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DescriptionUsing technology first seen in the flagship BLU MKII digital/CD transport, the Hugo M Scaler is a standalone upscaling device containing the world’s most advanced digital filter. When used with a dual-BNC-input Chord Electronics DAC, it is capable of redefining digital audio sound quality.The Hugo M Scaler is a highly advanced standalone upscaler capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio. It uses Rob Watts’ (our Digital Design Consultant’s) unique filter technology, the most advanced in the world, to upscale standard 44.1kHz digital audio up to 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for our dual-BNC-input DACs: Qutest, Hugo 2, Hugo TT 2 and DAVE.The Hugo M Scaler brings the unrivalled advantages of our ground-breaking FPGA-based WTA (Watts Transient Alignment) filtering technology to digitally connected audio devices, dramatically improving sound quality. Although optimised for use with selected Chord Electronics DACs (for the maximum 768kHz upscaling/decoding benefit), the Hugo M Scaler can be used with other DACs with suitable inputs, subject to their decoding capability.The Hugo M Scaler’s compact form factor aligns with the TT (Table Top) series and has been designed to be stackable with other units in the range, including the TToby stereo power amp and the Hugo TT 2, to form a highly advanced yet space-saving system. In line with other models in the Hugo and Hugo TT series, the device features a number of illuminable fascia-mounted spherical controls, governing input selection, output sample rate and video mode for lower latency. The control spheres display data visually including input source and the incoming sample rate, using a polychromatic scale.When partnered with either of Chord Electronics’ 768kHz-capable dual-BNC-input DACs, the Hugo M Scaler sets an astonishing technical benchmark for digital audio performance at it price point, redefining sound quality from digital audio.

4.950 €
36 Instalments 170,89€ / month
Upon Order

DescriptionUsing technology first seen in the flagship BLU MKII digital/CD transport, the Hugo M Scaler is a standalone upscaling device containing the world’s most advanced digital filter. When used with a dual-BNC-input Chord Electronics DAC, it is capable of redefining digital audio sound quality.The Hugo M Scaler is a highly advanced standalone upscaler capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio. It uses Rob Watts’ (our Digital Design Consultant’s) unique filter technology, the most advanced in the world, to upscale standard 44.1kHz digital audio up to 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for our dual-BNC-input DACs: Qutest, Hugo 2, Hugo TT 2 and DAVE.The Hugo M Scaler brings the unrivalled advantages of our ground-breaking FPGA-based WTA (Watts Transient Alignment) filtering technology to digitally connected audio devices, dramatically improving sound quality. Although optimised for use with selected Chord Electronics DACs (for the maximum 768kHz upscaling/decoding benefit), the Hugo M Scaler can be used with other DACs with suitable inputs, subject to their decoding capability.The Hugo M Scaler’s compact form factor aligns with the TT (Table Top) series and has been designed to be stackable with other units in the range, including the TToby stereo power amp and the Hugo TT 2, to form a highly advanced yet space-saving system. In line with other models in the Hugo and Hugo TT series, the device features a number of illuminable fascia-mounted spherical controls, governing input selection, output sample rate and video mode for lower latency. The control spheres display data visually including input source and the incoming sample rate, using a polychromatic scale.When partnered with either of Chord Electronics’ 768kHz-capable dual-BNC-input DACs, the Hugo M Scaler sets an astonishing technical benchmark for digital audio performance at it price point, redefining sound quality from digital audio.

4.950 €
36 Instalments 170,89€ / month
Upon Order

DescriptionDeveloped from the multi-award-winning transportable Hugo 2, the Hugo TT 2 is bigger, better and more advanced in every way. TT 2 sets a new benchmark for table top DACs, eclipsed only by our flagship DAVE. Hugo TT 2 has been radically redesigned from the ground up, not only with beautiful new casework by Chief Designer, John Franks, but with 5x the processing power of the original Hugo TT and double that of the multi-award-winning Hugo 2. Hugo TT 2 distils over 20 years of digital development by Rob Watts and takes advantage of the very latest technology.As expected, it delivers radically improved technical specifications and measurements across the board and exhibits drastic sonic benefits over its predecessor with 768kHz PCM and DSD 512 playback. Hugo TT 2 sets a new benchmark in table top audio, only being eclipsed by DAVE.Delving deeper, in comparison to the 256-tap filters that traditional chip DACs may run at, Hugo TT 2’s beating heart is a powerful Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA, custom-coded by Chord Electronics’ Rob Watts, with 86x 208MHz cores running in parallel to create an advanced 16FS WTA 1 filter with 98,304-taps. Double that of its multi-award winning transportable brother, Hugo 2 (49,152). Hugo TT 2 also benefits from an upgrade from a 4-element design to a 10-element design, which works in harmony with the radically upgraded FPGA and code to deliver unrivalled audio.A brand new high-power discreet output stage coupled with second-order noise-shaping integrated between the DAC output and filter is also employed to massively reduce distortion. Further improvements have also been made to the power delivery. Hugo TT 2 eschews the Li-Po battery power supply of the original and ushers in six super capacitors capable of delivering huge, linear dynamic currents when the music demands it with peak output of 5A, 9.3V RMS.Hugo TT 2 also brings home the much loved four-stage user-selectable filter controls introduced with Hugo 2 and retains the three-stage user-selectable digital crossfeed function for headphone users who want to improve the perception of depth, similar to that of speakers.Hugo TT 2 can be upgraded at any time with the addition of M Scaler, our 1M-tap digital upscaling device.

5.890 €
36 Instalments 203,34€ / month
Upon Order

DAVE is the most advanced DAC we have ever made. It features the very best conversion technology available, using proprietary techniques never seen before, making DAVE the most advanced DAC/preamp amplifier in the world. DAVE stands for ‘Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis’, a moniker that best reflects the product’s capability; a device so advanced and with so few compromises, that it is absolutely truthful in the extreme — a standard that all other DACs on the market simply cannot hope to match. The DAC, which is also a reference-level headphone amplifier and ‘digital preamp’, distils twenty years of Chord research, development and advanced engineering into one device. At its heart lies a new version of the advanced Spartan 6 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) with 1,000x the processing power of the traditional mass-produced chip DAC. DAVE’s FPGA is loaded with over a million lines of code to confront complex timing issues head-on, with speed and precision. The FPGA’s extraordinary capability enables a number of key sonic benefits, including significantly improved timing and the best noise-shaper performance of any known DAC. DAVE’s technology delivers music with unmatched reality and musicality, with an unrivalled timing response. The device’s lossless digital volume control outputs the signal direct to your power amplifier for the purest experience. DAVE has a full-sized LCD display, showing input, sample frequency, volume and set-up configurations options, within Chord’s famous porthole design. On its fascia, DAVE also features a rotary encoder with a large stainless steel controller and ball buttons, enabling direct interactivity in addition to the supplied remote control.

12.400 €
36 Instalments 428,09€ / month
Upon Order

With the DAC50x we are creating a new paradigm for what used to be a black box device. A typical D/A Converter is a "set and forget" device. Not so with the DAC50x. It adds a number of interesting signal processing features and sports a variety of digital inputs. Balanced, unbalanced and headphone outputs are provided.Weiss Engineering has a 30 year history in D/A Converter design. In that time span we have learned a thing or two about converter design. The DAC50x is the essence of our experiences. DAC501 and DAC502 are Roon Ready.The DAC501-4ch and DAC502-4ch versions are now also available. The "4ch" indicates that those units will be 4-channel playback capable besides the standard 2-channel operation. In addition they sport the latest D/A Converter chip for a no-compromise performance. Standard DAC501 and DAC502 units can be upgraded to the DAC501-4ch or DAC502-4ch version respectively.Mechanics
The DAC50x uses a stainless steel chassis with a solid 10 mm aluminium front plate.Power Supply
A powerful non-switching power supply is used. All sensitive voltages have their own regulators which are separated between left and right channels. The result is an analog output free of “digital noise” and channel crosstalk. The power switch activates a semiconductor relay which only switches on or off at zero crossings of the mains voltage. This assures a glitch free power switching. The two mains transformers are toroidal types. Mains voltage selection is done automatically by measuring the mains voltage before power is applied to the rest of the electronics. Synchronization
An internal high precision / low jitter clock generator is responsible for clocking the D/A converter section. The sampling frequency of that generator is fixed at about 195kHz. The input signals are converted to the 195kHz sampling frequency for optimal signal quality. This scheme also helps significantly in reducing any jitter related effects. All standard sampling frequencies up to 384 kHz plus DSD x64 and x128 are supported.
Digital Inputs
There are a total of five inputs:* AES/EBU or S/PDIF via XLR, Toslink and RCA sockets* UPnP / DLNA via Ethernet* USB* Roon ReadyAccepted formats: PCM 44.1kHz up to 384 kHz, DSD 64x / 128x.Future formats can be accommodated for via software updates.Signal Processing
The DAC50x has a digital signal processing chip built in (DSP). The following DSP algorithms are currently implemented:Room Equalizer - to suppress room modes for a decent bass reproduction.Creative Equalizer - a tone control with low boost/cut, high boost/cut and mid boost/cut. Very useful to correct those recordings which do not quite sound right.De-Essing - the automatic removal of overly bright sibilances from human voices. The sibilance effect can be more or less pronounced depending on your speakers or room acoustics.Constant Volume - adjusts the audio volume (loudness) to a constant value across all tracks played. Useful for "party mode" when the volume control should stay untouched.Vinyl Emulation - get that special sonic character of a record player based playback chain. We also employ an emulation of the DMM-CD procedure offered by the Stockfisch label.Crosstalk Cancelling (XTC) - for the playback of dummy head recordings or live recordings via speakers for an incredible live sensation. Dummy head recordings usually are listened to via headphones because they only work properly if the left channel goes to the left ear only and the right channel to the right ear only. With speakers this is difficult to achive as the left channel goes to the left and the right ear. But with some clever signal processing of the speaker channels is is possible to suppress the crosstalk, i.e. the audio going from the left speaker to the right ear and vice versa. If that works properly then the recording sounds as if one would be in the space where the recording has taken place. All the reverberation and 3D representation of the sound sources is there.(For speaker based playback only.)Loudness Control - a listening volume dependent equalization of the audio.Headphone Equalizer - to adapt any headphone to the listener's ears in terms of frequency response.Crossfeed - to emulate a speaker based playback impression on headphones.Converters
Two of the latest 32 bit D/A Converter chips are used. Two D/A conversion channels are used per audio channel, resulting in exceptional performance specifications. Analog OutputsLine out unbalanced on RCA connector.Line out balanced on XLR connector.Headphone out on 1/4" Jack Analogue.For the DAC502: Addtional headphone output on a 4 pin XLR connector.Discrete output stages for both line and headphone outputs are employed.
The output levels can be set in a coarse manner with 4 steps to adapt for the amplifier or headphone connected. The levels can be set independently for line and headphone outputs.
No sound degrading servo mechanisms are used.Front panel controlsA rotary encoder knob for changing parameters and for powering the unit on/off.A touch screen colour LCD display.An 1/4 inch headphone socket.An IR receiver.Back panel elementsAnalog outputs on XLR and RCA connectors.Digital inputs on XLR, RCA, TOSLINK, USB, Ethernet connectors.USB type A connector for various applications.Mains connector with fuses.IR Remote Control
Allows to control several functions of the DAC50x, namely:The input selected for conversion.The output type, level, muting, absolute polarity.Power on/off.DSP presets.Web InterfaceThe DAC50x has a web interface for configuring it via a web browser. The following functions are accessible via the web interface:Volume and Balance controls.Input selection.Output type.DSP algorithms configuration.DSP snapshots configuration.

8.990 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 749,17€ / month
Upon Order

With the DAC50x we are creating a new paradigm for what used to be a black box device. A typical D/A Converter is a "set and forget" device. Not so with the DAC50x. It adds a number of interesting signal processing features and sports a variety of digital inputs. Balanced, unbalanced and headphone outputs are provided.Weiss Engineering has a 30 year history in D/A Converter design. In that time span we have learned a thing or two about converter design. The DAC50x is the essence of our experiences. DAC501 and DAC502 are Roon Ready.The DAC501-4ch and DAC502-4ch versions are now also available. The "4ch" indicates that those units will be 4-channel playback capable besides the standard 2-channel operation. In addition they sport the latest D/A Converter chip for a no-compromise performance. Standard DAC501 and DAC502 units can be upgraded to the DAC501-4ch or DAC502-4ch version respectively.Mechanics
The DAC50x uses a stainless steel chassis with a solid 10 mm aluminium front plate.Power Supply
A powerful non-switching power supply is used. All sensitive voltages have their own regulators which are separated between left and right channels. The result is an analog output free of “digital noise” and channel crosstalk. The power switch activates a semiconductor relay which only switches on or off at zero crossings of the mains voltage. This assures a glitch free power switching. The two mains transformers are toroidal types. Mains voltage selection is done automatically by measuring the mains voltage before power is applied to the rest of the electronics. Synchronization
An internal high precision / low jitter clock generator is responsible for clocking the D/A converter section. The sampling frequency of that generator is fixed at about 195kHz. The input signals are converted to the 195kHz sampling frequency for optimal signal quality. This scheme also helps significantly in reducing any jitter related effects. All standard sampling frequencies up to 384 kHz plus DSD x64 and x128 are supported.
Digital Inputs
There are a total of five inputs:* AES/EBU or S/PDIF via XLR, Toslink and RCA sockets* UPnP / DLNA via Ethernet* USB* Roon ReadyAccepted formats: PCM 44.1kHz up to 384 kHz, DSD 64x / 128x.Future formats can be accommodated for via software updates.Signal Processing
The DAC50x has a digital signal processing chip built in (DSP). The following DSP algorithms are currently implemented:Room Equalizer - to suppress room modes for a decent bass reproduction.Creative Equalizer - a tone control with low boost/cut, high boost/cut and mid boost/cut. Very useful to correct those recordings which do not quite sound right.De-Essing - the automatic removal of overly bright sibilances from human voices. The sibilance effect can be more or less pronounced depending on your speakers or room acoustics.Constant Volume - adjusts the audio volume (loudness) to a constant value across all tracks played. Useful for "party mode" when the volume control should stay untouched.Vinyl Emulation - get that special sonic character of a record player based playback chain. We also employ an emulation of the DMM-CD procedure offered by the Stockfisch label.Crosstalk Cancelling (XTC) - for the playback of dummy head recordings or live recordings via speakers for an incredible live sensation. Dummy head recordings usually are listened to via headphones because they only work properly if the left channel goes to the left ear only and the right channel to the right ear only. With speakers this is difficult to achive as the left channel goes to the left and the right ear. But with some clever signal processing of the speaker channels is is possible to suppress the crosstalk, i.e. the audio going from the left speaker to the right ear and vice versa. If that works properly then the recording sounds as if one would be in the space where the recording has taken place. All the reverberation and 3D representation of the sound sources is there.(For speaker based playback only.)Loudness Control - a listening volume dependent equalization of the audio.Headphone Equalizer - to adapt any headphone to the listener's ears in terms of frequency response.Crossfeed - to emulate a speaker based playback impression on headphones.Converters
Two of the latest 32 bit D/A Converter chips are used. Two D/A conversion channels are used per audio channel, resulting in exceptional performance specifications. Analog OutputsLine out unbalanced on RCA connector.Line out balanced on XLR connector.Headphone out on 1/4" Jack Analogue.For the DAC502: Addtional headphone output on a 4 pin XLR connector.Discrete output stages for both line and headphone outputs are employed.
The output levels can be set in a coarse manner with 4 steps to adapt for the amplifier or headphone connected. The levels can be set independently for line and headphone outputs.
No sound degrading servo mechanisms are used.Front panel controlsA rotary encoder knob for changing parameters and for powering the unit on/off.A touch screen colour LCD display.An 1/4 inch headphone socket.An IR receiver.Back panel elementsAnalog outputs on XLR and RCA connectors.Digital inputs on XLR, RCA, TOSLINK, USB, Ethernet connectors.USB type A connector for various applications.Mains connector with fuses.IR Remote Control
Allows to control several functions of the DAC50x, namely:The input selected for conversion.The output type, level, muting, absolute polarity.Power on/off.DSP presets.Web InterfaceThe DAC50x has a web interface for configuring it via a web browser. The following functions are accessible via the web interface:Volume and Balance controls.Input selection.Output type.DSP algorithms configuration.DSP snapshots configuration.

8.990 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 749,17€ / month
Upon Order

Musical Fidelity has always been driven by the vision to create musically engaging audio products which can hold this standard of fidelity for many generations to come. Many MF classics are still in the hands of their proud owners and have proven the success of our design philosophy.Streaming in Musical Fidelity TraditionThe MX-Stream is developed with the same goal in mind as everything else at Musical Fidelity. Technically correct design that not only measures like a dream but also sounds like it. In order for it to be true to the original Musical Fidelity spirit it has to have our warm yet transparent and incredibly detailed signature sound and not just be technical wizardry for the sake of clean technical measurements. We have to hear it, we have to feel it, and we have to be moved by it.There are audio products of the past that did not necessarily measure so well, but people still grew to love them. This can also be done with close to perfect technical specifications and the same dedication to the actual perceivable sound qualities. And Musical Fidelity have done exactly this – always.As a result, these pieces of audio gear are elevated to the highest levels and become the true entries into affordable, no nonsense high-end. The MX-Stream is yet another prime example in our long-lasting design philosophy.High resolution network bridgeNetwork-enables and compatible with any modern DAC with USB inputCompletely optimised for bit-perfect audio:Audiophile playback softwareLow Noise regulation and detox sectionUSB & Wifi low phase noise clock sectionClock synchronised, phase interleaved, capacitor multiplier pre regulatorsCD ripping (requires external USB CD drive)Controllable via smart devices and PC/LaptopOverview and Hardware DesignOur MX-Stream is a universal, transport-only network device that can take any online or network streaming service to your integrated amplifier or DAC. All you need is an existing USB Class 2.0 Audio input. The MX-Stream’s digital audio circuitry is a complete custom design from scratch. A huge part inside the chassis is dedicated to the extensive power supply section. We have PSUs and high-end voltage stabilization components for all the different PCB units. We have advanced re-clocking – even the main CPU is operated by an audio optimized clock, which is completely unheard in typical streaming solutions, as they typically run with standard CPU clocks like those in regular computers. Every incoming digital signal is cleaned up from the very beginning. All audio files that come in and out, are the best they can be by eliminating all unwanted noise that can be found in common streaming solutions. With an optimized software, we were able to push this high-tech hardware design to its absolute limits. All of this resulted in the first near-zero jitter streamer we have ever seen.Bit-perfect and Open Software DesignIts design makes it future proof by keeping the architecture open. In 10 years’ time, your MX- Stream will be as relevant as today because it can run any open source software that you are willing and able to throw at it. It will use the same revelatory hardware design and continue to be the perfect streaming transport. Of course, for now you can just unpack the unit and set it up and it will be perfectly plug&play ready and you can immediately stream ahead. The on-board operating system and playback software - by default - is set up to enable you 1:1 bit-perfect digital audio transfers to your USB DAC of choice right from the start. You do not need to worry about anything, we have done all the engineering and configuration for you. You are free to enjoy the Musical Fidelity signature sound without in-depth knowledge of digital audio technology. However, all the expert-users will find advanced options available to tailor the experience to their exact specifications and gain complete and transparent control of what their system is doing. Truly accessible high-end at your fingertips.Flexibility and Control OptionsThe MX-Stream can be controlled via mobile App, in any web-browser and you can connect HDMI- and touchscreens for a full, haptic touch screen experience. A full Roon-Ready certification, support for all lossless high-resolution streaming services that are available right now and hi-res formats (up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD256) and standard network features like NAS support, USB-hard drive support, UPNP/DLNA, Bluetooth, Shareport (for iOS-devices), web-radio, CD-ripping with automated tagging and automatic music library indexing bring unparalleled versatility to the table.Streaming ServicesHigh resolution network bridgeSpotify, Tidal, Qobuz, HIGHRESAUDIO, TuneInFully Roon Ready and certifiedShareport(Airplay), UPNP/DLNA, BluetoothUSB 2.0 USB drives, NAS drivesThe Perfect Streaming CompanionAs a standalone device, the MX-Stream is the perfect add-on for any integrated amplifier or DAC with USB B input. Not only is the technology inside the MX-Stream complete cutting-edge high-end, every analog circuit in integrated analog amps displays increased performance, when digital circuits and power supplies are kept separate from the analog circuitry. By squeezing in a lot of digital circuits, additional high frequency distortion across the entire system can be observed. Coming from the other direction, huge power supplies for pre and power amps with lots of magnetic radiation impact digital circuit performance negatively. By keeping streaming and amplification separate we can achieve our true high-end sound vision to greater effect and at a more affordable cost, while also guaranteeing the longest lifetime of our amplifiers and streamers.

1.040 €
Interest Free Instalments 346,67€ / month
Upon Order
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Musical Fidelity has always been driven by the vision to create musically engaging audio products which can hold this standard of fidelity for many generations to come. Many MF classics are still in the hands of their proud owners and have proven the success of our design philosophy.Streaming in Musical Fidelity TraditionThe MX-Stream is developed with the same goal in mind as everything else at Musical Fidelity. Technically correct design that not only measures like a dream but also sounds like it. In order for it to be true to the original Musical Fidelity spirit it has to have our warm yet transparent and incredibly detailed signature sound and not just be technical wizardry for the sake of clean technical measurements. We have to hear it, we have to feel it, and we have to be moved by it.There are audio products of the past that did not necessarily measure so well, but people still grew to love them. This can also be done with close to perfect technical specifications and the same dedication to the actual perceivable sound qualities. And Musical Fidelity have done exactly this – always.As a result, these pieces of audio gear are elevated to the highest levels and become the true entries into affordable, no nonsense high-end. The MX-Stream is yet another prime example in our long-lasting design philosophy.High resolution network bridgeNetwork-enables and compatible with any modern DAC with USB inputCompletely optimised for bit-perfect audio:Audiophile playback softwareLow Noise regulation and detox sectionUSB & Wifi low phase noise clock sectionClock synchronised, phase interleaved, capacitor multiplier pre regulatorsCD ripping (requires external USB CD drive)Controllable via smart devices and PC/LaptopOverview and Hardware DesignOur MX-Stream is a universal, transport-only network device that can take any online or network streaming service to your integrated amplifier or DAC. All you need is an existing USB Class 2.0 Audio input. The MX-Stream’s digital audio circuitry is a complete custom design from scratch. A huge part inside the chassis is dedicated to the extensive power supply section. We have PSUs and high-end voltage stabilization components for all the different PCB units. We have advanced re-clocking – even the main CPU is operated by an audio optimized clock, which is completely unheard in typical streaming solutions, as they typically run with standard CPU clocks like those in regular computers. Every incoming digital signal is cleaned up from the very beginning. All audio files that come in and out, are the best they can be by eliminating all unwanted noise that can be found in common streaming solutions. With an optimized software, we were able to push this high-tech hardware design to its absolute limits. All of this resulted in the first near-zero jitter streamer we have ever seen.Bit-perfect and Open Software DesignIts design makes it future proof by keeping the architecture open. In 10 years’ time, your MX- Stream will be as relevant as today because it can run any open source software that you are willing and able to throw at it. It will use the same revelatory hardware design and continue to be the perfect streaming transport. Of course, for now you can just unpack the unit and set it up and it will be perfectly plug&play ready and you can immediately stream ahead. The on-board operating system and playback software - by default - is set up to enable you 1:1 bit-perfect digital audio transfers to your USB DAC of choice right from the start. You do not need to worry about anything, we have done all the engineering and configuration for you. You are free to enjoy the Musical Fidelity signature sound without in-depth knowledge of digital audio technology. However, all the expert-users will find advanced options available to tailor the experience to their exact specifications and gain complete and transparent control of what their system is doing. Truly accessible high-end at your fingertips.Flexibility and Control OptionsThe MX-Stream can be controlled via mobile App, in any web-browser and you can connect HDMI- and touchscreens for a full, haptic touch screen experience. A full Roon-Ready certification, support for all lossless high-resolution streaming services that are available right now and hi-res formats (up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD256) and standard network features like NAS support, USB-hard drive support, UPNP/DLNA, Bluetooth, Shareport (for iOS-devices), web-radio, CD-ripping with automated tagging and automatic music library indexing bring unparalleled versatility to the table.Streaming ServicesHigh resolution network bridgeSpotify, Tidal, Qobuz, HIGHRESAUDIO, TuneInFully Roon Ready and certifiedShareport(Airplay), UPNP/DLNA, BluetoothUSB 2.0 USB drives, NAS drivesThe Perfect Streaming CompanionAs a standalone device, the MX-Stream is the perfect add-on for any integrated amplifier or DAC with USB B input. Not only is the technology inside the MX-Stream complete cutting-edge high-end, every analog circuit in integrated analog amps displays increased performance, when digital circuits and power supplies are kept separate from the analog circuitry. By squeezing in a lot of digital circuits, additional high frequency distortion across the entire system can be observed. Coming from the other direction, huge power supplies for pre and power amps with lots of magnetic radiation impact digital circuit performance negatively. By keeping streaming and amplification separate we can achieve our true high-end sound vision to greater effect and at a more affordable cost, while also guaranteeing the longest lifetime of our amplifiers and streamers.

1.040 €
Interest Free Instalments 346,67€ / month
Upon Order
New

ONE to rule your home audio Only DAC  you’ll need (Bluetooth + USB + S/PDIF) ZEN One Signature Our ZEN One Signature takes the DAC stage from the ZEN DAC V2, adds S/PDIF inputs (optical and coaxial) alongside the USB port, stirs in Bluetooth technology from the ZEN Blue V2 and seasons the pot with Signature-grade circuit enhancements to create a delicious audio brew. The result? The ZEN One Signature is a pure DAC (no built-in headphone amp and volume control) that serves as a home audio hub for all your digital devices, from smartphones and tablets to PCs and Macs, disc players and audio servers to TVs and games consoles. Home Hub DAC The ZEN One Signature is the first ZEN DAC to support all hi-res: DSD256, PCM384, MQA384kHz, Bluetooth 96KHz. 96kHz Hi-Res Bluetooth: LDAC, HWA/LHDC, aptX Adaptive/HD/LL, AAC USB audio using 16 Core 2000MIPS XMOS low latency microcontroller (MQA decoder) Fully balanced 4.4mm output Purity of design, no headphone amp, no volume control. The ultimate DAC for all your home audio sources. HD Bluetooth The next-generation HD Bluetooth technology in the ZEN One Signature ensures the best sound from every source. Extensive high-definition codec support – aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, LDAC and HWA/LHDC. High-gain antenna delivers extended Bluetooth range. You’ll love it. Discerning Digital The ZEN One Signature offers the following to transform home music enjoyment: True Native hi-res DAC – supports 32-bit/384kHz PCM and fully native DSD Powerful 16-core XMOS processor – performs full MQA decoding (to 384kHz) Upgraded GMT femto-precision clock and customised digital filter eradicate jitter and other forms of digital distortion Optical and coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs support 32-bit/192kHz PCM and MQA Awesome Analogue Balanced circuitry is what the ZEN series is famed for. The ZEN One Signature continues the tradition: Balanced circuit design with Signature-grade circuit components delivers ultra-low distortion and exceptional sonic purity 4mm Balanced and RCA single-ended analogue outputs – connect to an integrated amp, preamp, headphone amp or active speakers Signature Special The Signature series always includes extra special additions: Low-jitter femto clock crystal provides >20dB performance 16 Core 2000MIPS XMOS low-latency microcontroller – 4x more processing power C0G capacitors – high-linearity, excellent temperature/frequency characteristics MELF resistors – high-precision and low-noise Taiyo Yuden and Murata inductors – low-impedance power supply rails High-gain antenna for extended range

359 €
36 Instalments 12,39€ / month
Upon Order

Our specialist desktop DAC, ZEN DAC Signature V2, has been upgraded to bring you an even purer performance than the original. Enjoy an enhanced experience. The ZEN DAC Signature V2 has been improved to offer an even greater, purer listening experience. Just like the original, its sole purpose is to feed an external amp, be it a headphone amp, or an amp and speakers. Unlike the original, it has a 16 core XMOS chip instead of 8. This new and improved digital engine is more powerful than ever. We’ve also upgraded the clock circuitry to enhance the purist, audiophile design even further. Enjoy music without any distortion or colouration. Balanced. Blissfully quiet. It sports a fully-symmetrical, true differential balanced dual-mono signal stage with direct signal paths to ensure optimal signal purity. The new low jitter crystal clock means >20dB better noise reduction. The ZEN DAC Signature V2 will remain quiet wherever it’s used. Outstanding components including C0G capacitors from TDK, Panasonic OS-CON and ELNA Slimic II capacitors complete the design. A ‘Bit’ special… The ZEN DAC Signature V2’s digital stage retains its True Native DAC architecture. It delivers Bit-Perfect up to 32-bit/384kHz and native DSD up to DSD256 as well as DXD. The iFi-programmed XMOS chip, which processes data received at the USB input, and jitter-eradicating, audiophile-grade oscillators, contribute to exemplary handling of digital audio signals as they are received, processed and converted to analogue form. 16 core means more… MQA an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. Thanks to the processing power of the new 16 core XMOS chip, the ZEN DAC Signature V2 is now a full MQA decoder. The ZEN DAC Signature V2 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner. Confident connections You can trust in accurate, jitter free data transfer from your source device. The USB Type B input is asynchronous, meaning that the data rate is regulated solely by the ZEN DAC Signature V2’s specialised, and now upgraded, audio clock circuitry. A pair of RCA sockets provide a single-ended connection to an amp and a Balanced 4.4mm output enables balanced signal transfer between compact products that cannot accommodate traditional, bulky XLR connections. The full benefit of the ZEN DAC Signature V2’s balanced circuit design can be heard when connected to an amp or active speakers equipped with a balanced input. This can be either a 4.4mm Balanced input, or stereo XLR inputs via a 4.4mm-to-XLR cable. Fixed or variable. You decide. The outputs of the ZEN DAC Signature V2 can be switched between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’. Variable – use this setting if you wish the ZEN DAC Signature V2 to control the volume of powered speakers or its volume as a preamp. Fixed  – this option is for when you use it with downstream equipment with its own volume control. This will bypass the ZEN DAC Signature V2 as if there was a ‘straight wire’ from the digital source to the analogue amplifier. Crucial combo. The ZEN DAC Signature V2 works well with both the ZEN CAN Signature 6XX and the new ZEN CAN Signature HFM model. These products can be bought separately or as special ZEN Signature Sets, either 6XX or HFM. The sets include a high-performance 4.4mm Balanced cable to connect the units together. When used together, the two ZEN Signatures make a fantastic, desktop-sized headphone system for both digital and analogue sources, further extending the reputation of iFi’s ZEN Signature Series for delivering exceptional performance and versatility at remarkable prices.

299 €
36 Instalments 10,32€ / month
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Developed from the multi-award-winning transportable Hugo 2, the Hugo TT 2 is bigger, better and more advanced in every way. TT 2 sets a new benchmark for table top DACs, eclipsed only by our flagship DAVE.  Hugo TT 2 has been radically redesigned from the ground up, not only with beautiful new casework by Chief Designer, John Franks, but with 5x the processing power of the original Hugo TT and double that of the multi-award-winning Hugo 2. Hugo TT 2 distils over 20 years of digital development by Rob Watts and takes advantage of the very latest technology. As expected, it delivers radically improved technical specifications and measurements across the board and exhibits drastic sonic benefits over its predecessor with 768kHz PCM and DSD 512 playback. Hugo TT 2 sets a new benchmark in table top audio, only being eclipsed by DAVE. Delving deeper, in comparison to the 256-tap filters that traditional chip DACs may run at, Hugo TT 2’s beating heart is a powerful Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA, custom-coded by Chord Electronics’ Rob Watts, with 86x 208MHz cores running in parallel to create an advanced 16FS WTA 1 filter with 98,304-taps. Double that of its multi-award winning transportable brother, Hugo 2 (49,152). Hugo TT 2 also benefits from an upgrade from a 4-element design to a 10-element design, which works in harmony with the radically upgraded FPGA and code to deliver unrivalled audio. A brand new high-power discreet output stage coupled with second-order noise-shaping integrated between the DAC output and filter is also employed to massively reduce distortion. Further improvements have also been made to the power delivery. Hugo TT 2 eschews the Li-Po battery power supply of the original and ushers in six super capacitors capable of delivering huge, linear dynamic currents when the music demands it with peak output of 5A, 9.3V RMS. Hugo TT 2 also brings home the much loved four-stage user-selectable filter controls introduced with Hugo 2 and retains the three-stage user-selectable digital crossfeed function for headphone users who want to improve the perception of depth, similar to that of speakers. Hugo TT 2 can be upgraded at any time with the addition of M Scaler, our 1M-tap digital upscaling device.

5.890 €
36 Instalments 203,34€ / month
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DAVE is the most advanced DAC we have ever made. It features the very best conversion technology available, using proprietary techniques never seen before, making DAVE the most advanced DAC/preamp amplifier in the world. DAVE stands for ‘Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis’, a moniker that best reflects the product’s capability; a device so advanced and with so few compromises, that it is absolutely truthful in the extreme — a standard that all other DACs on the market simply cannot hope to match. The DAC, which is also a reference-level headphone amplifier and ‘digital preamp’, distils twenty years of Chord research, development and advanced engineering into one device. At its heart lies a new version of the advanced Spartan 6 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) with 1,000x the processing power of the traditional mass-produced chip DAC. DAVE’s FPGA is loaded with over a million lines of code to confront complex timing issues head-on, with speed and precision. The FPGA’s extraordinary capability enables a number of key sonic benefits, including significantly improved timing and the best noise-shaper performance of any known DAC. DAVE’s technology delivers music with unmatched reality and musicality, with an unrivalled timing response. The device’s lossless digital volume control outputs the signal direct to your power amplifier for the purest experience. DAVE has a full-sized LCD display, showing input, sample frequency, volume and set-up configurations options, within Chord’s famous porthole design. On its fascia, DAVE also features a rotary encoder with a large stainless steel controller and ball buttons, enabling direct interactivity in addition to the supplied remote control.

12.400 €
36 Instalments 428,09€ / month
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The Young MkIV gives you total control of the music flowing from your sources to the amplifier and then to the speakers. With a wealth of input channels and extensive control options, you have always full command on your audio system, with the greatest confidence that the quality of the original music material is delivered to the speakers without any detriment. Whether your source is a computer, a smartphone, a DVD player or a turntable, the Young MkIV delivers a crisp and alive analog sound at its outputs, to drive any amplifier at best. You control it by the front panel encoder, using the remote control or by your Android smartphone via the same wireless connection which allows you to stream audio. Streaming lovers will enjoy the high quality ensured by MQA©, while smartphone users will take advantage of aptX. M2Tech has adopted MQA to support master quality playback and streaming. MQA is an innovative encoding algorithm that captures the original master sound quality; ‘folds’ the file into a smaller size for easy streaming or download; and authenticates the file when it plays back on an MQA-enabled device. M2Tech recognizes the sonic and technical advantages of MQA, therefore all M2Tech DAC products will include MQA in their format decoding pool. Inputs: Analog single-ended (RCA)S/PDIF (RCA)AES/EBU (XLR)Optical (Toslink)USB 2.0 high speedBluetooth©I2S (HDMI, PS Audio standard) Outputs: Analog balanced (XLR)Analog single-ended (RCA)Trigger (jack 3.5mm) Sample frequencies: PCM 44.1kHz to 768kHzDoP 64X to 256XNative DSD 64x to 512x PCM resolution: 16 bits to 32 bits Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 122dBA (single-ended and balanced) THD+N: 0.0008% @ 5Vrms out balanced Output Voltage: 2.5Vrms or 5Vrms (single-ended)5Vrms or 10Vrms (balanced)5.5Vrms (headphones)12VDC (trigger) Output impedance: 100 Ohms (single-ended)200 Ohms (balanced) Input impedance: 47 kOhms (analog)75 Ohms (SPDIF)110 Ohms (AESEBU)100 Ohms (I2S) Supply voltage: 15VDC Power Consumption: 5.7W (operational)0.15W (standby) Size: 200x200x50mm (wxdxh) Weight: net 2kg (including ancillaries)gross 2.5kg

2.099 €
36 Instalments 72,46€ / month
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Real control center of your Hifi system The new preamplifier PX1 is the point of reference. See for yourself : Designed around two mono  preamplifiers built in the same box, our stereo preamplifier PX1 can be qualified as a real dual mono, two  EI standard transformers , shielded with mu-metal sheet, expensive but really efficient solution. The PX1 is the focal point of your High fidelity system. Even if the sound quality was our main priority, we would like that our preamplifier should be able to run all the current sources : analog, dematerialized or physic digital sources Nothing has been forgotten, each input has been enhanced in order to achieve the highest level of music resolution. The PX1 offers nine analog inputs such as balanced input and one customizable MM or MC phono input with double level. The parameters of the phono cartridge capacitance  are adjustable. The  digital side was also not forgotten, and the PX1 offers three  optical inputs, one coax, one USB B (asynchronous X-mos) as one USB A. The conversion of the digital signal is done by the famous Wolfson WM8740 converter. These digital inputs are completed by a proprietary protocol allowing to connect the direct path Bluetooth  adaptor X-FTB01. It is a direct processing of signal (direct path) in order to keep the original quality of the signal . The interactive menu offers you 2 modes of use. The mode Class A or the mode « discrete. The Class A output is built on a circuit based only on bipolar transistors. It is double cascade circuit offering a highest performance that allows to control and limit the distorsion, so very homogeneous and polarized in Class A. The discrete output is a stage based on a more classical typology with a JFET input differential stage and a current mirror with bipolar transistors with a polarized Class AB  output. This typology brings more odd harmonics distorsion, sometimes less appreciated when you are listenning, but sometimes perceived as well defined too. The use of the PX1 is particularly easy due to its single rotary key with button push to acceed to all the menu choice as input selection, volume adjustment, tone settings, loudness, APD function (disconnection of the auto power off after 30 minutes of inactivity) On the outputs side, the PX1 is also really complete as for inputs : one balanced XLR, one unbalanced Cinch, one Rec Out, one Pre Out Hi pass, two sub-bass. Last but not least, the engineers didn’t forget the headphones listenning lovers, so under the device you will find the switches that will allow you to adjust independantly  gain and output impedance  for 2 headphones (gain : +6,0,-4dB, output impedance : from 0 to 100 Ω).

990 €
36 Instalments 34,18€ / month
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Real control center of your Hifi system The new preamplifier PX1 is the point of reference. See for yourself : Designed around two mono  preamplifiers built in the same box, our stereo preamplifier PX1 can be qualified as a real dual mono, two  EI standard transformers , shielded with mu-metal sheet, expensive but really efficient solution. The PX1 is the focal point of your High fidelity system. Even if the sound quality was our main priority, we would like that our preamplifier should be able to run all the current sources : analog, dematerialized or physic digital sources Nothing has been forgotten, each input has been enhanced in order to achieve the highest level of music resolution. The PX1 offers nine analog inputs such as balanced input and one customizable MM or MC phono input with double level. The parameters of the phono cartridge capacitance  are adjustable. The  digital side was also not forgotten, and the PX1 offers three  optical inputs, one coax, one USB B (asynchronous X-mos) as one USB A. The conversion of the digital signal is done by the famous Wolfson WM8740 converter. These digital inputs are completed by a proprietary protocol allowing to connect the direct path Bluetooth  adaptor X-FTB01. It is a direct processing of signal (direct path) in order to keep the original quality of the signal . The interactive menu offers you 2 modes of use. The mode Class A or the mode « discrete. The Class A output is built on a circuit based only on bipolar transistors. It is double cascade circuit offering a highest performance that allows to control and limit the distorsion, so very homogeneous and polarized in Class A. The discrete output is a stage based on a more classical typology with a JFET input differential stage and a current mirror with bipolar transistors with a polarized Class AB  output. This typology brings more odd harmonics distorsion, sometimes less appreciated when you are listenning, but sometimes perceived as well defined too. The use of the PX1 is particularly easy due to its single rotary key with button push to acceed to all the menu choice as input selection, volume adjustment, tone settings, loudness, APD function (disconnection of the auto power off after 30 minutes of inactivity) On the outputs side, the PX1 is also really complete as for inputs : one balanced XLR, one unbalanced Cinch, one Rec Out, one Pre Out Hi pass, two sub-bass. Last but not least, the engineers didn’t forget the headphones listenning lovers, so under the device you will find the switches that will allow you to adjust independantly  gain and output impedance  for 2 headphones (gain : +6,0,-4dB, output impedance : from 0 to 100 Ω).

990 €
36 Instalments 34,18€ / month
Upon Order

Moving to a separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier offers another level of refinement to enthusiasts looking to upgrade from an integrated amplifier, or those looking to build a reference-grade system. A two-box set up enables the pre and power amplifiers to be run by separate power supplies resulting in a cleaner signal as the inductive effects of the large currents in the power amplifier are isolated from the sensitive components of the pre-amplifier. The Pre2 DAC - Philosophy  The Pre2 DAC separates the pre amp into its own chassis and provides a dedicated power supply which means the pre amp can resolve more detail. Complete with a built-in DAC, the pre amp is compatible with a very wide range of sources such as CD players, streamers or your TV digital audio out. The Pre2 DAC offers a sonic step up in performance from our integrated amplifiers. This is achieved because the pre amplifier circuitry has its own power supply. The internal power supply provides isolation from the demands of other system elements, making available an additional level of dynamics and resolution. The digital section also sounds better for the same reasons, especially when used with the optional Qx card, the audio quality rises further still. If a PSX R2 is connected, owners will hear a large jump in performance as the PSX R2 feeds the pre amp with a highly regulated and super smooth DC feed. The sonic uplift from the PSX R2 means the close tolerance components in the pre amp can be fully appreciated as they now benefit from the smoother supply. The Pre2 DAC includes a carefully designed top quality digital section built into the pre amplifier with a Burr Brown 24-bit/192k DAC and a carefully designed power supply. With 5 digital inputs that enable the amplifier to connect and clearly improve the sound of connected digital sources including; your computer, DVD player, TV and many other digital sources. In the QXR version, in which we use a new ESS-based DAC, as well as allowing input resolutions up to 32bit/ 768k, we have also introduced a new ‘reclocking’ process across all the digital inputs. This substantially reduces jitter and lowers the noise floor, as well as allowing a much shallower filter slope than ever before. This process virtually eliminates phase interference in the audible band (an approach only previously possible with noisy FPGA DAC solutions). The Pre2 DAC is designed to be partnered with one of our matching power amplifiers such as the X Power, Stereo 200 or Mono X 300 Signature. Build your system with a CD i or CD t and a Stream X Signature or Stream Xa for an exceptional music experience. Add a dedicated power supply such as the PSX R2 to further enhance the pre amp’s resolution. The Pre2 DAC QXR is a standard Pre2DAC with the new QXR digital card pre-installed. This new card improves the sound quality across all the digital inputs, increasing the possible input resolution to 32bit/ 768k (DSD 512) through the USB connection. Using a new ESS-based DAC, we have also introduced a new ‘reclocking’ process across all the digital inputs, to reduce jitter and lower the noise floor, as well as allowing a much shallower filter slope than ever before, virtually eliminating phase interference in the audible band (an approach only previously possible with noisy FPGA DAC solutions).

2.290 €
36 Instalments 79,06€ / month
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Amplify Your Emotion An all-in-one solution for headphones Manufactured in France, Arche is a unique electronic solution which combines a digital-analog converter as well as two pure class A amplification modesdesigned especially for headphones. Ideal to sit between the digital sources and your audiophile headphones, Arche is the perfect solution to fully enjoy your headphones, whilst benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive high-fidelity loudspeakers! So Arche is an all-in-one solution, which also offers presets for every set of Focal High-Fidelity headphones (Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elegia et Elear) to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination: owners of Focal headphones can therefore be sure they are enjoying a combination of electronics and acoustics that is carefully thought out and specially developed from the very outset. Arche will be updated by using a USB stick. Power And Precision The two premium AK4490 balanced digital-analog converters can process formats in PCM format up to 384kHz, as well as DSD 256. The analog signal is then routed towards 2 pure class A amplification modes designed especially for headphones (voltage, hybrid) for an uncompromising solution. The original audio signal is totally respected, so as to reproduce the tiniest details of the recording. Choose Your Amplification Upon entry of the digital signal, Arche offers a resolutely audiophile design through its uncompromising dual mono construction, from signal processing to amplification. And thanks to the presets integrated, every user of Focal headphones gets amplification to suit their product and their favourite tonal balance. Use And Design Arche comes with a solid aluminium headphones mount inspired by the brand’s logo: accessing and storing the headphones is therefore quick and easy, as well as looking incredible and saving on space!

1.250 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 104,17€ / month
Available in warehouse
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Chill out. At home. In the office. The super-affordable compact DAC/headphone amp just got even better. Added oomph! This ZEN DAC V2 is the same award-winning hi-res USB DAC/headphone amp as before but with added oomph! We’ve upgraded its digital engine from an 8 core XMOS chip to a 16 core chip. It’s ultra-capable while still being super-affordable. Compact enough to use as a USB DAC/amp on your work desk and stylish enough to use at home with your favourite active speakers or amp, it delivers a level of specification and performance that punches above its super-affordable price tag. The ZEN DAC V2 supports PCM and DXD to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and MQA. DSD remains ‘bit-perfect’ thanks to the True Native Burr-Brown chip design. 16 core = hardcore. Thanks to the 16 core tech, the ZEN DAC V2 is now an MQA Decoder rather than a Renderer only. This enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner. MQA rendering technology (used in the original ZEN DAC among other iFi products) connects to an MQA Core signal (such as TIDAL) and completes the final unfold of an MQA file. Usually, the computer has carried out the decoding.  Smooth and balanced. A new and improved low jitter, crystal clock means >20dB better performance. The super-low noise performance means the ZEN DAC V2 will remain quiet even in noisy situations such as yachts or RVs. The balanced design for the analogue stage – rare and not found at this price point – makes it pretty special and delivers the best sound quality, normally found in higher priced models. The ZEN DAC V2 sports Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front and back. On the front, there’s also the popular 6.3mm headphone socket. Flexible. Switch effortlessly between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’. Set to ‘Variable,’ use the ZEN DAC V2 as a pre-amp to feed a power amp or active speakers. On ‘Fixed’ to bypass the volume control. Connect to an external pre-amp or integrated amp. Power. Drive. Performance. Our headphone amp has PowerMatch – switchable gain to perfectly match your headphones. For IEMs, normally high-sensitivity, leave PowerMatch at its lower setting for hiss-free listening. On/over-ear headphones with relatively low impedance require more power – press PowerMatch to increase the level of drive. Ace of Bass. The ZEN DAC V2 boasts TrueBass. This proprietary tech is a switchable ‘bass boost’ operating in the analogue domain. There’s no DSP with iFi gear. TrueBass enhances the bass but does not muddy the mid-range. Perfect for use with IEMs or open-back headphones which often lack bass. The ZEN DAC V2  is the ultimate chilling machine. Tune in and ZEN out. The XMOS 16-Core chip processes the audio data received via the USB* digital input. This new low-latency XMOS microcontroller has greatly enhanced processing power. Compared to the current generation of eight-core chips, this new 16-core IC delivers double the clock speed (2000MIPS) and four times the memory (512KB), as well as the latest SuperSpeed USB standard. iFi’s in-house digital development team has programmed the XMOS firmware to optimise sound quality and ensure a perfect partnership with the Burr-Brown DAC. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged or ‘bit-perfect’. This means you are listening to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded. At iFi we use Burr Brown extensively in our products having selected it for its natural-sounding ‘musicality’ and True Native architecture. Our experience with this IC means we know how to make the most of it. Hi-Res True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is supported through the USB with full decoding of MQA files up to 384kHz thanks to the processing power of the new 16-core XMOS chip. This means that the full ‘three unfold’ decoding process is performed internally, as opposed to only the final unfold in the manner of an MQA ‘renderer’. Globally, MQA has become an important consideration for any comprehensively equipped DAC. It is available through for Tidal Masters, Audirvana and Roon. Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and the intelligent memory buffer. The low-jitter crystal clock has been updated to provide >20dB better performance It is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and crosstalk. Less Interference – clearer sound. You normally find this set-up in products at the higher end of the price spectrum such as the Pro iCAN but iFi is now using this across its range to produce the best quality audio for all our customers. TrueBass – delivers genuine bass with realistic depth and definition. Everything from timpani to a bass guitar, to an electronic bassline, is conveyed with power and poise.

199 €
36 Instalments 6,87€ / month
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GTO muscle As with most iFi gear, we added filters to add flavour to your listening. Check out the GTO filter. Just like the American muscle car, it adds gravitas and a new dimension to your driving…sorry, listening. We’ve also given you Bit Perfect, Bit Perfect+, Apodising, and Transient Aligned. Your music. Your way. Choose a wireless connection to stream your favourite tunes from Tidal, Spotify, Napster – the list is endless. Take it up a notch by using a wired Ethernet connection to play from a router or NAS (Network Attached Storage). Or relax with AirPlay to enjoy playback from your iPhone, iPad or Mac. To USB or not to USB Use USB Type A to connect a hard disk drive or a memory stick or Type B to connect a laptop or server. Or slot in a micro SDHC card with music files for instant playback. Enjoy soulful tunes from your CD transport and enhance your gaming or movie experience as you connect via the coaxial/digital input. Sound has never sounded so good. Moved by music Finally, we’ve given you a choice of headphone sockets and outputs to cover all tastes. Big ones, little ones, balanced ones… The Pro iDSD now currently comes in two ‘balanced’ versions – with 4.4mm or 2.5mm balanced headphone sockets. You choose which version you need. So, whatever your mood, however you connect or listen, the Pro iDSD has an option for you. The Pro iDSD has a ‘quad stack’ of Bit-Perfect DSD and DXD DACs by Burr-Brown. The ‘interleaved’ configuration means up to 8 pairs of differential signals can be used and mixed, equal to 4 pairs of signals per channel. The Pro iDSD employs the new XMOS XU216 X-Core 200 Series 16-Core processor. All-digital processing is Bit-Perfect unless particular digital filters are explicitly selected. Upsampling to DSD1024 has previously only been available to a select few. The Pro iDSD makes it available to a wider audience. The DSD1024 remastering is handled by the Crysopeia® FPGA and this is where we believe the FPGA excels. Data is sent to the Memory Buffer from all inputs. Here it is de-jittered to eliminate any transmission of source jitter to the DAC output. The data from the Memory Buffer is further re-clocked by the low-jitter Global Master Timing® clock, which also drives the X-Core 200 and FPGA. With LINKPLAY™ WiFi/network playback, built-in Spotify and Tidal, and wide protocol support for 32-Bit/192kHz and DSD64, the Pro iDSD can be also used without a computer to stream audio directly. Galvanic isolation is the ‘holy grail’ of computer audio. All inputs are galvanically-isolated (including USB). The USB input section has its own separate power management system with multiple regulators and filtering operating from the galvanically-isolated voltage generated to power this section. Unlike other amplifiers that have the same circuit and just switch in/out the tube section, the Pro iDSD is the very first of its kind to have two individual input circuits – one tube (General Electric 5670 tubes!) and one solid-state. This results in the ‘best sonics of both worlds’. The amplifier audio circuit is fully discrete, fully-balanced with either tube or J-FET input switchable, bipolar second stage and MOSFET-buffered bipoa We’ve given the Pro iDSD an extra Tube+ setting. This reduces overall loop-gain and negative feedback to the minimum and presents a different sonic perspective between the tube’s natural harmonics and transient performance. The amplifier audio circuit is fully discrete, fully-balanced with either tube or J-FET input switchable, bipolar second stage and MOSFET-buffered bipolar Class A Power stage. The Pro iDSD is packed full of premium components – a Japan Alps rotary volume potentiometer, audio-grade ELNA Silmic capacitors and a bank of Elna Dynacaps ‘super capacitors’. Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA. MQA is an award-winning audio technology that enables music fans to stream the original master recording into their home, car or on their mobile. In the words of Gilbert O’Sullivan, iconic Irish-born singer-songwriter, “The great thing about MQA is that it delivers the finesse that was there in the desk sound. It’s tremendous, it sounds really good.”

2.800 €
36 Instalments 96,67€ / month
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Digital audio is brilliant, but it needs to be analogue audio before you can hear it. And the way it ends up sounding depends entirely on how you convert the digital audio files stored on your computer, on CD or from your favourite streaming service. DacMagic 200M performs the digital-to-analogue conversion perfectly every time, letting all kinds of audio systems sound better than ever before.  Studio quality audio DacMagic 200M is Cambridge Audio’s first product to support MQA. MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers studio-quality sound in a file small enough to stream. TIDAL, for instance, uses MQA technology to deliver master-quality sound in their Hi-Fi membership. Cambridge Audio’s DacMagic 200M can fully decode and playback MQA files, so they sound exactly like the original studio recording. On the product, look out for the blue MQA indicator. This indicates you are playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist or producer, or has been verified by the copyright owner. The green indicator is confirmation you are playing and decoding an MQA music file. Powerful processing At the heart of the DacMagic 200M is a pair of extremely high-quality ESS Sabre digital- to-analogue converters. They handle digital audio files up to 32bit/768kHz or DSD512, so they can deal with digital music of any kind stored on CDs, smartphones, computers - or anywhere else, for that matter. Once a digital file is onboard DacMagic 200M, its twin DACs convert it to analogue information with all of its dynamics and detail intact. And, because the analogue signal it sends to your audio set-up is so astonishingly free of distortion, so precise and so lifelike, your system will sound more convincing and complete than it ever has before. Easy integration Despite the incredible number of features, the extensive functionality and the extraordinary technology on board the DacMagic 200M, Cambridge Audio has managed to fit it all into a beautifully built, flawlessly finished steel and aluminium box measuring just 52 x 215 x 191mm. This means it will fit neatly and discreetly into any existing audio set-up without taking up loads of room or drawing too much attention to itself. All that’s required is a balanced or unbalanced connection to your system (and some mains power, of course) for DacMagic 200M to deliver you a sonic upgrade that’s way bigger than the box it comes from. Well connected It’s possible to get digital audio files into DacMagic 200M in any number of ways. Digital optical, digital coaxial and USB inputs mean CD players, games consoles, laptops or any other digital equipment can be easily hooked up - and Bluetooth aptX reception means it’s just as straightforward to wirelessly deliver files from your smartphone or tablet too. DacMagic 200M has both balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs, so can be easily connected to audio systems of all types, as well as switchable filters to give you different sonic options. Alongside its ability to deliver stunning sound to your speakers, it has a high-quality headphone amplifier with 6.3mm output on board too, so you can enjoy DacMagic 200M’s thrilling sound quality in private – at whatever volume you like.

649 €
36 Instalments 22,41€ / month
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ANALOGUE DESIGN FOR A DIGITAL AGEWith the knowledge in hand to design minimally invasive electronics without needing to be minimalist, we decided that our preamp should be complete. Very complete. The basic Makua is an extremely transparent gain stage and a programmable routing matrix. The chassis has ample room to fit optional extras, most notably a DAC and a phono stage. The 6 preset buttons are programmable via USB or Bluetooth to access any combination of channel, processing and routing. In a system with mainly digital sources, the preset buttons would be programmed to select between them.   Vinl lovers on the other hand might want to use several buttons to select the same turntable but with different EQ settings to suit their large collection of historic LP's. All five inputs are switchable between XLR and floating RCA connections, and all can be assigned as either phono or line. All stages in the Makua use discrete amplifier modules in a little known topology called “single-ended driven differential”. Compared to doubly executed signal paths, this structure prevents noise from propagating all the way through.   The Makua is amazingly immune to influences like mains quality and choice of interlinks. The relay-based volume control directly controls the gain of the output stage. Dynamic range and linearity of this arrangement is much greater than those of stepped attenuators. Operation is smooth and entirely glitch free. I/O5 balanced and 5 unbalanced inputs, all routable through optional processor boards like the phono stage.2 parallel outputs for bi-amping.4 programmable trigger outputs.​ProcessingBalance and input gain offset.Phase invert and mono sum.Full software control of routing and processing​PerformanceMaximum input/output level: 20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)Unweighted noise voltage at unity gain: 1.9 uVInput impedance: 100 kohmOutput impedance: 44 ohmDistortion at maximum signal level (THD, IMD): not measurable, estimated around -150dB.Bandwidth >200 kHzGain range: -70 dB to +15 dB.Gain resolution:

1.990 €
24 Interest Free Instalments 82,92€ / month
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ANALOGUE DESIGN FOR A DIGITAL AGEWith the knowledge in hand to design minimally invasive electronics without needing to be minimalist, we decided that our preamp should be complete. Very complete. The basic Makua is an extremely transparent gain stage and a programmable routing matrix. The chassis has ample room to fit optional extras, most notably a DAC and a phono stage. The 6 preset buttons are programmable via USB or Bluetooth to access any combination of channel, processing and routing. In a system with mainly digital sources, the preset buttons would be programmed to select between them.   Vinl lovers on the other hand might want to use several buttons to select the same turntable but with different EQ settings to suit their large collection of historic LP's. All five inputs are switchable between XLR and floating RCA connections, and all can be assigned as either phono or line. All stages in the Makua use discrete amplifier modules in a little known topology called “single-ended driven differential”. Compared to doubly executed signal paths, this structure prevents noise from propagating all the way through.   The Makua is amazingly immune to influences like mains quality and choice of interlinks. The relay-based volume control directly controls the gain of the output stage. Dynamic range and linearity of this arrangement is much greater than those of stepped attenuators. Operation is smooth and entirely glitch free. I/O5 balanced and 5 unbalanced inputs, all routable through optional processor boards like the phono stage.2 parallel outputs for bi-amping.4 programmable trigger outputs.​ProcessingBalance and input gain offset.Phase invert and mono sum.Full software control of routing and processing​PerformanceMaximum input/output level: 20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)Unweighted noise voltage at unity gain: 1.9 uVInput impedance: 100 kohmOutput impedance: 44 ohmDistortion at maximum signal level (THD, IMD): not measurable, estimated around -150dB.Bandwidth >200 kHzGain range: -70 dB to +15 dB.Gain resolution:

6.500 €
24 Interest Free Instalments 270,83€ / month
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ANALOGUE DESIGN FOR A DIGITAL AGEWith the knowledge in hand to design minimally invasive electronics without needing to be minimalist, we decided that our preamp should be complete. Very complete. The basic Makua is an extremely transparent gain stage and a programmable routing matrix. The chassis has ample room to fit optional extras, most notably a DAC and a phono stage. The 6 preset buttons are programmable via USB or Bluetooth to access any combination of channel, processing and routing. In a system with mainly digital sources, the preset buttons would be programmed to select between them.   Vinl lovers on the other hand might want to use several buttons to select the same turntable but with different EQ settings to suit their large collection of historic LP's. All five inputs are switchable between XLR and floating RCA connections, and all can be assigned as either phono or line. All stages in the Makua use discrete amplifier modules in a little known topology called “single-ended driven differential”. Compared to doubly executed signal paths, this structure prevents noise from propagating all the way through.   The Makua is amazingly immune to influences like mains quality and choice of interlinks. The relay-based volume control directly controls the gain of the output stage. Dynamic range and linearity of this arrangement is much greater than those of stepped attenuators. Operation is smooth and entirely glitch free. I/O5 balanced and 5 unbalanced inputs, all routable through optional processor boards like the phono stage.2 parallel outputs for bi-amping.4 programmable trigger outputs.​ProcessingBalance and input gain offset.Phase invert and mono sum.Full software control of routing and processing​PerformanceMaximum input/output level: 20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)Unweighted noise voltage at unity gain: 1.9 uVInput impedance: 100 kohmOutput impedance: 44 ohmDistortion at maximum signal level (THD, IMD): not measurable, estimated around -150dB.Bandwidth >200 kHzGain range: -70 dB to +15 dB.Gain resolution:

10.990 €
24 Interest Free Instalments 457,92€ / month
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After years of patient research and development, we are proud to launch our MX-DAC with DSD. With its technical innovation, superb technical performance and excellent build quality, the new MX DAC offers truly outstanding value for money.The MX-DAC is a tremendous performer. It has ultra low distortion, very wide bandwidth and low noise. The technical performance of the MX-DAC is on a par with any other DAC at any price. Jitter is about 12pps, s/n ratio is -116dB (‘A’ weighted), linearity is +0.2dB at -116dB, stereo separation is -104dB at 1kHz, frequency response is ruler flat and distortion is 0.00025% at 1kHz and 0.0003% at 20kHz. These technical figures are state-of-the-art and show that our implementation is almost perfect, to ensure completely neutral and accurate digital-to-analogue conversion of any digital input.The MX DAC has inputs for: 2 x coax (up to 24bit 192 kHz PCM), 2 x optical (up to 24bit 192kHz PCM) and asynchronous USB up to 24bit 192 kHz PCM as well as DSD 64 and DSD 128.Also, all inputs whether from coax, optical or USB, are processed in the DSD domain. This desirable feature gives a warmth and humanity to the sound that simple digital conversion doesn’t achieve. The MX DAC has both single ended and balanced outputs.The new MX range has beautiful aesthetics and wonderful build quality. The front panel and housing are both from exclusive custom-made extrusions using mil-spec aluminium.Specifications:DAC StructureSample rate converter: SRC4392 up-sampling data to 192kHzDigital to Analogue converter: PCM1795 32 bit / 192kHz Multi-bit Sigma-Delta typePerformanceOutput Voltage: 2 Volts RMS single-ended (RCA)Output Voltage: 4 Volts RMS balanced (XLR)PCM THD:

720 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 60,00€ / month
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DAC + CAN + 4.4 cable = ….a fantastic desktop-sized headphone system for both digital and analogue sources. The ‘ZEN Signature Set’ comprising both the ZEN DAC Signature and ZEN CAN Signature 6XX is now available. This set includes a high-performance 4.4mm Pentaconn cable to connect them together. ZEN DAC Signature This ZEN DAC Signature is  a pure DAC and benefits from true-differential balanced circuit design to take performance to the next level. It has upgraded circuit components and short, direct signal paths for optimal signal purity. It delivers bit-perfect PCM (up to 32-bit/384kHz), native DSD (up to DSD256), DXD and MQA. There is a pair of RCA sockets for single-ended connection to an amp, plus a Pentaconn 4.4mm output. When connected to an amp or active speakers equipped with a balanced input – either a 4.4mm Pentaconn input, or stereo XLR inputs via a 4.4mm-to-XLR cable – the full benefit of the ZEN DAC Signature’s balanced circuit design can be heard. It’s outputs can be switched between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’. ZEN CAN Signature The ZEN CAN Signature 6XX improves the sound quality of the original ZEN CAN and adds something special – a custom EQ setting called ActivEQ. It combines active and passive components to create a specific EQ curve to suit the ‘MassDrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX’ headphones. This can be switched off to make the most of all manner of headphones and in-ear monitors. It also features XSpace – an analogue processing mode which compensates for the ‘in-head localisation’ effect that can occur when using headphones to listen to music that was mixed using a pair of speakers. It features four gain settings in six dB steps – 0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18db. The ZEN CAN Signature 6XX’s circuitry is a balanced, symmetrical dual-mono design. It delivers delivers 1600mW (7.2V) into 32 ohms from the single-ended output, with 15V+ available to loads of 300 ohms or more through the balanced output. It offers stereo RCA and 3.5mm single-ended inputs, plus a balanced 4.4mm Pentaconn input. A 4.4mm balanced output is also provided. It has a 6.3mm output for headphones that have a standard single-ended connector and a 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced output for headphones offering balanced connection. 4.4mm – 4.4mm cable The iFi 4.4mm to 4.4mm cable employs heavy OFHC continuous cast copper and silver matrix conductors with a total thickness of 14AWG for the best signal transfer. It’s a perfect addition to our ZEN Signature Set as this audiophile-grade cable will give you maximum quality balanced signal transfer and minimum interference. The cable construction is a custom helix design, minimised both in capacitance and inductance, minZ™. It also has intrinsic shielding provided by minZ™ helix construction. They protect the cable from RFI and EMI noise and provide the cleanest transfer medium possible. To further insulate the cable, we adopted the RoHS compliant, excellent dielectric property and super-soft (60P) HD polymer with 1500V AC spark resistance.

570 €
36 Instalments 19,68€ / month
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With the new DAC768xs module, the Phonitor x really shows its phenomenal qualities as a headphone amplifier and preamp, even with digital sources connected.” The headphone amplifier with preamplifier Enjoy music over headphones and over speakers equally excellently with the superior VOLTAiR technology – that’s why we developed Phonitor x. For all headphones The Phonitor x offers connections for standard headphones with jack plug and for balanced headphones a 4-pin XLR connector. Thanks to the enormous output power of 18 watts, all headphones are driven effortlessly. To the power amplifiers or to the active loudspeakers you can use the balanced XLR- for long, and the RCA sockets for short cable runs. Practical are the AMP CTL sockets to which power amplifiers with 12V trigger inputs can be connected to switch them on and off together with Phonitor x. Milled from solid is the big 45mm Volume control. Its mass together with the  motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer enhances the “spoon in the honey” feeling even further. The red marker LED makes the setting visible even in darkened environments. Volume RC The volume can be remote controlled with any infrared remote control, that the Phonitor x simply learns. To do this, press the IR programming button and then the buttons for louder and quieter. Source of joy Up to six (6 !) stereo sources can be connected to Phonitor x: XLR, RCA, USB, Coax, Optical and AES/EBU Phonitor x accepts a large variety of audio connections. Balanced via XLR or unbalanced via RCA connectors. With the optional DAC768xs, three additional digital sources can be added. The DAC768xs The highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ premium DAC chip is used as the converter chip in the optional digital-to-analogue converter, which thanks to its new architecture reproduces the finest sound details. It converts PCM audio with a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 768kHz, which is equivalent to 16 times CD resolution. Direct Stream Digital is also supported up to a resolution of DSD4 or DSD256. Good ol' times Two mechanical VU meters visualize the input levels for the left and right audio channel. Finding the middle is not always easy. By our very nature, hearing can be leaning more to the left or more to the right. This is especially obvious when listening with headphones. That’s why Phonitor x has the uniquely finely resolved laterality control. With it, the center can be found perfectly. With the mode switch you can choose between stereo or mono playback. To the right, the laterality control is switched on. The Revolution in the headphone amplifier is the Phonitor Matrix, thanks to which you can listen to music through headphones as if you were listening through speakers. The tiring super stereo effect is a thing of the past. Enjoy your music exactly the way it should be heard.  Specifications: Analog inputs & outputs: XLR (balanced) and RCA Maximum input & output gain: 32.5 dBu Input impedance (RCA): 20 kΩ Input impedance (XLR): 20 kΩ Output impedance: 75 kΩ Common mode rejection (XLR): 82 dB Frequency range (-3dB): 4 Hz – 300 kHz THD + N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu): 0.00085 % Noise (A-weighted): -103.8 dBu Crosstalk (1 kHz): -106 dB Dynamic range: 136.3 dB Digital Inputs: DAC768xs (optional) Coaxial SPDIF (RCA), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Optical SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre

2.239 €
36 Instalments 77,30€ / month
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NEO. The new wave of digital sound. Bleeding-edge Bluetooth. MQA decoding. Balanced. The DAC/amp. Reloaded The NEO iDSD is our new 3-in-one DAC/amp. With balanced ‘PureWave’ circuitry, unbeatable hi-res Bluetooth5.0 and MQA, it is the ultimate in hi-res playback. Place it horizontally or vertically to suit its surroundings. The OLED display flips to match orientation. One rotary knob controls functionality. Sleek, sophisticated and versatile. All. Bases. Covered. Enjoy the NEO iDSD as a pure DAC. Connect it to a separate integrated amp or preamp using the fixed-level analogue output. Or treat it as a DAC/preamp with a variable output. The ideal companion to a power amp or active speakers. And headphone users will love using the excellent amp stage to create a fabulous ‘head-fi’ system. All. Games. Played. Love your music but also love gaming? The NEO iDSD will enhance your current or next-gen gameplay.  Feel more immersed than ever before as sound finally matches picture in spectacular fashion. Pair it with new the PS5 or Xbox Series X for the ultimate gaming experience. Enhanced engine The Burr-Brown DAC chipset still fuels the NEO‘s ‘digital engine’. But we’ve souped it up with a new 16-core, XMOS microcontroller that processes the data via USB and S/PDIF digital inputs. Double the clock-speed. Four times the memory. Add in jitter eradication including our GMT femto-precision clock, intelligent memory buffer and our GTO filter as standard, and you’ve got one heck of a super DAC. Hi-res heaven The NEO iDSD supports PCM up to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD up to 512 and DXDx2. All remain ‘bit-perfect’. The NEO provides full MQA decoding to ensure the best possible sound quality.  Plus with MQA over S/PDIF, take advantage of any MQA CDs in your collection. Bleeding-edge Bluetooth iFi uses Qualcomm’s new QCC5100 Bluetooth processing IC. All current high-definition Bluetooth audio formats are supported – aptx, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA/LHDC, AAC and SBC. The NEO iDSD ‘remembers’ up to 7 devices and has impressive range on Bluetooth5.0. Ride the ‘PureWave’ Not only is the NEO iDSD a purist design – no DSP, no digital filter selection and no change in analogue playback – it is also all designed around a balanced circuit design named ‘PureWave‘. Read more below. It uses audiophile-grade components and delivers sonic ‘purity’ thanks to the extraordinarily low levels of noise and distortion. Power and poise The headphone amp stage maintains an engaging balance between sonic power and poise – no matter what it is tasked to drive. From high-sensitivity in-ear monitors to current-hungry planar headphones, it drives them with aplomb. It has a continuous power output of over 1000mW into 32ohms available through the balanced headphone socket. Plenty of oomph for headphone user. Just more music The NEO iDSD contains top-notch audio components to back-up the outstanding balanced circuit design. Scroll down for more. Even the OLED SilentLine display is engineered to ensure there is no electrical noise to interfere with the audio signal as it switches itself off when not in use. Quality components mean more clarity and texture, a more engaging performance. You just hear more of the music. We use Qualcomm’s new QCC5100 Bluetooth processing IC in combination with proprietary circuits to create an audibly superior ‘Bluetooth engine’. All the current high-definition Bluetooth audio formats are supported – Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive and aptX HD, Sony’s LDAC and HWA’s LHDC, regular aptX and aptX Low Latency, AAC (Apple iOS devices) and SBC (the ‘plain vanilla’ Bluetooth codec). Of the 24-bit-capable codecs, aptX Adaptive and aptX HD support up to 48kHz, while LDAC and LHDC reach 96kHz. iFi’s ‘Bluetooth engine’ can also be updated over-the-air, so future codecs may be added. Balanced, differential analogue circuit design reduces noise and cross-talk within the signal path by fully separating the left and right channels. PureWave is a new, balanced, symmetrical dual-mono topology with short, direct signal paths. The name refers to the sonic purity it achieves thanks to exceptional linearity and infinitesimally low levels of noise and distortion. High-quality components are used throughout, including custom ultra-low-distortion op-amps, multilayer ceramic TDK C0G capacitors, MELF thin-film resistors and inductors from Murata and Taiyo Yuden. Their class-leading qualities such as low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance), high linearity and low noise pay great dividends in terms of sound quality. The headphone amp stage has a continuous power output of more than 1000mW into 32ohms available through the balanced headphone socket. To retain maximum resolution, the volume is adjusted in the analogue domain via a resistor ladder, under precise microprocessor control. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is supported through the USB and S/PDIF inputs, with full decoding of MQA files up to 384kHz thanks to the processing power of the new 16-core XMOS chip. This means that the full ‘three unfold’ decoding process is performed internally, as opposed to only the final unfold in the manner of an MQA ‘renderer’. Globally, MQA has become an important consideration for any comprehensively equipped DAC. It is available through for Tidal Masters, Audirvana and Roon. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged or ‘bit-perfect’. This means you are listening to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded. At iFi we use Burr Brown extensively in our products having selected it for its natural-sounding ‘musicality’ and True Native architecture. Our experience with this IC means we know how to make the most of it. The XMOS 16-Core chip processes the audio data received via the USB and S/PDIF digital inputs. This new low-latency XMOS microcontroller has greatly enhanced processing power. Compared to the current generation of eight-core chips, this new 16-core IC delivers double the clock speed (2000MIPS) and four times the memory (512KB), as well as the latest SuperSpeed USB standard. iFi’s in-house digital development team has programmed the XMOS firmware to optimise sound quality and ensure a perfect partnership with the Burr-Brown DAC. Hi-res audio support is state-of-the-art with True Native® playback. It handles PCM data to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD512 and single and double speed DXD. Thanks to the Burr-Brown DAC chip’s four-channel True Native design, PCM and DSD take separate pathways – this enables DSD, as well as PCM, to remain ‘bit-perfect’ in its native form right through to analogue conversion. This is not the case with all DAC devices from other brands – even if DSD compatibility is stated, many such DACs convert DSD signals to PCM. Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and intelligent memory buffer. This represents a total ‘out-of-the-box’ systematic digital solution that solves jitter once and for all. As with many other iFi audio products, we’ve incorporated a custom OV Series operational-amplifier. This top-notch component contributes to the extremely low noise, low distortion (0.0001%) and wide bandwidth. Texas Instruments low-noise ICs offer great unity-gain bandwidth, very low noise and distortion, high output drive capability, Common-mode and Power Supply Rejection Ratios of over 100 dB, wide maximum-output-swing bandwidths and high slew rates. TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications. They are pricey but are a perfect addition to our products. muRata control-type, low-ESR high-Q multi-layer capacitors. The ‘ESR control’ aspect of the Murata is something special. Their noise suppression abilities are impressive. Switching between settings has been engineered to ensure sonic transparency with advanced trench technology MOSFET is used as a muting switch. This FET-based switching is handled by a micro-controller, which only ‘wakes up’ when the user changes a setting, thus eradicating any sonically deleterious interference. Technical Specifications Inputs: Digital: USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible), S-PDIF (coaxial/optical), Bluetooth 5.0™ ( AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec)  Formats: DSD512/256/128/64 Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD, DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD, PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz), MQA, Bluetooth 96kHz Outputs: Balanced XLR: 6.3V / 7.7V max. (variable), 4.4V fixed UnBAL RCA: 3.2V / 3.9V max. (variable), 2.2V fixed Out: Balanced:

760 €
Interest Free Instalments 253,33€ / month
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The remote includes intelligent dimming and muting functions. The 'DIM' button toggles the DAC between two independent volume control settings.  Both of these volume settings can be adjusted using the 'Volume' up and down buttons.  The 'DIM' feature is ideal for HDTV users, as it allows you to set your preferred 'DIM' level for commercials, etc. The 'MUTE' button fades down the volume to the 'DIM' level before muting and smoothly raises the volume to the normal level after unmuting. The remote has exceptional range, making it exceptionally easy to use.  In most cases it is not necessary to aim the remote at the DAC.  Separate 'ON' and 'OFF buttons allow unambiguous programming of universal remote systems.  Dedicated input select buttons allow quick access to input sources. Includes two AAA batteries. Note: This unit is compatible with early DAC1 HDR converters that shipped with a plastic remote, but the dedicated input select buttons will not work with these early units. 

199 €
36 Instalments 6,87€ / month
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A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the new ESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converter families have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or the DAC2. Benchmark converters are in daily use at many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar again ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. REFERENCE PERFORMANCE The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. DAC3 VS. DAC2 The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between input signals DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 added these features that were not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch with Auto-On Function Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). This unique Benchmark feature optimizes the gain staging between the DAC and the power amplifier. Proper gain staging cannot be overemphasised. When audio stages are properly matched, each component in the audio chain is able to operate at its optimum signal level, and the system performance is significantly improved. SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. For this reason, DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Unlike many competing products, the DAC3 is not designed to add "euphonic" coloration to the audio. Instead it is designed to be as uncolored and natural as possible. STEP INTO THE STUDIO When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. But, this can only happen when the entire playback chain is selected for maximum transparency. This experience of "being there" cannot be created by systems that are designed to add "warmth" or "euphonic color" to the music.  Features: Sample Rate Display Word Length Display 5 Digital Inputs 2 Stereo Analog Inputs (2 RCA) 3 Stereo Analog Outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR) Digital Pass Through Native DSD Conversion Polarity Switch Asynchronous USB 2.0 Driverless Asynchronous USB 1.1 Home Theater Bypass Bi-Directional 12 Volt Trigger Power Switch Low Power Consumption ES9028PRO Converter

2.850 €
36 Instalments 98,39€ / month
Upon Order

A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the new ESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converter families have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or the DAC2. Benchmark converters are in daily use at many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar again ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. REFERENCE PERFORMANCE The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. DAC3 VS. DAC2 The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between input signals DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 added these features that were not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch with Auto-On Function Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). This unique Benchmark feature optimizes the gain staging between the DAC and the power amplifier. Proper gain staging cannot be overemphasised. When audio stages are properly matched, each component in the audio chain is able to operate at its optimum signal level, and the system performance is significantly improved. SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. For this reason, DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Unlike many competing products, the DAC3 is not designed to add "euphonic" coloration to the audio. Instead it is designed to be as uncolored and natural as possible. STEP INTO THE STUDIO When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. But, this can only happen when the entire playback chain is selected for maximum transparency. This experience of "being there" cannot be created by systems that are designed to add "warmth" or "euphonic color" to the music.  Features: Sample Rate Display Word Length Display 5 Digital Inputs 2 Stereo Analog Inputs (2 RCA) 3 Stereo Analog Outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR) Digital Pass Through Native DSD Conversion Polarity Switch Asynchronous USB 2.0 Driverless Asynchronous USB 1.1 Home Theater Bypass Bi-Directional 12 Volt Trigger Power Switch Low Power Consumption ES9028PRO Converter

2.850 €
36 Instalments 98,39€ / month
Upon Order

A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the newESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converter families have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or the DAC2. Benchmark converters are in daily use at many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar again ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. REFERENCE PERFORMANCE The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. DAC3 VS. DAC2 The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between input signals DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 added these features that were not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch with Auto-On Function Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). This unique Benchmark feature optimizes the gain staging between the DAC and the power amplifier. Proper gain staging cannot be overemphasised. When audio stages are properly matched, each component in the audio chain is able to operate at its optimum signal level, and the system performance is significantly improved. SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. For this reason, DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Unlike many competing products, the DAC3 is not designed to add "euphonic" coloration to the audio. Instead it is designed to be as uncolored and natural as possible. STEP INTO THE STUDIO When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. But, this can only happen when the entire playback chain is selected for maximum transparency. This experience of "being there" cannot be created by systems that are designed to add "warmth" or "euphonic color" to the music.  Features: Sample Rate Display Word Length Display 5 Digital Inputs 2 Stereo Analog Inputs (2 RCA) 3 Stereo Analog Outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR) Digital Pass Through Native DSD Conversion Polarity Switch Asynchronous USB 2.0 Driverless Asynchronous USB 1.1 Home Theater Bypass Bi-Directional 12 Volt Trigger Power Switch Low Power Consumption ES9028PRO Converter

2.550 €
36 Instalments 88,03€ / month
Upon Order

A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the newESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converter families have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or the DAC2. Benchmark converters are in daily use at many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar again ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. REFERENCE PERFORMANCE The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. DAC3 VS. DAC2 The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between input signals DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 added these features that were not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch with Auto-On Function Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). This unique Benchmark feature optimizes the gain staging between the DAC and the power amplifier. Proper gain staging cannot be overemphasised. When audio stages are properly matched, each component in the audio chain is able to operate at its optimum signal level, and the system performance is significantly improved. SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. For this reason, DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Unlike many competing products, the DAC3 is not designed to add "euphonic" coloration to the audio. Instead it is designed to be as uncolored and natural as possible. STEP INTO THE STUDIO When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. But, this can only happen when the entire playback chain is selected for maximum transparency. This experience of "being there" cannot be created by systems that are designed to add "warmth" or "euphonic color" to the music.  Features: Sample Rate Display Word Length Display 5 Digital Inputs 2 Stereo Analog Inputs (2 RCA) 3 Stereo Analog Outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR) Digital Pass Through Native DSD Conversion Polarity Switch Asynchronous USB 2.0 Driverless Asynchronous USB 1.1 Home Theater Bypass Bi-Directional 12 Volt Trigger Power Switch Low Power Consumption ES9028PRO Converter

2.550 €
36 Instalments 88,03€ / month
Upon Order

The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 DX offers the following improvements over the DAC2 DX: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between inputs Adjustable calibration DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 add these features that are not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch  Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O DAC3 TECHNOLOGIES 3:1 PARALLEL CONVERSION STRUCTURE The conversion system in the DAC3 DX achieves a 4.77 dB signal to noise improvement through the use of 3:1 summing on the main output bus. The ES9028PRO D/A is an 8-channel 32-bit converter. In the DAC3 DX, three channels are summed in the analog domain to form each of the two output channels on the main bus. The remaining two channels provide the aux bus outputs The 3:1 summing also improves the THD. The non-linearities in individual conversion channels are averaged across the four summed channels and incoherent non-linearities are attenuated by up to 4 dB. HARMONIC COMPENSATION The ES9028PRO has two distortion compensation systems that independently remove most of the 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion in the D/A converter. Benchmark's ultra-clean analog output stages allow these systems to be fully leveraged in the DAC3 series. To the best of our knowledge, no other D/A converter has lower THD than the Benchmark DAC3 series. The DAC3 DX is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter.  When compared to the legendary DAC1, the DAC3 series has lower noise, lower distortion, and improved accuracy. The DAC1 and DAC2 series converters have become the reference standard in many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. The DAC3 defines a new reference. DAC3 converters deliver outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging.  They employ an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. Three balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to form the main output bus. Two channels are reserved for the auxiliary RCA output bus. The performance of the DAC3 DX exceeds the measurement limits of today's state-of-the art test equipment. NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. Enjoy seamless transitions between native DSD and native PCM playback. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS AND POWERED MONITORS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and powered speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). The sonic importance of these attenuators cannot be overemphasized. Proper gain matching between the DAC/preamplifier and the power amplifier is essential for achieving peak system performance. The attenuators allow precise matching to all amplifiers and powered monitors. Passive output attenuators are only found on Benchmark converters - don't settle for anything less. SONICALLY NEUTRAL All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. In home applications, the DAC2 delivers the sonic signature that was created in the recording studio. Hear the music exactly as it was heard in the studio. TAKE THE STUDIO HOME When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. THE DIGITAL-ONLY DAC3 FOR AUDIO PROFESSIONALS The DAC3 DX is the DAC3 of choice for users who do not need analog inputs. The DX is well suited to the needs of professional users and includes an XLR AES digital input. The DAC3 DX is the only DAC3 model that includes dual stereo output buses. The analog output buses can be independently set to fixed or variable gain. The DAC3 DX and DAC3 Bare the only DAC3 converters available in rack-mount versions. A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 series converters have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or DAC2. The DAC1 and DAC2 have been some of the best-selling 2-channel reference-quality converters and are in daily use at many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS Reference-Quality Studio Monitoring Sound-Card Elimination for Computer Audio Stand-Alone Headphone Amplifier  for Digital Sources USB to SPDIF Transfer Device HI-FI APPLICATIONS The DAC2 DX uses digital connections (USB, Optical, Coaxial, or AES) to bypass the low-quality built-in converters that are included in many audio products.  Audio Output Device for Music and Video Servers Home Hi-Fi Playback from Digital Sources Audio Output Device for TV and Home Theater Systems  ADD BENCHMARK CABLES TO COMPLETE YOUR NEW SYSTEM Benchmark offers a no-nonsense selection of very high-quality cables.  Benchmark cables are designed for durability and transparency, and most are manufactured in the USA. Our optical cables are manufactured in Canada. DESIGNED, ASSEMBLED, AND TESTED IN THE USA This Benchmark product was designed, assembled, and tested in the USA using USA and imported components. Most major components are made in USA. Features: Sample-Rate Display Word-Length Display Six Digital Inputs Three Stereo Analog Outputs Two Independent Analog Output Buses Digital Pass Through Dual HPA2™ Headphone Outputs Headphone Mute Switch - left headphone jack mutes main output, function may be defeated Native DSD Conversion Native PCM Conversion Asynchronous USB 2.0 Asynchronous USB 1.1 for Driverless Operation Volume Control Bypass Function for Main Bus Volume Control Bypass Function for Auxiliary Bus 12V Trigger I/O - for sequenced system power switching Mute Relays - on all analog outputs Optional IR Remote Control - with heavy-duty metal housing Power Switch Low Power Consumption

2.845 €
36 Instalments 98,22€ / month
Upon Order

The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 DX offers the following improvements over the DAC2 DX: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between inputs Adjustable calibration DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 add these features that are not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch  Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O DAC3 TECHNOLOGIES 3:1 PARALLEL CONVERSION STRUCTURE The conversion system in the DAC3 DX achieves a 4.77 dB signal to noise improvement through the use of 3:1 summing on the main output bus. The ES9028PRO D/A is an 8-channel 32-bit converter. In the DAC3 DX, three channels are summed in the analog domain to form each of the two output channels on the main bus. The remaining two channels provide the aux bus outputs The 3:1 summing also improves the THD. The non-linearities in individual conversion channels are averaged across the four summed channels and incoherent non-linearities are attenuated by up to 4 dB. HARMONIC COMPENSATION The ES9028PRO has two distortion compensation systems that independently remove most of the 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion in the D/A converter. Benchmark's ultra-clean analog output stages allow these systems to be fully leveraged in the DAC3 series. To the best of our knowledge, no other D/A converter has lower THD than the Benchmark DAC3 series. The DAC3 DX is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter.  When compared to the legendary DAC1, the DAC3 series has lower noise, lower distortion, and improved accuracy. The DAC1 and DAC2 series converters have become the reference standard in many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. The DAC3 defines a new reference. DAC3 converters deliver outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging.  They employ an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. Three balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to form the main output bus. Two channels are reserved for the auxiliary RCA output bus. The performance of the DAC3 DX exceeds the measurement limits of today's state-of-the art test equipment. NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. Enjoy seamless transitions between native DSD and native PCM playback. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS AND POWERED MONITORS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and powered speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). The sonic importance of these attenuators cannot be overemphasized. Proper gain matching between the DAC/preamplifier and the power amplifier is essential for achieving peak system performance. The attenuators allow precise matching to all amplifiers and powered monitors. Passive output attenuators are only found on Benchmark converters - don't settle for anything less. SONICALLY NEUTRAL All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. In home applications, the DAC2 delivers the sonic signature that was created in the recording studio. Hear the music exactly as it was heard in the studio. TAKE THE STUDIO HOME When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. THE DIGITAL-ONLY DAC3 FOR AUDIO PROFESSIONALS The DAC3 DX is the DAC3 of choice for users who do not need analog inputs. The DX is well suited to the needs of professional users and includes an XLR AES digital input. The DAC3 DX is the only DAC3 model that includes dual stereo output buses. The analog output buses can be independently set to fixed or variable gain. The DAC3 DX and DAC3 Bare the only DAC3 converters available in rack-mount versions. A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 series converters have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or DAC2. The DAC1 and DAC2 have been some of the best-selling 2-channel reference-quality converters and are in daily use at many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS Reference-Quality Studio Monitoring Sound-Card Elimination for Computer Audio Stand-Alone Headphone Amplifier  for Digital Sources USB to SPDIF Transfer Device HI-FI APPLICATIONS The DAC2 DX uses digital connections (USB, Optical, Coaxial, or AES) to bypass the low-quality built-in converters that are included in many audio products.  Audio Output Device for Music and Video Servers Home Hi-Fi Playback from Digital Sources Audio Output Device for TV and Home Theater Systems  ADD BENCHMARK CABLES TO COMPLETE YOUR NEW SYSTEM Benchmark offers a no-nonsense selection of very high-quality cables.  Benchmark cables are designed for durability and transparency, and most are manufactured in the USA. Our optical cables are manufactured in Canada. DESIGNED, ASSEMBLED, AND TESTED IN THE USA This Benchmark product was designed, assembled, and tested in the USA using USA and imported components. Most major components are made in USA. Features: Sample-Rate Display Word-Length Display Six Digital Inputs Three Stereo Analog Outputs Two Independent Analog Output Buses Digital Pass Through Dual HPA2™ Headphone Outputs Headphone Mute Switch - left headphone jack mutes main output, function may be defeated Native DSD Conversion Native PCM Conversion Asynchronous USB 2.0 Asynchronous USB 1.1 for Driverless Operation Volume Control Bypass Function for Main Bus Volume Control Bypass Function for Auxiliary Bus 12V Trigger I/O - for sequenced system power switching Mute Relays - on all analog outputs Optional IR Remote Control - with heavy-duty metal housing Power Switch Low Power Consumption

2.845 €
36 Instalments 98,22€ / month
Upon Order

With innovative Phonitor Matrix, 32-bit DA-converter and outstanding sound quality. For us the sound is always in the foreground. When it sounds good, we like to listen. To get such a sound, you need experience and technical finesse. We have incorporated both into the Series One. The Preamplifier Stage Two Burr-Brown OPA 2134 SoundPlus™ operational amplifiers provide the pre-amplification. These are specially designed for audiophile circuits and are characterized by extremely low noise and minimal distortion of only 0.00008%.Thanks to a true FET stage, the OPA 2134 achieves a slew rate of 20V/µs, making it a high-speed operational amplifier. This has an immediate positive effect on the liveliness of the playback. In addition, low capacitance film capacitors are installed in the signal path as bypass capacitors of the coupling capacitors, which ensures a more precise transmission of the high-frequency signal components.The excellent Panasonic ‘Electric Double Layer’ gold electrolytic capacitors are used as coupling capacitors. They offer the highest storage capacity of all capacitor technologies.

468 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 39,00€ / month
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1.679 €
36 Instalments 57,97€ / month
Upon Order

1.679 €
36 Instalments 57,97€ / month
Upon Order

The headphone amplifier with preamplifier Enjoy music over headphones and over speakers equally excellently with the superior VOLTAiR technology – that’s why we developed Phonitor x. For all headphones The Phonitor x offers connections for standard headphones with jack plug and for balanced headphones a 4-pin XLR connector. Thanks to the enormous output power of 18 watts, all headphones are driven effortlessly. To the power amplifiers or to the active loudspeakers you can use the balanced XLR- for long, and the RCA sockets for short cable runs. Practical are the AMP CTL sockets to which power amplifiers with 12V trigger inputs can be connected to switch them on and off together with Phonitor x. Milled from solid is the big 45mm Volume control. Its mass together with the  motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer enhances the “spoon in the honey” feeling even further. The red marker LED makes the setting visible even in darkened environments. Volume RC The volume can be remote controlled with any infrared remote control, that the Phonitor x simply learns. To do this, press the IR programming button and then the buttons for louder and quieter. Source of joy Up to six (6 !) stereo sources can be connected to Phonitor x: XLR, RCA, USB, Coax, Optical and AES/EBU Phonitor x accepts a large variety of audio connections. Balanced via XLR or unbalanced via RCA connectors. With the optional DAC768xs, three additional digital sources can be added. The DAC768xs The highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ premium DAC chip is used as the converter chip in the optional digital-to-analogue converter, which thanks to its new architecture reproduces the finest sound details. It converts PCM audio with a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 768kHz, which is equivalent to 16 times CD resolution. Direct Stream Digital is also supported up to a resolution of DSD4 or DSD256. Good ol' times Two mechanical VU meters visualize the input levels for the left and right audio channel. Finding the middle is not always easy. By our very nature, hearing can be leaning more to the left or more to the right. This is especially obvious when listening with headphones. That’s why Phonitor x has the uniquely finely resolved laterality control. With it, the center can be found perfectly. With the mode switch you can choose between stereo or mono playback. To the right, the laterality control is switched on. The Revolution in the headphone amplifier is the Phonitor Matrix, thanks to which you can listen to music through headphones as if you were listening through speakers. The tiring super stereo effect is a thing of the past. Enjoy your music exactly the way it should be heard.  Specifications: Analog inputs & outputs: XLR (balanced) and RCA Maximum input & output gain: 32.5 dBu Input impedance (RCA): 20 kΩ Input impedance (XLR): 20 kΩ Output impedance: 75 kΩ Common mode rejection (XLR): 82 dB Frequency range (-3dB): 4 Hz – 300 kHz THD + N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu): 0.00085 % Noise (A-weighted): -103.8 dBu Crosstalk (1 kHz): -106 dB Dynamic range: 136.3 dB Digital Inputs: DAC768xs (optional) Coaxial SPDIF (RCA), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Optical SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre

1.776 €
36 Instalments 61,31€ / month
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The headphone amplifier with preamplifier Enjoy music over headphones and over speakers equally excellently with the superior VOLTAiR technology – that’s why we developed Phonitor x. For all headphones The Phonitor x offers connections for standard headphones with jack plug and for balanced headphones a 4-pin XLR connector. Thanks to the enormous output power of 18 watts, all headphones are driven effortlessly. To the power amplifiers or to the active loudspeakers you can use the balanced XLR- for long, and the RCA sockets for short cable runs. Practical are the AMP CTL sockets to which power amplifiers with 12V trigger inputs can be connected to switch them on and off together with Phonitor x. Milled from solid is the big 45mm Volume control. Its mass together with the  motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer enhances the “spoon in the honey” feeling even further. The red marker LED makes the setting visible even in darkened environments. Volume RC The volume can be remote controlled with any infrared remote control, that the Phonitor x simply learns. To do this, press the IR programming button and then the buttons for louder and quieter. Source of joy Up to six (6 !) stereo sources can be connected to Phonitor x: XLR, RCA, USB, Coax, Optical and AES/EBU Phonitor x accepts a large variety of audio connections. Balanced via XLR or unbalanced via RCA connectors. With the optional DAC768xs, three additional digital sources can be added. The DAC768xs The highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ premium DAC chip is used as the converter chip in the optional digital-to-analogue converter, which thanks to its new architecture reproduces the finest sound details. It converts PCM audio with a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 768kHz, which is equivalent to 16 times CD resolution. Direct Stream Digital is also supported up to a resolution of DSD4 or DSD256. Good ol' times Two mechanical VU meters visualize the input levels for the left and right audio channel. Finding the middle is not always easy. By our very nature, hearing can be leaning more to the left or more to the right. This is especially obvious when listening with headphones. That’s why Phonitor x has the uniquely finely resolved laterality control. With it, the center can be found perfectly. With the mode switch you can choose between stereo or mono playback. To the right, the laterality control is switched on. The Revolution in the headphone amplifier is the Phonitor Matrix, thanks to which you can listen to music through headphones as if you were listening through speakers. The tiring super stereo effect is a thing of the past. Enjoy your music exactly the way it should be heard.  Specifications: Analog inputs & outputs: XLR (balanced) and RCA Maximum input & output gain: 32.5 dBu Input impedance (RCA): 20 kΩ Input impedance (XLR): 20 kΩ Output impedance: 75 kΩ Common mode rejection (XLR): 82 dB Frequency range (-3dB): 4 Hz – 300 kHz THD + N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu): 0.00085 % Noise (A-weighted): -103.8 dBu Crosstalk (1 kHz): -106 dB Dynamic range: 136.3 dB Digital Inputs: DAC768xs (optional) Coaxial SPDIF (RCA), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Optical SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre

1.776 €
36 Instalments 61,31€ / month
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1.679 €
36 Instalments 57,97€ / month
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The director sets the tone. The central unit of the HiFi system is the preamplifier. With remote source selection and volume control, retro-look-VU-meter, premium DA-converter and the all superior VOLTAiR technology, the Director Mk2 caters for musical blockbusters. Milled from solid is the big 45mm Volume control. Its mass together with the  motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer enhances the “spoon in the honey” feeling even further. The red marker LED makes the setting visible even in darkened environments. Volume RC The volume can be remote controlled with any infrared remote control, that the Director Mk2 simply learns. Learning made easy This video explains how you can use any infrared remote control to remotely control the volume and the source selection. Source of joy Up to ten (10 !) stereo sources can be connected to the Director Mk2. Six of them are for analog and four for digital input signals. The source selection is shown in the dot matrix LED display: IN 1 through IN 6 for the analog inputs. AES, USB, COAX, OPTI for the digital inputs, where the detected sample rate is displayed after about two seconds. For example U768 = USB input with 768kHz sampling rate. The source selection can also be operated remotely if the rotary switch is set to the “Remote” position. The Director Mk2 offers two pairs of balanced inputs with XLR connectors and four standard inputs with gold-plated RCA connectors. On the digital side there are four additional inputs. PCM audio is received in S/P-DIF format via coaxial Cinch, optical Toslink and balanced XLR (AES). Both PCM audio and DSD audio can be converted via USB. The DAC768 The highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ premium DAC chip is used as the converter chip in the digital-to-analog converter, which thanks to its new architecture reproduces the finest sound details. It converts PCM audio with a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 768kHz, which is equivalent to 16 times CD resolution. Direct Stream Digital is also supported up to a resolution of DSD4 or DSD256. The DLP120 The analog output of the DAC chip must be filtered by a low pass filter. Director Mk2 has two of them: One for PCM audio and one for DSD audio, since different roll-off frequencies are required. And in contrast to all other DACs in the world, the low pass filters here are built using VOLTAiR technology, which provides a plus in dynamics and headroom. Good ol' times Two mechanical VU meters visualize the input levels for the left and right audio channel. With the VU switch you can optimize the display for different signal levels. Tape Monitor A tape monitor circuitry is quite retro. Who still owns a cassette recorder or a tape machine? Who still has an equalizer? To put it another way: Who would like to do it and cannot do it because no manufacturer offers a tape monitor circuit anymore? Well, those who want can again. Today’s audio levels are much higher than in the past and many recorders will be overloaded by them. In that case simply press the switch and the level to the recorder is lowered by 10 dB. To compensate, the level from the recorder is increased by 10 dB. Et voilà. Preamp & Direct Out On the output side, power amplifiers or active loudspeakers can be connected to the preamp output sockets using XLRs. The Direct Out via RCA picks up the output signal before the volume control and thus offers the possibility to connect a headphone amplifier. AMP CTL Practical are the AMP CTL sockets to which power amplifiers with 12 V trigger inputs can be connected in order to remotely switch them on and off together with the Director Mk2. Specifications: Analog Inputs & Outputs: XLR (balanced), RCA Maximum input & output gain: 32.5 dBu Input impedance (RCA): 47 kΩ Input impedance (XLR): 20 kΩ Output impedance: 75 Ω Common mode rejection (XLR): -82 dBu Frequency range (-3 dB): 4 Hz – 300 Crosstalk (1 kHz): -108 dBu THD (0 dBu, 1 kHz): 0.000992 % Noise (A-weighted): -102.5 dBu Dynamic range: 135 dB Digital Inputs, DAC768 AES/EBU (XLR), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Coaxial SPDIF (RCA), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Optical SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre

2.120 €
36 Instalments 73,19€ / month
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The director sets the tone. The central unit of the HiFi system is the preamplifier. With remote source selection and volume control, retro-look-VU-meter, premium DA-converter and the all superior VOLTAiR technology, the Director Mk2 caters for musical blockbusters. Milled from solid is the big 45mm Volume control. Its mass together with the  motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer enhances the “spoon in the honey” feeling even further. The red marker LED makes the setting visible even in darkened environments. Volume RC The volume can be remote controlled with any infrared remote control, that the Director Mk2 simply learns. Learning made easy This video explains how you can use any infrared remote control to remotely control the volume and the source selection. Source of joy Up to ten (10 !) stereo sources can be connected to the Director Mk2. Six of them are for analog and four for digital input signals. The source selection is shown in the dot matrix LED display: IN 1 through IN 6 for the analog inputs. AES, USB, COAX, OPTI for the digital inputs, where the detected sample rate is displayed after about two seconds. For example U768 = USB input with 768kHz sampling rate. The source selection can also be operated remotely if the rotary switch is set to the “Remote” position. The Director Mk2 offers two pairs of balanced inputs with XLR connectors and four standard inputs with gold-plated RCA connectors. On the digital side there are four additional inputs. PCM audio is received in S/P-DIF format via coaxial Cinch, optical Toslink and balanced XLR (AES). Both PCM audio and DSD audio can be converted via USB. The DAC768 The highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ premium DAC chip is used as the converter chip in the digital-to-analog converter, which thanks to its new architecture reproduces the finest sound details. It converts PCM audio with a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 768kHz, which is equivalent to 16 times CD resolution. Direct Stream Digital is also supported up to a resolution of DSD4 or DSD256. The DLP120 The analog output of the DAC chip must be filtered by a low pass filter. Director Mk2 has two of them: One for PCM audio and one for DSD audio, since different roll-off frequencies are required. And in contrast to all other DACs in the world, the low pass filters here are built using VOLTAiR technology, which provides a plus in dynamics and headroom. Good ol' times Two mechanical VU meters visualize the input levels for the left and right audio channel. With the VU switch you can optimize the display for different signal levels. Tape Monitor A tape monitor circuitry is quite retro. Who still owns a cassette recorder or a tape machine? Who still has an equalizer? To put it another way: Who would like to do it and cannot do it because no manufacturer offers a tape monitor circuit anymore? Well, those who want can again. Today’s audio levels are much higher than in the past and many recorders will be overloaded by them. In that case simply press the switch and the level to the recorder is lowered by 10 dB. To compensate, the level from the recorder is increased by 10 dB. Et voilà. Preamp & Direct Out On the output side, power amplifiers or active loudspeakers can be connected to the preamp output sockets using XLRs. The Direct Out via RCA picks up the output signal before the volume control and thus offers the possibility to connect a headphone amplifier. AMP CTL Practical are the AMP CTL sockets to which power amplifiers with 12 V trigger inputs can be connected in order to remotely switch them on and off together with the Director Mk2. Specifications: Analog Inputs & Outputs: XLR (balanced), RCA Maximum input & output gain: 32.5 dBu Input impedance (RCA): 47 kΩ Input impedance (XLR): 20 kΩ Output impedance: 75 Ω Common mode rejection (XLR): -82 dBu Frequency range (-3 dB): 4 Hz – 300 Crosstalk (1 kHz): -108 dBu THD (0 dBu, 1 kHz): 0.000992 % Noise (A-weighted): -102.5 dBu Dynamic range: 135 dB Digital Inputs, DAC768 AES/EBU (XLR), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Coaxial SPDIF (RCA), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Optical SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre

2.120 €
36 Instalments 73,19€ / month
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The director sets the tone. The central unit of the HiFi system is the preamplifier. With remote source selection and volume control, retro-look-VU-meter, premium DA-converter and the all superior VOLTAiR technology, the Director Mk2 caters for musical blockbusters. Milled from solid is the big 45mm Volume control. Its mass together with the  motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer enhances the “spoon in the honey” feeling even further. The red marker LED makes the setting visible even in darkened environments. Volume RC The volume can be remote controlled with any infrared remote control, that the Director Mk2 simply learns. Learning made easy This video explains how you can use any infrared remote control to remotely control the volume and the source selection. Source of joy Up to ten (10 !) stereo sources can be connected to the Director Mk2. Six of them are for analog and four for digital input signals. The source selection is shown in the dot matrix LED display: IN 1 through IN 6 for the analog inputs. AES, USB, COAX, OPTI for the digital inputs, where the detected sample rate is displayed after about two seconds. For example U768 = USB input with 768kHz sampling rate. The source selection can also be operated remotely if the rotary switch is set to the “Remote” position. The Director Mk2 offers two pairs of balanced inputs with XLR connectors and four standard inputs with gold-plated RCA connectors. On the digital side there are four additional inputs. PCM audio is received in S/P-DIF format via coaxial Cinch, optical Toslink and balanced XLR (AES). Both PCM audio and DSD audio can be converted via USB. The DAC768 The highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ premium DAC chip is used as the converter chip in the digital-to-analog converter, which thanks to its new architecture reproduces the finest sound details. It converts PCM audio with a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 768kHz, which is equivalent to 16 times CD resolution. Direct Stream Digital is also supported up to a resolution of DSD4 or DSD256. The DLP120 The analog output of the DAC chip must be filtered by a low pass filter. Director Mk2 has two of them: One for PCM audio and one for DSD audio, since different roll-off frequencies are required. And in contrast to all other DACs in the world, the low pass filters here are built using VOLTAiR technology, which provides a plus in dynamics and headroom. Good ol' times Two mechanical VU meters visualize the input levels for the left and right audio channel. With the VU switch you can optimize the display for different signal levels. Tape Monitor A tape monitor circuitry is quite retro. Who still owns a cassette recorder or a tape machine? Who still has an equalizer? To put it another way: Who would like to do it and cannot do it because no manufacturer offers a tape monitor circuit anymore? Well, those who want can again. Today’s audio levels are much higher than in the past and many recorders will be overloaded by them. In that case simply press the switch and the level to the recorder is lowered by 10 dB. To compensate, the level from the recorder is increased by 10 dB. Et voilà. Preamp & Direct Out On the output side, power amplifiers or active loudspeakers can be connected to the preamp output sockets using XLRs. The Direct Out via RCA picks up the output signal before the volume control and thus offers the possibility to connect a headphone amplifier. AMP CTL Practical are the AMP CTL sockets to which power amplifiers with 12 V trigger inputs can be connected in order to remotely switch them on and off together with the Director Mk2. Specifications: Analog Inputs & Outputs: XLR (balanced), RCA Maximum input & output gain: 32.5 dBu Input impedance (RCA): 47 kΩ Input impedance (XLR): 20 kΩ Output impedance: 75 Ω Common mode rejection (XLR): -82 dBu Frequency range (-3 dB): 4 Hz – 300 Crosstalk (1 kHz): -108 dBu THD (0 dBu, 1 kHz): 0.000992 % Noise (A-weighted): -102.5 dBu Dynamic range: 135 dB Digital Inputs, DAC768 AES/EBU (XLR), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Coaxial SPDIF (RCA), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz Optical SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre

2.120 €
36 Instalments 73,19€ / month
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New Manhattan DAC II features include: World's highest performance 130dB Sabre 9038 DAC chipset. 32 bit integer Class 2 USB2 driverless audio interface World class transparent analog preamp attenuators Roon Ready optional network card MQA ® hardware decoder  Improved optional phono preamplifier card  New, easy to navigate menu system The Manhattan DAC II design uses the same chassis, same power supply, and front panel circuits as the original Manhattan. It uses a completely new, redesigned main board. This offers a substantial sound quality upgrade. Significantly better detail and resolution, and state of the art transparent analog preamplifier performance.Existing Manhattan DAC I owners are eligible for Manhattan DAC II upgrade. Original Manhattan owners are encouraged to upgrade to Manhattan DAC II for a very reasonable upgrade fee. Upgrade includes replacement of the motherboard and will be performed in the US by Mytek Brooklyn office, in Europe, by Mytek Warsaw office and overseas by authorized Mytek dealer. Femto Clock TechnologyMytek's new Femto Clock that's incorporated into our C777 Clocking architecture pushes jitter and the noise floor below measurable levels. Highest Resolution SupportModern high resolution audio formats support for PCM 32 bit 384 kHz DXD to Quad DSD256 11.2 MHz. Discrete Analog & Digital Power SuppliesTwo separate isolated power supplies for the analog and digital stages that lower noise and crosstalk while increasing power and consistency. SPECIFICATIONS CONVERSION: PCM up to 384k, 32bit, MQA ®, native DSD up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range.MQA Hi-Res DECODER: built in certified hardware MQA ® decoderDIGITAL INPUTS: USB2 Class2 (OSX, Linux driverless, all formats), AES/EBU (PCM up to 384k, up to DSD128 DOP), 3x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD128 DoP), Toslink, SDIF3 DSD up to DSD256ANALOG INPUTS: RCA Line In switchable to Phono with Optional Phono Card insterted, second pair of RCA Line In, third pair XLR Balanced Line In. Analog inputs are router through minimalpath state of the art analog attenuator directly to analog and headphone outputs.ANALOG OUTPUTS: RCA, balanced XLR, simultaneous, 50 Ohm impedanceHEADPHONE OUTPUTS: Reference High Current, High transient Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts, 0 Ohm out impedance. Dual headphone jacks, designed to drive demanding headphones. Balanced operation w/optional Mytek adapter.BUILT-IN ATTENUATOR: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator for main out and headphones, 1dB step digital 32bit attenuator or purist relay bypass.CLOCK: “Mytek Femtoclock Generator (tm)” 0.82ps internal jitter, Wordclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation, includes mch DSD)AUDIO RECORDING FUNCTION FOR DIGITAL SOURCES: All digital inputs can be routed into computer via USB2. Allows connection of external digital sources such as CD Players and digitizing ADCs.REMOTE: Included, universal remote capableFIRMWARE: Upgradable via USB Control Panel App (Win and Mac)OPTIONAL PRECISION PHONO ANALOG PREAMP CARDHigh End M/M, M/C Phono Preamplifier with custom nickel core step up transformer , relay switchable and tunable. Input impedances, transformer ratio, RIAA curves and choice of gain can be changed within the menu or using the remote via relay switches. Optional card is sold separately and is user installable.OPTIONAL "ROON READY" NETWORK CARD: Turns the Manhattan II into network streamer with 24/192k and DSD64 maximum throughput. Compatible w/ Roon, DLNA/UpnPPOWER SUPPLY: Switchable 115/230VAC (100V Japanese version available)DIMENSIONS: WxDxH=17"x10.5"x1.95"=432x267x50mmWEIGHT: 16lbs, 8kgWARRANTY: 2 years    

999 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 83,25€ / month
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Hugo 2 is a powerful DAC and headphone amp that builds on the ground-breaking original. Designed for both home and mobile use, Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology. In 2014, we introduced Hugo, a revolutionary portable DAC and headphone amp that became a landmark product in the audio landscape. Advances in digital technology, including the latest FPGAs and WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filters, have enabled us to introduce a next-generation version, Hugo 2, featuring flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance. Hugo 2 can be used both at home and on-the-go, either with headphones or within a conventional audio system. Its line-level output and full-function remote control adds real flexibility in full-size and desktop systems. The device offers four digital inputs (optical, coaxial and HD USB) plus extended-range Bluetooth, with high-resolution file playback up to 768kHz and up to DSD512 (Octa DSD), via its HD USB input. Analogue outputs include 2x RCA, plus 3.5mm and 6.35mm headphone outputs. A four-function switch filter offers a useful degree of user-selectable frequency-shaping, bringing warm and soft or transparent and incisive presentations, giving additional flexibility and user control. For headphone-listening, Hugo 2 retains the popular digital crossfeed function of the original and offers three operation modes. The system duplicates the effect of listening to speakers and is based on advanced binaural audio research. Hugo 2 features four spherical control buttons, which illuminate with colour-coding information and control power, input, filtering, plus the unit’s crossfeed functions. Battery playing time is around seven hours and two modes of automatic charging are included using the dedicated Micro USB charging port; an indicator shows charging and battery-charge status. Technical specifications: Chipset: Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA Tap-length: 49,152 Pulse array: 10 element pulse array design Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB Output stage: Class A Output impedance: 0.025Ω THD: 

2.460 €
Interest Free Instalments 410,00€ / month
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