By Andrew Liszewski
At first glance the Droplet CD Player looks like it was built from parts scavenged from a gigantic old hard drive, but in reality it’s just designed to stand out from the other gear in your home stereo. The Droplet CDP3.1 is actually a smaller version of Consonance’s flagship CD player, the CDP5.0, though you wouldn’t know it just by looking at it. But why would you need such an extravagant CD player in this day and age? Well apparently the Droplet CDP3.1 uses the latest 24bit oversampling technology giving it the ability to “process signals as high as 768 kHz to release all the information available in your CD disk library.”
And like with most audiophilic gear, you pay dearly for the privilege of squeezing every last bit of sound out of your media of choice. The Droplet CDP3.1 comes with a price tag of about $3,090 and is only available from selected dealers around the world.