dCS Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport MKII

Engineered for the ultimate listening experience, the Vivaldi APEX series reflects dCS’ uncompromising attitude, relentless innovation, and obsessive attention to detail. Presenting the Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport II.

The Mark II Transport ensures Vivaldi listeners experience the finest sound from their silver discs. It combines proven dCS Technologies and a dual wavelength laser mechanism in a meticulously crafted aluminum chassis.



  • Utilizes the latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform for state-of-the-art measured performance and unrivalled musical experience
  • Plays Red Book CDs in their native 16/44.1 format and simultaneously upsamples the data to either DSD, DSDx2 or DXD
  • Plays SACDs in their native DSD format and simultaneously downsamples the data to 16/44.1 format
  • Configuration Menu provides option to save / restore settings while EasyPlay feature improves ease of use
  • Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and superior tolerance to AC supply variations
  • Multi-stage power regulation ensures sensitive clock / PLL circuitry is unaffected by digital interference
  • Aerospace-grade machined aluminum chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects and vibration




  • Type: Upsampling CD/SACD Transport
  • Finish: Silver or Black
  • Mechanism: Sound United D&M SACD mechanism
  • Dimensions: 444mm/17.5” long x 435mm/17.2” deep x 178mm/7.0” high. Allow extra depth for cable connectors. Allow space for air flow around the unit
  • Weight: 23.0kg/50.7lbs
  • Digital Outputs: 1 x Dual AES Pair on 2 x 3-pin male XLR connectors (AES1+2). While an SACD is playing, the interface outputs encrypted DSD data. While a CD is playing, the Settings > Upsample Mode menu page sets the interface to output either encrypted DSD data (1 bit at 2.822MS/s) or DXD data (24 bits at 352.8kS/s) or DSDx2 data (1 bit at 5.644MS/s); 1 x AES interface on 3-pin male XLR connector (AES3). Outputs 16/44.1 data, whether a CD or SACD is playing. 2 x SPDIF interface on 1 x RCA Phono and 1 x BNC connectors. Each outputs 16/44.1 data, whether a CD or SACD is playing
  • Wordclock I/O: 1 x Word Clock Input on BNC connector, accepts standard Word Clock at 44.1, 88.2 or 176.4kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels. Lock range is +/-300ppm. 1 x Word Clock Output on 1x BNC connector. With the Transport in Master mode, a TTL-compatible Word Clock is output
  • Clock Accuracy: The calibration accuracy when shipped is +/-10ppm, (not temperature compensated)
  • Software Updates: Updates are loaded directly from CD-R
  • Local Control: dCS Universal Remote (supplied with Vivaldi DAC as standard) via the Mosaic app, RS232 app or a third party device
  • Power Supply: Factory set to either 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 16W typical / 50W maximum. Consumes less than 0.5W when powered down from the front panel


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