dCS Vivaldi One

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     dCS Vivaldi One all-in-one digital sound centre

    This amazing example of precision digital audio engineering will be produced as a limited edition of only 250.

    Available in different colour schemes, including Classic dCS Black or Silver, Gloss White, Piano Black and 30 finished in 24k gold. Its specification represents the culmination of all digital audio technology to date, with obsolescence precluded by a software and firmware updating programme for future functionality and performance upgrade.


    The Vivaldi One is based around its integral Esoteric VRDS NEO transport for CD and SACD playback.

    Its electronic brain incorporates the latest generation dCS Ring DAC 2.0 and digital processing platform in one box.

    Its digital inputs include Gigabit network, asynchronous USB, AES, BNC and S/PDIF, while the processing connectivity is served by built-in Roon, TIDAL, Apple Airplay and Spotify Connect functionality. 

    Vivaldi One's control app lets listeners manage their playback from any source.

    The network streaming section runs at up to 24-bit, 384kS/s and DSD128, supporting all major lossless codecs including the latest specification of MQA, plus DSD in DoP format and native DSD.

    The unit also features multi-stage power regulation and twin mains transformers.


    prices:  Silver £55000.00

                 24C Gold circa £70000.00



    • Latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform delivers state-of- the-art measured performance.
    • dCS Ring DAC™ with double speed Ring DAC 2.0 mapper – as used in flagship Vivaldi DAC.
    • Digital inputs support UPnP, asynchronous USB, Roon Ready and Apple AirPlay plus AES, S/PDIF and SDIF-2 digital audio streams.
    • Streaming services supported include Tidal and Spotify Connect.
    • Integral TEAC Esoteric VMK3 VRDS-Neo CD/SACD mechanism.
    • Multi-stage DXD oversampling with optional DSD/64 or DSD/128 upsampling.
    • User-selectable DSP and DSD filters.
    • Flexible output configuration can be used with and without pre amplifier
    • Comprehensive auto-clocking architecture improves ease of use and minimises jitter.
    • Multi-stage power regulation and twin mains transformers isolate sensitive analogue and clock circuits from digital circuitry.
    • Separate power supplies for digital and analogue sections further enhance power supply cleanness.
    • Firmware upgradeable over the internet for future functionality and performance improvements.
    • Features a full MQA™ decoder. This MQA™ implementation is unique, as it is the first opportunity to enable a DAC which, by providing exact rendering to beyond 16x (768 kHz), matches the desired temporal response with very low modulation noise.
    • Aerospace grade machined aluminium chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects and vibration.


    • Type

      Upsampling CD / SACD / Network Player

    • Colour

      Silver or Black anodised as standard. Custom paint finishes and precious metal plated finishes available.

    • Dimensions

      444mm (17.5”) wide x 420mm (16.6”) deep x 220mm (8.7”) high. Allow extra depth for cable connectors

    • Weight

      27.4kg (60.4lbs). (anodised silver)

    • Converter Type

      dCS proprietary Ring DAC TM topology.

    • Digital Inputs

      Network interface on RJ45 Gigabit connector – UPnPTM renderer in Asynchronous mode, streaming music from a UPnP server over a standard network, decoding all major lossless formats including FLAC, WAV & AIFF at up to 24 bit 384kS/s native sample rate, plus DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DFF/DSF format. Other supported formats include MQA, WMA, ALAC, MP3, AAC & OGG. Some formats are limited to lower sample rates. Accepts data streamed via Apple AirPlay at 44.1 or 48kS/s only. Network Loop Out connector on a second RJ45 connector. USB 2.0 interface on a B-type connector operating in Asynchronous mode, will accept up to 24 bit PCM at up to 384kS/s plus DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format. Operates in Class 1 or 2 mode. USB-on-go interface on type A connector operating in Asynchronous mode, accepts audio at up to 24 bit 384kS/s plus DSD/64 & DSD/128. 2x AES/EBU on 3-pin female XLR connectors. Each accepts PCM at up to 24 bit 192kS/s or DSD/64 in DoP format. Used as Dual AES pair, will accept PCM at up to 384kS/s, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format or dCS-encrypted DSD. 3x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono and 1x BNC connectors. Each accepts PCM at up to 24 bit 192kS/s or DSD/64 in DoP format. 1x SPDIF optical on a Toslink connector accepts PCM at up to 24 bit 96kS/s.

    • Mechanism

      TEAC Esoteric VMK3 VRDS Neo.

    • Analogue Outputs

      Output levels: 0.2, 0.6, 2 or 6V rms for full-scale input. Balanced outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x 3-pin XLR male connectors (pin 2 = hot, pin 3 = cold). These outputs are electronically balanced and floating. Output impedance is 3Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (10k – 100kΩ is recommended). Unbalanced outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x RCA phono connectors. Output impedance is 52Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (10k – 100kΩ is recommended).

    • Wordclock I/Oworldclock Io

      2x Wordclock Inputs on 2x BNC connectors, accept standard wordclock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz. Data rate can be same as clock rate or exact multiple of clock rate. Sensitive to TTL levels. Wordclock Output on 1x BNC connector. In Master mode, a TTL-compatible wordclock appears on this output.

    • Residual Noise

      16-bit data: Better than –96dB0, 20Hz - 20kHz unweighted. 24-bit data: Better than –113dB0, 20Hz - 20kHz unweighted. (6V output setting)

    • L R Crosstalk

      Better than –115dB0, 20Hz - 20kHz.

    • Spurious Responses

      Better than –115dB0, 20Hz - 20kHz.

    • Filters

      PCM mode: up to 6 filters give different trade-offs between the Nyquist image rejection and the phase response. DSD mode: 4 filters progressively reduce the out-of-audio band noise level, a 5th filter offers a minimum-phase roll-off.

    • Conversions

      User-selectable upsampling to DXD, DSD/128 or DSD/64.

    • Software Updates

      Download available via Vivaldi One App.

    • Local Control

      dCS Vivaldi One App for Unit Configuration and Playback. RS232 interface (via 3rd party automation system). dCS Universal IR remote control is included.

    • Power Supply

      Factory set to 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC, 50 / 60Hz.

    • Power Consumption

      40 Watts typical / 60 Watts maximum