Your reference DAC solution. Take a moment to read why the DAC-2 is the industry leading DAC!
Some feedback from a recent customer:
"I connected the dac to the system and am pleased to say that the sound right out the box is excellent. I did brief comparisons using the Lynx Studio AES16 sound card connected to the AES/EBU input which sounded really good but was not prepared for the improvement the USB input would provide. There was noticeably greater extension in the top end and greater integration across the whole sonic spectrum. The AES16 used to be my reference digital source from my pc but the W4S USB implementation has surpassed that. Ive had a listening session that lasted around 3 hours last night and did not even notice the amount of time that had passed. There is no evidence of grain or harshness in the presentation which made for a very relaxing non-fatiguing listening session. It would be interesting to see how the sonic character of the dac evolves as it breaks in over the next few weeks."
Also: The DAC-2 is another Blue Moon Award holder, please visit our site for the link to the review!
Check out issue 210 of The Absolute Sound which has an excellent review of the DAC as well.
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W4S DAC-2 Features:
*ESS Reference audio (ES9018) 32 bit DAC
*W4S proprietary discrete output stages for optimum sonics
*ESS Time Domain Jitter Eliminator®
*Automatic oversampling for precise output filtering
*Fully balanced design with balanced and unbalanced outputs
*Upgradable Digital, Output, and USB boards (designed for future improvements)
*Oversized toroidal transformer for solid and noise-free power
*88,000uF of filtering with W4S low ESR "super-cap" (same as used in the STP-SE)
*VFD display for input, sample rate, volume control, and configuration viewing
*Defeatable - 32 bit volume control
*HT Bypass inputs (selectable via DC trigger)
*2x Coax inputs
*2x Toslink inputs
*1x AES/EBU input
*1x Balanced I2S input via HDMI cable (not standard HDMI cable format)
*24-bit 192kHz Asynchronous USB input
*Factory selectable mains 115/230VAC
*Compact size (8.5"W x 4.125"H x 13.5"D)
......All for $1,499
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