Back in 2001, Philips Electronics ceased production of its own 'industrial standard' compact disk transports. Presently,
new so-called "Philips transports" are quintessentially Asian-made clones constructed to much lesser standards and
are of questionable reliability.
Dissatisfied, AMR went back to the drawing board to develop its in-house OptiDrive®transport mechanism which has incorporated major proprietary improvements to a genuine and already excellent mechanism.
OptiDrive® is comprised of the high-precision and reliable Japanese-made Sony K-series transport allied to the very musical Phillips CD-18 servo system. The resulting exceptional sonic performance of the OptiDrive® is a natural and perfect partner for the unrivalled digital-to-analogue section.