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Star USB DAC32 - mint
demo, excellent condition original packaging.
available on the North Star website
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for the Stereo Times review
USB dac32 is the first DAC in absolutely to combine the management of streaming
audio up to 192kHz and 32bit via USB high-speed signals and perform upsampling
to 192kHz-32bit before the digital-to-analog conversion. This makes it an ideal
unit for the playback of high resolution files from your computer and a perfect
companion for traditional sources and it is very easy to use.
Analyzing the USB dac32 in detail
for its use with conventional sources presents maximum flexibility in interfacing
with four digital inputs (coaxial, optical, balanced, I2S) capable of handling
signals up to 192kHz-24bit. The unit is equipped with an anti-jitter and an
upsampler that, regardless of the frequency and resolution of the input signal,
rises it up to 192kHz-32bit. The digital section is completed by a pair of converters
in balanced mono configuration that can handle digital streams up to 192kHz-32bit.
These important resources in the digital section are complemented by a refined
and silent analog section with intrinsically balanced output. The excellence
of the DAC is confirmed by two separate power supplies; one dedicated to the
digital section and one dedicated to the analog section.
what makes this converter so special and like no other is the ability to reproduce
audio files with frequencies up to 192kHz and resolution up to 32 bits. It’s
equipped with an USB2.0 high-speed port (i.e. capable of transferring data at
480Mbit/sec) which overcome the limit of 96/24 common to other converters.
connecting a PC or a Mac to the USB2.0 port you will be able to play audio files
in high resolution beyond the limits imposed by the previous technology on USB
ports. Appropriate drivers have been developed for different operating systems,
thus ensuring a proper timing and a no-compromise reproduction quality.
all this would not be enough to get an audiophile reproduction. One of the big
challenges in the reproduction of streaming music is the (negative) influence
of the computer on the quality of reproduction. Many audiophiles have the experience
that for playing music from a PC or Mac via a dedicated sound cards, also of
great quality, one often faces limitations related to noise generated by power
supplies and not to mention the noisy fans needed to cool down the computer,
which are limiting the pleasure of listening. Forget about all that. Today you
can get the most from these sources by designing the converter to make it independent
of the computer used for playback.
are the devices used: data resynchronization and magnetic separation of the
ground. The first solution allows different methods to release from the transmission
on USB, using on-board reference oscillator with low jitter of the DAC is capable
of re-clocking of incoming data from the computer with absolute precision. The
second solution allows to completely decouple the ground of the computer from
that of the DAC, allowing the transmission of signals at high speed but without
the noise generated by the computer. We can say that, whatever the computer,
the playback quality will always be at the highest levels.
it's music from a PC, MAC or traditional source such as a CD player, DAT, satellite
receiver 's USB dac32 represent the heart of your system, capable of dialoguing
with each type of source always at the highest levels.
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