Accuphase DP-55 CD Players

DP-55

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.

User Reviews (3)

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dddirtman   AudioPhile [Apr 24, 2005]
Strength:

smoother sound than my prievios machine (kav-300cd) amazing detail and sounstaging verry good bass

Weakness:

none detected yet well the remote ,like the krell unit is cheap plastic

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

Similar Products Used: krell kav300-cd mcintosh 7009
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Zoltan   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 24, 2002]
Strength:

details, bass, soundstage, design

Weakness:

nothing obvious

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.

Similar Products Used: Kenwood, Technics, Arcam (for comparison only)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
pantanaso   AudioPhile [May 28, 2002]
Strength:

sound, sound, sound...

Weakness:

sacd ?

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 .

Similar Products Used: burmester, mark levinson
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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