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dCS Launches New ROSSINI Network Player and DAC

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May 14, 2015, Cambridge UK – dCS is proud to announce its new Rossini series – designed to make superb sounding digital music from any source more easily accessible.

A premium-priced complete digital front end that replaces Puccini in the dCS range, it comes in two versions – the $22,499 (£15,000) Rossini DAC and $26,999 (£18,000) Rossini Player; setting the new performance standard for single-box digital systems. Matching Rossini Master Clock ($TBD) will ship in July/August, 2015.

Rossini DAC features an array of digital audio inputs and is able to stream music from NAS drives and streaming services such as TIDAL™, Spotify™ and Deezer™ over Ethernet, from Apple devices via Airplay™, and audio via industry-standard USB, AES and S/PDIF digital inputs. Rossini Player adds an integral, high quality Compact Disc transport for silver disc playback.

Designed for flexibility and ease of use without compromise, both DAC and Player deliver excellent performance by using the very latest dCS Digital Processing Platform and Ring DACTM technology, originally developed for the flagship Vivaldi series. Rossini uses a new streamlined processing platform – its single FPGA bringing improved signal processing, superior flexibility and effectively future-proofing the Rossini series.

Rossini has a brand new user interface, plus a custom control app that lets listeners manage their music playback experience from any source in an elegantly simple way – accessing CD, iRadio, digital and UPnP sources all from one control point. The Rossini app also features an intuitive install and configuration wizard.

The multi-stage oversampling design offers optional DSD upsampling plus an extensive selection of DSP filters to suit individual taste and music type. The Rossini Player’s CD mechanism does not support SACD, but SACD data can be played via Dual AES output from dCS Vivaldi, Scarlatti or Paganini Transports.

The network streaming functionality within Rossini DAC and Player is unparalleled in terms of processing power and jitter performance, and currently runs at up to 24-bit, 384kS/s and DSD128 supporting all major lossless codecs, DSD in DOP format and native DSD.

Rossini utilises the simple yet highly effective dCS auto clocking system, which minimises jitter and improves sound quality significantly.

British designed and made to the highest standards, Rossini’s elegant chassis uses aerospace-grade machined aluminium with internal acoustic damping panels to reduce sound-degrading mechanical vibration and magnetic effects.

Multi-stage power regulation is employed, with twin mains transformers to isolate the analogue, digital and clock circuitry.

Rossini features an enhanced digital volume control for use as a digital preamp with variable output straight into a power amplifier, or as a fixed-level source component.

As with all dCS products, Rossini’s firmware can be easily updated via CD, USB or the new software download and update functionality, to add new features or improve performance over its lifetime.



Expected late August 2015. Check with dCS for specific ship dates for your order.



  • dCS Rossini DAC (£15,000), dCS Rossini Player (£18,000)
  • brand new, latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform
  • dCS Ring DACTM, as used in flagship Vivaldi digital playback system
  • plays audio via UPnP, asynchronous USB, Apple AirplayTM, AES, BNC and S/PDIF digital inputs, and from CD (Rossini Player)
  • multi-stage oversampling design with optional DSD upsampling; user-selectable DSP and DSD filters
  • auto-clocking system improves ease of use and minimises jitter
  • multi-stage power regulation and twin mains transformers
  • firmware-upgradeable for future functionality and performance upgrades


About dCS:

Since 1987 dCS has been at the forefront of digital audio, creating world-beating, life-enhancing products that are a unique synthesis of exact science and creative imagination. Each of our award-winning product ranges sets the standard within its class for technical excellence and musical performance. As a result, dCS digital playback systems are unrivaled in their ability to make music.

All dCS products are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom using proprietary technology, and materials and components of the highest quality. A carefully judged balance of our unique heritage and world-class engineering ensures there is a rich history of ground-breaking innovation inside every dCS system.


Copyright © 2015 Data Conversion Systems Limited. All rights reserved. dCS, dCS logo, Ring DAC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Data Conversion Systems Limited. Data Conversion Systems Limited disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. All specifications are subject to change and, whilst they are checked for accuracy, no liabilities can be accepted for errors or omissions.
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