dCSPuccinidCS Puccini SACD Player - With warrantydCS Puccini SACD Player / DACThis is a listing for a dCS Puccini SACD player that we are taking in on trade. We anticipate receipt of the Player no later than October 15 and will be able to deliver...10450.00

dCS Puccini SACD Player - With warranty

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dCS Puccini - Stock Photo - See item description
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Asking Price: $10,450.00

New Retail Price: $18,999.00

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Ships fromPhoenix, AZ, 85003
Ships toWorldwide
Package dimensions26.0" × 23.0" × 10.0" (40.0 lbs.)
Shipping carriersUPS or FedEx
Shipping costSpecified after purchase
Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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dCS Puccini SACD Player / DAC

This is a listing for a dCS Puccini SACD player that we are taking in on trade. We anticipate receipt of the Player no later than October 15 and will be able to deliver it immediately after receipt. As we don’t have this item in our possession yet we are using stock photos from dCS. If the player hasn’t sold by the time we receive it we will update the images.

Please note that we are an authorized dCS dealer and this item was taken in on trade. As such we can offer it with a full warranty provided by dCS Americas under their Certified Pre-Owned program. Unlike other dCS components on Audiogon with this one you can trust that you'll receive support and any future software updates without any hassle.

The Puccini is considered to be one of the finest single-box SACD players ever released and that is evidenced by the number of professional reviewers who use it as their reference. While it was discontinued at the end of 2015 the Puccini is still winning awards from the press. The most recent accolade was from August 2016 in which Neil Gader of TAS gave the Puccini a Golden Ear award. In his comments he noted:

In fact, long after I’d returned the Puccini to dCS, I remembered what made its sonic signature so special—a warmth, resolution, and transparency that seemed to redefine what it meant to listen to digital.


If you are a listener who is well invested in the SACD format, this is one of the two or three players I’d hate to be without.

In addition to CD and SACD playback the Puccini includes 2 RCA / SPDIF inputs which support formats up to 24/192 as well as DSD.

While the Puccini on its own is excellent it’s even better when paired with the matching U-Clock. In addition to the sonic benefits of an external master clock the U-Clock also includes a USB input which will allow the Puccini to interface with a computer-based source. We can source a certified pre-owned U-Clock from dCS so if you are interested in both pieces please contact us for a package price.

This Puccini SACD player has the latest software loaded and also includes the optional DSD up sampling feature.


We sold this unit new in 2014 to a customer who takes excellent care of his equipment. We’re rating this 8/10 just in case, but most would call it 9/10.

This item will ship in its original packaging and will include all original documentation and accessories.


Please see our payment and shipping terms below. Due to the dollar value of this item we will only accept payment via bank wire unless other arrangements have been made.

About Us

Esoteric Audio
111 W. Monroe Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ  85003

We are an Audiogon Verified Dealer and an authorized dealer serving the Southwestern US from our retail store in Phoenix, Arizona for the following brands:

Aerial Acoustics | Aesthetix | Aurender | Basis | Benz Micro | Boulder Amplifiers | Cambridge Audio | Clearaudio | dCS | Focal | MOON by Simaudio | Music Hall | Naim | Rockport Technologies | Transparent Audio

You are welcome to contact us via the Audiogon messaging system or directly:

Phone:  602.247.7677
EmailUse the contact form on our website

Our normal business hours are 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (MST) Tuesday - Saturday. We make every effort to respond to email messages outside of those hours.


We ship via FedEx and UPS for deliveries within the United States. Please let us know if you have a preference. For international shipments we prefer to ship via FedEx. Large and heavy items are shipped via truck or air freight.

All shipping is billed at our actual cost unless otherwise noted in the listing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns about shipping this item.

We make every effort to ship items on the business day following receipt of payment.

Local pickup at our retail store in downtown Phoenix, AZ is always welcome.

Unless otherwise noted in the listing we are happy to ship items worldwide.


Items delivered within the State of Arizona are subject to 8.6% sales tax.

Local customers picking up items in-store are free to pay via cash, PayPal, cashier’s check, bank wire or any major credit card.

For items under $7500 that are shipped within the United States we accept payment via PayPal or bank wire. Transactions completed via PayPal must ship to your confirmed address.

For items over $7500 and all items (regardless of price) shipped to an international address we require payment via bank wire.

Returns and Warranty

Unless otherwise stated in the listing all items are sold as-is and returns are not accepted. We thoroughly test all items prior to shipment to ensure proper functionality and performance.

Some products carry a full manufacturer warranty or the balance of an existing manufacturer warranty. We make every effort to identify the warranty status in the listing, but if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Questions for the seller
What would be the reason/necessity for an external clock? At the MSRP should already have a quite outstanding clock within. Thank you for a timely reply. Peter
The clock built into the Puccini player is excellent and on its own the Puccini is one of the best players ever produced. The external clock provides an even higher level of precision (approximately 100x more precise). It also adds a USB input to the system which allows the USB source to be slaved to an extremely high-precision clock.
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