dCS Rossini CD/SACD Transport

£21,500.00

The dCS Rossini CD/SACD 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

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dCS Rossini CD/SACD Transport

dCS Rossini CD/SACD Transport

Rossini uses the very latest dCS Digital Processing Platform and Ring DAC technology, originally developed for the flagship Vivaldi series.

Its single FPGA brings improved signal processing and superior flexibility, effectively making it future-proof.

dCS Rossini CD/SACD Transport upsamples CD data to 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.

The dCS Rossini CD/SACD 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.

Electronics have been optimised to ensure extremely low-noise disc reading and the heavily damped mechanics ensure minimum unnecessary servo operation and current draw.

dCS Rossini CD/SACD Transport Mechanism

Rossini Transport can be controlled via the custom Rossini control app, allowing listeners to manage their 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.

Rossini Transport is intended to be used with the matching Rossini DAC or with any suitable industry standard DAC.

The unit may be run in Master mode or by using the DAC as the system clock.

Performance will be enhanced further by adding the Rossini Clock to the system.

The Rossini range supports the simple yet highly effective dCS ‘auto clocking’ architecture as used in Vivaldi, which minimises jitter and improves sound quality significantly.

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.

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.

When listening to digital music through a Rossini system, listeners are immediately struck by its natural musicality and faithfulness to the original recording.

It delivers a powerful and visceral sound yet is highly transparent too, making for an immersive and realistic listening experience.

  • Utilises the latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform for state-of-the-art measured performance and unrivalled musical experience
  • Plays Red Book CDs in their native 16/44.1 format AND upsamples the data to either DSD, DSDx2 or DXD.
  • Plays SACDs in their native DSD format AND downsamples the data to 16/44.1 format.
  • Configuration Menu – Ability to save/ restore settings, and EasyPlay improves ease-of-use.
  • Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and superior tolerance to AC supply variations.
  • Multi-stage power regulation ensures sensitive clock / PLL circuitry is unaffected by digital interference.
  • Aerospace-grade machined aluminium chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects and vibration.

dCS Rossini CD/SACD Transport Specifications

dCS Rossini CD/SACD Transport specifications
  • Type 

Upsampling CD/SACD Transport.

  • Colour 

Silver or Black.

  • Mechanism 

Dual laser CD/SACD mechanism.

  • Dimensions 

444mm (17.5”) long x 435mm (17.2”) deep x 178mm (7.0”) high. Allow extra depth for cable connectors. Allow space for air flow around the unit.

  • Weight 

20.6kg (45.3lbs).

  • Digital Outputs 

Dual AES interface on 2x 3-pin male XLR connectors (AES1+2). While an SACD is playing, the interface outputs encrypted DSD data.

While a CD is playing, the Settings > Upsample Mode menu page sets the interface to output either encrypted DSD data (1 bit at 2.822MS/s) or DXD data (24 bits at 352.8kS/s) or DSDx2 data (1 bit at 5.644MS/s). AES interface on 3-pin male XLR connector (AES3), outputs 16/44.1 data, whether a CD or SACD is playing. 2x SPDIF on 1x RCA Phono and 1x BNC connectors.

Each outputs 16/44.1 data, whether a CD or SACD is playing.

  • Wordclock I/Oworldclock Io 

Word Clock Output on 1x BNC connector.

With the transport in Master mode, a TTL-compatible 44.1kHz word clock derived from the internal crystal oscillator is available on this output.

Word Clock Input on 1x BNC connector, accepts standard word clock at 44.1, 88.2 or 176.4kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels. Lock range is +/-300ppm.

  • Clock Accuracy 

The calibration accuracy when shipped is +/-10ppm, (not temperature compensated).

  • Software Updates 

Updates are loaded directly from CD-R.

  • Local Control 

dCS Premium Remote handset (not supplied with Rossini Transport as standard. Via the Rossini app, RS232 app or a third party device.

  • Power Supply 

Factory set to either 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC, 50/60Hz.

  • Power Consumption 

16W typical / 50W maximum. Consumes less than 0.5W when powered down from the front panel.

dCS Rossini CD/SACD Transport Black

Brand

dCS

dCS

Founded in Cambridge, UK, by a group of expert electronic engineers, Data Conversion Systems originally designed and manufactured high performance analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) for major telecommunications companies and military agencies, whose primary requirement was technology that delivered state-of-the-art precision, linearity and reliability.

Their success in this field meant that dCS quickly became known for the performance of its converters and so, recognising in the late nineteen eighties that this technology had a key role in music recording and playback, the company decided to concentrate on developing products for the recording industry.

While the focus had changed, their commitment to producing systems of unrivalled accuracy had not, and consequently their products were – and still are – used by some of the world’s most successful recording studios and personnel.

dCS recruited some of the smartest and most creative digital audio engineers in the world, and the company evolved into producing digital hi-fi sources which let music lovers enjoy sound of unrivalled quality in their own home.

This focus on Research & Development also resulted in a range of proprietary dCS technologies of which the most significant is the legendary dCS Ring DAC™.

Their products continue to set new standards of performance in terms of both objective test measurements and subjective listening

Performance Matters

At dCS they care deeply about meeting their own uncompromisingly high standards.

They hope their products stir a passion for music that lasts a lifetime and their greatest success is that products become invisible, leaving you the listener with only the music.

Delighted customers and industry recognition have followed them too.

Over the last quarter of a century dCS has amassed a wealth of awards

Additional information

Colour

Black, Silver

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