Philips LHH700

October   1 9 9 1 october 1991
1 9 9 5 1995

Part of Philips' commemorative components : 1891...1991 makes a century !

If the looks came from Philips in Eindohven (like the PLD-600 and all other LHH products), the manufacturing came from Marantz Japan which managed to make an export version of it named... Marantz CD-11.

Center-stage is the diecast Philips CDM CDM4MD for a dual decade of longevity (or more) ; the rest is pretty much like any contemporary Marantz CD player like the CD-16 with which the LHH700 shares its diecast and copper-plated chassis.

The LHH700 is however (even) more "high-end" and has completely different audio boards with two beefy nickel-core balanced transformers for the XLR outputs.

Inside is the switch from the "old" TDA1541A multibit architecture to BitStream system :
SM5803AP digital filter (8fs, controlled with an external µPC), SAA7350 noise shaper / 1bit coding & master clock oscillator and two TDA1547 switched capacitor dual 1bit converters.

The outputs are dual differential circuits, ending either on 600 Ohm balanced terminals or regular single-ended RCAs.

Each LHH700 was delivered with a luxurious owner's booklet, a set of OFC cables and a large remote allowing jog/shuttle modes.

All this was Japan-only, alas.
(but very abundant there)


Nudies aplenty here.

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Philips LHH700 specifications
Title Value
Frequency response : 20Hz...20Khz (± 0,2dB ; single-ended outputs)
20Hz...20Khz (± 0,2dB ; balanced outputs)
Dynamic range : 96dB
S/N ratio : 108dB
Stereo separation : 108dB (1Khz)
THD : 0,00135% (1Khz)
Analogue outputs : 2V / 100 Ohm (single-ended, for 10kOhm load or more)
3V / 600 Ohm (balanced, for 10kOhm load or more)
600 Ohm load impedance (balanced)
600 Ohm...50kOhm load impdance (unbalanced)
Digital outputs : 1x coaxial 75 Ohm (0,5V p-p)
1x TOS optical (-19dBm)
PC : 18W
Dimensions : 45,7 x 14 x 35,9cm
Weight : 16,7kg.
Remote control : RC700LHH
List price : 330,000¥
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