The dCS Ring DAC™ found in all dCS DACs is a discrete balanced design that offers a unique combination of flexibility and unparalleled performance. The optimised DSP filters available in Paganini DAC ensure that you can extract every last nuance of musical detail and emotion by tuning the system to your personal preference. The Paganini DAC supports high resolution musical formats up to DSD. Add a new dCS Network Bridge (not included) to the Paganini DAC to bring its connectivity up to date with Tidal, Roon, Airplay, and more!About this unit
Gently used trade-in dCS Paganini DAC in Black finish. Unit has been fully tested and upgraded to the latest software specifications by dCS Americas.
Unit ships in original box and packaging, and comes complete with owner's manual, power cord, BNC cable, USB cord, extra fuses, and RCA to BNC adapters.
Unit is rated 8/10 for light use and a small nick in the finish on top front edge (see photographs). This is purely cosmetic and does not impact the functionality of the unit.Warranty
This unit is dCS Americas Re-Certified, and is backed by a 2-year dCS Americas warranty.SpecificationsConverter Type
Proprietary dCS Ring DAC™ topology.
Output Levels: 2V rms or 6V rms on all outputs for a full-scale input, set in the menu. Balanced Outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x 3-pin male XLR connectors (pin 2 = hot, pin 3 = cold). These outputs are electronically balanced and floating, the signal balance ratio at 1kHz is better than 40dB. Output impedance is 3Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (a 10kΩ load is recommended).
Unbalanced Outputs: 1 stereo pair on 2x RCA Phono connectors. Output impedance is 52Ω, maximum load is 600Ω (a 10kΩ load is recommended).
IEEE 1394 interface on 2x 6-way connectors. The interface accepts dCS-encrypted DSD (1 bit data at 2.822MS/s).
2x AES/EBU on 3-pin female XLR connectors. Each will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s & DOP OR 1x Dual AES pair at 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384kS/s & DOP or dCS-encrypted DSD.
2x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono connectors. Each will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kS/s & DOP
Word Clock input on 1x BNC connector. Accepts standard Word Clock at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kHz. The data rate can be the same as the clock rate or an exact multiple (0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x) of the clock rate. Sensitive to TTL levels.
Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector. In Master mode, a TTL-compatible 44.1kHz Word Clock is available.
Better than -110dB0 @ 20Hz-20kHz unweighted (6V Setting).
Better than -100dB0 @ 20Hz-20kHz.
PCM mode: 4 filters give different trade-offs between the Nyquist image rejection and the phase response. 2 extra filters are available at 44.1, 176.4kS/s and 192kS/s. DSD mode: 4 filters progressively reduce out-of-audio band noise level (inherent in the 1 bit nature of DSD).
Loaded from CD via PCM digital inputs.
22 Watts typical/30 Watts maximum.
18.1" x 15.8" x 4.4" (Allow extra depth for cable connectors.)
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