Arcam CDS50

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Arcam CDS50 CD/SACD Network Player

Our most advanced CD, digital audio and network streaming player yet.


Arcam Audio

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0% – 3 Year Financing Available!! – $1320

Arcam CDS50 CD/SACD Network Player

The design of the HDA range draws upon all of Arcam’s experience as one of the UK’s most respected audio companies, to produce Arcam’s best performing range of audio products yet – using the best quality components and engineering practices, the HDA range is designed and built to give you years of listening enjoyment.

Our most advanced CD, digital audio and network streaming player yet.

In a sense, digital audio doesn’t exist. You’d have to be a particularly dull superhero to possess ears that can decode the millions of 1’s and 0’s that make up your CD collection or iTunes library. Whatever the source – be it a laptop, CD player, smartphone, USB stick – the result is just a vibration in your speakers. In other words, it all winds up analogue in the end.

Arguably, when playing from a digital format, the most vital component is the DAC, or Digital to Analogue Converter. We’ll spare you the bulk of the science, but this is what translates that otherwise lifeless binary code into audible sound energy. Bit-depth, meanwhile, is a key measure of audio quality.

So, if you’re listening to a 24-bit WAV copy of your favourite album through a DAC that only converts to 16-bit, there’s a good chunk of detail going to waste right there. That’s why we’ve included 32-bit DACs on the entire HDA range – the most commonly used bit-depth in digital recording – so you’re guaranteed the full aural picture of whatever the artist intended.


  • Plays all disc formats, including SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW
  • Supports audio file formats including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA
  • USB input
  • Superb 32-bit DAC built in
  • Streaming through the music life app
  • Total harmonic distortion + noise = 0.002%



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Arcam CDS50 CD/SACD Network Player

Analogue Audio Output
Digital to Analogue Conversion ESS9038 32-bit/192kHz Delta-Sigma DAC
Signal/Noise Ratio (Awtd) 118dB unbalanced, 122db balanced
Harmonic Distortion (1kHz) <0.0008% Frequency response 10Hz – 20kHz ± 0.5dB Output Level (0dB) 2.2Vrms unbalanced, 4.5Vrms balanced Output Impedance 47Ω unbalanced, 600Ω balanced Minimum Recommended Load 5kΩ RMS Jitter < 20 psecDigital Inputs
Supported sample rates
Optical 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
Coaxial 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Bit depth 16-bit – 32-bit
Digital Interfaces
USB USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbps)
Ethernet 10/100Mbps
Wireless 802.11b/g/n
Mains voltage 110–240V, 50–60Hz
Maximum power consumption 20W
Standby power consumption
Network standby power consumption 0.4W (auto standby after time set by user – see page EN-12)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
(including feet and control knob)
Weight (net) 5.3kg
Weight (gross) 7.3kg
Supplied accessories
Mains leads
Remote control
2 x AAA batteries
Wi-Fi Antenna