DiDiT DAC212SEII DAC & AMP212 power amp

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Categories:
Solid-state power amplifiers,
Digital-to-analog converters
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Products:
DiDit High-End AMP212 ,
DiDit High-End DAC212SEII

I wanted to try the AMP with an analogue source, a turntable and phono stage, so had to pull in the Townshend Allegri and use an RCA to XLR cable for the purpose. Once again, the level of transparency was very high indeed, revealing the way that the cartridge warmed up as it played – by the third track it was cooking with gas to an uncanny extent and much of layering and nuance found with the DAC became apparent. It’s a pity that there’s no analogue input on the DAC212SEII but there just isn’t the space for it; a balanced preamp is probably the way forward if you want to combine analogue and digital sources.

I hope that it’s clear by now that this Dutch pairing is both small and beautiful. It has the sort of foibles that you get with computer-based products that have been launched a little too early but delivers a level of transparency that is in another league to the price. I for one would be happy to carry on using the DiDiTs but that would make life very difficult when other DACs and amps need to be reviewed, I’d just have to stick to speakers!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DAC212SEII

Type: Solid-state high-resolution PCM, DXD, and DSD‑capable digital-to-analogue converter/preamplifier

Digital Inputs: one AES/EBU, one coaxial, one Toslink, one HDMI for I2S (PS audio compatible), 
one RJ45 network connection, one USB (audio)

Analogue Output: One balanced (via XLR connectors), two 6.3mm headphone jacks. (headphone jacks can be switched to double stereo or one balanced output)

Gain setting: +6dB with independent selection for XLR/headphone outputs with automatic switching

DAC Resolution/Supported Digital Formats: All PCM from 44.1kHz to 384kHz with word lengths up to 32-bit, DSD64 (2.8224MHz) to DSD512

Frequency Response: DC - 50kHz (± 0.1dB); 
DC - 90kHz -3dB

Distortion (THD + Noise): 0.00035% @ 100kOhm

Output Voltage: 4000mW/32 Ohms + 6dB gain (XLR and if balanced headphone mode is used)

User Interface: IR remote control

Dimensions (H×W×D): 212 × 212 × 50mm

Weight: 2.7kg

Price: €4,495

AMP212

Type: Class D stereo power amplifier.

Analogue inputs: One pair balanced (via XLR jacks).

Analogue outputs: One pair of speaker taps (via 5-way binding posts)

Power output: 100 Wpc @ 8 Ohm/channel

Bandwidth: DC - 22.5kHz

Sensitivity: 4V(dBu) to rated power.

Distortion: 0.00025%

Signal to Noise Ratio: 130dB

Dimensions (H×W×D): 212 × 212 × 50mm

Weight: 3kg

Price: €3,995

Manufacturer: DiDiT High-End BV

Tel: +31 646204775

URL: didit-highend.com

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