dCS Announces Vivaldi One APEX
dCS Vivaldi One APEX marks the company's 35th anniversary with only 50 units released.
dCS marked its 30th birthday in 2017 with the Vivaldi One digital music player distilling four components into one case. For its 35th anniversary, it has announced another version of its special music player - the Vivaldi One APEX.
As you have undoubtedly already worked out, this DAC, Upsampler, CD/SACD Transport and Master Clock is tricked out with the British brand's all-new Ring DAC Apex technology announced earlier in the year. The Vivaldi One APEX combines all the benefits of the original Vivaldi One with the new, enhanced Ring DAC APEX hardware used to upgrade the Vivaldi DAC, Rossini DAC, and Rossini Player.
Furthermore, when dCS says that the Vivaldi One APEX is limited, it's not only by the not inconsiderable price tag where the exclusiveness comes into play. Only 50 units of the player (instead of the 250 of the predecessor) will be available to buy (in a choice of anodised silver or black), and orders can be placed now, with the first ten units due to ship on June 1st, with the remaining units shipping in late July.
Of course, as well as its Esoteric VMK3 VRDS-Neo CD/SACD mechanism, the Vivaldi One APEX supports a comprehensive range of streaming codecs, including MQA. It also plays nice with the popular subscription services and multi-room platforms such as Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz and Deezer.
Its aerospace-grade aluminium chassis sports an array of digital inputs, with the player also offering DXD oversampling with optional DSD/64 or DSD/128 upsampling plus a range of DSP and DSD filters for you to experiment with.
The dCS Vivaldi One APEX is making its debut at High End Munich 2022, but if you want to ensure you're on the list for one of these $95,000 players, best not to dawdle.
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