Following the launch of the dCS Ring DAC™ APEX, and the new Rossini and Vivaldi APEX models, dCS have announced the release of a new, limited-edition version of the Vivaldi One—the extremely popular all-in-one Network Music Player and CD/SACD Player.
The Vivaldi One was originally released in 2017 to mark dCS’ 30th anniversary. Inspired by the success of the Vivaldi series—which comprises a DAC, Upsampler, CD/SACD Transport and Master Clock—dCS set out to create a limited-edition system that distilled the Vivaldi’s core features and technologies into a single, exquisitely finished playback device.
Just 250 Vivaldi One systems were produced, and they quickly sold out. Since then, the Vivaldi One remained in high demand, dCS had to focus their attention to the APEX upgrade for Vivaldi and Rossini players, but now they are in a position to release another limited run of the One.
The new dCS Ring DAC™ APEX hardware is measurably better in several ways, and brings a range of sonic improvements, with listeners noting enhanced dynamics, rhythm and timing, greater soundstage resolution and image focus, blacker backgrounds, and a heightened sense of realism. Adding this to the Vivaldi One gives an incredibly exciting product.
Just 50 units will be available in anodised silver or black—classic dCS finishes. The system will be unveiled at the 2022 Munich High-End show, and dCS will host demonstrations throughout the four-day event. The first units will be ready to ship early June.
Pricing information to follow early May.