Vivaldi Plus Upsampler / Network Streamer


The Vivaldi digital to digital converter acts as the hub of your system, accessing music from any source and converting audio from it’s native sampling rate to high-resolution DSD, DXD or PCM.

It also streams high resolution audio files stored on a computer or network storage via UPnP, supporting high resolution audio up to and including 384kS/s and DSD/128 in DoP format. The network and USB interfaces run in asynchronous mode, which makes Vivaldi Upsampler immune to jitter from noisy computer master clocks.

Vivaldi Upsampler Plus will transform your listening experience, revealing astonishing detail and depth and taking your music collection to levels you have not heard before.

In-store purchase only, please call 0141 221 0221 or email glasgow@loud-clear.co.uk to reserve/enquire.

VIVALDI APEX – The Pioneer
Engineered for the ultimate listening experience, the Vivaldi APEX reflects dCS‘s uncompromising attitude, relentless innovation and obsessive attention to detail. Featuring a dedicated DAC, Upsampler, Clock and CD/SACD Transport, it separates the core aspects of the playback process for a performance that is technically precise and musically profound.

System Components:
Vivaldi DAC The digital heart of the system, Vivaldi DAC decodes digital audio with astonishing focus. Featuring the latest generation Ring DAC APEX, it delivers a performance unmatched in it’s realism, depth and emotion.

Vivaldi Upsampler The digital to digital converter, which acts as the hub of your system, accessing music from any source and converting audio from it’s native sampling rate to high-resolution DSD, DXD or PCM, providing a complete listening experience with astonishing detail and depth.

Vivaldi Master Clock Based on dCS‘s pioneering developments in studio and home audio, this Grade1 master clock generates a precise reference signal that keeps your Vivaldi system running in perfect sync,ensuring a natural, lifelike and three-dimensional performance.

Vivaldi CD/SACD Transport Combines a TEAC Esoteric VRDS Neo mechanism with proprietary dCS signal processing to extract revelatory levels of detail from CD and delivering the ultimate in silver disc replay.


Otherworldly Performance
With total precision and composure, the Vivaldi unravels even the most complex recordings with ease, projecting a sound that feels utterly natural and beautifully complete. Under its delicate hand and invisible touch, music comes alive, with each note unfolding to reveal a panoramic view of a recording or mix.

From the smallest inflections to the swiftest shifts in tempo and tone, it captures it all with a sense of perfect rhythm and flow. With its wide and far-reaching gaze, it uncovers not just the fine details in a recording, but the silences and spaces in between – the tension, drama and emotions that lie beneath.

Crafted for the purest musical expression, the Vivaldi is designed to disappear, leaving you absorbed in sound and immersed in the world that an artist creates. Its pioneering architecture builds on three decades of innovation to present dCS‘s most ambitious system yet: a four-chassis design with almost limitless potential.

With the Vivaldi’s launch, was devised a blueprint for a new generation of digital playback systems. dCS reimagined core technologies – including Ring DAC™ system, clocking architecture and the dCS Digital Processing Platform – and developed a new technical DNA that has shaped the creation of each dCS product since.

Unrivalled in its sonic and technical abilities, the Vivaldi has earned global acclaim for it’s groundbreaking design and captivating sound. A product of visionary thinking and fearless engineering, it remains the most revealing and lowest distortion playback system available – and its design continues to evolve.

With the Vivaldi APEX, dCS has once again redefined state-of-the-art in digital audio. Vivaldi DAC is further enhanced with the addition of next generation Ring DAC APEX™ hardware., taking Vivaldi’s world-leading performance to a new level – resulting in an even more immersive musical experience.

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Upsampler Plus / Network Streamer Key Features

  • Utilises the latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform for state-of-the-art measured performance and unrivalled fidelity
  • Designed for maximum flexibility, both input and output configuration can be optimised for systems with various digital sources
  • Comprehensive clocking architecture to minimise jitter
  • High quality streaming from TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer and internet radio via the dCS Mosaic Control app
  • Roon Ready, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and UPnP compatible
  • USB, AES, Dual AES and S/PDIF digital audio inputs
  • Auto clocking mode, Save/Restore settings, Universal Master Mode, the hiding of inactive inputs, DXD Lock and DSD Feed-through modes improve ease-of-use
  • Asynchronous Network and USB interfaces do not use the computer’s jittery clock
  • Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and superior tolerance to AC supply variations
  • Multi-stage regulation ensures sensitive clock and PLL circuitry is unaffected by digital interference
  • Aerospace-grade machined aluminium chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects and vibration



Type: Digital-to-Digital Converter

Colour: Silver or Black

Mechanism: Dual laser CD/SACD mechanism

Dimensions: 444mm / 17.5” x 435mm / 17.2” x 125mm / 5.0“. Allow extra depth for cable connectors

Weight: 14.2kg/31.3lbs

Digital Inputs: Ethernet network port on RJ45 connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DFF/DSF format; USB 2.0 interface on B-type connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DoP format; USB On-The-Go interface on A-type connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DFF/DSF format; 1 x AES/EBU input on 3-pin female XLR connectors, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format; 2 x SPDIF on RCA Phono connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM & DSD/64 in DoP format; 1 x SPDIF on BNC connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM & DSD/64 in DoP format; 1 x SPDIF optical on TOSLINK connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 96kS/s PCM

Digital Outputs: 2 x AES interface on 3-pin male XLR connectors, each outputs 24-bit 32 – 192kS/s PCM, DSD/64 in DoP format; 1x Dual AES Pair on 2x 3-pin male XLR connectors, outputs 88.2 – 384kS/s & DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format; 2 x SPDIF interface on RCA Phono and BNC connectors, outputs 24-bit 32 – 192kS/s PCM, DSD/64 in DoP format

Upsampling Rates: Data from any input may be converted to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 or 384kS/s or DSD/64 or DSD/128. The output sample rate must be equal to or greater than the input sample rate

Wordclock I/O: 2 x Word Clock Inputs on 2 x 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; 1 x Word Clock Output on 1x BNC connector. Outputs standard Word Clock at a frequency equal to the (single wire) output data rate, or 44.1kHz when set to output DSD

Spurious Responses: Better than -100dB0 @ 20Hz-20kHz for Fs> 32kS/s, 20Hz-14kHz for 32kS/s

Filters: A choice of anti-alias filters is available for 12 popular conversions

Software Updates: Downloaded and installed from the internet via Mosaic App

Local Control: dCS Mosaic App for Unit Configuration and Music Playback. dCS Universal Remote handset is supplied with Vivaldi DAC. RS232 (controlled by a third party device)

Power Supply: Factory set to either 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC, 50-60Hz

Power Consumption: 15 Watts typical/18 Watts maximum