Accustic Arts

Player III


The standout addition to ACCUSTIC ARTS®’ top series is undoubtedly the PLAYER III. Functioning not only as an exceptional CD player but also doubling as an external DA converter, it boasts coaxial and asynchronous USB inputs tailored for HD audio and DSD playback. These inputs facilitate seamless connection to laptops, Macs, computers, and other digital sources. Impressively, the PLAYER III supports file formats up to DSD512.

At the core of the PLAYER III lies a premium, purpose-built transport mechanism exclusively designed for audio applications. Featuring a high-quality, resonance-optimized aluminum CD tray guided by twin metal bars, it ensures precise operation. The PLAYER III integrates an outstanding DA converter employing the established 32/384 upsampling principle, delivering exceptional sound quality.

With its timeless, elegant design and advanced technology, the PLAYER III harmonizes perfectly with our POWER II or the new POWER III. To ensure optimal signal integrity, the PLAYER III is equipped with balanced outputs, enhancing connectivity and fidelity.


  • 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”


CD transport: CD-Pro8
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
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: approx. 13 kg / 28.6 lbs
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