Sometimes, older is better. The Denafrips Ares II R-2R DAC makes use of the very first form of digital-to-analog conversion, a resistor ladder, to deliver exceptional audio. Unlike modern processing chips that decode signals digitally, resistor ladders respond to voltage pulses from the original analog sine wave signal. With quality resistors, this design leads to higher audio fidelity that doesn’t require extra analog filtering. The 20-bit/1536KHz, native DSD1024 Ares II uses ultra-precise resistors configured in a true balanced R-2R design where each channel is decoded by four R-2R networks. The result is very small linear error, low digital noise, high decoding speed, and expressive audio across all frequencies.
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Proprietary R2R + DSD architecture
True balanced 20bit R2R + 6BIT DSD (32-step FIR Filters)
Native DSD decoding with 0.01% precision resistors
DSD64-DoP on all inputs
DSD1024 on USB input
PCM 24bits / 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz an all inputs
PCM 1536kHz on USB input
Digital inputs: (2) coaxial, (2) TOSLink, (1) USB
Analog outputs: RCA at 2.2Vrms and 625 ohms, XLR at 4.4Vrms and 1250 ohms
Sampling mode: Non-oversampling NOS, oversampling OS
Filter selection: Slow / sharp
AC power requirement: 110/240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: ≤20W
Frequency response: 20–70KHz, -3dB
S/N ratio: 115dB
Dynamic range: >119dB
Stereo crosstalk: -124dB
Dimensions: 8.5 x 9.1 x 1.8 in (215 x 230 x 45 mm)
Weight: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
Estimated ship date is Oct 15, 2019 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final.
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