New Métronome Le Player 3

"Started in 2015, the original story of Métronome Le Player series continues in 2020 with a third generation of devices. The first model of Le Player 3 is a fabulous CD transport, intended for the most demanding audiophiles when it comes to listen to compact discs in the best conditions."

"Member of the Classica range by Métronome, Le Player 3 was designed to meet new requirements from audiophiles now mostly using streaming, but still needing to listen to their old CDs, especially when a specific edition or recording can’t be easily found on streaming platforms. With this high-end CD Transport, and knowing everyone prefers their own DAC, the music lovers now have the option to listen to CDs with a top sound reproduction quality, without necessity to go through the D/A converter of an integrated CD player.

Le Player 3 integrates an easy up-sampling option, allowing to change the frequency rate from the 44.1 kHz of CD up to DSD 128. For frequencies over 192 kHz, the signal will be transmitted through the I²S HDMI digital output.

Jean Marie Clauzel, Owner and Designer of Métronome : "Our Classica entry range was missing a pure Transport, which was widely requested by our customers. So my design goal was to give much more added value than a simple digital output on an existing device. Le Player 3 electronics are thus completely new and have been specifically designed for a CD Transport.”"