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DAC 2v2 Series
Based on our immensely popular, multi award winning DAC-2 series (DAC-2, DAC-2 DSD, and DAC-2 DSDse), our new DAC 2v2 series is like an upgraded "classic". At the heart of the DAC-2v2 is the all new ESS Sabre 9028PRO. The new ESS PRO chips offer many significant improvements over their predecessors including higher SNR, more filters and the latest iteration of ESS' HyperStreamDAC technology. Additionally, the new 2v2 series features fully balanced circuitry, hi-res PCM and 4x DSD-capability, remote control, volume control (to directly drive your amplifier if desired), upgraded architecture and updated casework.
The back of the DAC-2v2 supports a host of digital connections: Coax, Toslink, AES/EBU, USB and I²S. The DAC-2v2's USB connection utilizes galvanic isolation to eliminate computer noise from the audio signal completely. The USB input, as well as the I²S input, both support PCM files up to 32-bit/384kHz and quad DSD. Integer mode compatibility allows direct communication between the signal source for bit-perfect playback in Mac systems. Additionally, the DSD interface is driverless for Mac and Linux platforms, ensuring seamless installation. A simple driver install is needed for USB streaming from PC systems.
With its built-in volume control functionality, the DAC-2v2 allows audiophiles with 100% digital systems to completely eliminate the need for a pre-amp, reducing signal processing and increasing transparency. Of course, the preamp section is fully defeatable for those with preamps that they prefer to use. The DAC-2v2 offers audiophiles the clearest window into their music and a truly sublime listening experience.
Femto grade clock upgrade option for DAC-2v2
Accuracy and overall quality of the master clock are crucial to obtaining optimum sound quality. The standard clock is no slouch, but you now have the option to upgrade to the highest grade component available in its class. Implementation of this femto grade clock optimizes audio quality by lowering phase jitter by over 80% as well as greatly reducing phase noise in the digital circuit. Clocks of this grade are typically found in DACs retailing for $5K or more!