dac2541

High End Discrete R-2R Sign Magnitude DAC / HeadAmp

Our highest performance fully balanced DAC with builtin powerfull Headphones Amplifier, based on the well tested and renoved Soekris R-2R technology. This is the best available, with the highest performance and quality.

It have the fantastic clean and natural sound of a 28 bit R-2R sign magnitude DAC, built with over two hundred tiny and precise thin film resistors. The line output buffer is a high performance fully balanced design, with a seperate high power Headphones amplier. The main power supplies are ultra low loise, low impedance and very fast, built with discrete parts.

The music is delivered over an USB interface in both PCM and DSD formats, or by the SPDIF, AES or Toslink inputs. It is then buffered and reclocked using a precise and ultra low jitter oscillator, with the digital processing done in a programmable FPGA chip, with a set of selectable advanced digital filters and a digital volume control.

Technology that used to be reserved to a few DACs costing the same as a car. But now thanks to smart Danish design and automated manufacturing in Denmark it will be available at a much more reasonable price.

Users Manual: download
Windows vers 7-10, 32 & 64 bit driver: download

Reviews:

SBAF have a nice review.

Now shipping, available at just EUR 1100 each.


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Specifications:

THD @ -1 dB  <0.004%
THD @ -60 dB <0.02%
Resistor Precision 28 bit, 0.01% - 0.05% Resistors
Clock Jitter RMS 0.3 pS typical
S/N 20 Khz Bandwith >126 dB unweighted
Frequency Range +0.1 -1.0 dB 20hz - 20Khz
USB Input Type B, Isolated, Full/High Speed
USB Input Mode Audio Class 2.0
SPDIF / AES / Toslink Inputs  Up to 24 bit / 192 Khz
USB Input PCM Up to 24 Bit / 384 Ksps
USB Input DSD Up to DoP-128 and DSD-256
Digital volume control -80 dB to +10 dB
Output Line RCA, 2.0V RMS, Zout 50 ohm
Output Line Balanced 3 pins XLR, 4.0V RMS, Zout 100 ohm
Output Headphones 6.3 mm Jack, 6.5V RMS, Zout 1 ohm
Output Headphones Balanced 4 pins XLR, 13V RMS., Zout 2 ohm
Power Consumptation 90-265V AC, max 40W, typ 5W
Size 250 x 205 x 40 mm
Weight 1.5 Kg
Warranty 3 Years