Skip to content


Your cart is empty


Subscribe to receive updates, access to exclusive deals, and more... We promise not to give your info away.

California Audio Labs Icon MKII CD Player - Best Seller

Sale price£0.00
Free Shipping on *ALL* Electronics (Excluding Speakers, Contiguous 48 US States Only)

Pickup currently unavailable at SkyFi 479

California Audio Lab Icon Mkii Cd Player - Best Seller + Digital

California Audio Labs Icon MKII CD Player - Best Seller

SkyFi 479

Pickup currently unavailable

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States



Wonderful second generation CD player from CAL from the mid 1990's. Highly regarded and well reviewed, fully tested and working perfectly.  

The display is bright and clear, and there are a few typical scuffs/markings as shown in our photos.

Features a coaxial digital type output in case you’d like to use a separate DAC.


Single Owner

Cosmetic Condition:

7 - Some Wear and Light Scratches

Working Condition:

Working perfectly and tested in our lab.


Unit, original box, and power cord.


Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.Dimensions:

17.5" W by 12.5" D by 4.5" H.


17 lbs.

Approximate Age:


Link to Manual:

Click Here

Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects

Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect

The SkyFi Testing Process for CD Players:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If this check passes, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified.

If the CD player is capable of SACD playback we test its ability to read SACD layers on multiple discs including standard and hybrid SACDs. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If SACD layers are being properly read we should see the digital outputs mute during playback. On redbook CD playback we verify that each digital output maintains proper lock on our bench DAC.

After bench testing is completed, CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.


Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz, +0dB –0.02dB.

THD+Noise: 0.005% ref.1kHz at 0dBFS.

S/N ratio: 95dB (A-weighted), 87dB (unweighted).

Channel separation: 88dB at 1kHz.

Linearity: –89.5dB (left), –89.2dB (right).

Maximum output voltage: 2.7V RMS.

Output impedance: approximately 30 ohms.

Power consumption: 14.5W.

SKU: 104079