About the DAC 06
Even though the DAC 06 is called the entry model, there is not much that is “entry” about it! First of all, it is a very musical sounding DAC. The drawback with many modern up sampling DA converters is that, in all their analytical presentation, there is a digital harshness that simply isn´t pleasant.
In the DAC 06 you have the details, the dynamics, a soundstage that certainly is both deep and wide whenever the recording allows it to be, there´s air/space around the instruments AND there is a musical flow.
We invite you to come and listen to the DAC 06…It brings life into music!
This converter is based on the Burr Brown DAC chip DSD1792. This is a DAC chip designed for high end applications. The Receiver is a Crystal CS8416, which can handle up to 8 inputs, although in this construction only four is used. The power supply is based on high quality regulators LT317 / LT337 for the analogue section, and LP2951 for the digital section.
The construction is fed from four different windings from a well over-dimensioned transformer. And six different supplies are included on the PCB giving a clean and stable supply for each circuit.
The output stage is made of the LM6172 op-amp, which is a very high slew rate / bandwidth amplifier. The PCB is specially made for audio, and has been manufactured using a specially plating process. This process is usually reserved for Space applications. The process gives a very fine and compact cobber structure.
Every board is hand soldered to insure a strong and lasting connection. And different types of solder are used for the analogue and digital parts. For the analogue section a special clean tin is used, this is an ESA / Space approved tin. This is new tin and not reused tin as in most ordinary solder wire.
- Digital input: 2 X gold-plated RCA 75 ohm
Digital input: 1 x S/PDIF
Digital input: 1 x BNC
- Line output signal: 2.5V RMS
- Output impedance 75 ohm
- Sample rates: 32 KHz – 200 KHz
- Dynamic Range: >120 dB
- Distortion: THD+N <0.005%
- Channel separation: >110dB
- Level linearity error: +- 1dB
- Depth: 29 cm
- Width: 24 cm
- Height: 9 cm
- Weight: 4 kg
- Power requirements: 220-240 VAC
- Power consumption: < 15 watts
- Main AC Power rocker switch on rear panel