Still one of the very best due to its organic naturalness and tube-like (in the greatest sense of the word) attributes. Anagram modules are also used by Nagra, Soulution, Audio Aero, Camelot, among others. The module is shielded from the other electronics by a thick copper plate. This DAC has had the diodes in the power supply replaced w/ superior sounding hexfreds. I upgraded the Anagram module to the mark 2 myself and will include the original also in the sale. Mr. Pierre Lurne has chosen the use of metacrylate due to its similarity to lead being sonically dead, though MUCH more attractive (very expensive). This is one beautiful component in sound and aesthetics IMO.
Appearance: glossy stainless steel, black polished metacrylate and gold.
Dimensions: 430mmL x 360mmD x 103mmH
Weight: 7 KG
Cabinet: extremely rigid, heavy and non resonant
Mechanical grounding: through one concealable rear spike
Selectable digital inputs: 2 RCA coax (S/PDIF, 75ohms, 0.5V), BNC coax (S/PDIF, 75ohms, 0.5V), AES/EBU XLR (110ohms, 5V), AT&T ST-glass (option)
Digital output: on RCA coax (to DAT, DCC etc..)
Unbalanced Audio outputs: on 2 x RCA coax connectors (0.1ohm, 2Vrms)
Balanced Audio outputs: on 2 x XLR connectors (0.1ohm, 2Vrms)
All golden RCA coax connectors with Teflon insulation
True 24 x 192 DAC conversion
Resolution up to 24 bits (even 32)
Automatic locking on all sampling frequencies: 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
Lock on input data indicator
Phase invert facility performed in the digital domain
No PLL after the input chip. Input and output clock totally independent. A new feature and a breakthrough in the digital
Virtually zero jitter
40 bit floating point DSP for sampling rate conversion, interpolation and signal enhancement
Upgradeable open structure to any new signal format and to improved new algorithm thanks to modular construction, change. programmable gate array and DSP chips
Audiophile Audio stages with perfect phase linearity.
Superb and neutral sound quality
Separated power regulations for digital, audio and input sections
Special attention to high frequencies shielding cabinet using absorptive and reflective properties of various material
AC sections and Audio stages located into a separated copper box mechanically isolated from the main cabinet
Special attention paid to PCB layout
Measured performances to match (on Audio Precision)
Frequency response: set for optimal transient response
THD+N (1Khz, 0dBFs) better than 140dBr
Channel separation: 125dB
Low power consumption: 25W at 230V
Alimentation: 100/230Volts 50/60Hz
This does NOT have the AT&T ST glass option installed. No original box though I will pack it VERY well.