The Japanese company Accuphase has started selling the DP-770 optical disc player , which can simultaneously serve as a DAC for external signal sources.
The device is housed in a massive case of the company’s traditional design, which combines a golden front panel and an external wooden box. The transport mechanism responsible for playing SACD and CD discs is enclosed in a separate aluminum box weighing 6.9 kg , resting on special shock absorbers mounted, in turn, on a plate weighing 3.4 kg .
Each type of disc has its own separate laser head, which is selected using a switch on the front panel. The PCM signal, after being read, is sent to a DAC built on a dual ES9028PRO chip , while the DSD stream conversion is carried out by a proprietary MDSD unit .
In order to reduce the mutual influence of different circuits, they are all reliably isolated by partitions inside the housing. The power supply contains two solid transformers, each of which is enclosed in a separate casing. Model dimensions – 477 x 156 x 395 mm , weight – 28.5 kg .
SACD/CD player Accuphase DP-770 is sold on the European market for 18,990 euros