MONO VI

ACCUSTIC ARTS® MONO VI – Our statement in terms of audiophile mono power amplifier

MONO VI highlights

  • In response to numerous customer requests for more power, we have once again increased the output power of our reference power amplifier
  • Extremely powerful mono power amplifier; reference class
  • 20 selected MOS-FET output transistors of finest quality
  • Magnetically shielded and encapsulated toroidal core transformers of premium quality for highest output reserves
  • Gold-plated contact surfaces (components) improve the contact resistance of the MONO VI
  • Optimum smoothing thanks to more than 110,000 µF power supply capacity; premium quality capacitors (“Made in Germany”)
  • Very high damping factor for perfect speaker control
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® damping factor linearization (switchable)
  • Integrated protective circuit against clipping, HF oscillations,
  • overtemperature and too high DC offset
  • Integrated switch-on current limitation for highest operational safety
  • Balanced Input (XLR) and unbalanced input (RCA) – the inputs are switchable
  • All used components and parts are selected and of highest quality
  • Very high quality, gold-plated bi-wiring/bi-amping speaker terminal
  • Extremely stable and resonance optimized, massive aluminium housing; inlay made of massive, high gloss polished and chromed brass
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® MONO VI is “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Voltage gain:
30.0 dB

Power consumption without load:
approx. 125 watts

Power supply capacity:
approx. 110,000 µF

Input resistance:
balanced (XLR): 2 x 16 kΩ
unbalanced (RCA): 15 kΩ

Rated power output (at THD+N = 1 %):
> 1,600 watts on 2 Ω
> 1,500 watts on 4 Ω
> 950 watts on 8 Ω

Signal to noise ratio:
-96 dBA (ref. 6.325 V)

Distortion (THD+N):
0.002 % on 4 Ω load at 1 kHz and 10 watts

Dimensions (H x W x D)
328 x 530 x 545 mm / 12.9 x 20.9 x 21.5 inches

Weight:
approx. 74 kg | 163 lbs
+ 22 kg / 48.5 lbs flight case



AMP VI

ACCUSTIC ARTS® AMP VI – Our statement in terms of audiophile power amplifiers

AMP VI highlights

  • In response to numerous customer requests for more power, we have once again increased the output power of our reference power amplifier
  • Dual-mono reference power amplifier with completely isolated power supply for each amplifier channel
  • 40 selected MOS-FET output transistors of highest quality
  • 2 magnetically shielded and encapsulated toroidal core transformer of premium quality for highest output reserves
  • Gold-plated contact surfaces (components) improve the contact resistance of the AMP VI
  • Optimum smoothing thanks to more than 220,000 µF power supply capacity; premium quality capacitors (“Made in Germany”)
  • Very high damping factor for perfect speaker control
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® damping factor linearization (switchable)
  • Professional protective circuit against clipping, HF oscillations and too high DC offset
  • Integrated switch-on current limitation for highest operational safety
  • Balanced Input (XLR) and unbalanced input (RCA) – the inputs are switchable
  • All used components and parts are selected and of highest quality
  • Very high quality, gold-plated bi-wiring/bi-amping speaker terminal
  • Extremely stable and resonance optimized, massive aluminium housing; inlay made of massive, high gloss polished and chromed brass
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® AMP VI is “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Voltage gain:
30.0 dB

Power consumption without load:
approx. 240 watts

Power supply capacity:
approx. 220,000 µF

Input resistance:
balanced (XLR): 2 x 16 kΩ
unbalanced (RCA): 15 kΩ

Rated power output (THD+N = 0,1%):
> 2 x 1,600 watts on 2 Ω
> 2 x 1,500 watts on 4 Ω
> 2 x 950 watts on 8 Ω

Frequency response:
10Hz – 50 kHz +0/-0.5 dB
(at 10 watts on 4 Ω)

Damping factor:
> 500 at 1 kHz 10 W on 4 Ω

Signal to noise ratio:
-96 dBA (ref. 6.325 V)

Crosstalk:
105 dB with 1 kHz

Min. loudspeaker impedance:
2 Ω

Distortion (THD+N):
0.003 % on 4 Ω load at 1 kHz and 10 watts

Dimensions (H x W x D)
328 x 530 x 545 mm / 12.9 x 20.9 x 21.5 inches

Weight:
approx. 82 kg / 180.4 lbs
+ 22 kg / 48.5 lbs flight case



ACCUSTIC ARTS POWER II

POWER II

ACCUSTIC ARTS® POWER II: Audiophile integrated stereo power amplifier with included headphones amplifier

POWER II highlights

  • Audiophile integrated stereo power amplifier with high output performance
  • 12 selected Bipolar output transistors of highest quality
  • Encapsulated 550 VA toroidal core transformer of premium quality for high output reserves; separate windings for preamp section and for power amp section
  • Integrated, switchable headphones amplifier of premium quality
  • Very good smoothing thanks to more than 80,000 µF power supply capacity
  • High damping factor for high output reserves
  • Integrated protective circuit switches ascents off when clipping, HF oscillations, too high temperature or too high DC offset occurs
  • Constant low operating temperature due to generously dimensioned heat sink
  • 2 x balanced high level inputs (XLR)
  • 3 x unbalanced high level inputs (RCA/Chinch), can be configured as high-level input or “SURROUND-BYPASS”
  • 1 x unbalanced output (RCA/Chinch), can be configured as high-level input or “SURROUND-BYPASS”
  • 1 x unbalanced pre-output (RCA/Chinch), configurable as RECORD output or preamp output
  • Separate level adjustment for each input
  • Premium quality, gold-plated speaker terminals
  • Premium quality, long-term stable relays
  • Highly accurate microprocessor-controlled volume control
  • Full metal housing for optimum shielding
  • Front panel made of brushed aluminum; turning knobs/push buttons made of massive and chromed brass
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® remote control RC II
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® POWER II is “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Inputs:
2 x balanced high level inputs (XLR)
3 x unbalanced high level inputs (RCA/Chinch)
1 x unbalanced inputs (RCA/Chinch)
as high level input or SURROUND-BYPASS (RCA)

Headphones output:
1 x metal female jack 6.3 mm; >25 Ω

Outputs:
1 x unbalanced pre-output (RCA); 47 Ω

Signal difference left/right:
< 0.4 dB (from 0 dB to -40 dB)

Input resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 kΩ
unbalanced: 50 kΩ

Total transformer power:
max. 550 VA (watts)

Power supply capacity:
more than 80,000 µF

Rated power output (at THD+N = 1.0 %):
2 x 345 watts on 2 Ω
2 x 320 watts on 4 Ω
2 x 205 watts on 8 Ω

Rise time / fall time:
4.6 µs with 4 Ω load

Signal to noise ratio:
-97 dBA (ref. 6.325 V) – A weighted

Distortion (THD+N):
< 0,015

Damping factor:
> 710

Power consumption:
approx. 61 watts (without load)

Dimensions (H x W x D)
145 x 482 x 440 mm / 5.7 x 19 x 17.3 inches

Weight:
approx. 23.0 kg / 50.7 lbs


TUBE PREAMP V PHONO

ACCUSTIC ARTS® TUBE PREAMP V PHONO – Audiophile fully balanced reference preamplifier

TUBE PREAMP V PHONO highlights

  • Audiophile reference preamplifier with a so called “tube hybrid” concept and 4 reference tubes (2 tubes per channel)
  • Fully balanced circuit design from input to output
  • Further optimized sound quality by new designed main board
  • Advantages of this “tube hybrid” technology:
    – very high bandwidth
    – very low distortion factors and a “good-natured” distortion spectrum
    – “analog” and very precise sound performance
    – 4 separated amplification paths, which are not influencing each other
  • Easy change of tubes without any adjustments just “plug and play”
  • Fully balanced circuit design from input to output
  • High end Class A output stage
  • New with color high resolution display
  • All used components are of outstanding quality (e.g. Burr Brown® OPA 627) and additionally selected; all relays have high quality gold-plated contacts
  • New 4-channel digital volume control for best crosstalk
  • All relays have high quality gold-plated contacts
  • 3 x fully balanced high level inputs (XLR) and 2 x unbalanced high level inputs (RCA)
  • 1 x unbalanced input (RCA) configured as “SURROUND-BYPASS”
  • 2 x fully balanced outputs (XLR) – 1 x AC coupled, 1 x DC coupled
  • 2 x unbalanced outputs (RCA) – 1 x AC coupled, 1 x DC coupled
  • 1 x headphone output, switchable (1/4″ stereo female jack)
  • 2 x unregulated, switchable output for the connection of an external headphone amplifier (1 x RCA/ Chinch), 1 x (XLR) Phase switch for 0° and 180°
  • 2 magnetically shielded, encapsulated 50 VA toroidal core transformer („Made in Germany“) of premium quality for high output reserves
  • Front panel, cover are made of massive and solid aluminium; turning knobs are made of massive and chromed brass
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® TUBE PREAMP V PHONO is “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Inputs:
3 x fully balanced high level inputs (XLR)
2 x Hochpegel, unsym. (RCA/Cinch)
1 x unbalanced high level input or surround bypass (RCA/Cinch)

Outputs:
2 x fully balanced line-out (XLR)
2 x unbalanced line-out (RCA)
1 x unbalanced fixed out (RCA/Chinch)
1 x unbalanced out (XLR)
1 x headphone output (1/4“ stereo female jack)

Frequency response:
DC – 50 kHz (+0 dB / -0.5 dB)
DC – 120 kHz (+0 dB / -1.5 dB)

Signal difference left/right:
< 0.2 dB (from 0 dB to -60 dB)

Crosstalk attenuation L‹-›R:
> 99 dB

Input resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 kΩ
unbalanced: 50 kΩ

Output resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 Ω
unbalanced: 50 Ω
AC coupled with 3.3 µF

Max. output voltage:
18 Veff

Signal-to-noise-ratio:
-95 dB (unweighted)
-103 dB (A-weighted)

Distortion (THD+N):
< 0,0015%

Power consumption:
approx. 20 watts (unit totally on)
<0.5 watts (stand-by)

Dimensions (H x W x D):
128 x 482 x 393 mm / 5.0 x 19 x 15.5 inches

Weight:
16.0 kg / 35.3 lbs.

PHONO:

Input capacitance MM:
50 pF – 425 pF (selectable in 25 pF-steps)

Input impedance MC:
47 Ω, 100 Ω, 220 Ω, 470 Ω (selectable)

Signal-to-noise-ratio MM:
-84 dB (A-weighted, referred to 775 mV)

Signal-to-noise-ratio MC:
-75 dB (A-weighted, referred to auf 775 mV)

Total harmonic distorsion (THD+N) MM:
0.007 % (referred to 775 mV bei 1 kHz)

Total harmonic distorsion (THD+N) MC:
0.04 % (referred to 775 mV bei 1 kHz)



DRIVE IV

Our new reference CD transport: ACCUSTIC ARTS® DRIVE IV

Perfect CD transport

The new DRIVE IV is a CD transport of the absolute reference class and works according to the top-loader principle. The unit is designed exclusively to play CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs in uncompromising quality.

The core of the DRIVE IV is the well-known high-end CD module CD-Pro8. Contrary to most other conventional designs, this module is equipped with a very solid diecast chassis in metal. The diecast chassis has excellent damping characteristics and simultaneously offers high stability and rigidity. The diecast chassis has excellent damping characteristics and simultaneously offers high stability and rigidity.

The CD module with its 3-beam laser is fitted in the DRIVE II using an elaborate construction with mechanical decoupling (subchassis design principle) and is integrated in its own solid aluminium housing.

Perfect power supply

In general, the building of a high-end CD drive requires a good power supply. Therefore, in the DRIVE IV, 2 separate generously dimensioned and magnetically shielded transformers of the highest quality serve to provide a perfect voltage feed. These transformers are produced especially for the DRIVE IV and are “Made in Germany” – just as all ACCUSTIC ARTS® transformers.

Attention was also given to providing the individual drive components requiring power such as the motor control, laser control, digital signal processing, display control and display heating with their own, generously dimensioned high performance power supply units. This prevents, for example, the power signal for the laser control having a negative influence on the power signal for the digital signal processing. To ensure the correct function of the individual power units, a high reservoir capacity was selected.

The perfect components

In order to attain absolute perfection, DRIVE IV exclusively uses selected components with narrow tolerances and the highest possible quality classification. A number of the individual components are also manually measured and matched together.

There are also no compromises with the housing: solid, carefully crafted aluminium plates combined with chrome-plated turned parts in brass serve to provide a fantastic touch quality and extreme stability. Stability is important to make sure that the CD being scanned can be read by the laser without any interference. Interfering pressure waves are prevented from reaching the CD through an ultra-stable slide cover which is also acoustically damped.

The laser beam is protected from negative influences by the solid drive cover produced in aluminium in the inside of the CD bay with a special, light-absorbing paint (Nextel®). This allows 100% absorption of any diffused light present. The exact positioning of the CD is made with a magnetic puck.

Perfect operation

As with all ACCUSTIC ARTS® devices the DRIVE II impresses through its easy operation. In modern times, where most electronic devices are overloaded with unnecessary functions, this is surely a welcome change for many music lovers.

The DRIVE II – MK2 can be operated with most of the basic functions even without using a remote control through two chrome-plated rotary and button controls. Both switch types are built to last an eternity. The switches are incredibly solid and the rotary switches produced in metal (“Made in Germany”) are equipped with gold-plated silver contacts which are absolutely corrosion-free and also allow thousands of switching cycles.

The user who requires further functions can use the enclosed remote control which is also easy to use. The remote control also has a brushed and anodised aluminium housing which optically matches the housing of the DRIVE IV.

The perfect sound experience

The result of the best individual components, thorough development, careful production, elaborate testing and innumerable listening sessions is the ultimate sound experience.

In combination with other ACCUSTIC ARTS® components music becomes perfect acoustics “Handmade in Germany”.

DRIVE IV highlights

  • Audiophile reference CD transport in top-loader design
  • High-Class CD mechanism (CD-Pro8) with heavy die-cast metal frame and involved mechanical decoupling, embedded in a massive aluminium housing (subchassis construction principle)
  • 2 generously dimensioned and magnetically shielded toroidal core transformers of premium quality (“Made in Germany”)
  • CD positioning in drive using exceptionally precise clamper, whereby the integrated magnet inside the clamper guarantees ideal pressing and smooth running
  • Extremely fine digital output stage with the following features:
    – separate transformer
    – separate extra large power supply unit with voltage stabilisation
    – output stage with extremely low jitter
  • All used components and parts are selected and of highest quality
  • Extremely stable, massive and resonance optimized housing, primarily made of 10 mm thick aluminium plates, ultra stable and acoustically damped top load cover; all chromed parts are made of massive brass
  • 2 premium quality rotary switches (“Made in Germany”) with gold-plated silver contacts
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® standard remote control
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® DRIVE IV is guaranteed “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Playable formats:
CD, CD-R, CD-RW

Digital outputs:
1 x S/P-DIF; coaxial
1 x S/P-DIF; TOSLINK

CD data format:
WAV

Dimensions (H x W x D)
165 x 482 x 375 mm / 6.5 x 19 x 14.8 inches

Weight:
approx. 22.5 kg / 49.5 lbs



TUBE PREAMP V

ACCUSTIC ARTS® TUBE PREAMP V – Audiophile fully balanced reference preamplifier

TUBE PREAMP V highlights

  • Audiophile reference preamplifier with a so called “tube hybrid” concept and 4 reference tubes (2 tubes per channel)
  • Fully balanced circuit design from input to output
  • Further optimized sound quality by new designed main board
  • Advantages of this “tube hybrid” technology:
    – very high bandwidth
    – very low distortion factors and a “good-natured” distortion spectrum
    – “analog” and very precise sound performance
    – 4 separated amplification paths, which are not influencing each other
  • Easy change of tubes without any adjustments just “plug and play”
  • Fully balanced circuit design from input to output
  • High end Class A output stage
  • New with color high resolution display
  • All used components are of outstanding quality (e.g. Burr Brown® OPA 627) and additionally selected; all relays have high quality gold-plated contacts
  • New 4-channel digital volume control for best crosstalk
  • All relays have high quality gold-plated contacts
  • 3 x fully balanced high level inputs (XLR) and 2 x unbalanced high level inputs (RCA)
  • 1 x unbalanced input (RCA) configured as “SURROUND-BYPASS”
  • 2 x fully balanced outputs (XLR) – 1 x AC coupled, 1 x DC coupled
  • 2 x unbalanced outputs (RCA) – 1 x AC coupled, 1 x DC coupled
  • 1 x headphone output, switchable (1/4″ stereo female jack)
  • 2 x unregulated, switchable output for the connection of an external headphone amplifier (1 x RCA/ Chinch), 1 x (XLR) Phase switch for 0° and 180°
  • 2 magnetically shielded, encapsulated 50 VA toroidal core transformer („Made in Germany“) of premium quality for high output reserves
  • Front panel, cover are made of massive and solid aluminium; turning knobs are made of massive and chromed brass
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® TUBE PREAMP V is “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Inputs:
3 x fully balanced high level inputs (XLR)
2 x Hochpegel, unsym. (RCA/Cinch)
1 x unbalanced high level input or surround bypass (RCA/Cinch)

Outputs:
2 x fully balanced line-out (XLR)
2 x unbalanced line-out (RCA)
1 x unbalanced fixed out (RCA/Chinch)
1 x unbalanced out (XLR)
1 x headphone output (1/4“ stereo female jack)

Frequency response:
DC – 50 kHz (+0 dB / -0.5 dB)
DC – 120 kHz (+0 dB / -1.5 dB)

Signal difference left/right:
< 0.2 dB (from 0 dB to -60 dB)

Crosstalk attenuation L‹-›R:
> 99 dB

Input resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 kΩ | unbalanced: 50 kΩ

Output resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 Ω | unbalanced: 50 Ω
AC coupled with 3.3 µF

Max. output voltage:
18 Veff

Signal-to-noise-ratio:
-95 dB (unweighted)
-103 dB (A-weighted)

Distortion (THD+N):
< 0,0015 %

Power consumption:
approx. 20 watts (unit totally on)
<0.5 watts (stand-by)

Dimensions (H x W x D):
128 x 482 x 393 mm / 5.0 x 19 x 15.5 inches

Weight:
16.0 kg / 35.3 lbs.



PREAMP V PHONO

ACCUSTIC ARTS® PREAMP V PHONO – Audiophile reference preamplifier

PREAMP V PHONO highlights

  • Audiophile reference preamplifier
  • Fully balanced circuit design from input to output
  • High end Class A output stage
  • Further optimized sound quality by new designed main board
  • New with high resolution display
  • All used components are of outstanding quality (e.g. Burr Brown® OPA 627) and additionally selected; all relays have high quality gold-plated contacts
  • New 4-channel digital volume control for best crosstalk
  • All relays have high quality gold-plated contacts
  • 3 x fully balanced high level inputs (XLR) and 2 x unbalanced high level inputs (RCA)
  • 1 x unbalanced input (RCA) configured as “SURROUND-BYPASS”
  • 2 x fully balanced outputs (XLR) – 1 x AC coupled, 1 x DC coupled
  • 2 x unbalanced outputs (RCA) – 1 x AC coupled, 1 x DC coupled
  • 1 x headphone output, switchable (1/4″ stereo female jack)
  • 2 x unregulated, switchable output for the connection of an external headphone amplifier (1 x RCA/ Chinch), 1 x (XLR) Phase switch for 0° and 180°
  • 1 magnetically shielded, encapsulated 50 VA toroidal core transformer („Made in Germany“) of premium quality for high output reserves
  • Front panel, cover are made of massive and solid aluminium; turning knobs are made of massive and chromed brass
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® PREAMP V PHONO is “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Inputs:
3 x fully balanced high level inputs (XLR)
2 x Hochpegel, unsym. (RCA/Cinch)
1 x unbalanced high level input or surround bypass (RCA/Cinch)

Outputs:
2 x fully balanced line-out (XLR)
2 x unbalanced line-out (RCA)
1 x unbalanced fixed out (RCA/Chinch)
1 x unbalanced out (XLR)
1 x headphone output (1/4″ stereo female jack)

Frequency response:
DC – 120 kHz (+0 dB / -0.5 dB)

Signal difference left/right:
< 0.2 dB (from 0 dB to -60 dB)

Crosstalk attenuation L‹-›R:
> 115 dB

Input resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 kΩ
unbalanced: 50 kΩ

Output resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 Ω
unbalanced: 50 Ω
AC coupled with 3.3 µF

Max. output voltage:
11 Veff

Signal-to-noise-ratio:
-99 dB (unweighted)
-102 dB (A weighted)

Distortion (THD+N):
< 0,001%

Power consumption:
approx. 20 watts
< 0.5 watts (stand-by)

Dimensions (H x W x D):
128 x 482 x 393 mm / 5.0 x 19 x 15.5 inches

Weight:
14.5 kg / 32.0 lbs.

PHONO:

Input capacitance MM:
50 pF – 425 pF (selectable in 25 pF-steps)

Input impedance MC:
47 Ω, 100 Ω, 220 Ω, 470 Ω (selectable)

Signal-to-noise-ratio MM:
-84 dB (A-weighted, referred to 775 mV)

Signal-to-noise-ratio MC:
-75 dB (A-weighted, referred to auf 775 mV)

Total harmonic distorsion (THD+N) MM:
0.007 % (referred to 775 mV bei 1 kHz)

Total harmonic distorsion (THD+N) MC:
0.04 % (referred to 775 mV bei 1 kHz)



PREAMP V

ACCUSTIC ARTS® PREAMP V – Audiophile fully balanced reference preamplifier

PREAMP V highlights

  • Audiophile reference preamplifier
  • Fully balanced circuit design from input to output
  • High end Class A output stage
  • Further optimized sound quality by new designed main board
  • New with high resolution display
  • All used components are of outstanding quality (e.g. Burr Brown® OPA 627) and additionally selected; all relays have high quality gold-plated contacts
  • New 4-channel digital volume control for best crosstalk
  • All relays have high quality gold-plated contacts
  • 3 x fully balanced high level inputs (XLR) and 2 x unbalanced high level inputs (RCA)
  • 1 x unbalanced input (RCA) configured as “SURROUND-BYPASS”
  • 2 x fully balanced outputs (XLR) – 1 x AC coupled, 1 x DC coupled
  • 2 x unbalanced outputs (RCA) – 1 x AC coupled, 1 x DC coupled
  • 1 x headphone output, switchable (1/4″ stereo female jack)
  • 2 x unregulated, switchable output for the connection of an external headphone amplifier (1 x RCA/ Chinch), 1 x (XLR) Phase switch for 0° and 180°
  • 1 magnetically shielded, encapsulated 50 VA toroidal core transformer („Made in Germany“) of premium quality for high output reserves
  • Front panel, cover are made of massive and solid aluminium; turning knobs are made of massive and chromed brass
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® PREAMP V is “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Inputs:
3 x fully balanced high level inputs (XLR)
2 x Hochpegel, unsym. (RCA/Cinch)
1 x unbalanced high level input or surround bypass (RCA/Cinch)

Outputs:
2 x fully balanced line-out (XLR)
2 x unbalanced line-out (RCA)
1 x unbalanced fixed out (RCA/Chinch)
1 x unbalanced out (XLR)
1 x headphone output (1/4″ stereo female jack)

Frequency response:
DC – 120 kHz (+0 dB / -0.5 dB)

Signal difference left/right:
< 0.2 dB (from 0 dB to -60 dB)

Crosstalk attenuation L‹-›R:
> 115 dB

Input resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 kΩ
unbalanced: 50 kΩ

Output resistance:
balanced: 2 x 50 Ω
unbalanced: 50 Ω
AC coupled with 3.3 µF

Max. output voltage:
11 Veff

Signal-to-noise-ratio:
-99 dB (unweighted)
-102 dB (A weighted)

Distortion (THD+N):
< 0.001%

Power consumption:
approx. 20 watts
< 0.5 watts (stand-by)

Dimensions (H x W x D):
128 x 482 x 393 mm / 5.0 x 19 x 15.5 inches

Weight:
14.5 kg / 32.0 lbs.



PLAYER IV

ACCUSTIC ARTS® PLAYER IV – Our new digital TOP-Loader

The PLAYER IV is an absolutely top-class CD player and D/A converter and the successor of the famous PLAYER II – MK2. For the CD module, the new CD Pro-8 as the replacement of the legendary Philips CDPro2 finds application.

The important features of the PLAYER IV include 4 digital inputs (XLR, coaxial, optical and USB) and the USB input works according to the latest asynchronous DSD256 technology.

The PLAYER IV is not only a top class CD TOP Loader, but also an externally usable D / A converter, which has both a coaxial and an asynchronous USB input for HD audio and DSD. Via these inputs, e.g. a laptop, MAC or PC, but also another digital source device.

The heart of the PLAYER IV is the new CD Pro-8 transport, which has been embedded in a massive, resonance-optimized ALU block. The excellent sounding D / A converter used in the PLAYER II works on the sophisticated 32/384 upsampling principle. For optimal connection, the PLAYER IV therefore has symmetrical outputs.

PLAYER IV highlights

  • CD-Player and high-quality D/A converter in one unit
  • High precision 32 bit/384 kHz upsampling technology
  • The famous transport CD Pro-8, with outstanding sound characteristics:
    – Solid metal cast chassis with elaborate mechanical decoupling
    – Storage of the drive in a solid aluminum housing (so-called subchassis construction principle)
    – Fixed CD in the drive by means of precise puck with integrated magnet, made of chromed brass
  • Separate D/A conversion function through 4 digital inputs:
    2 x coaxial (RCA), 1 x optical and 1 x USB 2.0 (512 asynchronous)
  • Playback of various HD audio data (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, etc.) up to DSD 512 from a PC or laptop via USB interface
  • 2 separate, generously sized power supplies for laser control, digital signal processing, display control and D/A converter section
  • Very high power supply capacity
  • 2 x 25 VA toroidal core transformer of premium quality (“Made in Germany”) for a stable power supply
  • Spatial separation of analog and digital section within the D/A converter for best possible signal-to-noise ratio
  • Resonance minimising metal housing
  • Front panel made of microlized aluminum
  • Now again with a chrome medal on the front panel
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® remote control
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® PLAYER IV is guaranteed “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

CD transport:
CD-Pro8

Playable formats:
CD, CD-R, CD-RW

Analog outputs:
1 x balanced – 2 x 33 Ω (XLR)
1 x unbalanced – 33 Ω (RCA)

Digital inputs:
2 x S/P-DIF; coaxial – 75 Ω (RCA)
1 x S/P-DIF; optical
1 x USB 2.0 (asynchronous) 32bit / 384kHz / DSD 512

Input data format:
Hi-res audio up to DSD 512
(ALAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV etc.)

D/A converter:
32 bit/384 kHz upsampling technology

Distortion (THD + N):
0,0001 %

Crosstalk:
< 106 dB with digital 0 dB

Dimensions (H x W x D)
165 x 482 x 375 mm / 6.5 x 19 x 14.8 inches

Weight:
approx. 23.0 kg / 50.7 lbs



PLAYER III

ACCUSTIC ARTS® PLAYER III: Premium CD player and high-quality D/A converter in one unit; high precision 32 bit/384 kHz upsampling technology; DSD compatible

The new star of the ACCUSTIC ARTS® top series is beyond doubt the PLAYER III. As well as being an excellent CD player, at the same time the PLAYER III can also be used as an external DA converter equipped with a coaxial and asynchronous USB input for HD audio and DSD. These inputs allow the connection, for example, of a laptop, MAC or computer, or any other digital source device. PLAYER III is able to read file formats up to DSD512.
The heart of the PLAYER III is a high-end traction-feed drive which is exclusively designed for audio applications. The drive has a high quality and resonance-optimized CD tray in aluminium and is guided by two metal bars. The excellent sounding DA converter used in the PLAYER III works according to the well-established 32/384 upsampling principle. With its classic stylish design and sophisticated technology, the PLAYER III is the perfect companion for our POWER II or the new POWER III. For optimal connectivity, the PLAYER III features balanced outputs for this reason.

PLAYER III highlights

  • Premium CD player and high-quality D/A converter in one unit
  • High precision 32 bit/384 kHz upsampling technology
  • High end tray loading CD drive mechanism (vibration de-coupled), which has exclusively been designed for audio applications
  • Damped, high quality drawer made of aluminium-ABS-compound guided with two metal bearings
  • Separate D/A conversion function with 4 digital inputs: 2 x coaxial (RCA), 1 x optical and 1 x USB 2.0 (DSD512 asynchronous)
  • Playback of different hi-res audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC etc.) up to 512 from PC or laptop via USB interface
  • 2 separate, generously sized power supplies for laser control, digital signal processing, display control and D/A converter section
  • Very high power supply capacity
  • 2 x 25 VA toroidal core transformer of premium quality (“Made in Germany”) for a stable power supply
  • Spatial separation of analog and digital section within the D/A converter for best possible signal-to-noise ratio
  • Resonance minimising metal housing
  • Front panel made of finely brushed aluminium; tray cover made of massive and chromed brass
  • Now again with a chrome medal on the front panel
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® remote control
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® PLAYER III is “Handmade in Germany”


Specifications

Playable formats:
CD, CD-R, CD-RW

Analog outputs:
1 x balanced – 2 x 33 Ω (XLR)
1 x unbalanced – 33 Ω (RCA)

Digital inputs:
2 x S/P-DIF; coaxial – 75 Ω (RCA)
1 x S/P-DIF; optical
1 x USB 2.0 (asynchronous) 32bit / 384kHz / DSD 512

Input data format:
Hi-res audio up to DSD 512
(ALAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV etc.) DSD 256

D/A converter:
32 bit/384 kHz upsampling technology

Distortion (THD + N):
0.0001 %

Crosstalk:
< 106 dB with digital 0 dB

Dimensions (H x W x D)
130 x 482 x 380 mm / 3.8 x 19.0 x 14.6 inches

Weight:
ca. 13 kg / 28.6 lbs