In common with the Scarlatti and Paganini ranges, Puccini uses our proprietary DSD signal processing and dCS Ring DAC. When playing a CD or a source via the digital inputs, Puccini can upsample conventional PCM to DSD and offers the choice between PCM or DSD playback.
A number of optimised DSP filter options elevate the performance further and allow listeners to use Puccini as a standalone DAC or the ultimate one-box CD/SACD player.
Puccini sets the performance standard for single-box CD/SACD players and DACs by optimising key dCS technologies in one stunning chassis. It also features a digital volume control (allowing you to connect directly to a power amplifier), as well as two digital inputs so other digital sources in your system can benefit from the onboard dCS Ring DAC™. A precision VCXO clock generator is housed in Puccini, and this can also be synchronised to an external master clock to further reduce jitter and improve performance.
Matching the Puccini Player with a U-Clock reduces jitter to even lower levels, improving on an already spectacular sound by taking it into an entirely new domain. With the clock added, images snap into sharper focus, the music gains authority and power, as well as offering noticeably higher detail resolution. Puccini U-Clock also features a USB to S/PDIF converter, which lets Puccini owners play high resolution music stored on computer via the legendary dCS Ring DAC inside the Puccini Player.
Puccini benefits from our ‘soft’ approach to programmable logic that allows new software to be loaded from a dCS update disc to add new features and adapt to changes in digital formats.