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VIVALDI ONE DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM – EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH BY dCS AT MUNICH
dCS LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION VIVALDI ONE DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM, MARKING THIRTY YEARS OF UNRIVALLED EXCELLENCE
dCS proudly announces Vivaldi One – a limited edition digital music player specially designed to mark the company’s thirtieth anniversary. Limited to just 250 uniquely numbered pieces, it puts an integral CD/SACD transport alongside the latest dCS Ring DAC in a single box, together with state-of-the-art network streaming functionality.
Vivaldi is the dCS flagship line, and the culmination of three decades of the company’s legendary expertise in music recording and playback. Having pioneered high resolution digital audio in both professional and consumer fields, championed the benefits of upsampling and clocking, and originated asynchronous USB for computer audio, dCS has an exceptional and proven track record. To commemorate this, the new Vivaldi One offers state-of-the-art technology inside, and superlative style outside...
Wholly designed and manufactured in Great Britain, Vivaldi One’s aerospace-grade alumininum casework comes in a choice of three exquisite finishes, never before seen on dCS products. The Gloss White and Piano Black versions are finished by HQ Lacquer, a family- owned British business of over three decades’ standing, famed for its high quality finishes. After meticulous paintwork, multiple lacquer coats are applied and then heat-cured for days, for glass-like smoothness. Alternatively, Vivaldi One can be supplied plated in DecoplateTM 24K Gold or other precious metal by FH Lambert Ltd., the world-renowned specialist in decorative metal plating. This highest grade of gold plate confers a lavish, op- ulent feel and accentuates the fascia’s subtle curves.
Vivaldi One features the Esoteric VRDS NeoTM SACD-capable transport, allied to the latest generation dCS Ring DAC. It first appeared in high end dCS studio equipment nearly three decades ago, and has been continually refined and improved since then. Effectively a digi- tal signal processing computer, the dCS Ring DAC and Digital Processing Platform runs PCM up to 24-bit, 384kS/s, DSD up to DSD128 and DSD in DOP format. Vivaldi One also supports all major lossless codecs including MQA. Driven by custom-designed software running on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chips and a micro controller system. Offering twice the logic capacity of previous generations, Vivaldi One houses the latest 2.0 Ring DAC with double speed mapper, making it the highest expression of the dCS art. The result is an extraordinarily translucent sound, giving an exceptionally realistic window on the music being played.
Reflecting the unique nature of Vivaldi One, each piece is personally supplied to the customer by an expert dCS engineer, who will configure it to get the best possible sound. Its extensive networking capabilities – including its ability to stream music from NAS drives and online services such as TIDALTM and Spotify ConnectTM over Ethernet, from Apple de- vices via AirplayTM, and audio via industry-standard USB, AES and S/PDIF digital inputs – will be carefully configured to the customer’s needs.
Commemorating the company’s thirtieth anniversary, Vivaldi One also comes supplied with a specially curated music collection, reflecting the musical passions of the dCS designers, engineers and technicians who created Vivaldi One – plus an engraved plate showing its individual serial number.
Handmade in the United Kingdom, Vivaldi One embodies all that’s best about dCS in one beautifully crafted box. It is built to last, and perform to the very highest standard for many decades to come. This timeless piece retails from £55,000, and is available from June 2017.
dCS Vivaldi One (£55,000); limited numbered edition of 250 pieces
Integral Esoteric VRDS NEO transport for CD and SACD playback
Latest generation dCS Ring DAC 2.0 and digital processing platform in one box
choice of superlative Gloss White, Piano Black and 24-carat gold finishes
Digital inputs include Gigabit network, asynchronous USB, AES, BNC and S/PDIF
Built-in Room Ready, TIDAL, Apple Airplay and Spotify Connect functionality.
Vivaldi One’s control app lets listeners manage their playback from any source.
Network streaming section runs at up to 24-bit, 384kS/s and DSD128, supporting all major lossless codecs (including MQA), plus DSD in DoP format and native DSD.
multi-stage power regulation and twin mains transformers
firmware-upgradeable for future functionality and performance upgrades
specially installed for the customer by dCS engineers
Specially curated dCS celebratory music collection
Since 1987 dCS has been at the forefront of digital audio, creating world-beating, life-enhancing products that are a unique synthesis of exact science and creative imagination. Each of our award-winning product ranges sets the standard within its class for technical excellence and musical performance. As a result, dCS digital playback systems are unrivalled in their ability to make music.
All dCS products are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom using proprietary technology, and materials and components of the highest quality. A carefully judged balance of our unique heritage and world-class engineering ensures there is a rich history of ground-breaking innovation inside every dCS system.