dCS, the British digital audio component manufacturer, has announced the Vivaldi digital playback system. Vivaldi is a four box digital system which represents the “pinnacle of their ‘no compromise’ approach to product design” and which the company claims sets a new standard for the future of digital audio playback.
Comprising separate Digital to Digital Upsampler, CD/SACD Transport, DAC and Master Clock, the Vivaldi is a “radical redesign and major enhancement of the dCS architecture”. It can be used a four box system or as a combination using one or more of the individual components.
Vivaldi has been designed to play music from any source and can process all high-res musical formats up to DXD plus DSD.
Over the coming months the system will be premiered at the following events:
China – Elegant Music Garden, Guangzhou, August 17-18 2012
United States – Ears Nova, NYC, September 16-17 2012
United Kingdom – National Audio Show, September 22-23 2012
Japan – Tokyo International Audio Show, November 2-4 2012