ROMULUS Digital-to-Analog Converter with CD Transport With Silver Front. This piece is in perfect condition and has been properly broken in and used in a demo system. This unit is a Signature Edition and also includes the Remote Control Feature.
The Aesthetix Romulus Signature is a vacuum tube based CD player with one USB and three S/PDIF inputs for use as a DAC. In addition to all the features of the standard version, the Signature version includes
True native DSD 1x and 2x functionality over USB and 1x DSD over S/PDIF (AES/EBU, RCA Coax and TosLink). Many DACs in the market that claim to play DSD actually convert the data to PCM and thereby completely lose the purpose of DSD operation.
An entirely new analog board with extremely low noise, high linearity Vishay Z-foil audio resistors allows DSD data to pass directly to the DAC, a Burr-Brown PCM1792A running in pure differential mode.
Critical coupling capacitors are replaced with Dynamicaps from Peter Moncrief, yielding increased resolution, less grain, greater high frequency extension and naturalness, while maintaining that fabulous hallmark Aesthetix tone.
The rubber feet of the standard model are replaced by Harmonic Resolutions Systems’ Nimbus Couplers, specially made for Aesthetix. These lower the noise floor and add more air and space.
A high-resolution volume control, allowing the Romulus Signature to be connected directly to a power amplifier, can be included as an optional feature. Please contact us for details.