the disc is placed on the platter and the clamp put in place, it is necessary only to slide the door forward by 2 cm to start playing.


    The CDT450 has the advantage of SRC (sample rate conversion) – this feature being available only through the I²S output. The transport has five available outputs – all digital. Full control is available from the switches on the front panel or the remote control.

    • Info



      • CD server: High end Philips CD PRO IIm with patented Blue Diode® system
      • Drive compatibility: CD, CD-R, CD-RW
      • Outputs: Digital only - 1 AES/1 Coaxial/ 1 Optical/ 1 I2S/ 1 BNC
      • Upsampling: SRC upsampling 44.1, 96, 192 kHz/ 24 BIT
      • Power supply: Linear power supply with high performance R-core transformer
      • Remote control: Full function - full metal chassis
      • Dimensions (w x d x h): 430 x 388 x 118 mm
      • Weight: 10.8 kg