The DAC-200ts digital to analog converter is the pinnacle in digital AND analog circuit topology. Packed with features like TruBit™ upsampling, the DAC-200ts utilizes a 128 bit DSP engine that expands native bit depths to 32 bits and upsamples incoming rates to 1 of 7 selectable sample rates, up to 768 kHz!
Whether a signal is upsampled or left native, the signal is clocked several times with our OSO™ reclocking, then sent to 4 independent DACs for 8 channels of processing. Why do we go to such lengths when our competitors use one or maybe two DACs? Because using multiple parallel DACs ensures that the process of converting a true balanced or single ended digital signal will retain all the musicality stored within while transitioning it to a pure analog signal that sounds like analog! Even more important than the digital topology is the analog circuit.
Once we’ve ensured the best possible, most pure, conversion of the digital information to an analog signal it is introduced to our analog circuit. Drawing on our years of experience in designing some of the world’s best analog circuits, the analog section of the DAC-200ts is nothing short of amazing. Our Dual Independent Output (DiO™) analog topology utilizes a separate solid state output stage and a separate vacuum tube output stage. Not to be confused with a hybrid design where a circuit always has the same sound characteristic, the separate independent analog output stages allow you to tailor the sound of the DAC-200ts to your source material with the simple touch of one button.
As we know, source material varies greatly in terms of its recording quality. Having the ability to enhance the sound characteristics of the DAC-200ts to match your source material means maximum flexibility for maximum sonic benefit. Not only is the DAC-200ts a reference level digital source unit, it can also be used as a digital preamplifier using its 3.0 volt variable volume output. What’s more, a clock input allows for the use of an external master clock, or using the clock output allows the DAC-200ts to function as a master clock for other digital sources capable of a master clock input.
The DAC-200ts supports super high resolution Asynchronous USB computer audio. That means PCM up to 32 bit/ 384 kHz as well as native DSD 64 and 128 audio. Additionally, the DAC-200ts includes; CSR aptX® lossless Bluetooth, SPDIF coaxial and Toslink inputs, AES/EBU input and both fully balanced XLR and RCA outputs. Large VFD display, full function remote control, and Ethernet and Wi-Fi for control systems are also included.
The following section describes the DAC-200ts basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
|Master Clock Jitter||Below measurable levels|
|Digital Sampling Rates (Fs)||44.1 kHz to 768 kHz|
|Digital Filter||8x Oversampling Digital Filter|
|Digital/Analog Converters||4 – 2 channel AK4490EQ working on true balanced output|
|BLUETOOTH||CSR Bluetooth v 4.0 with aptX® low latency audio decoder|
|Analog Filter||3rd Order Bessel|
|Analog Outputs||Balanced XLR , Single – Ended RCA|
|Digital Outputs||Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit|
|Digital Inputs||USB x 1
BLUETOOTH x 1
AES/EBU x 1, Coaxial x 2, Toslink x 1
|Digital Input Sample Rate||USB operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz, 16 bit to 32 bit, DSD 64, and DSD 128
BLUETOOTH operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) 44.1 kHz, 16 bit
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit
|Tube Compliment||12au7 x 2|
|Control||Trigger input 12VDC x 1
IR control x 1
|Communication||Ethernet RJ45 full remote configuration interface
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
|Power Input||Configured at factory for either 110-120 or 220-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||52 Watts|
|Finish||Black powder coated matte chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate|
|Dimensions||3.75″ H x 17.25″ W x 16.25 ” D