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Audio Note DAC2.1x Balanced Digital to Analogue Convertor

Audio Note DAC2.1x Balanced Digital to Analogue Convertor

Regular price £6,465.19 GBP
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*Audio Note items are supplied to order, please allow approximately 8 weeks for build time*

The DAC2.1x Balanced comes in a full sized case and is quite a step beyond the Signature version shown above. The cost is also a fair hike but the changes are very significant. It keeps the 2.1 Signature architecture or choke smoothed valve rectified power supply but features a special output stage. An ECC82 triode output stage is used, and instead of output capacitors it features much more costly transformer coupling. As the product name suggests, this then provides balanced XLR outputs as well as conventional single ended phono sockets.

The removal of the output capacitors provides a more expressive dynamic presentation over the lower models which goes to show the inherent colourations of even the best capacitors in this application. There is remarkable increase in solidity to the sound, with another layer of hash removed to give a real feeling of being one more step closer to the musicians. It is available with either a silver aluminium fascia or black acrylic fascia.

Technical Specifications:

Inputs: RCA  75 Ohms SPDif & XLR 110 Ohms AES/EBU
Output Impedance: 600 Ohms, RCA/Balanced or Single Ended
Reference Output Voltage: 3.2V RMS
Channel Balance: Less than 0.2dB
Valve complement:  2 x 6DJ8,1 x 6X5
Weight: 5.1 kg
Dimensions: 145mm (h) x 300mm (w) x 415mm (d)
DAC: 18Bit Analogue Devices AD1865N, 44.1 / 48 / 96KHz input capability.
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