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      Ask us about 6 MONTHS NO INTEREST thru PayPal.

          Free Freight in the lower 48 states

  Free $400.00 Core Power Gold Power cord with purchase

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Just named Product of the Year by Headphone.guru                                                                                                                                          Read the story at: https://www.headphone.guru/headphone-guru-2019-product-of-the-year-awards/

We were blown away with the performance of this DAC, especially for the money. It outperformed any DAC we had heard under $3000-$4000.00. Build quality as well as feature set were exceptional.

in the latest review in headphone.guru they said:
"A Complete Palette of Controls and Functions in a Package That’s Equal Parts Affordable and Accessible With an Amazing Price and Performance Levels that will Shake Some Industry Roots!"

The Kicker – yes, of course, there MUST BE a Kicker

The Price – $1995 which is so completely fair and might be called even a bit unfair to its competitors. A true System Control Center clothed beautifully and completely useable. I don’t say that lightly as I’ve just recently had the Mytek Brooklyn through the listening studio here and for my money, I like The PureAudio Lotus DAC 5 even more as sonically it’s The Goods. Not soft, nor round – just musically pleasing and honestly a steal of a deal at the price.

Bravo Pure Audio – Bravo Underwood Wally

Enthusiastically Recommended

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In the first US review Tone Audio summed with:
"As mentioned earlier, the Lotus 5 would be a great value even as a DAC alone, but considering the variable outputs and it’s ease at driving any power amplifier you might want to mate it with, that puts it over the top as a top performer and incredible value."

"if you happen to be a digital music only music lover, I can’t think of a better anchor for a great two channel system than the Pure Audio Lotus 5 in this category."

"With that being said, I am more than happy to award this DAC one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2019.

Read it all at: http://www.tonepublications.com/review/pure-audios-latest-dac/

In the Positive Feedback review they said:
"a warmer sounding characteristic devoid of leading edges and transients. Instead, it is a well-tuned configuration that allows a natural tone to take precedence, with an invitingly smooth and relaxed sound."  The Lotus presents a fairly wide soundstage with good projections of sonic cues in both depth and width. An area where the Lotus DAC5 does massively excel is its ability to resolve detailing, with fast decay without ever sounding clinical or cold. Instead, instrumental pieces such as piano and guitar strums really shine, without ever sounding lackluster or too sharp. For this reason, the Lotus DAC5 is a great contender for advocates of a natural listening experience, with excellent clarity and nuances. That is not to say that vocals are out of the picture, as the Lotus DAC5 delivers spades of realism and depth as demonstrated in "Jealous Guy" by Gavin DeGraw. Here, DeGraw's voice is both soulful while also preserving the grittiness that other DACs may convert into stridency. On that note, it is nice to see that the Lotus is forgiving of older sounding tracks, as well as those of poorer quality, with its element of smoothness and lack of glare.


"The Pure Audio Lotus DAC5 has seemingly appeared from nowhere and looks to stay for a while with its multifaceted approach to the audiophile market. It is not often that a DAC of this caliber retails for less than $2000, and should definitely be taken seriously when considering a top of the line system for both headphones and speakers alike. With various output and preamp functionality, the Lotus does well in being a pure system control center. Not to mention that it can handle MQA and DSD files, which not all DACs can boast within the tools of their arsenals. Along with the well-designed remote and informative glass panel display, the Lotus DAC5 represents great value for money "

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The Lotus DAC 5 is a 32 bit/768k DAC/preamp that decodes PCM & DSD files, up to DSD 512, as well as fully unfolding MQA files. It uses a fully balanced design and has XLR & RCA outputs. It has 7 digital inputs including asynchronous USB, two coaxial, two optical, I2S and AES/EBU. I allows you to upsample all inputs to DSD512 as well as multiple PCM sample rates up to 32 bit/768k. It also has 7 adjustable digital filters as well as output phase inversion capability. It is a very good preamp as well and the volume control can be bypassed if you just want to use it as a DAC.

Technical features:

ESS ES9038PRO 32-Bit HyperStream II Audio DAC
The Lotus DAC 5 uses the critically acclaimed ESS’ Sabre patented HyperStream II architecture and time domain jitter eliminator, the ES9038PRO 32-bit audio dac delivers an unprecedented dynamic range of up to 140dB and THD+N of –122dB. The Sabre DAC 9038 Pro is considered by many to be the finest DAC chip made today.

XMOS USB input receiver: The XMOS USB input receiver chip offers USB asynchronous transfer mode. It uses the high precision clock and precision power supply of the Lotus DAC 5 bypassing the computer's clock for dramatically lower jitter.

Ultralow Noise, Ultrahigh PSRR RF Linear Regulator

LT3042 is a ultralow RMS noise, ultralow spot noise and ultrahigh PSRR linear regulator, It offers high quality voltage supplies that greatly enhance the performance of the ES9038PRO.

Precision Thin Film MELF Resistors: Precision thin film MELF resistors are the perfect choice for most fields of modern professional electronics, which reliability and stability are the main reasons why we use it.

High Quality, High Performance Capacitors: Electrolytic capacitors manufactured by Panasonic Japan. The caps help clean the power of  high ripple current and along with their low ESR make the power more stable for upgraded sonics.

Large metal remote control: A high-quality aluminum remote control allows the user to operate all adjustments in the SETUP menu.

Technical Specifications
• USB : USB Type B 2.0 Hi-Speed, data stream up to 384KHz/24Bit & DSD 256 and MQA. • I2S/DSD :Supports PCM 44.1KHz ~ PCM 768KHz/32Bit & DSD 512 data streams.
• COAXIAL : Supports PCM 44.1KHz ~ 768KHz/32Bit and DSD DOP 64, 128 and 256.
• OPTICAL : Supports PCM 44.1KHz ~ 192KHz/32Bit and DSD DOP 64.
• AES/EBU : Supports PCM 44.1KHz ~ 192KHz/32Bit and DSD DOP 64.

‧ Frequency response : 20 Hz - 20 KHz / ±0.3 dB. ‧ SNR : > 110 dB.
‧ THD+N : < 0.0003%.
‧ Output Impedance : < 50 Ohm. 
One pair XLR balanced outputs : FIX mode 8Vrms, HALF FIX mode 4Vrms.  
One pair RCA unbalanced outputs : FIX mode 4Vrms, HALF FIX mode 2Vrms. 

• USB Audio Firmware : upgradable via USB DFU tool.
• Power Supply : AC voltage selector switch at the bottom of the unit, 115V or 230V.
• Dimensions [W x H x D] : 17" W x 2.16" H  x 12.4" D.
• Weight : 11.5 pounds
• Power consumption : 13.5W (0.9W Standby)

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