Philips CD100

Philips CD101

1 9 8 2 1982
1 9 8 5 1985

The other first Compact-Disc player !

Small footprint indeed but the massive CDM0 mechanism was under the hood and it still is - nearly indestructible ; later units had the CDM1 installed.

The CD100 was a 14bit deck which, through oversampling, reached the 16bit resolution for which Sony advocated since the 70s.

The CD100 was updated as CD101 in late 1984 with slightly different looks but the same TDA1540 D/A chip.

Like the Sony CDP-101, the CD100 proved to be quite a seller and there are plenty of them around, although it seems Philips sold more of the bigger CD300 and, mostly, its 1983 CD303 evolution.

The latter became, briefly, a would-be professional broadcast player (LHH0502) before the fully original LHH2000 was developped and sold mostly in Japan.

The Marantz CD-63 is the other well-known version (shown below) but is rather rare ; other rare versions are the Grundig CD30 and the two Meridian : Meridian MCD and Meridian MCD Pro.

The CD100 was not distributed in Japan.


Much more about the CD100at the indispensable vintage-audio-laser.com.

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Philips CD100 specifications
Title Value
Frequency response : 20Hz...20Khz
S/N ratio : 90dB
Dynamic range : 90dB
Channel separation : 90dB
THD : 0,004% (1Khz)
PC : 30W
Dimensions : 32 x 7,4 x 26,2cm
Weight : 5kg.
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