(Title:) Accuphase SACD DP-1000 and DC-1000
CD player Accuphase DP-1000 (Click on the picture to enlarge)

For its 50th anniversary, renowned Japanese manufacturer Accuphase has launched two new digital products in 2021. These are the DP-1000 SACD player and the DC-1000 digital-to-analog converter.

For the DP-1000 SACD player, special attention has been paid to eliminate vibrations as much as possible. Its reading mechanism has a total weight of 7.2 kg, with the 12 mm thick aluminum base alone weighing 3.8 kg. With a lowered centre of gravity and elastic damping parts that isolate the playback platform, harmful vibrations are largely cancelled out. A brushless, contactless motor is used to ensure quiet and reliable disc drive. The reading mechanism and the digital signal processing are each powered by their own toroidal transformer. The beautiful case is surrounded by massive wooden plates covered with a transparent mirror finish lacquer. The whole thing rests on solid carbon-based insulating legs. The SACD DP-1000 does not have a built-in D-A converter which means that it is only equipped with two digital outputs, one coaxial and one USB HS-Link. The tracks on the disc can be programmed in a personalized listening order.

DAC Accuphase DP-1000 (Click on the picture to enlarge)

The new DC-1000 converter is responsible for decoding the digital signals submitted to it. It is based on an ES9038-Pro chip by ESS Sabre. This chip has the particularity of containing eight channels in parallel, four of which can be used per channel. Thus, DSD files are supported up to 11.2 MHz resolution via the USB input and PCM files up to a maximum of 32 bits/384 kHz. According to Accuphase, modern technology such as the Multi Speed Double DSD principle can reduce harmonic distortion and background noise by 11%. The analog and digital sections are independently powered with their own transformers and voltage regulators. The balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analog outputs also have a completely separate signal path. The DC-1000 converter is equipped with three coaxial inputs, two optical inputs, an asynchronous USB input and a USB HS-Link input for connection to the DP-1000 player. The analog outputs are provided in unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR modes with adjustable output levels.

At the time of writing, the availability of these two exceptional devices in stores is not yet known, but we are talking about a retail price of $24,999 CAN each before taxes.