CDS50 CD Player

CD Players by Arcam
Arcam CDS50 CD Player - Grahams Hi-Fi
Arcam CDS50 CD Player - Grahams Hi-Fi
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Arcam CDS50 CD Player - Grahams Hi-Fi
Arcam CDS50 CD Player - Grahams Hi-Fi


CDS50 CD Player

  • SACD/CD player with Network streaming
  • UPnP audio streaming up to 24bit/192kHz
  • Sabre 32-bit DAC
  • Balanced and single-ended audio outputs
  • Optical and Coaxial Digital Inputs
  • Optical and Coaxial Digital Outputs
  • Free Arcam MusicLife control App

Arcam's new CDS50 offers outstanding performance from all forms of compatible audio media (SACDs, CDs and network media) and is Arcam's best digital player to date. Sitting in the new HDA range, Arcam has gone to great lengths to maximise the performance of this next generation player. As an example the CDS50 benefits from a critically damped cover and chassis to virtually eliminate damaging microphonic vibration from reaching the sensitive electronics inside. 

The CDS50 includes a reference ESS Sabre 9038 digital to analogue converter and a high precision re-clocking system, which all results in a fantastic audio quality that is effortless to enjoy.

The power supply has been specially designed for outright performance with discreet supplies on the drive, analogue audio and DAC boards to deliver significant benefits to the overall performance of each element and thus allow each section to work truly independently and without interference.

Grahams recommend you partner this amplifier with:

Please contact us to arrange a demonstration. 

Technical Specifications

Formats Supported


Analogue Audio Output

  • Digital to Analogue conversion: 24-bit 192kHz ESS Sabre 9038 DAC
  • Signal to noise ratio: 110dB CCIR
  • Harmonic distortion (1kHz): 0.002%
  • Frequency response (±0.5dB): 10Hz–20kHz
  • Output level (0dB): 2.2Vrms
  • Output impedance: 47Ω
  • Minimum recommended load: 5kΩ

Digital interfaces

  • USB: USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s)
  • Network: 10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX / Wi-Fi
  • Digital output connection: 75Ω Co-axial, Optical TOSLINK


  • Dimensions: W433 x D278 x H87mm
  • Weight: 6.2kg nett/8.5kg packed
  • Power consumption: 20W maximum
  • Digital output connection: 75Ω Co-axial, Optical TOSLINK