dCS Scarlatti SACD/CD playback system Specifications
dCS Scarlatti Upsampling SACD/CD Transport: Drawer-loading, dual-laser SACD/CD transport with DSD datastream output via IEEE1394 FireWire interface. Digital outputs: 2 AES/EBU (XLR); 1 BNC, 1 TosLink optical S/PDIF (both RCA); 2 BNC for single S/PDIF-2; 2 each IEEE1394 digital (dCS-encrypted DSD), SDIF-2 BNC. Word clock In/Out, SUC multipin connector for RS-232 control. Includes Philips Pronto 9400 remote control, BNC cable, IEEE1394 cable.
Dimensions: 20.2" (513mm) W by 5.5" (140mm) H by 16.7" (424mm) D. Weight: 43.2 lbs (19.6kg).
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: STT5851.
Scarlatti DAC: D/A processor with 5-bit, 2.822 or 3.07MS/s oversampled, dCS-patented Ring DAC topology, switchable reconstruction filters (46), remote control, integral digital volume and balance controls. Inputs: dual and single AES/EBU XLR, 2 RCA, BNC, TosLink, word clock BNC, 2 BNC for 1 SDIF-2, PCM or DSD, IEEE1394 In/Out. Digital output: word clock BNC. Analog outputs: XLR balanced, RCA single-ended. Sample rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96kHz on single-wire interfaces and SDIF-2/word-clock input, auto-selected (optical inputs not guaranteed at 88.2 or 96kHz); 88.2, 96, 176.4, or 192kHz on dual AES interface, auto-selected. 2.822MS/s for DSD on IEEE1394 interface requires 44.1kHz word clock. Frequency responses (set to filter 1): Fs=32kHz: 10Hz15kHz, +0.1/0.5dB. Fs=44.1 or 48kHz: 10Hz20kHz, ±0.1dB. Fs=88.2 or 96kHz: 10Hz20kHz, ±0.1dB. Fs=176.4 or 192kHz: 10Hz20kHz, ±0.1dB. DSD: 10Hz20kHz, ±0.1dB.
Dimensions: 18.3" (465mm) W by 3" (75mm) H by 16" (405mm) D. Weight: 24.9 lbs (11.3kg).
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: SDC5904.
Scarlatti Master Clock: Class 1 Master Clock with dual VCXO, temperature-compensated. Clock frequencies: 44.1 or 48kHz. Clock accuracy: better than ±1ppm when shipped (guaranteed for 12 months from shipping), typically ±0.1ppm when shipped and stabilized. Word-clock output: 8 independently buffered outputs on 75 ohm BNC connectors. Reference input: external reference input on one 75 ohm BNC connector. Accepts word-clock or AC coupled signals at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96kHz, or 1, 5, or 10MHz. Lock range: ±300ppm. Startup time: typically 1 minute to rated accuracy.
Dimensions: 18.3" (465mm) W by 3" (75mm) H by 16" (405mm) D. Weight: 21.6 lbs (9.8kg).
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: SCK5913.
Scarlatti Upsampler: Digital-digital processor, with remote control and switchable upsampling filters (4), that upsamples input data to high sample-rate PCM (up to 192kHz) or DSD (1-bit data at 2.822MHz). Inputs: USB2.0, S/PDIF RCA (x2), S/PDIF BNC, S/PDIF Toslink optical, AES/EBU, word-clock In/Out, SDIF-2 BNC. Outputs: IEE1394 (x2), AES/EBU (x2), configurable as single or dual link, S/PDIF RCA, S/PDIF BNC, SDIF-2 BNC.
Dimensions: 18.3" (465mm) W by 3" (75mm) H by 16" (405mm) D. Weight: 22.2 lbs (10.1kg).
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: SUP5862.
Finishes: Silver or Black.
System Price: $79,996. Approximate number of dealers: 24. Warranty: 3 year parts & labor from date originally shipped from dCS to original owner only.
Manufacturer: dCS (Data Conversion Systems), Ltd., Mull House, Great Chesterford Court, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1PF, England, UK. Web: www.dcsltd.co.uk. US distributor: dCS America, P.O. Box 544, 3057 Nutley Street, Fairfax, VA 22031. Tel: (617) 314-9296.