Arcam CDS50 (Black) SACD Player with Music Streamer

Arcam CDS50 (Black)

SACD Player with Music Streamer

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£659.95 RRP £699.0000

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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 before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
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 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 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 (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 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 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 (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 A Revelation! Bought this to replace an old Cambridge Audio player. It’s been like rediscovering my CD collection. The detail this player extracts is staggering. It also streams from Tidal and Qobuz in hi res via the MusicLife app, so for me is the perfect all rounder.
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great box A very good value machine. Very happy with the sound quality. It is NOT compatible with Spotify which led me to upgrade to Qobuz which is actually superior.
Date published: 2020-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcam CDS 50 Great product, good sound quality, good features including the ability to play SACD, XLR outputs to connect to suitable equipment, plus digital in and out connection and well built.
Date published: 2020-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Price for SACD and Up-sampling I bought this to go along with the new ARCAM AVR10. I was aware that there were higher priced and better spec CD Players, but went for the fair price and matching aesthetic. I have been very impressed with the sound quality of both SACD's but even more so with the up-sampling of standard CD's. As with all ARCAM products, there is some investment needed in set up (only for streaming, not SACD/CD's) but always worth it in the end.
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sound Having had a Marantz CD and Sony AV receiver for many years I thought it was time for a revamp. I purchased this Arcam CD player plus a Denon AV receiver and new Dali Speakers and so far all going great.
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound quality from both CD's and SACD's I bought this player as I have both a large CD collection and a large vinyl collection. I have a decent vinyl front end but an old cd player so i found i could not listen to CD's due to the harsh inferior sound quality. The Arcam CDS50 has evened up the playing field somewhat. In fact in some good cd recordings where i also have the vinyl there is very little difference. SACD playback is even better but I didnt have any and have had to find used ones which are more expensive than normal cds and not as much choice. I have bought a few but will just get the odd special purchase when i can. The streaming side is a bit fiddly to set up but when its working the sound quality from radio is great. Overall a very good addition to my set up and although not cheap it is good value for what you get.
Date published: 2020-02-07
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
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(9 available across all stores)

£659.95 RRP £699.0000

SAVE

6%

 

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 before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.