KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

This week esteemed British digital audio company dCS has announced a significant addition to their flagship Vivaldi range.

To celebrate their 30th anniversary year, they have announced the new limited edition Vivaldi One. Limited to just 250 uniquely numbered pieces, the Vivaldi One takes the technology seen in the usual 4-box Vivaldi system and minimises it to a single box.

Vivaldi One puts an integral CD/SACD transport alongside the latest dCS Ring DAC and combines with dCS’ state-of-the-art network streaming functionality.

Vivaldi One features the Esoteric VRDS Neo™ SACD-capable transport, allied to the latest generation dCS Ring DAC. It first appeared in high end dCS studio equipment nearly three decades ago, and has been continually refined and improved since then. Effectively a digital signal processing computer, the dCS Ring DAC and Digital Processing Platform runs PCM up to 24-bit, 384kS/s, DSD up to DSD128 and DSD in DOP format. Vivaldi One also supports all major lossless codecs including MQA. Driven by custom-designed software running on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chips and a microcontroller system. Offering twice the logic capacity of previous generations, Vivaldi One houses the latest 2.0 Ring DAC with double speed mapper, making it the highest expression of the dCS art. The result is an extraordinarily translucent sound, giving an exceptionally realistic window on the music being played. 

The One's aerospace-grade aluminium casework comes in a choice of three exquisite finishes, never before seen on dCS products. The Gloss White and Piano Black versions are finished by HQ Lacquer and Vivaldi One can be supplied plated in Decoplate ™ 24K Gold.

Vivaldi One will be available from June priced at £55,000. Get in touch for more details.