TYPE: CD Player

The mission was to achieve perfect symbiosis – an ideal fusion of high end sound with an innovative design concept. MBL’s teams of developers and designers worked hand in hand in engineering the concept and have broken fresh ground. The outcome is now a new range of superb high quality high end audio – the MBL Corona Line. The Corona Line’s minimalist design is a new byword for restrained understatement combined with classical elegance which makes it the perfect match for almost any type of room. The Corona Line takes its name from the 40mm button shaped like the MBL logo and mounted on the upper side in a corona of light. This signature button serves to regulate the brightness of the display. All products in the range have been carefully coordinated to complement one another and when taken together as a single family unit radiate an atmosphere of truly captivating serenity.


The Corona Line hasn’t just broken the mould in design terms alone; technically speaking too this new product line sets new standards. The outer solid aluminium casing contains a second casing of reinforced steel which screens off the electronics in magnetically shielded slots with full electrical isolation of the power supplies units and transformers. The CD player features a state of the art high quality Slot drive and digital RCA and Toslink inputs as well as a native USB dock for CD audio data. A novel intelligent MBL SmartLink network enables the devices to talk to one another. This means that all associated input signals are controlled by the Pre-Amplifi er or Integrated Amplifi er and a simple touch of the button on a device or the remote control is all that you need to put the whole Corona system on standby. The power consumption is then under 1 VA (Green Standby).

The MBL Corona Line is a fully rounded statement of our proven expertise in audio engineering and design – a consummate fusion of perfect acoustics and design. A truly alluring entry to the world of high end audio.


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15,5 kg / 34.2 lbs

Dimensions (without cables)
W 45,0 cm / D 44,5 cm / H 14,5 cm
W 17.7 in / D 17.5 in / H 5.7 in

Dimensions with packaging
W 59,0 cm / D 54,0 cm / H 35,5 cm
W 23.2 in / D 21.3 in / H 21.9 in

Line Voltage
230 Vac / 50 Hz or
115 Vac / 50/60 Hz

Power consumption
in stand by < 1 VA
in idle < 20 VA
Maximum 21 VA (during ‘Play’)



Digital Inputs
1 x Toslink


650 nm

Nominal Input Power

Working input power range
3mW – 30mW  

electrically/galvanically Isolated
optically isolated 1 x S/P-DIF


Input Impedance
75 Ohm

Nominal Input-Level
0.5 Vpp

Working Input-Voltage Range
0,2 – 5 Vpp

electrically/galvanically Isolated
galvanically isolated



USB Input

USB Type B

Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz  

MCMI (Master Clock Mode Interface), Asynchronous USB

electrically/galvanically Isolated
galvanically isolated  

Operating System Drivers
Natively supported, without any special driver


Digital Outputs
1 x S/P-DIF


Output Impedance
0.5 Vpp

Nominal Output-Level
75 Ohm

electrically/galvanically Isolated
galvanically isolated



Analog Outputs
Maximum Output Level

Unbalanced RCA Out
2 V @ 0 dBFS

Balanced XLR Out
4 V @ 0 dBFS

Output Impedance (RCA / XLR)
100 Ohm / 200 Ohm

Absolute Phase (RCA / XLR)
In-Phase / Pin-2 = In-Phase

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 0.001% @ 0 dBFS

Signal to Noise Ratio (RCA / XLR)
> 110 dB (A-Weighted) @ 0 dBFS

Channel Separation
> 100 dB @ 1 kHz



CD Section

CD Mechanism
Slot drive, front loaderSlot drive, front loader

Standard compact disc (Red Book), 12 cm and 8 cm discs

CD, CDR, CD-RW (Multi-Read)

CD-DA, CD-Extra, Extended CD, CD-Enhanced

Laser type
780 nm (reads black CDR)

Resolution / Sample Rate
16 Bit / 44.1 kHz (CD-Digital-Audio)

Album Title, Album Artist, Track Title, Track Artist



DAC Section

24 Bit

Sampling Frequencies
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

D/A Converter Type
Multi-Bit Delta Sigma

Digital Oversampling Filter
Psychoacoustic optimized filter of 4/5 Minimum Phase and 1/5 Linear Phase

Analog Output Filter
Group Delay Optimized Bessel Filter @ > 40 kHz