The new dCS Rossini DAC makes superlative sounding music from a wide range of digital sources, simply integrating your digital music and setting the performance standard for digital playback.
This single-box digital music player features the legendary dCS Ring DACTM and signal processing platform plus a custom high performance UPnP music streamer.
Rossini plays music through an array of industry-standard USB, AES and S/PDIF digital inputs, and can stream over Ethernet from a NAS drive or online music services such as TIDALTM, SpotifyTM and from Apple devices via AirplayTM .
Designed for flexibility and ease of use without compromise, Rossini uses the very latest dCS Digital Processing Platform and Ring DACTM technology, originally developed for the flagship Vivaldi series. Its single FPGA brings improved signal processing and superior flexibility, effectively making it future-proof.
Rossini DAC has a powerful new user interface, plus a custom control app that lets listeners manage their music playback from any source in an elegantly simple way – accessing music streaming services, digital and UPnP sources from one control point. The Rossini app also features an intuitive install and configuration wizard for ease of set-up.
Featuring DXD upsampling as standard, the multi-stage oversampling design offers optional DSD upsampling plus an extensive selection of DSP filters to suit individual taste and music choice. The network streaming functionality within Rossini DAC is unparalleled in its processing power and jitter performance, and currently runs at up to 24-bit, 384kS/s and DSD128, supporting all major lossless codecs, plus DSD in DoP format and native DSD.
Rossini supports the simple yet highly effective dCS ‘auto clocking’ architecture as used in Vivaldi, which minimises jitter and improves sound quality significantly.
Designed and made in Great Britain to the highest standards, Rossini’s elegant chassis uses aerospace-grade machined aluminium with internal acoustic damping panels to reduce sound-degrading mechanical vibration and magnetic effects. Multi-stage power regulation is employed, with twin mains transformers to isolate the analogue, digital and clock circuitry.
As with all dCS products, Rossini’s firmware can be easily updated via CD, USB or the new automated download and update facility. This lets dCS add new features and improve the performance of Rossini over its lifetime.
When listening to digital music through a Rossini system, listeners are immediately struck by its natural musicality and faithfulness to the original recording. It delivers a powerful and visceral sound yet is highly transparent too, making for an immersive and realistic listening experience.
Upsampling Network DAC.
Silver or Black.
444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 125mm/5.0”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.
dCS proprietary Ring DACTM topology.
Network interface on an RJ45 connector – Acts as a UPnPTM renderer in Asynchronous mode, streaming digital music from a NAS or local computer over a standard Ethernet network, decoding all major lossless formats including FLAC, WAV & AIFF at up to 24 bit 384kS/s native sample rate, plus DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DFF/DSF format.
Other supported formats include WMA, ALAC, MP3, AAC & OGG.
Some formats are limited to lower sample rates. Accepts data streamed from an iPod, iPhone or iPad via Apple AirPlay, 44.1 or 48kS/s only. Network Loop Out connector on a second RJ45 connector. USB 2.0 interface on a B-type connector operating in Asynchronous mode, will accept up to 24 bit PCM at up to 384kS/s plus DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format. Operates in Class 1 or 2 mode.
USB-on-the-go interface on type A connector operating in Asynchronous mode, streams digital music from a flash drive at up to 24 bit 384kS/s plus DSD/64 or DSD/128.
2x AES/EBU on 3-pin female XLR connectors.
Each will accept PCM at up to 24 bit 192kS/s or DSD/64 in DoP format. Used as a Dual AES pair, it will accept PCM at up to 384kS/s, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format or dCS-encrypted DSD.
2x SPDIF on 1x RCA Phono and 1x BNC connectors. Each will accept PCM at up to 24 bit 192kS/s or DSD/64 in DoP format. 1x SPDIF optical on a Toslink connector will accept PCM at up to 24 bit 96kS/s.
Output levels: 2V or 6V rms for full-scale input, set in the menu. Balanced outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x 3-pin XLR male connectors (pin 2 = hot, pin 3 = cold).
These outputs are electronically balanced and floating.
Output impedance is 3Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (10k-100kΩ is recommended).
Unbalanced outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x RCA phono connectors.
Output impedance is 52Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (10k-100kΩ is recommended).
2x Word Clock Inputs on 2x BNC connectors, accept standard word clock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz.
The data rate can be the same as the clock rate or an exact multiple of the clock rate. Sensitive to TTL levels. Word Clock Output on 1x BNC connector. In Master mode, a TTL-compatible word clock appears on this output.
24-bit data: Better than -113dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted. (6V output setting).
Better than -115dB0, 20Hz-20kHz.
Better than -105dB0, 20Hz-20kHz.
PCM mode: up to 6 filters give different trade-offs between the Nyquist image rejection and the phase response. DSD mode: 4 filters progressively reduce out-of-audio band noise level.
DXD as standard or optional DSD upsampling.
Loaded from CD-R via PCM digital inputs or PC via USB input. Download and update functionality available via Rossini App.
dCS Rossini App for Unit Configuration and Music Playback. RS232 interface (controlled by a 3rd party automation system). IR remote control – dCS premium remote control available as an optional extra.
Factory set to either 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC, 50-60Hz.
23 Watts typical / 28 Watts maximum.
Windows Vista / 7 / 8.1 / 10, Mac OSX 10.10. dCS USB driver is required for Windows in Audio Class 2 Mode.
Review by Chris ThomasDownload
“The dCS Rossini has made previously skipable tracks part of my must listen regimen. Yes, my listening regimen. The audio antidote to stress is a great HiFi system with great music. It’s capable of restoring one’s health after days and weeks we’d rather forget.”
Review by Edgar KramerDownload
Review by John AitkinsonDownload
Review of dCS Rossini CD Player by Paweł Gołębiewski in Źródło: HFM 06/2016.
Review by Chris Binns
HiFi Critic April – June 2016
‘A performance that allows the listener to get deeply involved with the music, and more directly connects to the heart and soul with little or no effort. The Rossini excels in creating a sense of believable musical realism, and that is far closer to where I would like digital audio reproduction to be.’
Review by Jeff Dorgay
Tone Audio #77
The sutle growl in Plastikman’s “Mind Encode”
rolls out into my listening room in such a sinister,
encompassing way, it’s almost frightening. It
instantly reminds me of the aural magic that its
much more expensive sibling, the four box Vivaldi,
which until now was the only digital playback
system capable of being this visceral.
Review by Chris Binns
‘The Rossini excels in creating a sense of believable musical realism, and that is far closer to where I would like digital audio reproduction to be.’
Pocas marcas han sabido hilar tan fino a la hora de dotar de “alma” al audio digital doméstico
como la británica dCS. ¿El motivo? Un dominio de la tecnología “pro” más avanzada cuya expresión
más reciente la encontramos en el modelo Rossini, presentado en sociedad en el icónico loft de la
Por Salvador Dangla
by Michael Lavorgna, Audiostream
“The dCS Rossini DAC and Clock are capable of exploding the listening experience into a fabulous psychedelic adventure constrained only by imagination and time. ”
VIETNAM AUDIO VISUAL MAGAZINE
Review of dCS Rossini Streaming CD Player and Master Clock
“The dCS Rossini sets a high standard for digital audio of all kinds today. You may find ‘different’ but you won’t find ‘better’ at anything even close to this level.”
Alan Sircom, EditorDownload
Compatible with Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7.Download
These notes apply to the following software versions:
Network Firmware: 406
Vivaldi App: 1.4.9, Rossini App: 1.4.9*, Bartók App: 1.4.9*, Network Bridge App: 1.4.8
* New app release associated with this firmware update.
Crestron control system module for Rossini Player or DAC.
Please consult a qualified installer for support.Download
AMX control system module for Rossini Player or DAC.
Please consult a qualified installer for support.Download
Software version 1.0xDownload
Last updated 11 Feb 2016.Download