DCS LAUNCHES ROSSINI CD/SACD TRANSPORT

Posted on 10th May, 2018

DCS LAUNCHES ROSSINI CD/SACD TRANSPORT

Unveiled at Munich's High End Show today The new member of the Rossini family uses the very latest dCS Digital Processing Platform and Ring DAC technology, originally developed for the flagship Vivaldi series.

Its single FPGA (field-programmable gate array) brings improved signal processing and superior flexibility, effectively making it future-proof.

Designed and made in Great Britain to the highest standards, Rossini’s elegant chassis uses aerospace-grade machined aluminium with internal acoustic damping panels to reduce sound-degrading mechanical vibration and magnetic effects. Multi-stage power regulation is employed, with the mains transformer isolated from the analogue, digital and clock circuitry.

The Rossini Transport plays Red Book CDs in their native 16/44.1 format AND upsamples the data to either DSD, DSD/128 or DXD (24-bit 352.8 kS/s) and transmits the data over the Dual AES/EBU interface.

SACDs are played in their native DSD format, again over the Dual AES/EBU interface. Native CD data is available from 3 PCM outputs (1x AES3 and 2x SPDIF), as is down-sampled SACD data.

You can control the transport via the custom Rossini control app. This enables you to manage music playback from any source in an elegantly simple way – accessing CD or SACD playback, digital and UPnP sources all from one control point. The Rossini app also features an intuitive install and configuration wizard for ease of set-up.

Naturally, the Rossini Transport is intended to be used with the matching Rossini DAC, but you can match it with any suitable industry standard DAC. The unit may be run in Master mode or by using the DAC as the system clock. Of course, performance will be enhanced further by adding the Rossini Clock to the system.

The transport mechanism features a 2mm steel frame, cast aluminium disc tray and vibration dampening materials delivering excellent performance in rigidity, vibration resistance and resonant-free operation. Furthermore, the electronics have been optimised to ensure extremely low-noise disc reading and the heavily damped mechanics ensure minimum unnecessary servo operation and current draw.

As with all dCS disc transports, Rossini’s firmware can be easily updated via CD. This lets dCS add new features and improve the performance of Rossini over its lifetime.

We are awaiting price and availability details.

Read our High End Show rolling coverage from Munich here.

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