Introducing ARCAM’s all new audio disc player with UPnP and CIFS streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz. This player once again raises the performance bar and is undoubtedly ARCAM’s finest audio disc spinner to date!
The boldness of that statement is backed up in part with the employment of the ESS Sabre 9038 reference DAC technology as well as a high precision re-clocking system and a specially designed power supply. The player has single-ended and balanced outputs and also comes with a brand new learning backlit infra-red handset.
The product can be controlled over IP and can be controlled by ARCAM’s IOS app, Musiclife or by RS232 control. The CDS50 also has 2x DAC inputs, 1x optical and 1x SPDIF for even greater flexibility!
This player is the direct replacement to the CDS27.
Dynamic precise sound without sounding shrill when playing CD/SACD. Very musically involving, sit back and get lost in the music!Switching over to mp3/FLAC files and the CDS50 not only handles them with ease but sounds fantastic doing so. Superior musical presentation when using digital audio!Missing a few things...Does not read cd layer of hybrid sacd.No cd/sacd title/album/song info when playing that media.Streaming menus a mess if not using iphone MusicLife app.Overall a great machine for the money and Arcam did a great job with the sound on this one!Top notch player! 5 stars for sound, 4 stars overall because of menus and lack of some basic SACD features.
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CD/SACD all work well but treble can be fierce and driven. Arcan should enable chips filters to tame its aggressive sound. Streaming very good with Tidal Quboz etc but accessing menus needs much better instructions from Arcam. Not a machine for the novice.
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