Arcam CDS50 (Black) SACD Player with Music Streamer

Arcam CDS50 (Black)

SACD Player with Music Streamer

In stock

In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(11 available across all stores)

£669.95 RRP £749.0000

SAVE

11%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

With the Arcam CDS50 you don’t have to choose between CD and streaming, you get them both – replayed to the highest standards.

Reference quality ESS Sabre DAC for first-class CD playback

Taking the CD player alone, the Arcam CDS50 is already amongst the best in its class. At its heart is an ESS Sabre 9038 DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). Used in conjunction with a high precision clocking mechanism (for ultra-low jitter) and custom designed power supply, it delivers sensational sound quality.

Super Audio CD (SACD) – the ultimate version of CD
To hear the Arcam CDS50 at its very best, try it with Hi-Res SACD. 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 your music
More than just a CD player, the Arcam CDS50 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 CDS50 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, including FLAC, WAV, AAC, AIFF, OGG, MP3, WMA, the CDS50 is flexible enough to handle all your music streaming needs.

Plus it’s also a stand-alone DAC
Thanks to the CDS50 featuring optical and coaxial digital inputs, it can also be used as a stand-alone DAC. This means that you can plug in other components, such as your TV, set-top box or games console and get access to the 32-bit, reference quality ESS DAC. More than just a CD and streamer, the CDS50 also gives your existing digital components a huge boost in sound quality.

MusicLife control app
Take full control of streaming music to your Arcam device with the MusicLife control app (now available for Android and Apple iOS devices). Working with the wireless system, it lets you stream music directly from your device as well as servers or computers connected via UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play). 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.

Studio quality XLR balanced outputs
In addition to regular RCA analogue, coaxial and optical digital outputs the CDS50 is also equipped with XLR 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.

Backlit remote control with learning ability
As standard, the Arcam CDS50 is supplied with a backlit, learning remote control. This makes it easier to use in low light levels and it will control other handy functions – such as your amp’s volume control. For effortless control as part of a home automation system, the CDS50 also features IR in, TRIG in sockets and a RS232 interface.

Get the very best from all your digital music sources, with the Arcam CDS50.
With the Arcam CDS50 you don’t have to choose between CD and streaming, you get them both – replayed to the highest standards.

Reference quality ESS Sabre DAC for first-class CD playback

Taking the CD player alone, the Arcam CDS50 is already amongst the best in its class. At its heart is an ESS Sabre 9038 DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). Used in conjunction with a high precision clocking mechanism (for ultra-low jitter) and custom designed power supply, it delivers sensational sound quality.

Super Audio CD (SACD) – the ultimate version of CD
To hear the Arcam CDS50 at its very best, try it with Hi-Res SACD. 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 your music
More than just a CD player, the Arcam CDS50 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 CDS50 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, including FLAC, WAV, AAC, AIFF, OGG, MP3, WMA, the CDS50 is flexible enough to handle all your music streaming needs.

Plus it’s also a stand-alone DAC
Thanks to the CDS50 featuring optical and coaxial digital inputs, it can also be used as a stand-alone DAC. This means that you can plug in other components, such as your TV, set-top box or games console and get access to the 32-bit, reference quality ESS DAC. More than just a CD and streamer, the CDS50 also gives your existing digital components a huge boost in sound quality.

MusicLife control app
Take full control of streaming music to your Arcam device with the MusicLife control app (now available for Android and Apple iOS devices). Working with the wireless system, it lets you stream music directly from your device as well as servers or computers connected via UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play). 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.

Studio quality XLR balanced outputs
In addition to regular RCA analogue, coaxial and optical digital outputs the CDS50 is also equipped with XLR 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.

Backlit remote control with learning ability
As standard, the Arcam CDS50 is supplied with a backlit, learning remote control. This makes it easier to use in low light levels and it will control other handy functions – such as your amp’s volume control. For effortless control as part of a home automation system, the CDS50 also features IR in, TRIG in sockets and a RS232 interface.

Get the very best from all your digital music sources, with the Arcam CDS50.
Brand Arcam
Colour Black
Cd Memory Yes
Cd Text No
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cdrw Playback Compatible Yes
Coaxial Digital Input Yes
Optical Digital Input Yes
USB Yes
Weight (KG) 6
High Resolution Audio Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes - 1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Smartphone control Yes - Musiclife
Remote Control Yes
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Power Consumption- Normal Use 17
Gapless Playback Yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Optical Digital Output yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good sound, very good looks My previous Arcan amp and CD player was bought in 1987 so it was time for some new ones! I bought them from Richer Sounds because I was impressed by the attitudes and policies of the owner.
Date published: 2020-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful sound Having upgraded from my previous Arcam 6 series purchased some 20 plus years ago I couldn’t be more delighted with this latest addition. The only slight niggle arose with the delivery. Despite receiving email confirmation of the date etc the equipment was delivered to the store rather than my home.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-experience your collection, stream in hi def I bought the Arcam CDS50 in Oct & am thoroughly impressed! I have to give full credit the Chelsea team in steering me to the Arcam as i was originally looking at the Marantz CD6006 but on the basis on wanting a player that fully supported SACD I decided to re-think my budget ... & I'm so glad I did!. The sheer upscale experience from my rejuvenated CDs & to a whole new level with my limited but prized SACD's has been a revelation! Now onto the streaming capability.. initially i struggled with the set up & connectivity with the MusicLife IOS app but but after a quick call with Arcam (worth mentioning that it fixed after reloading the token with the app settings) I'm now accessing my TIDAL hifi a/c to access & playback audio in hi def FLAC & loving it! From my ears & senses this Arcam has taken my hifi playback capability & experience to whole new level whilst opening up the world of hi def audio at my fingertips! If this is within your budget i would highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great clear 3D sound, very pure I bought it a few weeks ago and so happy. My CD and SACD collection has a second life. So moved, can’t stop listening to it.
Date published: 2019-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Very pleased with the versatility of this machine. It has many outlets to connect with any amplifier and can act as digital converter for other items in a system. The appearance of this well constructed CD player especially alongside the Arcam current amplifiers graces any living room.
Date published: 2019-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent sound via Optical Reciever input. Very happy with it, my old DVD/ Blue ray player would not play some of my SACDs! This plays all, much better quality and especially bass and stereo/ 5:1 separation. Std. CDs sound great too.
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound but connectivity could be better I compared this with a Marnatz CD player and the sound from the Arcam was richer and more detailed. However, the connectivity for streaming is not intuitive and the instructions limited.
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good musical sound, operationally quirky The good news : This player has a great DAC with a good natural sound quality. Midrange is full and helps make digital radio/files sound anaemic. Reminds me of the decent Arcam CD players that came out in the 90's that made digital sound a bit more analogue than a lot of other players. Generally well built and comes with a decent back-lit remote control. I like the digital inputs which allow me to connect my TV and streamer so I can use Spotify and bluetooth (not supported by the CDS50 itself). The bad news : Operationally this player isn't the most intuitive and comes with a poor quick start guide and not much more information on Arcam's website. I don't bother to use the MusicLife app on my iPhone as this seems lacklustre. Despite the operational 'quirks', I would recommend this player for it's sound quality.
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nightmare to set up, great once working This machine works well once you have gone beyond the difficult set up (streaming). This is widely reported elsewhere - I only noticed after purchase. The on-screen instructions are scant, and there is no further information on the Arcam website. I spent a week going through the operation permutations and failed. Eventually had to pay the additional cost for the RS installations guy to try and he had no idea - but was lucky to sort the streaming by accident (although did not know how). Wifi was no good, password loading is extremely painful and it 'forgets'. Used ethernet cable, machine also 'forgets' it is hooked up when on standby. So a reset of the connection and it sort of works, then becomes visible to Arcam phone App. Not the best. I am somewhat stunned that this is not an intuitive set up that the average person can achieve within a reasonable time. If a professional installation engineer is baffled (in his frustration he advised I return the unit) then it cannot be right. Anyway, now eventually up and running. The CD is great. The USB allows me to search/play files from my cloned car's flash drive (this is really useful and a load quicker than looking on the CD rack). And the streaming is, for me, a revelation. So a multi-functional unit that will also accommodate my old record deck, but one that has a massive installation challenge. Shame. Remember the Krypton Factor?
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm sound with good depth and detail My Music Fidelity had CD player (A5) had finally stopped working. I wanted a good quality replacement with similar sound without spending thousands. I looked on the web and spoke with the trusted team at Richer Sounds Reigate and the Arcam fitted the bill. Very good sound with detail and depth. As an added bonus it can stream music. This works very well. Build quality is excellent. Very happy.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Be warned...! The Arcam Music Life app does NOT do gapless playback! Pathetic for a HiFi company.....
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That's it I am done with Richer Sounds That is not in a bad way. Have been building my home theatre and hifi for 18 months now and it's done. Yahoo tell the bank. Last purchase the Arcam CDS50. Had been looking at its forerunner the 27 and using AV amp to stream. Now the CDS50 has its place. The sound is rich and sweet for both streamed .wav and.mp3, depends how long I can be bothered to wait for HIFI Cast to upload my wav database. Incredible details all brought to life through a Creek 50. I'm no bass nut and the Arcam has a wonderful mid range. Living in a flat volume is often low so detail is what I need and it's there in spades. UPnP found immediately, as I refuse to use Apple had to configure on the machine which is not easy, and streaming 10 minutes after arriving home. Spin up Rick Wakeman's Piano Portraits on CD and every note is vividly captured. Beautiful timing and I can almost imagine hearing his fingers brush the keys. Huge thanks to Cameron, Stuart, Anneka and Say in Solihull as ever going the extra light year to help. Now I think some Rimsky Korsakov on SACD.
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the tin Excellent quality kit with the the streaming feature bringing me up to date with 21st Century possibilities.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent clarity and easy set up With orchestral music they have brought my old kef Concords alive
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A quality let down Two stars; build quality and detailed sound. Unfortunately, it has a major flaw and it’s a very obvious fundamental one! It misses the first few notes of anything you decide to listen to. On every track! Why would anyone want to lose the impact of the start of a song? I could understand this whilst skipping tracks, but not when lying back to listen to an album in its entirety. Apparently Arcam are aware of this flaw and are addressing it by means of a software update. Lets hope it works because it otherwise is a solid machine and creates beautiful sound. Very detailed even over networks. I consider it presently a quality let down!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from long awaited bought this to replace a Sony sacd although only stereo a very good player which will also stream music files pleased with purchase
Date published: 2018-07-14
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(11 available across all stores)

£669.95 RRP £749.0000

SAVE

11%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.