Heed Audio designed the DT to be one of the best optical disc players available. It’s uncompromising technical approach makes it well suited for partnering with a wide variety of DAC’s from Heed Audio’s small Dactil 1.2 card module (as used optionally in many Heed components: Obelisk Si, Obelisk PRE, Dactilus, Canalot) upto more ‘high-end’ devices, such as the Obelisk DA, the DT’s ideal partner.
It must be strange to offer a standalone CD Transport in a market, where the Digital-To-Analogue Converters advertised as the most important elements of a digital system. However, Heed Audio think that the best data retrieval and transfer from a source disc is a very complex task and must be made with extra care to achieve a great sound. Like a Phono Cartridge and it’s Pre-Amp Stage, the disc readout and the DAC have two entirely different role and they must be separated to achieve the best results. As they have a DAC upgrade card system for their range of amplifiers, Heed have designed the Obelisk DT to be a no-compromise transport for the 12 cm discs.
Of course, they strongly suggest a serious audition to hear what this exceptional transport is capable of. If you are a discerning music lover on the lookout for a truly musical player, even by the highest analogue standards, the Obelisk DT may well be your ultimate CD-playing device.