Arcam CDS27 (Black)

SACD Player with Music Streamer

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£699

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A top quality CD/SACD player and music streamer in one, the Arcam CDS27 is a complete digital entertainer.

Reference-standard CD quality

As a simple CD player, the Arcam CDS27 is one of the best in its class. At its heart is a Burr Brown PCM1794 DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). Used in conjunction with a linear phase Bessel output filter and high precision re-clocking system, the level of precision and realism is first-rate. Separate power supplies for digital, analogue and transport sections ensures each part works free from the potential interference from the other, for lower levels of distortion and enhanced resolution.

Super Audio CD (SACD) playback
In addition to making a great CD player, the Arcam CDS27 also replays SACDs. These Direct Stream Digital (DSD) discs offer a far higher resolution than ordinary CDs and are similar in resolution to 24-bit music files. The result is a more natural sound, revealing subtle detail and texture in the music.

Stream via UPnP and CIFS
More than just a CD player, the Arcam CDS27 also includes a built-in streamer. Link to your system by wired Ethernet or by built-in Wi-Fi and compatible with UPnP and CIFS audio streaming standards, the CDS27 is the ideal device for listening to music stored on your NAS drive, laptop, PC or Mac. With the ability to handle a wide range of file formats and HD audio right up to 192 kHz/24 bit quality, the CDS27 is a flexible bit of hi-fi.

Improved MusicLife iOS control app
If you've got an Apple iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, then you can take full control of streaming music to your Arcam device with the new MusicLife control app. Working with the wireless system, it lets you stream music directly from your device as well as servers or computers connected via UPnP. The latest version brings Internet Radio, Podcasts plus streaming from TIDAL and Qobuz. Advanced features, such as library searching, sorting, shuffle and repeat playback are also catered for.

Plenty of connection options
In addition to regular RCA analogue, coaxial and optical digital outputs the CDS27 is also equipped with balanced audio outputs. Connect to a compatible amplifier and you'll have a truly professional connection with ultra-low signal loss - even over longer runs.

If you've been pondering whether to switch from CD to streaming or not, with the Arcam CDS27 you can have the best of both worlds - and all at the best possible quality!

Click here for link to our blog review

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A top quality CD/SACD player and music streamer in one, the Arcam CDS27 is a complete digital entertainer.

Reference-standard CD quality

As a simple CD player, the Arcam CDS27 is one of the best in its class. At its heart is a Burr Brown PCM1794 DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). Used in conjunction with a linear phase Bessel output filter and high precision re-clocking system, the level of precision and realism is first-rate. Separate power supplies for digital, analogue and transport sections ensures each part works free from the potential interference from the other, for lower levels of distortion and enhanced resolution.

Super Audio CD (SACD) playback
In addition to making a great CD player, the Arcam CDS27 also replays SACDs. These Direct Stream Digital (DSD) discs offer a far higher resolution than ordinary CDs and are similar in resolution to 24-bit music files. The result is a more natural sound, revealing subtle detail and texture in the music.

Stream via UPnP and CIFS
More than just a CD player, the Arcam CDS27 also includes a built-in streamer. Link to your system by wired Ethernet or by built-in Wi-Fi and compatible with UPnP and CIFS audio streaming standards, the CDS27 is the ideal device for listening to music stored on your NAS drive, laptop, PC or Mac. With the ability to handle a wide range of file formats and HD audio right up to 192 kHz/24 bit quality, the CDS27 is a flexible bit of hi-fi.

Improved MusicLife iOS control app
If you've got an Apple iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, then you can take full control of streaming music to your Arcam device with the new MusicLife control app. Working with the wireless system, it lets you stream music directly from your device as well as servers or computers connected via UPnP. The latest version brings Internet Radio, Podcasts plus streaming from TIDAL and Qobuz. Advanced features, such as library searching, sorting, shuffle and repeat playback are also catered for.

Plenty of connection options
In addition to regular RCA analogue, coaxial and optical digital outputs the CDS27 is also equipped with balanced audio outputs. Connect to a compatible amplifier and you'll have a truly professional connection with ultra-low signal loss - even over longer runs.

If you've been pondering whether to switch from CD to streaming or not, with the Arcam CDS27 you can have the best of both worlds - and all at the best possible quality!

Click here for link to our blog review
More Information
Cd Memory Y
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cdrw Playback Compatible Y
Dimensions WxHxD 433 x 87 x 278mm
Remote Control Y
Brand Arcam
Colour Black
Coaxial Digital Output Yes
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks and sounds good The player is let down a little by somewhat erratic software.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A CD Player for musicians I bought this CD player as a replacement for my 20+ year old Arcam Alpha 5 which finally died. The delicacy and translucency of the sound is wonderful - a truly musical experience.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality, but does not do gapless playback Bought as a replacement streamer to replace my Unitilite during a major upgrade of my naim system to a NAC202 and NAP200Dr. The Arcam with the naim Pre/Power amplification is a significant upgrade to the Unitilite and NAP 200Dr. However, there is one major gremlin and that is the Arcam does not do gapless playback and I have been informed by Arcam that it never will! This is not a problem if you do not listen to live recordings. IF you listen to live recordings it can be a bit dscincerting when there is a moment od silence between tracks.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Early Christmas present Bought this to go with arcam amp my first jump into high end hi fi will not be sorry excellent kit
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great SACD/CD player from Arcam The CDS27 has an unforced and natural sound, and the space and detail produced by the player is a major step up from my previous player, an Arcam CD72, which to be honest always sounded pretty good to me. There is as much separation between instruments as you could wish for without it sounding at all fragmented. I auditioned the CDS27 with an Arcam A19 amp and the two components perfectly complement each other, right down to being able to control the whole system from just the CD remote. Another high point is the added clarity and definition when playing SACDs. I’m not into streaming music so cannot comment on that aspect of the CDS27 but as a SACD/CD player I reckon it would take a lot of beating at the price. So, ignore any negative reviews you may have read about this player and go and listen to it and make up your own mind. I have no regrets in buying the A19 and CDS27 and would like to thank Adam, Mark and the staff at the Croydon shop for their help and expert advice.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from updated review from Adrian 46 The above unit has been returned as it has developed an intermittent fault with the cd tray.The cd player has also started to produce an annoying noise during quiet parts of tracks and as I said before the remote is awful. On the plus side the sound quality is very good and the streamer is great if a bit slow , I have gone back to plugging the laptop into a dac as this is far easier and I tunes works this way and as for a replacement cd I am going to look at the rotel rcd12 again but until then I have hooked my old and well built arcam dv135 back up on the sacd playback the dv135 sounded as good as the cds27 and on normal cds you have to listen hard to notice , on my previous review I was in the honeymoon stage but in every day life my old machine had less vices so if you are thinking about this one take a long look at your old cd player before taking the plunge
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stunning cd player stunning sound from this cd player it is replacing my arcam dv135 as a sacd player . the dv135 has been a great machine but the cds27 is just much better. the autoplay function is a brilliant addition to the player and the display is brilliant even though I normaly turn it off .The remote is a bit flimsy but I am using an older more robst arcam remote but that is my only gripe with this machine , i did auditon it against the rotel rcd12 and the nad546 but the arcam sounds much better than either machine. Also great service from south Hampton branch who had an open box one at £499.99
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality I recently upgraded my CD player and was convinced to give this one a try. The sound quality is fantastic and when listening to my CD collection I managed to hear new details in the music which hadnt been clear when played on other CD players. I think it is well worth the money and I am very pleased with my purchase!
Date published: 2016-06-21
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Arcam SACD Player with Music Streamer is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17.
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