In a purist set-up, the Puccini can be connected directly to a power amp or active speakers through balanced XLR or single-ended RCA connections. It has a high-quality built-in volume control, and works wonderfully when plugged straight into a power amp.
Model Name/Number: Puccini CD Player
Price (RRP): £11000
Choice Hifi Price: £4990
MechanismDual laser TEAC UMK-5 CD/SACD mechanism.
Dimensions460mm/18.0” x 400mm/16.1” x 110mm/4.0”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.
CD data may be upsampled to DSD before oversampling. Proprietary dCS Ring DAC™ topology. Upsampling of audio received on digital inputs to DSD is possible with activation of DSD upsampling.
Output Levels: 2V rms or 6V rms on all outputs for a full-scale input, set in the menu.
Balanced Outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x 3-pin male XLR connectors (pin 2 = hot, pin 3 = cold). These outputs are electronically balanced and floating, the signal balance ratio at 1kHz is better than 40dB. Output impedance is 3Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (a 10kΩ load is recommended).
Unbalanced Outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x RCA Phono connectors.
Output impedance is 52Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (a 10kΩ load is recommended).
Digital Inputs2x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono connectors. Each will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s or DSD in DOP format.
2x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono connectors. Both output CD format PCM data when playing a CD only.
Word Clock input on 1x 75Ω BNC connector. When playing a disc, accepts standard Word Clock at 44.1 or 88.2kHz. In DAC mode, accepts standard word clock at 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kHz. The data rate can be the same as the clock rate or an exact multiple. Sensitive to TTL levels.
Word Clock output on 1x 75Ω BNC connector. When playing a disc and not locked to an external clock, a TTL-compatible 44.1kHz Word Clock derived from the internal crystal oscillator is available on this output.
Better than -100dB0 @ 20Hz – 20kHz.L R
CrosstalkBetter than –80dB, 20Hz – 20kHz.
CD data and data from the Digital Inputs (requires a license code) may be upsampled to DSD.
Better than +/-10 ppm when shipped (not temperature compensated).
Updates loaded by CD-R.Local Control
dCS Premium Remote control supplied as standard or RS232.
Power SupplyFactory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.
Power Consumption30 Watts typical/40 Watts maximum.
Age: 5 Years
Item Location: In Stock
Status: Second Hand