ATC CDA2 Mk2 CD/DAC/Preamp

Combining very high performance and versatility, the CDA2 combines a CD player, pre-amplifier and high-resolution DAC within a compact and elegant chassis

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Acting as the source or combined with a streamer and/or external phono stage, it can partner with active speakers to form an exceptional system with minimal ‘box-count’.  Alternatively, the CDA2 can combine with a power amplifier such as the ATC P2 to drive passive loudspeakers with stunning results.


  • All-discrete class-A pre-amplifier with balanced and unbalanced outputs.
  • Two analogue inputs via RCA/phono and one via 3.5mm mini-jack.
  • High performance CD Player.
  • Premium AKM 32-bit DAC.
  • USB digital input supporting up to 384kHz PCM data and native DSD256.*
  • Headphone amp featuring discrete output stage.
  • Roon Tested Certification
  • Handmade in England.
  • 6 year warranty.**

*DSD256 support via PC only (up to DSD128 via Mac).

** TWO years on CD mechanism.

THD: < 0.0015% / -96dB (1kHz re. 2V out)
Frequency Response : +/- 0.2dB  (20Hz–20kHz)

Frequency Response (-3dB): < 2 Hz – > 280 kHz
Distortion: <0.0008% / 102dB (1kHz)
S+N/N Ratio: >112dB (IEC ‘A’)
Crosstalk: < -80dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
Input sensitivity: Aux inputs 600mV, 3.5mm inputs 400mV (re. 2V out)
Maximum Output Level – Balanced XLR: 18.4V r.m.s. (600 ohms)
Maximum Output Level – Un-Balanced: 9.2V r.m.s (600 ohms)
Analogue Pre-Amp Outputs: 1 x balanced stereo pair via XLR, 1 x unbalanced stereo pair via RCA/Phono
Headphone Amp Outputs: 1 x via 6.35mm jack
Analogue Inputs: 2 x stereo pairs via RCA/Phono, 1 x via 3.5mm jack

Digital Inputs: 1 x TOSLINK, 1 x Coaxial, 1 x USB Audio 
Distortion: <0.001% at all supported sample rates
Supported Formats TOSLINK: Up to 24/96 PCM
Supported Formats Coaxial: Up to 24/192 PCM
Supported Formats USB: Up to 32/384 PCM | Up to DSD256 via Windows/Linux | Up to DSD128 via Mac
Dimensions: 94 x 449 x 327mm /3.7 x 17.7 x 12.9 inches (H x W x D inc. chassis connectors)
Weight: 6.35kg / 13.97lbs