Arcam CDS50 CD/SACD Network Player

£749.00 inc.VAT

The design of the HDA range draws upon all of Arcam’s experience as one of the UK’s most respected audio companies, to produce Arcam’s best performing range of audio products yet – using the best quality components and engineering practices, the HDA range is designed and built to give you years of listening enjoyment.

Arcam’s most advanced CD, digital audio and network streaming player yet.

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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.

  • 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%
  • 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

    Digital Inputs

    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

    Digital Interfaces

    USB – USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbps)
    Ethernet – 10/100Mbps
    Wireless – 802.11b/g/n


    Mains voltage – 110–240V, 50–60Hz
    Maximum power consumption – 20W
    Standby power consumption / Network standby power consumption – 0.4W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) (including feet and control knob) – 433x87x283mm
    Weight (net)- 5.3kg
    Weight (gross) – 7.3kg
    Supplied accessories:
    – Mains leads
    – Remote control
    – 2 x AAA batteries
    – Wi-Fi Antenna


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