Accuphase DP-450 CD Player

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The Ultimate in Sonic Excellence

The Accuphase DP-450 isn't just about technical prowess; it elevates the listening experience. Every detail from your favorite CD's comes alive with breathtaking accuracy. More than just a CD player, the Accuphase DP-450 is a statement piece for any a true audiophile. Rediscover the magic of your CD collection.

The Accuphase developed, high-rigidity, high-precision drive optimized for CD reproduction, along with a super-quiet and smooth disc loading mechanism ensure pure signal readout of the highest order. The CD transport section and digital processor are kept completely separate. In addition to a USB input, coaxial and optical connectors are provided for digital input and transport output. Quality construction and highly advanced digital technology fully reveal the potential of the CD medium and provide a listening experience that opens up new emotional depths even with familiar music sources.


Highly rigid and precise CD drive unaffected by external vibrations

The highly rigid CD drive employs a stiff construction that not only minimizes vibrations from the internal rotation but also absorbs any external vibrations, whether large or small. The rigid mechanism base is fully integrated with the massive and highly rigid chassis, resulting in a strong frame structure with elaborate and sophisticated construction.

MDS type D/A converter

MDS (Multiple Delta Sigma) is a revolutionary approach that employs several delta-sigma type D/A converters connected in parallel, for drastically improved performance. The same digital signal is supplied to each converter, and the output of the converters is summed before being sent to subsequent stages. In the DP-450, four converter circuits are used in parallel. This improves overall performance by a factor of about 2 as compared to a single converter circuit. Because the performance improvement afforded by the MDS principle is independent of signal frequency and signal level, output signal noise at very low levels is also successfully minimized, a feat that is very difficult to achieve with conventional delta-sigma converters.


Filter amplifier with ANCC topology

ANCC (Accuphase Noise and Distortion Cancelling Circuit) is a newly developed topology that improves performance by canceling noise and distortion components. THD is minimised, and noise performance is improved to the level of the canceling amplifier. Gain distribution is optimized through measures such as increasing the gain in the filter circuit's input stage, thereby elevating performance to a level that rivals the technology of higher-ranked models.

Non-resonant design

If there is overlap between the rotation frequency of the spindle motor that turns the disc for playback and the resonance frequency of the viscous dampers that support the traverse mechanism, the risk of pickup dropouts increases and sound quality may deteriorate. It is therefore crucial to design the player components in such a way that resonance points within this frequency band are avoided. As a result of numerous listening tests and a series of careful vibration measurements, Accuphase engineers were able to achieve optimum isolation between the traverse mechanism and the CD drive itself. Contact sections of individual metal parts employ a sophisticated frame construction that further contributes to keeping resonances in the pickup vicinity to an absolute minimum.


Digital inputs and outputs for COAXIAL, OPTICAL, and USB (input only)

Harnessing the high performance of the built-in processing section, data from other digital equipment can be supplied to the DP-430 via the digital inputs and played back with high sound quality.

Format: Standard CD format

Quantization: 16 bits

Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz

Error correction principle: CIRC

Number of channels: 2

Revolution speed: 500 to 200 rpm (CLV)

Scan velocity: 1.2 to 1.4 m/s, constant

Data Read Principle: Non-contact optical pickup

Laser Diode GaAlAs (double hetero-junction visible-spectrum semiconductor laser diode) Wavelength: 667 nm

Transport Outputs COAXIAL Format: IEC 60958 compliant

OPTICAL Format: JEITA CP-1212 compliant

Digital Inputs COAXIAL Format: IEC 60958 AES-3 compliant

Suitable cable: 75-ohm coaxial digital cable

OPTICAL Format: JEITA CP-1212 compliant

Suitable cable: JEITA standard optical fiber cable

USB Format: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbps) compliant

Suitable cable: USB 2.0 cable

Sampling Frequencies:

COAXIAL: 32 kHz to 192 kHz (16 to 24 bits, 2-channel PCM)

OPTICAL: 32 kHz to 96 kHz (16 to 24 bits, 2-channel PCM)

USB:32 kHz to 384 kHz (16 to 32 bits, 2-channel PCM) 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz (1-bit 2-channel DSD) (11.2896 MHz: ASIO only) D/A Converter 4MDS principle

Frequency Response: 0.7 to 50,000 Hz +0, –3.0 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.0008% (20 to 20,000 Hz)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 119 dB

Dynamic Range: 116 dB

Channel Separation: 113 dB

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 –60.0 dB in 1-dB steps (digital)

Power Requirements: 120/220/230 V AC, 50/60 Hz (voltage as indicated on rear panel)

Power Consumption: 11 W

Max. Dimensions Width: 465 mm, Height: 151 mm, Depth: 393 mm

Mass: 13.7 kg, 20.0 kg in shipping carton

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