Superb sounding DAC utilizing tubes to give a more analog sound. It has USB and 5 other inputs. Both RCA and XLR outputs with volume control. Dual audiophile grade custom wound toroidal transformers. Fantastic sound.
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KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC
The KD-2000 Tube DSD D/A converter is specially designed for those who like to play their music digitally without sacrificing sound quality. Utilizing the very finest technologies and uncompromising design, the KD-2000 is capable in offering the widest DSD and PCM support with highest sampling rate.
The following is a quote statement from the full reveiw by Terry London, February 11, 2015:
"Canary Audio's first attempt at an all-format tube-based DAC has turned out to be a great success. It offers great build quality, a robust power supply, and a tube-based analog conversion section that gets you the speed/transparency/details of digital sound while blending in the tonality/colors/image palpability of what tubes and analog have to offer. As far as I can tell, the KD-2000 does equal justice to Redbook CDs and high-resolution/DSD material, so it can play any music you have in your collection."
Dual ESS SABRE ES9018 chip were used, one dedicated chip per channel, offering a true dual mono operation. Each ES9018 incorporates eight individual D/A converters in Dual Differential coupling for optimal performance
State of the art custom designed USB chip. The USB input is compatible with following audio formats via PC/MAC. PCM: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 and 384 kHz, up to 32 bits. DSD64 and DSD128 via USB (DoP): 2.822, 3.072, 5.644 and 6.144 MHz.
User selectable digital filters are available, making it possible to select the optimum sound quality to suit the individual piece of music. A fast or slow finite impulse response (FIR) digital filter and a 50, 60, or 70 Hz Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) digital roll-off filter can be selected. In addition, a digital phase-locked-loop (DPLL) filer is also available.
Sophisticated tube buffer section with the use of two carefully selected 6922 vacuum tubes.
Built in volume control of a highly refined design wih user adjustable volume level and left and right channel output level.
Two fully isolated and separated power supplies for the analogue and digital sections.
Dual audiophile grade custom wound toroidal transformer (epoxy potted) were employed, one per each channel. Additional EI transformer was used for tube buffer section.
Six digital inputs are available: 2 x Coaxial (S/PDIF), 1 x I2S, 1 x optical (TOS-Link), 1 x AES/EBU and 1 x USB.
Two high-quality analogue outputs, 1 x symmetrical (XLR) and 1 x asymmetrical (RCA).
Fully compatible with Apple IR remote control (not included).
Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
(352.8kHz and 384kHz through USB only)
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.0002%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 118dB
Daynamic Range: 130 dB
Input: 2 x Coaxial (S/PDIF)
1 x I2S
1 x optical (TOS-Link)
1 x AES/EBU
1 x USB
Output: 1 pair x Balanced (XLR)
1 pair x Analog (RCA)
Tube Complement: 2 x 6922
Dimensions: 18.5" W x 13.5" D x 4.25" H
Net Weight: 35 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year on Parts and Labor