Our latest generation Rossini system combines state-of-the-art engineering with exquisite craftsmanship and a timeless aesthetic, delivering a performance that is equal parts detailed and expressive. Choose from an integrated Player or dedicated DAC, CD/SACD Transport and Clock for a unique experience that encapsulates our singular approach to digital playback
Our integrated player combines a DAC, music streamer and CD transport in a single, elegant design. Featuring the latest generation dCS Ring DAC™ APEX, this complete playback system is renowned for its precision, composure and musical purityLOCATE DEALER
Designed for complete flexibility and unrivalled musical expression, the Rossini APEX DAC features our pioneering Digital Processing Platform, a high-performance UPnP streamer and the latest generation dCS Ring DAC APEXLOCATE DEALER
The Rossini Grade 1 master clock offers world-leading levels of accuracy and jitter control. Paired with our Rossini electronics, it delivers an even greater sense of space, depth and musical realismLOCATE DEALER
Designed to deliver excellent performance in rigidity, vibration resistance and resonant-free operation, the Rossini Transport offers a stable and near-silent performance that extracts astonishing levels of detail from silver discsLOCATE DEALER
Powerful and graceful too, the Rossini renders music with the utmost precision and care, delivering a fluid and natural sound without the slightest hint of harshness or glare. From the softest strings to the sharpest brass, and the quietest intake of breath, it unearths each aspect of a recording to reveal a performance that feels layered, lifelike and whole.
No matter how complex the music, it never loses its composure, or its sense of rhythm and flow, tracking even the swiftest shift in dynamics and pace with a sense of utter control. With its unshakable focus and astonishing insight, it presents a holographic view of a recording, and the atmosphere and space in which a performance takes place.
Designed and hand-assembled at our headquarters in Cambridgeshire, England, the Rossini is born from meticulous craft, exhaustive development and an obsessive attention to detail - a relentless pursuit of musical purity that has inspired us to push the limits of sound reproduction.
Combining robust engineering with an elegant aesthetic, the Rossini is built to withstand even the most intensive use and deliver a truly immersive sound at all levels and outputs. With its flexible, future-proof design, it’s a system that can grow and evolve, delivering a state-of-the-art listening experience for years to come.
An esteemed cohort to our renowned Vivaldi system, it features our proprietary Ring DAC system, digital processing platform, and clocking architecture - a combination of hardware and software that is unrivalled in its sonic and technical performance.
New for 2022, the Rossini APEX benefits from the latest generation dCS Ring DAC APEX hardware. This major upgrade brings a range of measured and sonic improvements, allowing us to further enhance the performance of this much-loved and multi-award-winning system, and provide an even richer experience for listeners.
APEX is a new, enhanced version of the dCS Ring DAC: the Digital to Analogue conversion system found inside all dCS DACs. First developed for our professional audio products, this unique system has been subject to continuous development and refinement over the past three decades, and remains renowned for its technical and sonic performance.
With APEX, we've reconfigured the Ring DAC's circuit board and developed a new analogue output stage. This has allowed us to further reduce distortion, and increase linearity, resulting in a range of measured and sonic improvements - including an even greater sense of dynamic drive, detail, finesse and vitality.
Compatible with all high-resolution music formats, from DSD to PCM, DXD and MQA, the Rossini is a system that can flex to serve whatever mood or music you ask it to. Whether you’re streaming or spinning discs, it provides stunning sound and an effortless listening experience.
Both the Rossini Player and DAC provide instant access to music from a wide range of sources - including streaming services, external devices and storage drives. In addition, each system offers internal upsampling and a choice of filtering options, allowing you to tailor its performance to suit your listening setup and musical tastes.
Playback is easily managed via our Mosaic control app, which allows you to browse music from multiple platforms - including Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify, Internet Radio and Apple Airplay - and control all of the settings on your system through a single, intuitive interface.
With the Rossini transport, you can experience stunning sound from CDs or SACDs, upsampling CD data to high-resolution DSD, DSD/128 or DXD for even greater resolution and detail, or playing both CDs and SACDs in their native formats. An additional downsampling option is also available for SACD data.
"Rarely have we come across a product that sounds so pure and natural"
The Rossini brings together three decades of engineering expertise and a wealth of pioneering technologies in a distinctive, elegant and streamlined design. Drawing inspiration from our Vivaldi range, it offers a unique aesthetic that blends order and precision with artistic expression.
The curves on its façade represent movement, rhythm, life and natural forms - a nod to our emotional connection with music and the sound that inspires us to create - while its understated top and side panels, streamlined controls and ordered rear panel help to aid performance and ease of use.
Each model is encased in aerospace-grade aluminium, a lightweight material chosen for its acoustic properties, and fitted with internal acoustic damping panels to reduce mechanical vibration and magnetic effects. Panels are sculpted using state-of-the-art milling machines and treated with a smooth and durable pearlescent coating.
From the precision engineered casework to the the hardware and software running deep within its core, each aspect of the Rossini has been refined to deliver the purest sound with the lowest possible distortion. Crafted from the finest materials, and built to exacting standards, each system is exhaustively tested and inspected prior to leaving our factory to ensure the utmost quality and reliability.
APEX - Winner of the Tone Audio Masterpiece Award 2022
- Tone AudioREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"APEX paints expressive pictures in sound right in front of your ears and they tell of a world, unlike ours, where anything is possible."
- hi-fi+READ THE FULL REVIEW
"not listening to this setup will be a serious mistake…"
- AVMAGREAD THE FULL REVIEW
Digital Source Component: Product of the Year 2022
- StereophileREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"hard to imagine how it can be bettered"
- What HiFiREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"A transformational change…"
- HIFICRITICREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"The Rossini Apex DAC is more than another upgrade; it's a major advance in digital sound reproduction, one that elevates an already excellent DAC to a much higher level."
- StereophileREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"As close to digital perfection as I have ever heard"
- HiFi ClubeREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"The new mapper delivers greater focus and grip, allied to superior detail, poise and dynamics."
- Mono and StereoREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"There’s just so much resolution here. We hear textures in instruments and dynamic nuances that most rivals simply don’t notice."
- What Hi-Fi?READ THE FULL REVIEW
"When you listen to the Rossini, all you hear is beautifully fleshed-out music"
- The Absolute SoundREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"Digs deep into a recording, providing as much spine-tingling insight as any listener could want"
- Hi-Fi NewsREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"Recordings were portrayed with utter honesty and an intensely satisfying realism"
- The Audio BeatREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"Whether one listens to folk, rock, vocal, jazz, or classical the Rossini is completely capable of absolutely stellar music reproduction"
- Audiophile StyleREAD THE FULL REVIEW
"Flexible, future-proof, superbly well-engineered, and equally superb-sounding"
- StereophileREAD THE FULL REVIEW
In March 2022, we're launching the dCS Ring DAC™ APEX. This new hardware - the result of several ...Read Article
With the launch of our Ring DAC APEX hardware, we’ve been able to enhance the performance of the ...Read Article
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