The Arcam CDS50 is a CD and network player with built-in music streamer delivering the highest standard of replay. With the CDS50, you don’t need to decide between CD quality or streaming convenience, because you’ve got them both - performing to an exceptional standard. Stream from your device via built-in WiFi or wired ethernet, and make use the standard DAC (Digital to Analogue converter) for other components like your TV and games console. "Quality components for best performance" The design of the HDA range draws upon all of Arcam’s experience as one of the UK’s most respected audio companies, to produce Arcam’s best performing range of audio products yet. Using the best quality components and engineering practices, the HDA range is designed and built to give you years of listening enjoyment. "Music as the artist intended" Arguably, when playing from a digital format, the most vital component is the DAC, or Digital to Analogue Converter. We’ll spare you the bulk of the science, but this is what translates that otherwise lifeless binary code into audible sound energy that’s worth hearing. Bit-depth, meanwhile, is a key measure of audio quality. So, if you’re listening to a 24-bit WAV copy of your favourite album through a DAC that only converts to 16-bit, there’s a good chunk of detail going to waste right there. That’s why Arcam have included 32-bit DACs on the entire HDA range – the most commonly used bit-depth in digital recording – so you’re guaranteed the full aural picture of whatever the artist intended.
Plays all disc formats, including SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW
Supports audio file formats including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA
Total harmonic distortion + noise = 0.002%
USB input Coaxial digital input Coaxial digital output Optical digital input Optical digital output XLR balanced outputs