dCS Puccini CD/SACD Player
The dCS Puccini CD/SACD Player is the entry level CD/SACD player from dCS.
Priced at just over £11,000.00 the price point certainly raises eyebrows when people see the machine sitting proudly on the shelf.
The thing is, the Puccini is a rather special piece of kit. It is without a shadow of a doubt the best one box CD player in existence today (it also shows clean heels to several 2 box designs).
It is, so much more than just a CD player, it literally can be the heart and soul of your hi-fi system.
The Puccini features a proper digital pre-amp so it can be connected directly to a power amp (no need for a pre-amplifier) it also has 2 digital inputs so you can give external sources access to the dCS Ring DAC, upsampling to DSD…………..a lot more than just a CD player.
But what a CD player……everyone who hears the Puccini is amazed, the amount of information it pulls off CD’s is amazing. The musical performance from your favourite artists has just taken a huge leap forward, no digital hash or glare…..just music, it makes most other CD players (even ones held in high regard) sound veiled, crude and lacklustre.
To quote Hi-Fi+ “The dCS has the ability to unravel the music like no other player I’ve yet heard”.
It can also be upgraded with the dCS Puccini U-Clock, giving substantial improvements to timing, it also has a USB interface for connecting your PC/Mac to your Hi-fi (see our dCS Rough Guide for more a more detailed explanation on this).
If you are in the market for a high end CD player and you value your music the Puccini has to be on your radar, you owe it to yourself to hear one…….it really it that good.