The original models in Atoll's CDSE-2 range of CD players were not designed with digital inputs. But to fill the gap, Atoll later designed a digital board that can be inserted into the SE2s, transforming these CD players into digital-to-analogue converters (DAC).
If you do choose the install this optional digital input board, you will also be able to access the USB input as well as a coaxial S/PDIF input and Toslink optical input. This type B USB input means you can convert digital signals of up to 24 bits/96 kHz. It also means you can play tracks directly from your computer, for example from a streaming platform or any internet radio station you like! The S/PDIF coaxial and optical inputs let you convert digital signals of up to 24 bits/192 kHz. These two inputs also mean you can connect various different sources (TV, satellite receiver, radio tuner, etc.) to the Atoll CDSE2 CD player to improve their quality. You can select between the digital inputs directly either using the remote control or the buttons on the front panel.
With the help of a Atoll digital input board, your CDSE2 CD players can transform into high quality multi-source player. Interestingly, Atoll designs and produces all of its products on its home turf in France. Franck
Digital input: 1 x USB, 1 x coaxial S/PDIF and 1 x optical Toslink
Resolution and USB sampling rate: 24 bits/96 kHz
Resolution and optical and coaxial sampling rate: 24 bits/192 kHz