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When an artist creates music, they build a world: a universe of details that intertwine and collide to create something unique. Behind each of these fine details is a story, a thought, a feeling or an idea, and it’s only when we are able to hear them all that we can truly immerse ourselves in a performance and see the world that an artist wants us to see.

For us, these details extend beyond the physical or technical to encompass the very essence of music itself. By resolving all aspects of recorded sound, from the subtlest inflections and intonations, to the sense of space, depth, time and harmonic movement, we strive to uncover not just the artistry in a recording, but the emotion, tension and atmosphere that lies beneath - presenting an experience where music feels both ‘right’ and complete.

We achieve this through fearless engineering, exhaustive development and meticulous craft. Founded in 1987, we have spent over 30 years redefining the boundaries of digital audio, developing a succession of pioneering products and technologies that present sound with every last nuance intact.

With each product we create, we exercise the same care, thought and obsessive attention to detail as the artists and creatives our systems are built to serve. Each one of our systems is designed and hand-assembled in Cambridge, England, by our world-class team of designers, engineers and technicians: an extraordinary group of people who are united by a passion for music and an unwavering commitment to mastery of their field.


The Pioneer
Engineered for the ultimate listening experience, the Vivaldi APEX reflects our uncompromising attitude, relentless innovation, and obsessive attention to detail. Featuring a dedicated DAC, Upsampler, Clock and CD/SACD Transport, it separates the core aspects of the playback process for a performance that is technically precise and musically profound.



The Visionary
Our latest generation Rossini system combines state-of-the-art engineering with exquisite craftsmanship and a timeless aesthetic, delivering a performance that is equal parts detailed and expressive. Choose from an integrated Player or dedicated DAC, CD/SACD Transport and Clock for a unique experience that encapsulates our singular approach to digital playback.



The Modernist
The Bartók began with a singular vision: to combine our past, present and future, distilling 30 years of innovation into a beautiful, flexible and future-proof design that embodies the essence of dCS. Combining a DAC, Music Streamer, Upsampler, Pre-amp and Headphone Amplifier, it offers a remarkable experience for both headphone and stereo listeners.

dCS — The New Ring DAC APEX
Mercury Living Prescence Collaboration
Mercury Living Prescence Collaboration
New Lina launch videos (head-fi product)
New Lina launch videos (head-fi product)
dCS - The Lina Headphone Amplifier
dCS - Making of the Lina
dCS - The Lina Network DAC
dCS - The Lina Master Clock

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  • What’s Best Forum is THE forum for high end audio, product reviews, advice and sharing experiences on the best of everything else. This is THE place where audiophiles and audio companies discuss vintage, contemporary and new audio products, music servers, music streamers, computer audio, digital-to-analog converters, turntables, phono stages, cartridges, reel-to-reel tape machines, speakers, headphones and tube and solid-state amplification. Founded in 2010 What’s Best Forum invites intelligent and courteous people of all interests and backgrounds to describe and discuss the best of everything. From beginners to life-long hobbyists to industry professionals, we enjoy learning about new things and meeting new people, and participating in spirited debates.

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