Accuphase DP-550 Super Audio CD Player is the penultimate Reference Player.
The Accuphase DP-550 features an exclusive mechanism developed in-house and benefits in many ways from the advanced technology of the flagship models. It is a high-performance integrated SA-CD/CD player that represents the fruits of intensive research and many extended listening sessions.
High-performance integrated SA-CD/CD player — Newly developed high-grade SA-CD/CD drive combined with exquisite disc tray and ultra-quiet disc loading mechanism ensures smooth operation. Innovative MDS+ type D/A converter using four parallel DAC circuits achieves straight D/A conversion of DSD signal. Separate configuration of transport and processor sections, each equipped with a set of HS-LINK, coaxial, optical, and USB (input only) connectors.
The digital processor section of the DP-550 features an innovative method called MDS+ (Multiple Delta Sigma+) developed by Accuphase. The D/A converters in the DP-550 are the latest Hyperstream™ types (ES9008 from ESS Technology Inc.).
- High-grade SA-CD/CD drive
- MDS+ type D/A converter with four parallel devices
- Support for playback of DSD discs in DSF file format
- Direct Balanced Filter with separate line and balanced signal paths
- HS-LINK and USB digital interface
- Transport outputs and digital inputs allow insertion of DG-48 into signal path for sound field correction
- Phase selector for balanced outputs
- Numeric indication of sampling frequency