ARCAM CDS50 SACD/CD Player
- 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%
The CDS50 is a versatile and powerful CD/ SACD, digital audio and network streaming player that expands the digital realm of high-resolution audio. Supporting all disc formats, including SACD, an array of audio file formats and, with local streaming, your listening options are endless. The high-end design of the CDS50 combined with the high-quality 32-bit DAC ensures you experience exceptional sound quality whichever format you prefer.
In a sense, digital audio doesn't exist. You'd have to be a particularly dull superhero to passes ears that can decode the millions of 1's and 0's that make up your CD collection or iTunes. Whatever the source- be it a laptop, CD Player, Smartphone, USB Stick the result is just a vibration in your speaker. In other wold, it all winds up analogue in the end.
Arguably, when playing form a digital format, the most vital component is is the DAC, or Digital to Analogue converter. We'll Spare you the bulk of the science, but this is what translated that otherwise lifeless binary code into audio sound energy. Bit-depth, meanwhile, is a key measure of audio quality.
So if you're listening to a 24-bit WAV copy of you 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.
|Analogue Audio Output|
|Digital to Analogue Conversion||ESS9038 32-bit/192kHz Delta-Sigma DAC|
|Signal/Noise Ratio (Awtd)||118dB unbalanced, 122db balanced|
|Harmonic Distortion (1kHz)||<0.0008%|
|Frequency response||10Hz – 20kHz ± 0.5dB|
|Output Level (0dB)||2.2Vrms unbalanced, 4.5Vrms balanced|
|Output Impedance||47Ω unbalanced, 600Ω balanced|
|Minimum Recommended Load||5kΩ|
|RMS Jitter||< 20 psec|
|Supported sample rates||Optical: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz|
|Coaxial: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz|
|Bit depth||16-bit – 32-bit|
|USB USB||2.0 High Speed (480Mbps)|
|Mains voltage||110–240V, 50–60Hz|
|Maximum power consumption||20W|
|Standby power consumption Network standby power consumption||0.4W (auto standby after time set by user)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D) (including feet & control knob)||433x87x283mm|
|Supplied accessories||Mains leads|
|2 x AAA batteries|