Illinois residents -We must add 10.25% to all orders We will throw in a M2Tech HiFace Evo at no charge. This will allow you to connect a USB from a computer to the DAC.
The Alpha DAC’s professional orientation is apparent from the unit’s form factor, features, and front-panel layout. The small chassis is sturdy and nicely finished, but utilitarian by high-end standards. Similarly, the front panel is all business and no fluff; the panel is loaded with essential controls and indicators. A large alphanumeric display shows the input sampling rate, from 32kHz to 192kHz. Small LEDs indicate the selected input, signal lock, HDCD decoding, polarity inversion, and the selected digital filter. A pair of buttons next to the display adjusts the output level; the Alpha DAC is designed to drive a power amplifier directly. The display automatically switches to show the output level when the output level is being adjusted. Although you can, of course, treat the Alpha DAC like any other source component and run its output through your preamplifier, the Alpha DAC only reveals its full potential with no preamplifier in the signal path—particularly when decoding high-resolution sources. A remote control allows you to adjust level, channel balance, polarity, muting, input selection, and display dimming.