Accustic Arts

Player III


ACCUSTIC ARTS® PLAYER III: Premium CD player and high-quality D/A converter in one unit; high precision 32 bit/384 kHz upsampling technology; DSD compatible

The new star of the ACCUSTIC ARTS® top series is beyond doubt the PLAYER III. As well as being an excellent CD player, at the same time the PLAYER III can also be used as an external DA converter equipped with a coaxial and asynchronous USB input for HD audio and DSD. These inputs allow the connection, for example, of a laptop, MAC or computer, or any other digital source device. PLAYER III is able to read file formats up to DSD512.
The heart of the PLAYER III is a high-end traction-feed drive which is exclusively designed for audio applications. The drive has a high quality and resonance-optimized CD tray in aluminium and is guided by two metal bars. The excellent sounding DA converter used in the PLAYER III works according to the well-established 32/384 upsampling principle. With its classic stylish design and sophisticated technology, the PLAYER III is the perfect companion for our POWER II or the new POWER III. For optimal connectivity, the PLAYER III features balanced outputs for this reason.


  • Premium CD player and high-quality D/A converter in one unit
  • High precision 32 bit/384 kHz upsampling technology
  • High end tray loading CD drive mechanism (vibration de-coupled), which has exclusively been designed for audio applications
  • Damped, high quality drawer made of aluminium-ABS-compound guided with two metal bearings
  • Separate D/A conversion function with 4 digital inputs: 2 x coaxial (RCA), 1 x optical and 1 x USB 2.0 (DSD512 asynchronous)
  • Playback of different hi-res audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC etc.) up to 512 from PC or laptop via USB interface
  • 2 separate, generously sized power supplies for laser control, digital signal processing, display control and D/A converter section
  • Very high power supply capacity
  • 2 x 25 VA toroidal core transformer of premium quality (“Made in Germany”) for a stable power supply
  • Spatial separation of analog and digital section within the D/A converter for best possible signal-to-noise ratio
  • Resonance minimising metal housing
  • Front panel made of finely brushed aluminium; tray cover made of massive and chromed brass
  • Now again with a chrome medal on the front panel
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® remote control
  • ACCUSTIC ARTS® PLAYER III is “Handmade in Germany”


Playable formats: CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Analog outputs: 1 x balanced – 2 x 33 Ω (XLR)
1 x unbalanced – 33 Ω (RCA)
Digital inputs: 2 x S/P-DIF; coaxial – 75 Ω (RCA)
1 x S/P-DIF; optical
1 x USB 2.0 (asynchronous) 32bit / 384kHz / DSD 512
Input data format: Hi-res audio up to DSD 512
(ALAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV etc.) DSD 256
D/A converter: 32 bit/384 kHz upsampling technology
Distortion (THD + N): 0.0001 %
Crosstalk: < 106 dB with digital 0 dB
Dimensions (H x W x D) 130 x 482 x 380 mm / 3.8 x 19.0 x 14.6 inches
Weight: ca. 13 kg / 28.6 lbs
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