ARCAM CDS50 CD/SACD Network Player


With the Arcam CDS50 you don’t have to choose between CD and streaming, you get them both – replayed to the highest standards.

The Arcam CDS50 is a brand new audio disc player supporting SACD and CD formats as well as network streaming capability up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Like the CDS27 before it, this unit lifts the performance standard for competitors and is arguably Arcam’s best CD player to date.

  • Plays all disc formats, including SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW
  • Supports audio file formats including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA
  • Streaming through the music life app
  • Total harmonic distortion + noise = 0.002%

Digital Inputs

  • DAC: ESS9038 32-bit/192kHz Delta-Sigma DAC
  • Signal/Noise Ratio (Awtd): 118dB unbalanced, 122db balanced
  • Harmonic Distortion (1kHz): <0.0008%
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz ± 0.5dB
  • Output Level (0dB): 2.2Vrms unbalanced, 4.5Vrms balanced
  • Output Impedance: 47Ω unbalanced, 600Ω balanced
  • Minimum Recommended Load: 5kΩ
  • RMS Jitter: < 20 psec
  • Digital input connections: Optical 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz;  Coaxial 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Bit depth: 16-bit – 32-bit

Digital Interfaces

  • USB: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbps)
  • Ethernet: 10/100Mbps
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n


  • Mains voltage: 110–240V, 50–60Hz
  • Maximum power consumption: 20W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 433 x 87 x 283mm (including feet and control knob)
  • Weight (net): 5.3kg
  • Weight (gross): 7.3kg

Supplied Accessories

  • Mains leads
  • Remote control
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • Wi-Fi Antenna
Additional Information
Weight 5.3 kg
Dimensions (DxWxH) 283 × 433 × 87 mm