Arcam CD5 CD Player

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Arcam CD5 CD Player

CD’s may not be as popular now as they were in years gone by but we know there are many music lovers out there with large CD collections that still want to enjoy the best possible listening experience.

Arcam has been a pioneer of Compact Disc technology almost right from the start, launching their Delta 70 CD player in 1986, designed and built by Arcam from the ground up. In the decades since Arcam’s engineers have gained vast experience and expertise in producing high quality digital audio products and all the valuable knowledge has been poured into the CD5.

Premium Components

New components and materials have been painstakingly analysed and reviewed to ensure the best possible performance. A premium ESS 9018 DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) helps the CD5 to deliver lifelike, immersive sound with depth, clarity and incredible detail.

Hi-Res audio playback

The CD5 can play both FLAC and WAV encoded CDs to provide Hi-Res capabilities. The rear mounted USB-A input also allows playback of FLAC, WAV, WMA, MP3 and AAC music files (up to 24-bit/192kHz) when stored on a USB flash drive or hard disc storage device.

Flexible connectivity

Arcam’s CD5 includes a choice of audio outputs including digital optical, digital coaxial or analogue RCA, ensuring compatibility with any amplifier or AV receiver.

Sleek style & premium build quality

With its sleek design, all-aluminium casing and luxurious satin black finish the CD5 has the looks to go with its high-end performance.

Perfect Partners

Build the perfect CD based system with the CD5 and one of Arcam's matching A5, A15 or A25 Radia series amplifiers.    

Arcam CD5 Overview

Specially selected components and materials - to deliver on sound quality

All new Radia design

CD, CD-R, CD-RW playback - to enjoy your favourite album or mix CD 

USB mass storage playback - for your library of music rips and downloads from a USB stick

Plastic Free Packaging - for easy disposal of natural materials

5 Year Arcam guarantee

Arcam CD5 Specifications

Supported Media

 CD (Audio), CD-R (Audio / Data), CD-RW (Audio / Data),

Supported fi les (Data)


Supported Bit depth

16 bit – 24 bit

Supported sample rates (kHz)

32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 (WAV & FLAC only), 96 (WAV & FLAC only)


 1x Analgue Stereo (RCA) pair, 1x Digital Coaxial (RCA), 1x Digital Optical (Toslink)

Frequency Response (filter 1)

 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.05dB

Max Analogue Output (0dBFS)

2.1V rms

SNR (A-wtd, ref. 16-bit/24-bit, 0dBFS)


Mains Voltage & Power Consumption

 AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 12W

Dimensions W x D x H (including feet)

431 x 344 x 83mm

Supplied Accessories

Mains lead(s), Remote control with 2 x AAA batteries, Quick Start Guide, Important Safety Instructions

Product Weight


Shipping Weight



There hasn’t been a seriously good, seriously capable and seriously fun CD player of this level in a very long time. The Arcam CD5 changes that: it’s a tremendously talented player that deserves an audition if you’re still holding on to your beloved CDs and want to give them a new lease of life. Play them through the Arcam CD5 and you’ll find yourself playing them over and over again.
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