This is a CD Transport as opposed to a standard CD player, meaning it does not have an onboard DAC. It is designed ideally to be used with either the PRE550 which has two CS4398 Cirrus Logic DACs or the IA350 which has one.
The rear panel provides you with 5 different digital output options.
The front panel switches include a control which allows you to increase the sampling rate.
As with the Signature CD Player, this is a top loading device and operates in the same way.
All Passion products have a display dimming feature on the remote control handset which allows you the option of several levels of brightness.