Icon Audio CDX2 CD Player with Valve Output
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A CD Player With That Magical “Vinyl Sound” where warmth and dexterity are required

The Compact Disc is almost 40 years old! Aimed at both the upgrade and replacement market the CDX2 is a rugged reliable unit with excellent performance and “David Shaw sonic presentation” using a simple valve circuit. This makes it easy to listen to without the mechanical sounding fatigue that CD players can have.

What Icon Audio have done:

The CDX2 uses the latest 192kHz 24bit upsampling technology for high resolution. But more than this we have paid attention to the all important output stage of the CD X2 in order to avoid the “mechanical” soul-less presentation that some Cd players have.

You can expect a more musical presentation with more warmth and colour, being very easy to listen to.

Seeking greater stability we decided to use a top loading mechanism to without the “slide out drawer” for improved rigidity. The heavier alloy clamp also acts as a flywheel to improve rotational stability.

Future service and reliability is important to at Icon Audio. We are aware that some CD players have been scrapped early due to lack of spare mechanisms. Therefore we will be keeping a good stock of spare mechanisms and lasers, being the most common part to fail.

As each CD player is prepared to your order in our factory, we can offer a range of upgrades including, premium and “new old stock” valves, the superb Jensen Copper foil “oil in paper” capacitors. Ask us for a quote.


Our interpretation of what a good CD player Valve output for a more “vinyl” presentation should sound like. Solidly built using discreet components and a high performance sturdy mechanism.

  • Easily upgraded (valves, capacitors etc)
  • Latest 192kHz 24bit upsampling technology
  • Sanyo mechanism
  • Class A, all Triode output stage
  • Signal to noise level -105dB
  • Freq response better than 20hz-20kHz +0 – 5db
  • Distortion 0.005%
  • Dynamic range 110dB
  • Coaxial digital output
  • Valves 12AU7/ECC82
  • Japanese steel EI transformers with low oxygen copper
  • Audiophile components
  • No “surface mount” parts used
  • Solen Polypropylene audio capacitors
  • Jensen Copper foil caps option
  • Ceramic valve holders for minimum leakage
  • Gold plated RCA sockets
  • CD-R compatible
  • Output 2v (0db reference standard).
  • 220/240volts approx (adjustable to 115v)
  • Power Consumption: 70w
  • Comprehensive manual supplied
  • Spare mechanisms available at low cost.
  • Full instructions for valve change included
  • CE, ROHS, WEEE compliant where applicable
  • Size W41 D35 H12cm (Carton: 44x40x18 9kg)

Provisional specifications subject to change

(Specifications subject to change, errors & omissions excepted. General July 2018)

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!


Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com