Musical Fidelity AMS CD Player

Musical Fidelity AMS CD Player

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The Musical Fidelity AMSCD/DAC is the finest digital product we have ever made. We have spared no expense or design effort to achieve the maximum possible performance. Inside its exquisitely finished casework is some pretty nifty electronics; quad dual differential DACs, fully balanced, pure Class A analog stages, 12 power supplies, selected custom Philips CD Pro mechanisms, rare earth mu-metal screening 3 digital inputs (balanced optical and coax) 3 digital outputs (balanced optical and coax). The technical performance is, pretty well, at the limits of the medium. S/n ratio is better than 117dBA, linearity is similarly top notch. In every technical parameter this unit is at the cutting edge of the limits of the technology. The sound quality is quite remarkable. It is utterly uncoloured and neutral. It doesnt draw attention to itself. It doesn't shout at you. It simply presents the music, all the music and nothing but the music without asserting any of its own character. Some people don't think that this is hi-fi. We passionately believe a hi-fi components job is to be completely invisible. Simply act as a conduit for the passion and commitment of the music. If thats your ideal then the this CD player is for you. It creates beautiful spacious images where the musicians are all intimately connected in the image space. As a result the music has a direct, visceral and emotional punch which is, we believe, what hi-fi exists for. We have spared no expense to make the casework and finish as beautiful as possible. The front panel is machined from solid milspec aluminium as are the top, sides and back. All push buttons are machined from solid. Even the badge is made from medical grade stainless steel. The remote control has been machined from a solid billet. We have left no stone unturned to try and make this a beautiful timeless product that will deliver top notch state-of-the-art technical and sonic performance for decades.

Output impedance 50 ohms balanced or single ended Output, digital 0dB level XLR output - 4.4V r.m.s. balanced nominal
RCA output - 2.2V r.m.s. single ended nominal
DAC (balanced and single-ended outputs)
DAC circuit Quad DAC 192 kHz fully balanced over-sampling Total correlated jitter 15 picoseconds peak to peak
Linearity 0.1dB down to -96dB Frequency response 10Hz to 20 kHz -0.2dB max.
Channel separation 105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio 117dB .
Total harmonic distortion 0.003% 10Hz to 20 kHz
Line level outputs 1 pair line level RCA connectors, left and right outputs 1 pair line level XLR connectors, left and right outputs
Digital outputs 1 RCA coaxial connector SPDIF
1 TOSLINK optical connector
1 XLR AES output connector
Digital inputs 1 RCA coaxial connector SPDIF
1 TOSLINK optical connector
1 XLR AES input connector
Power requirement
Mains voltages 115/230VAC 50/60Hz (factory pre-set) 100VAC 50/60Hz (alternative)
Consumption 25 Watts maximum


Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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