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Arcam CDS50

Arcam CDS50
alaScore 89

12 reviews

Jan, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Arcam CDS50. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Arcam CDS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Very pleased with the versatility of this machine. It has many outlets to connect with any amplifier and can act as digital converter for other items in a system. The appearance of this well constructed CD player especially alongside the Arcam current...

Sep, 2019

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Excelent sound via Optical Reciever input.


Very happy with it, my old DVD/ Blue ray player would not play some of my SACDs! This plays all, much better quality and especially bass and stereo/ 5:1 separation. Std. CDs sound great too.

Aug, 2019

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Great sound but connectivity could be better


I compared this with a Marnatz CD player and the sound from the Arcam was richer and more detailed. However, the connectivity for streaming is not intuitive and the instructions limited.

Jun, 2019

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Good musical sound, operationally quirky


The good news : This player has a great DAC with a good natural sound quality. Midrange is full and helps make digital radio/files sound anaemic. Reminds me of the decent Arcam CD players that came out in the 90's that made digital sound a bit more...

Jun, 2019

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Nightmare to set up, great once working


This machine works well once you have gone beyond the difficult set up (streaming). This is widely reported elsewhere - I only noticed after purchase. The on-screen instructions are scant, and there is no further information on the Arcam website. I...

May, 2019

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Warm sound with good depth and detail


My Music Fidelity had CD player (A5) had finally stopped working. I wanted a good quality replacement with similar sound without spending thousands. I looked on the web and spoke with the trusted team at Richer Sounds Reigate and the Arcam fitted the...

Dec, 2018

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Be warned...!


The Arcam Music Life app does NOT do gapless playback! Pathetic for a HiFi company.....

Oct, 2018

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That's it I am done with Richer Sounds


That is not in a bad way. Have been building my home theatre and hifi for 18 months now and it's done. Yahoo tell the bank. Last purchase the Arcam CDS50. Had been looking at its forerunner the 27 and using AV amp to stream. Now the CDS50 has its...

Sep, 2018

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Does what it says on the tin


Excellent quality kit with the the streaming feature bringing me up to date with 21st Century possibilities.

Aug, 2018

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Excellent clarity and easy set up


With orchestral music they have brought my old kef Concords alive

Aug, 2018

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