NEW DSD DAC IMPULSO
North Star Design Impulso DAC
DAC Chip：ESS ES9016
USB Input Digital Isolator: Texas ISO7640
I/V Conversion Op Amp: OPA1611
Low Pass Filter OP Amp: LME49870
Power Transformer: 1 Toroidal Transformer
Release Date: July 2013
Made In: Italy
ΤΙΜΗ ΜΕ ΦΠΑ SILVER/SATIN SILVER: 1525 EURO demo unit 1070 euro.
BLACK : 1600 EURO
-Asynchronous USB Hi-Speed Audio 2.0 compliant optically coupled with Texas ISO7640
-Native DSD 2.8 – 5.6 Mbit/s (and also 3.072 & 6,144) and PCM 384 kHz – 32 bit on USB
-Driver not necessary on Apple OSx and Linux
-ASIO driver for DSD reproduction on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
-ESS Sabre ES9016 DAC chip that runs until 384kHz-32 bit in double balanced configuration
-Separated toroidal transformers for analog and digital section
-Analog output is available on unbalanced and balanced connectors with true balanced circuit.
-High precision film resistors and capacitors on analog stage
-Separate analog ground plane for each channel section with star connection
-Integrated components analog stage with flagship OPA1611
-Coaxial digital input.
-AES/EBU digital input
-DPLL ON-DAC for maximum jitter reduction
-Digital filter selectable from setup for PCM (high, low slope) and DSD reproduction
-Phase selectable 0-180 degree from setup
-The THD is very low 0,0003%.
-Separated low noise power supply for USB port
-USB firmware update/upgrade from PC
-The sound is fantastic, natural and detailed. The ESS DAC is really a miracle. In particular the DSD files are more natural than PCM but both are at the maximum level. Also a normal 44.1/16 sounds fantastic.