Arcam CDS50

CD/SACD Player with Network Streaming built in
Manufacturer: Arcam
Availability: In stock
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£699.00

Introducing ARCAM’s CDS50, the replacement model for the CDS27 and an all-new audio disc player.

The player has single-ended and balanced outputs and also comes with a brand new learning backlit infra-red handset. The CDS50 also has 2x DAC inputs, 1x optical and 1x SPDIF for external digital devices (such as TV or Streaming Boxes)

As well as CD and SACD playback, the CDS50 is capable of UPnP streaming and can handle 24-bit/192kHz files. 

The product can be controlled over IP and can be controlled by ARCAM’s IOS app, Musiclife or by RS232 control.

The perfect partner to the new Arcam SA10 or SA20 Integrated Amplifiers.  

  • Plays all disc formats, including SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW
  • Supports audio file formats including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA
  • USB input
  • Superb 32-bit DAC built in
  • Streaming through the music life app
  • Total harmonic distortion + noise = 0.002%

CDS50

Our most advanced cd, digital audio and network streaming player yet

In a sense, digital audio doesn’t exist. You’d have to be a particularly dull superhero to possess ears that can decode the millions of 1’s and 0’s that make up your CD collection or iTunes library. Whatever the source – be it a laptop, CD player, smartphone, USB stick – the result is just a vibration in your speakers. In other words, it all winds up analogue in the end.

Arguably, when playing from a digital format, the most vital component is the DAC, or Digital to Analogue Converter. We’ll spare you the bulk of the science, but this is what translates that otherwise lifeless binary code into audible sound energy. Bit-depth, meanwhile, is a key measure of audio quality.

So, if you’re listening to a 24-bit WAV copy of your favourite album through a DAC that only converts to 16-bit, there’s a good chunk of detail going to waste right there. That’s why we’ve included 32-bit DACs on the entire HDA range – the most commonly used bit-depth in digital recording – so you’re guaranteed the full aural picture of whatever the artist intended.

“In order to achieve the highest possible performance from this FMJ product, we thoroughly recommend you ask us to calibrate and install this product for you in the comfort of your home”.