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For model Compact Disc Player CD63 (CD63T) top loader, Marantz (Sound United LLC); Vista, CA:
A first generation Marantz CD63 top loading CD player, ebay UK, seller phill1p8n.
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Marantz (Sound United LLC); Vista, CA
Year: 1982 Category: Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) Semiconductors present.
Main principle Audio-Amplification
Wave bands - without
Details CD-Player, -Writer, MD, MOD (audio); Hi-Fi equipment
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110; 120; 220; 240 Volt
Loudspeaker - For headphones or amp.
Power out
from Model: Compact Disc Player CD63 [top loader] - Marantz Sound United LLC;
Material Various materials
Shape Book-shelf unit.
Dimensions (WHD) 320 x 75 x 255 mm / 12.6 x 3 x 10 inch

The first European built CD player, released in Japan in October 1982, identical apart from labelling and its champagne gold colour to the Philips CD100 Compact Disc Player which was released worldwide in March 1983. With push button keys for Play/Next, Pause, Stop/CM (Clear Memory), Repeat, REV, FWD, Select, Cancel and Store (for storing tracks when compiling a programme). 15 LED track indicators, LED indicators for Pause, Error and  Repeat. On the back, RCA phono sockets for Line Output.

Uses the Philips CDM-0 CD player mechanism and first generation Philips chipset.
SAA7010 CD-Decoder
SAA7000 Interpolation
SAA7020 Error correction
SAA7030  4 x Oversampling and digital filter
TDA1540 14 + 2 bit D/A converter (one per audio channel).

Audio Performance 
Number of channels2
Frequency range20Hz-20kHz ±0.3 dB
Dynamic Range> 90dB
Signal to noise ratio> 90 dB (20Hz-20kHz)
Channel separation> 90dB (at 1000Hz)
Total Harmonic Distortion
(incl. noise) at max. output level
< 0.005%
Wow and Flutterquartz crystal precision
D/A Conversion16 bit with digital filtering
Error Correction SystemCross Interleave Reed Solomon Code (CIRC)
Audio Output Level2 V rms
Optical Readout System 
Lasersemi-conductor AlGaAs
Signal format 
Sampling Frequency44.1kHz
Quantization16 bit linear/channel
Diameter120 mm
Thickness1.2 mm
Sense of rotation (seen from
reading side
Scanning velocity1.2-1.4 m/s
Rotation speed500-200 rpm
Playing time (max)60 min (stereo)
Track pitch1.6µm

Power Supply
Mains voltages: 110,127,220,240V ±10% 50/60Hz (switchable by transformer connections)

Power Consumption: 20 Watts approx.

See also the later facelift version housed in a black case, the Marantz CD-63B Compact Disc Player.

Made in Belgium and Holland

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 4.8 kg / 10 lb 9.2 oz (10.573 lb)
Price in first year of sale 699.00 DM
Source of data - - Data from my own collection
Mentioned in -- Original prospect or advert (1983-84 Marantz Hi-Fi catalogue)

Model page created by Howard Craven. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Marantz (Sound United LLC); Vista, CA
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