Highly rate for its prowess as a CD player and transport hence its listing here. The DV27A was one of top of the line FMJ series of players from Arcam and is built like a tank. To my ear it has a wide soundstage while remaining detailed with ample but tight bass. High end Wolfson (8740) dual-differential 24-bit/192 kHz DACs with Delta-Sigma modulation are utilized one for each channel.
I have rated the unit 8/10 though I cannot find a blemish on it. This player has seen very light use as it is dedicated to a seldom used second system.
The original box, manual and remote are included.
Plenty of rave reviews on this award winning unit which also scores a perfect 5.0 of 5.0 at a well known review site.
Below are just a few of the quotes from its many reviews--
The Absolute Sound
“...excels to such a degree....that it ranks among the all-time steals....I simply can’t recommend it highly enough.”
The Perfect Vision
“The Arcam FMJ DV27A clearly sets the performance benchmark for a single-box that plays CDs, DVD-V, and DVD-A.”
What Video Widescreen Entertainment
“Awesome build quality, tons of features, dazzling prog scan pictures, sublime movie, CD and DVDAudio playback - this player has it all.”
Hi Fi World
“It’s a free-breathing, open-sounding player capable of producing a large image scale without smothering the finer detail.”
I've got the bug to go to back to a tube player or to add a separate DAC for MP3's hence this sale.
No PayPal fees.
All reasonable offers are welcomed for consideration as well as possible trades for the above.
Any trade difference is fully negotiable for cash of course either way.
Please post or email me with any questions you may have and I will be glad to reply.
24-bit 192kHz Wolfson (8740) audio DACs, with 117dB signal/noise ratio, for all 6 audio channels
Low jitter audio master clocks
Separate second toroidal power transformer for audio stages
Supports all DVD-Audio formats
Speaker delay and level management
Comprehensive bass manager, including user selectable crossover frequencies from 50-150Hz
HDCD decoder for CD-DA and comprehensive MP3 decoder, with on-screen browser
Dual laser DVD drive reads CD-R and CD-RW discs and most copy protected audio CDs
Acousteel damped chassis for improved fidelity and stability
115/230V switchable mains supply