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dCS Rossini APEX Player

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dCS's integrated player combines a DAC, music streamer and CD transport in a single, elegant design. Featuring the latest generation dCS Ring DAC™ APEX, this complete playback system is renowned for its precision, composure and musical purity.
 dCS Rossini Apex CD Player/Streamer

Overview

Compatible with all high-resolution music formats, from DSD to PCM, DXD and MQA, the Rossini is a system that can flex to serve whatever mood or music you ask it to. Whether you’re streaming or spinning discs, it provides stunning sound and an effortless listening experience.

Both the Rossini Player and DAC provide instant access to music from a wide range of sources - including streaming services, external devices and storage drives. In addition, each system offers internal upsampling and a choice of filtering options, allowing you to tailor its performance to suit your listening setup and musical tastes.

Playback is easily managed via our Mosaic control app, which allows you to browse music from multiple platforms - including Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify, Internet Radio and Apple Airplay - and control all of the settings on your system through a single, intuitive interface.

With the Rossini transport, you can experience stunning sound from CDs or SACDs, upsampling CD data to high-resolution DSD, DSD/128 or DXD for even greater resolution and detail, or playing both CDs and SACDs in their native formats. An additional downsampling option is also available for SACD data.
dCS Rossini Apex CD Player/Streamer

Features

Latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform brings state-of-the-art signal processing and flexibility.

dCS Ring DAC APEX, as used in Vivaldi playback system, delivers enhanced sonic and technical performance.

High quality streaming from TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer and internet radio via the dCS Mosaic Control app.

Roon Ready, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and UPnP compatible.

USB, AES, Dual AES and S/PDIF digital audio inputs.

Integral, high quality CD transport for silver disc playback.

Multi-stage DXD oversampling design with optional DSD upsampling; user-selectable DSP and DSD filters.

Auto clocking system improves ease of use and minimises jitter.

Multi-stage power regulation and twin mains transformers isolate analogue, digital and clock circuitry.

Firmware-upgradeable for future functionality and performance upgrades.
Features a full MQA™ decoder. This MQA™ implementation is unique, as it is the first opportunity to enable a DAC which, by providing exact rendering to beyond 16x (768 kHz), matches the desired temporal response with very low modulation noise.

Specifications

  • Type: Upsampling CD/Network Player
  • Finish: Silver or Black
  • Converter Type: dCS proprietary Ring DAC™ topology. Operates at 6MHz (Map 1 or 3) or 3MHz (Map 2)
  • Digital Inputs: Ethernet network port on RJ45 connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DFF/DSF format; USB 2.0 interface on B-type connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DoP format; USB On-The-Go interface on A-type connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DFF/DSF format; 2 x AES/EBU inputs on 3-pin female XLR connectors, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format; 1 x Dual AES pair, accepts 24-bit 88.2 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format; 1 x SPDIF on RCA Phono connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM & DSD/64 in DoP format; 1 x SPDIF on BNC connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM & DSD/64 in DoP format; 1 x SPDIF optical on TOSLINK connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 96kS/s PCM
  • Mechanism: Stream Unlimited JPL-2800 SilverStrike with aluminium tray
  • Analogue Outputs: 1 x pair balanced outputs on 2 x XLR connectors. Output levels: 0.2V, 0.6V, 2V, 6V rms for a full-scale input, set in the menu. Output impedance: 3Ω. Maximum load: 600Ω (10k-100kΩ is recommended); 1 x pair unbalanced outputs on 2x RCA connectors. Output levels: 0.2V, 0.6V, 2V, 6V rms for a full-scale input, set in the menu. Output impedance: 52Ω. Maximum load: 600Ω (10k-100kΩ is recommended)
  • Wordclock I/O: 2 x Word Clock Inputs on 2 x BNC connectors, accept standard Word Clock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz. The data rate can be the same as the clock rate or an exact multiple of the clock rate. Sensitive to TTL levels; 1x Word Clock Output on 1 x BNC connector. With Sync Mode set to Master, a TTL-compatible Word Clock is output
  • MQA: Full decoding and rendering of MQA data from the Network and USB2 inputs. Final rendering of unfolded MQA data only from the other inputs
  • Residual Noise: 16-bit data: Better than -96dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted. 24-bit data: Better than –113dB0, 20Hz - 20kHz unweighted (6V output setting)
  • L R Crosstalk: Better than -115dB0, 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Spurious Responses: Better than -105dB0, 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Filters: PCM mode: up to 6 filters give different trade-offs between the Nyquist image rejection and the phase response. DSD mode: 4 filters progressively reduce out-of-audio band noise level
  • Conversions: User selectable PCM upsampling to DXD, DSD or DSDx2
  • Software Updates: Loaded from CD-R or via PCM digital inputs or PC via USB input. Download and update functionality available via dCS Mosaic App
  • Local Control: dCS Mosaic App for Unit Configuration and Music Playback. RS232 interface (controlled by a 3rd party automation system). IR remote control – dCS Universal Remote is supplied with Rossini Player
  • Power Supply: Factory set to either 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC, 50-60Hz
  • Power Consumptions: 26 Watts typical / 35 Watts maximum
  • Operating Systems: Windows Vista / 7 / 8.1 / 10, Mac OSX 10.10. dCS USB driver is required for Windows in Audio Class 2 Mode
  • Dimensions: 444mm / 17.5” x 435mm / 17.2” x 151mm / 6.0“. Allow extra depth for cable connectors
  • Weight: 17.4kg / 38.3lbs