Accuphase DC-1000 Digital Audio Processor



Precision MDSD Digital Processor

Accuphase make some of the finest audio equipment in the world and we can't recommend them highly enough. All of their components will deliver a marked improvement to any system and are a fantastic base to a new build or an unparalleled upgrade to an existing one.

The Accuphase DC-1000 Digital to Analogue converter breaths life into the CD and SA-CD format. Paired with the DP-1000 SACD transport the performance rivals that of high end turntables.


Digital signal processing is implemented through an ultra high speed FPGA in conjunction with innovative MDSD reproduction technology, forming a double-speed high-precision moving-average filter circuit for straight D/A conversion of the DSD signal. Eight digital inputs including USB with support for 11.2896 Mhz (1 bit 2-channel DSD) and 384 kHz (32 Bit 2 Channel PCM), as well as an HS-Link Connector (Ver. 1 and 2) provide enhanced versatility for the ultimate in performance and sonic purity.

The DC-1000 brings an 11% improvement in noise levels over the DP-950 at just 123dB.


  • MDS++ type D/A Converter with 8 Parallel circuits and support for 384 kHz (32 bit 2 Channel PCM) The Parallel implementation which is incredibly difficult to achieve compared to a single converter circuit improves overall performance by a factor of three. 
  • High-performance ES9038PRO DAC Chip
  • “Direct Balanced Filter” performs totally separate analog low-pass filtering for line and balanced signal paths.
  • D/A converter printed circuit boards made from glass fluorocarbon resin with low dielectric constant and low loss.
  • Eight digital inputs: HS-LINK Ver. 1 and 2, balanced, coaxial (3), optical (2), USB.
  • Coaxial and optical digital outputs.
  • Line and balanced analog outputs. Phase selector switch for balanced output.
  • Completely separate construction of digital and analog sections, each powered by a dedicated high-efficiency toroidal transformer.
  • Massive wood cabinet with natural grain, individiually finished by master craftpersons

Supported sampling frequencies

  • HS-LINK Ver. 2 32 kHz to 384 kHz (16 to 32 bit 2-channel PCM). 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz  1bit 2 channel DSD)
  • USB, 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz (16 to 32 bit 2 channel, 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz (1 bit 2 channel DSD) (11.2896 MHz ASIO only)
  • COAXIAL, BALANCED: 32 kHz to 192 kHz / 16-24 bit (2-channel PCM)
  • OPTICAL: 32 kHz to 96 kHz / 16-32 bit (2-channel PCM)

Digital outputs

  • COAXIAL: Format: IEC 60958 compliant
  • OPTICAL: Format: JEITA CP-1212 compliant

D/A converter

  •  8 MDSD principle (DSD signal)
  • 8 MDS++ principle (PCM signal)

Frequency response

  • 0.5 to 50,000 Hz +0, −3 dB

Total harmonic distortion

  • 0.0004% (20 to 20,000 Hz)

Signal-to-noise ratio

  • 123 dB

Dynamic range

  • 121 dB

Channel separation

  • 120 dB (20 to 20,000 Hz)

Output voltage and impedance

  • BALANCED: 2.5 V 50 ohms, balanced XLR type
  • LINE: 2.5 V 50 ohms, RCA phono jack

Output level control

  • 0 dB to −80 dB (digital)

Power requirements

  • 230 V AC (voltage as indicated on rear panel) 50 Hz

Power consumption:

  • 36 Watts

Maximum dimensions

  • 477 mm (W) × 156 mm (H) × 394 mm (D)


  • 24.4 kg net, 32.0 kg in shipping carton

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