Accuphase DP-1000: Partitioned architecture with proprietary HS-LINK output

Accuphase DP 1000
Accuphase DP-1000

The Accuphase DP-1000 SACD / CD player does not have a built-in DAC, which means it has no analog signal output. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the new product is “the culmination of Accuphase’s 50-year quest to create the perfect vehicle.”

At the output, the device received only a digital coaxial RCA and a proprietary HS-LINK connector, which will allow transmitting the signal to the proprietary DAC recommended in this case – the DC 1000 model.

The DP-1000 enclosure is completely made of aluminum, with a heavy-duty Accuphase gold anodized front bezel. The picture is complemented by an old-school case with natural wood, made, lacquered and polished by hand by Japanese craftsmen.

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All this together weighs almost 30 kg – and it’s not about excess metal. On board – all-metal proprietary mechanics and two toroidal transformers for separate power supply, in fact, the drive and electronic components.

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Each structural module is located in a separate compartment, which provided complete shielding, including magnetic. It is clear that the power supply circuits, electronics and CD transport are separated from each other with great care.

The transport itself rests on a 12 mm thick aluminum base. Its chassis, as well as the CD / SACD tray and bridge connecting them, are also aluminum. The brushless type contactless motor is designed to provide increased smoothness, and together – to eliminate any harmful vibrations.

In Europe, SACD / CD transport of the Accuphase DP-1000 will cost 21,500 euros.

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