The new dCS Rossini range makes superlative sounding music from a wide range of digital sources, simply integrating your digital music and setting the performance standard for digital playback.
Rossini Master Clock is a simple to use Grade 1 master clock, based on our pioneering developments in studio and home audio. Featuring three separate clock outputs capable of outputting different frequencies, Rossini Master Clock allows Rossini DAC or Player users to benefit from the auto clocking mode in Rossini and optimise audio from various digital sources in a simple, fuss free way.
In a digital audio system, samples must be accurately transferred at the correct time. Instability in the sample timing is called jitter – this exists in all digital systems. Severe jitter results in timing errors in the delivery of data to the DAC, causing the analogue signal to be reconstructed inaccurately.
In a dCS system, the DAC can act as the system master clock, but listening tests have shown that there is no substitute for a high quality, dedicated master clock.
dCS pioneered the use of external clocks in digital audio systems. Our clocking technology has been continually refined so that our latest multi-stage Phase-Locked- Loop (PLL) system sets world-beating standards for accuracy and control of troublesome jitter from the incoming audio stream.
All dCS Master Clocks are subjected to rigorous in-house testing. The crystal oscillators are pre-aged, selected for long term stability and then individually calibrated over a wide temperature range to ensure consistent optimal performance. Rossini Master Clock uses a sophisticated microcontroller system to ensure smooth frequency correction as the temperature changes, and this approach gives a more stable result than either oven-controlled crystal oscillators or even atomic clocks.
All dCS Master Clocks are designed to generate industry-standard Word Clock over a 75 ohm coaxial cable. Other manufacturers’ equipment that has been designed to accept standard Word Clock can be used with our clocks.
When listening to digital music through a Rossini system, Rossini Master Clock improves on an already spectacular sound and takes it into an entirely new domain. Listeners are immediately struck by its natural musicality and faithfulness to the original recording. It delivers a powerful and visceral sound yet is highly transparent too, making for an immersive and realistic listening experience.
Class 1 Master Clock.
44.1kHz or 48kHz.
Silver or Black.
444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 64mm/2.6”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.
Better than +/-1ppm when shipped, over an ambient temperature range of 10°C to 30°C. Typically +/-0.1ppm when shipped and stabilised.
3 independently buffered outputs on 75Ω BNC connectors. Output 1: fixed at 44.1kHz Output 2: fixed at 48kHz Output 3: 44.1kHz, RS232 controllable.
Typically 1 minute to rated accuracy.
RS232 (limited to Power and Clock 3 output frequency).
Factory set to either 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC, 50-60Hz.
3 Watts typical / 4 Watts maximum.
Review by Chris ThomasDownload
Review by Edgar KramerDownload
Review by John AitkinsonDownload
Review of dCS Rossini CD Player by Paweł Gołębiewski in Źródło: HFM 06/2016.
Review by Chris Binns
HiFi Critic April – June 2016
‘A performance that allows the listener to get deeply involved with the music, and more directly connects to the heart and soul with little or no effort. The Rossini excels in creating a sense of believable musical realism, and that is far closer to where I would like digital audio reproduction to be.’
Review by Jeff Dorgay
Tone Audio #77
The sutle growl in Plastikman’s “Mind Encode”
rolls out into my listening room in such a sinister,
encompassing way, it’s almost frightening. It
instantly reminds me of the aural magic that its
much more expensive sibling, the four box Vivaldi,
which until now was the only digital playback
system capable of being this visceral.
Review by Chris Binns
‘The Rossini excels in creating a sense of believable musical realism, and that is far closer to where I would like digital audio reproduction to be.’
Pocas marcas han sabido hilar tan fino a la hora de dotar de “alma” al audio digital doméstico
como la británica dCS. ¿El motivo? Un dominio de la tecnología “pro” más avanzada cuya expresión
más reciente la encontramos en el modelo Rossini, presentado en sociedad en el icónico loft de la
Por Salvador Dangla
by Michael Lavorgna, Audiostream
“The dCS Rossini DAC and Clock are capable of exploding the listening experience into a fabulous psychedelic adventure constrained only by imagination and time. ”
VIETNAM AUDIO VISUAL MAGAZINE
Review of dCS Rossini Streaming CD Player and Master Clock
“The dCS Rossini sets a high standard for digital audio of all kinds today. You may find ‘different’ but you won’t find ‘better’ at anything even close to this level.”
Alan Sircom, EditorDownload
These notes apply to the following software versions:
Network Firmware: 406
Vivaldi App: 1.4.9, Rossini App: 1.4.9*, Bartók App: 1.4.9*, Network Bridge App: 1.4.8
* New app release associated with this firmware update.
Software version 1.0xDownload
Last updated 11 Feb 2016.Download