DCS Puccini CD/SACD Player

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Built to the highest specification, Puccini features a sleek, solid aluminium fascia, high grade aluminium casing, metal buttons and a smooth transport mechanism. Whether in CD, SACD or DAC mode, Puccini will extract every last bit of detail from your music, bringing a realism to the experience that you have never heard before.
Puccini U-Clock also available

£11,000.00 £4,690.00

Call Choice Hifi on 020 8392 1959 or to enquire about this product!


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.
Tiny mark on Puccini- please see pics.

Brand: DCS

Model Name/Number: Puccini CD

Price (RRP): £11000

Choice Hifi Price: £4490

Product Information:

TypeUpsampling CD/SACD Player.


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.


Converter Type

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.

Digital Outputs

2x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono connectors. Both output CD format PCM data when playing a CD only.

Worldclock Inputs

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.

Spurious Responses

Better than -100dB0 @ 20Hz – 20kHz.L R

CrosstalkBetter than –80dB, 20Hz – 20kHz.

Upsampling Rates

CD data and data from the Digital Inputs (requires a license code) may be upsampled to DSD.

Clock Accuracy

Better than +/-10 ppm when shipped (not temperature compensated).

Software Updates

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: 4 Years 9 Months

Condition: 9/10

Voltage: 220/240/50Hz

Finish/Colour: Silver

Packaging? Yes

Accessories? Yes

Item Location: In Stock

Status: Second Hand

Dimensions 5708473 cm