The ATC CDA2 Mk2 is Roon Tested certified with external DAC, preamp, and headphone amplifier functions . The combine was presented by the British company ATC three years ago as a universal digital source for the highest level stereo system. According to the manufacturer, the best partners for the CDA2 Mk2 will be a proprietary ATC P2 power amplifier , or one of the company’s legendary active speaker models.
Roon Labs LLC tightened the rules for certification of compatible devices. After that, the Roon Tested certificate became a de facto seal of the component’s performance in the Roon ecosystem .
In addition to playing CDs, the ATC CDA2 Mk2 can receive digital audio via the USB-B interface , or to coaxial or optical digital inputs. The preamplifier operates in pure class A and features both balanced XLR outputs and unbalanced RCA outputs . Like the built-in headphone amplifier, the preamp is discrete.
With Roon ATC compatibility, the CDA2 Mk2 can play music library tracks on your home computer network, as well as access popular streaming platforms such as TID AL or Qobuz . The ATC CDA2 Mk2 is priced at £ 2,950 in the UK .