Weiss Engineering DAC501 digital converter and renderer

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Weiss Engineering DAC501
Weiss Engineering DAC501 digital converter and renderer

Not all the DSP systems are fully beneficial, but in many cases they are going to work better or worse in different systems. This is kind of giving them the benefit of the doubt, but often that’s the way it is with DSP systems. I feel this only scratches the surface of what this excellent device is capable of. The hardware platform is excellent, with extremely fine, very detailed, and extraordinarily even-handed sound quality (as befits a company with 30 years of pro-audio engineering under its belt), and the headphone amplifier in particular is extremely detailed and capable of driving even difficult headphones. But the performance of the Weiss DAC502 transcends mere sound quality. It’s truly a digital device for the future! 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Streaming DAC/headphone amp

Digital inputs: XLR connector, S/PDIF RCA connector, TOSLINK connector (optical), USB type B connector, RJ45 Ethernet connector

Analogue outputs: 2x RCA single-ended, 2x XLR balanced, 1x 1/4” headphone jack socket

D/A Converter chip: Over-sampling multi-bit sigma-delta converter. Two converters per audio channel

Sampling frequencies supported: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz, DSD64, DSD128

Linearity: At 0 dBFS to -120 dBFS input level: less than ±0.4 dB deviation from ideal 

Crosstalk: Better than 110 dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz 

Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N):116 dBr (0.00016 %) at -3 dBFS input level
125 dBr (0.000056 %) at -40 dBFS input level
125 dBr (0.000056 %) at -70 dBFS input level

Headphone Output options: 5.2 Vrms +16.53 dBu,
2.7 Vrms +10.84 dBu
0.9 Vrms +1.30 dBu
0.2 Vrms -11.77 dBu 

Headphone output (THD+N):-115 dBr (0.00016 %) at -3 dBFS input level
-122 dBr (0.0000795 %) at -40 dBFS input level
-122 dBr (0.0000795 %) at -70 dBFS input level

Dimensions (W×H×D): 18.8 × 6.6 × 30cm

Weight: 6kg

Price: £7,200

Manufactured by: Weiss Engineering Ltd

URL: www.weiss.ch

Distributed by: Padood

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Tel: +44(0)1223 653199

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