Now standard with Asynchronous USB input. The optional $150.00 custom Wyred 4 Sound cap upgrade takes it to DAC2 level performance.
The new Wyred 4 Sound fully balanced DAC-1 is now shipping. It is the finest sounding DAC available today at anywhere near its price. User feedback has been exceptional saying it outperforms DAC's that sell for multiples of its price.
All units now ship with 24 bit/96k Asynchronous USB inputs.
"Wyred 4 Sound DAC 1. Gobsmacked. Something happens in the presence of greatness."
"Wyred4Sound DAC 1. This is the final DAC. You need no other. This is the sound of the recordings you love. It too gets out of the way but even more so. Perhaps better internal parts make for its powerful presentation, richness, authority, cleanness and overwhelming detail retrieval. But it's not 'detail', it's not 'resolution'. It's hyper reality of the kind the musician hears before his music is transformed from sweat and blood into product. I don't understand how Wyred4 Sound managed but they're holding up the bar mighty high while we enjoy the music."
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The DAC1 is the baby brother of the DAC2 that just received the superb review in 6 moons. It sounds 90% as good with a few less features for $500 less. And the same with the optional $150.00 Cap upgrade.
We will also ship these worldwide in 115 or 220/240 volts.
The DAC-1 is a 32 bit multi input DAC that sets new standards in its price range. It is built around the state of the art ESS 9018 Sabre DAC chip. This chip is an 8 channel DAC that is run dual mono double dual differential to output two balanced channels of audio with almost non existent jitter. It is considered by many to be the finest DAC chip made, at any price. It uses 500kHz oversampling.
The output stage uses a 35 amp bridged rectified power supply and has 88,000uf of filter caps. This is more than many amps. It is a fully balanced design with balanced and single ended outputs. It uses an over sized toroidal transformer and has 2 coaxial, 2 optical and a 24.96synchronous USB input.
The new DAC-1 is easily the best under $1k DAC that we have ever heard.
The DAC-1 has the following features:
* ESS 9018 Sabre32 Reference DAC (32-bit DAC)
* Wyred 4 Sound proprietary discrete output stages for optimum sonics
* ESS Time Domain Jitter Eliminator®
* Upgradable Digital, output, and USB boards (designed for future improvements)
* Automatic 500kHz oversampling for precise output filtering
* Fully balanced design with balanced and unbalanced outputs
* Over sized toroidal transformer
* Robust 35A bridge rectified power-supply with 88,000uF of filtering.
* LCD display for input and sample rate viewing
* 2x Coax inputs
* 2x Toslink inputs
* 24/96 Asynchronous USB input
* 115/230v switchable mains
* Compact size (8.5"W x 4.125"H x 13.5"D)
* 12 lbs.
Made in California with a 3-Year factory warranty.
We accept Visa and MasterCard as well as money orders. Read our AudiogoN #1 rated feedback and call 770-667-5633 with questions or to order this fine DAC.
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