DAC 06

DAC 06 Front Left 2015

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!

Tech Talk

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.

Features

INPUT
  • Digital input: 2 X gold-plated RCA 75 ohm
    Digital input: 1 x S/PDIF
    Digital input: 1 x BNC
OUTPUT
  • Line output signal: 2.5V RMS
  • Output impedance 75 ohm

Specifications

  • Sample rates: 32 KHz – 200 KHz
  • Dynamic Range: >120 dB
  • Distortion: THD+N <0.005%
  • Channel separation: >110dB
  • Level linearity error: +- 1dB
MEASUREMENTS
  • Depth: 29 cm
  • Width: 24 cm
  • Height: 9 cm
  • Weight: 4 kg
POWER
  • Power requirements: 220-240 VAC
  • Power consumption: < 15 watts
  • Main AC Power rocker switch on rear panel