Onkyo CD Player-DX-C390

Onkyo CD Player with IR remote and multi-changer


Those looking for the ultimate in CD playback from an audiophile-grade component will be impressed with a high-precision, multi-bit D/A converter and 128 x oversampling. Others looking for convenience will thrill at the sight of 6-disc capability, 6 repeat modes, 40 track programming?and no worries about interruptions to your music, with the ability to change 5 discs while the last one is still playing. All will marvel at the crystal-clear playback, enhanced by our exclusive VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry), for a smoother sounding audio signal. Just as crucial to your sonic enjoyment is Direct Digital Path, a heavily shielded, high-quality cable that protects the delicate audio signal from noise emitted by the surrounding circuits. Housed in a sturdy chassis graced with a brushed aluminum front panel, the DX-C390 is ready to provide hours of uninterrupted music?for the soundtrack to your life.

VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)

  • In conventional digital-to-analog conversion methods, it’s impossible to completely remove noise. This noise taints the analog signal and ultimately degrades the sound emitted from your speakers. With Onkyo’s VLSC, though, data is continuously sampled between two discrete points—via a signal comparison generator—and the difference is joined with analog vectors in real time to produce a smooth output waveform. The VLSC digital-to-analog conversion method results in an accurate, virtually pulse noise-free audio signal that faithfully reproduces the acoustic detail and subtle nuances of all your audio sources, and breathes life into digital media.

Thermally Regulated Crystal Oscillator And Jitter-Cleaner Device To Stabilize Clock Frequency

  • The C-S5VL boasts an extremely precise clocking mechanism that controls and coordinates the timing of all digital signal processes—a bit like how a conductor directs and coordinates the individual instruments of an orchestra. The C-S5VL uses a state-of-the-art crystal oscillator that achieves a frequency deviation much lower than that achieved by a conventional oscillator. As the circuitry is designed to stay at a constant temperature, the oscillator frequency remains stable at all times. Stability is also aided by a special “jitter-cleaner” device that works to reduce the effects of jitter in the master clock. Thanks to the C-S5VL’s precise clocking abilities, you get to enjoy an accurately realized sound field and clear separation of individual musical instruments.

Wolfson® Microelectronics 192 kHz/24-Bit DAC (WM8742)

  • The C-S5VL features a high-performance Wolfson 192 kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter with DSD bit-stream support for the advanced digital audio of Super Audio CD. This DAC incorporates multi-bit, sigma-delta architecture to optimize the signal-to-noise ratio and maximize tolerance to clock jitter. On the C-S5VL, the WM8742 has been configured to support a Digital Filter Control function, which lets you select from five different modes for CD and four modes for Super Audio CD (plus DSD Direct). With this DAC on board, you are guaranteed a pristine conversion of digital signals into analog audio output.


Additional Information

Depth (in.)17.06
Width (in.)17.12
Height (in.)5.18
Shipping Weight (lbs.)15.2
Optical Digital(Fiber Optic) Audio Outputs1
Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs1
Disc Capacity6
Analog Audio(RCA) Output2