This year dCS celebrates its 30th anniversary and for that occasion they launched new limited edition digital music player – Vivaldi One. New Vivaldi One offers state-of-the-art technology inside, and superlative style outside… 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 One features the Esoteric VRDS Neo 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 digital 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 microcontroller 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 TIDAL™ and Spotify Connect™ over Ethernet, from Apple devices via Airplay™, and audio via industry-standard USB, AES and S/PDIF digital inputs – will be carefully configured to the customer’s needs.
The One’s aerospace-grade aluminum casework is available in Silver, Gloss White, Piano Black, and Decoplate 24K Gold or other precious metal by FH Lambert Ltd.
Vivaldi One is limited to only 250 pieces and retails from £55,000.