DSD-AR

Pure DSD, Reference all-solid-state Digital to Analog converter with a transformer-coupled Class-A output stage

INFORMATION

The DSD-AR is the new most affordable junior member of our digital products family. Just like its bigger brothers, the DSD-AR is specifically made for those enthusiastic audiophiles who search for a natural and analogue-like digital audio reproduction offered by an all-solid-state DAC design.

It is an all-hand-made boutique, designed and built with the best possible audio quality in mind for its price-range.

From the quadruple DSD processing rate, to the transformer-coupled Class-A output stage, the DSD-AR offers a high level of technology advancement and refinement.

The DSD-AR offers a unique sound quality which is in line with our “house sound”. We are certain that many audiophiles will fall in love with it, especially given the price-performance ratio.

Digital Processing
  • Proprietary asynchronous USB input module accepting PCM rates up to 384kHz/32bit and up to DSD256.
  • Proprietary PCM to DSD modulator with DSD128 and DSD256 capabilities, user selectable from the remote.
  • S/PDIF digital input accepting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM.
  • All PCM rates from the digital sources are converted to DSD, prior to D/A conversion.
  • Pure DSD Digital to Analog conversion.
  • One per channel, used in Mono mode, Flagship DAC devices working in DSD only and Class-A output mode we have developed.
  • Attenuator control offering a non-decimating volume control with a 0.5dB step.
  • Ultra-low-jitter Femto Master Clocks.
Analog Output Stage
  • Class-A, transformer-coupled output featuring special Lundahl audio transformers with amorphous core.
  • Zero Negative Feedback design output stage.
  • No Op Amps on the signal path.
  • No mechanical relays or switches on the signal path.
Power Supply
  • Custom-made C-Core power transformer by Lundahl in Sweden.
  • High grade, specially selected Schottky rectifiers and passive components.
  • Solid core Copper wiring.
Convenience and mechanical
  • OLED display.
  • Microprocessor control memorizing last settings..
  • Infrared Remote milled from solid aluminum blocks.
  • All-aluminum, precision machined enclosure offered in Silver or Black.
Warranty
Digital Inputs
  • S/PDIF Coaxial digital input.
  • AES/EBU professional standard balanced digital input.
  • Note! S/PDIF and AES/EBU accepting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM.
  • USB input accepting up to 384kHz/32bit PCM, up to DSD128 in DoP format and up to DSD256 in NativeDSD format.
  • Note! Both 44.1kHz and 48kHz base frequencies are supported for DSD.
Analog Outputs
  • Single Ended RCA outputs. Output level 2.4V RMS.
  • XLR outputs. Output level 1.2V + 1.2V RMS.
  • Note! XLR and RCA outputs cannot be used simultaneously. Please select desired output from the switch on the back.
  • Output impedance – approximately 200 Ohms, resistor limited.
Power input and fuses
  • IEC power inlet with integrated fuse.
  • 0.5A special ceramic fuse.
  • 120V or 230V / 50-60Hz, factory pre-set.
  • Other power input voltages available on request.
Dimensions and weight
  • W432 x H80 x D260 millimeters.
  • 4.6kg unpacked.
Included Accessories
  • Infrared Remote Control.
  • User Manual.
  • Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Power cable.

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