Accuphase DP-55 CD Players

5/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

Single-enclosure CD player with ultra-precise MMB D/A converter allows independent use of high-performance processor section with superb sound. Digital inputs/outputs allow coaxial and optical connections. Fully digital control of CD mechanism achieves optimization of servo parameters in real time. Noise-free analog output with totally balanced configuration.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dddirtman a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2005

Bottom Line:   
love the sound of this player makes cd sound verry close to sacd
built verry well
my system-
krell krs100s
krell kav-hts
accuphase dp55
thiel cs-5i

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   used dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zoltan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This review is for Accuphase DP 55V, which is very much upgraded from DP 55.
I was looking for 'my last CD player'(before SACD or DVD-A) for several month. My budget was limited to $1500. The final shortlist included Arcam FMJ 32 which had several excellent reviews in English magazines and also on this site, and Accuphase DP 55V which is only 20% more expensive than the Arcam in Japan. I made two direct comparisons, in two different shops, with my own CDs. The Accuphase is clearly in a different class. The soundstage was wider, deeper and the dynamics were incomparably better, especially regarding the bass . I listened to some live recordings, and while the Arcam sounded as a decent live recording, the Accupase sounded as if I was sitting in the audience. I know that this machine costs several times more in the US and Europe than over here, but if you have a chance, listen to it before you make a decision.
My system:
Accuphase DP 55V
Denon PMA 2000MkII (to be replaced next)
PMC FB1 speakers
Wireworld Eclipse III interconnect
Acrotec speaker cables
Quadraspire rack, etc.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   SH in Japan: AudioUn



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pantanaso a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
sorry for my english.
i have buy the new model dp 55 v with the new mds converter at 24 bit.
wonderfull cd player in every voice: deep bass and soundstage, very liquid midrange range and perfect treble for one of the few machine that sound cd like a sacd, but at same price no sacd sound cd like this Accuphase dp 55 v .

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $4200.00

Purchased At:   lyrics hi-fi




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