The D100 Mk2 stereo digital to analog converter is the sum of our quest for true audio fidelity. By combining the highest quality components with a solid scientific foundation, the D100 Mk2 produces music that is free of coloration and true to the source.
Digital audio is processed by a Wolfson WM8804 which provides excellent jitter rejection. The signal is then fed to a pair of Burr-Brown PCM1794A chips operating in mono mode for the greatest dynamic range, highest signal-to-noise ratio, and complete channel separation.
The majority of high-end audio DACs utilize an active analog output stage comprised of op-amps, feedback circuitry, and additional filters. In contrast the D100 Mk2 output stage is entirely passive and consists of 0.1% resistors with Jensen output transformers—the output is a pure audio signal.
The Mk2 features new Jensen output transformers that provide an additional +6dB of gain over the original D100.
"...a remarkable sonic achievement..."
- Dick Olsher, The Absolute Sound, Issue #202
"...with the Neko and Primaluna, I didn't want to stop..."
- Rick Schmidt, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
"...the best DAC I've used to date."
- Jake Montzingo, Affordable$$Audio, Issue 42
"...the DAC to beat for reasonably priced digital excellence."
Exceptional Value Award 2009 - Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio Magazine
- Peter Davey, Positive Feedback Online, Issue 42
"..life-like, vivid and palpable..."
- Roy Harris, Audiophilia
"...I was officially and certifiably impressed..."
- David Abramson, StereoTimes
"...clean and natural."
- Nels Ferre, Enjoy the Music.com, July 2009
"...awesome transparency and detail retrieval."
- Daryl Hoffman, Headphonista
16-bit and 24-bit, 44.1kHz - 192kHz audio.
Optical and transformer isolated coaxial inputs.
Dual PCM1794A chips in mono configuration.
Passive transformer-based analog output stage.
Tantalum capacitors, 0.1% output resistors.
Balanced XLR or RCA outputs.
RCA connections supported by XLR to RCA interconnects.
Gold plated input and output connectors.
High quality steel enclosure.
Toroidal power transformer in separate shielded compartment.
optical and coaxial S/PDIF
balanced XLR or RCA
20Hz - 20kHz (+0 -0.10dB); 3Hz - 22kHz (-3dB) @ 44.1kHz
20Hz - 20kHz (+0 -0.05dB); 3Hz - 31kHz (-3dB) @ 96kHz
<0.005% THD+N @ 44.1kHz -0dBFS
<0.012% THD+N @ 96kHz -0dBFS
10.5" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 6.5" (D)
5 lbs. 10 oz.
115V or 230V