The CD-Pro2LF module (VAU1254/31LF) is a high-performance CD-engine, with extremely good playability and very low mechanical noise during operation.
The CD-Pro2LF (LF stands for "Lead Free")
The CD-Pro2LF shows the same performances as the CD-Pro2M module. The firmware has been specifically updated to allow playback of most of the current copy-protected discs.
The CD-Pro2LF module is fully compatible with older versions and can directly replace the CD-Pro, CD-Pro2 or CD-Pro2M in your existing application. Also, it has the same dimensions and fixation points, and the same electrical connections. The CD-Pro2LF modules is based on the standard DSA protocol for communication with a controller. That means they are also software compatible to the older versions.
Features of the CD-Pro2L
Complete plug-and-play unit: high-performance Premium 10502 system + professional VAM1254/21 CD mechanism
Heavy die-cast metal frame for improved performance and stability : robust and reliable design for professional high-end audio applications
Same dimensions and fixation as CD-Pro (VAU1252), CD-Pro2 (VAU1254/11) and CD-Pro2M (VAU1254/31)
New designed solid turntable
Can read finalized and non-finalized audio CD-R and CD-RW discs
New active filter switching for start-up and playback
Very fast 99 tracks direct access
Standard DSA communication protocol
Backward compatible with CD-Pro (VAU1252), CD-Pro2 (VAU1254/11) and CD-Pro2M (VAU1254/31): same electrical connections and same communication interface
I2S audio interface for external high-performance DAC
digital output (EBU), analogue audio output (DAC on board)
For horizontal and specified vertical position applications
Magnet clamping and full metal weight clamper available
Cover of ESD protective material
Still, the CD-Pro2LF remains 100% compatible, electrically and mechanically, with CD-Pro2M, CD-Pro2, CD-Pro and CDM12 Industrial. It is possible to replace a CDM12 Industrial module by a CD-Pro2LF in its existing application without any problem.
The CD-Pro2LF is pin-to-pin compatible with the CDM12 Industrial standard.
The CD-Pro2LF show better performances, especially thanks to their improved error correction systems. Experience has also underlined that CD7 and CD10 are less sensitive to ESD.
The main modification of the CD-Pro2LF is the replacement of the laser unit, which has resulted in changing the flex assembly and the mounting frame as well. Of course, the new laser can still read CD-DA, CD-R and CD-RW recorded audio discs.
The Second modification was the replacement of the TDA1305 D/A Converter, which was used with all previous modules by a new generation 24-bit 192kHz DAC : the AK4384 chip from AKM.