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NOTE - This item must come from the factory and has a 4-8 week lead time!


Non Oversampling DAC with Tube Output

In past few years many of the most demanding music lovers and audiophiles discovered the unique sound of non oversampling DACs. With the ever expanding
market of digital audio (files and streaming services) more and more people are discovering the world of digital audio. The biggest challenge for any DAC is the sound. Digital
by default sounds very different compared to analog and we’ve spent countless hours for the perfect voicing, that resembles best qualities of the analog. The result is one of the kind emotional and transparent sonic performance, that is possible due to refined design choices. dac1 uses not less then eight matched Phillips TDA1543 DACs in a complex parallel configuration and
dual triode tube output stage. As with all of the Lab12 products, each and every part was selected for its sonic value, that benefited to the final sound. Dac1 is the 21st century
digital to analog converter, that reassembles the best qualities of the vinyl playback without compromising at any stage.

Lab12 DAC1 Reference

  • Features: 

    • Input Sampling Rate up to 24bit/192 kHz
    • Non Oversampling mode
    • 8x Multibit Philips DACs network
    • 2x Dual Triodes tubes I/V analog output stage
    • 6 Separate Regulated Power Supplies
    • Analog retro Nissei VU meters
    • 6mm Aluminum face panel
    • Five Years Guarantee

    • Power: 210 – 240VAC 50Hz (110 – 120VAC 60Hz)
    • Power consumption: 70 VA max
    • Inputs: 2x SPDIF (Coaxial RCA), 1x USB2, 1x spdif (Optical Toslink)
    • Outputs: 2x RCA, 2x XLR unbalanced (balanced version available)
    • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20 KHz + 0dB/-1dB
    • THD: lower than 0.15%
    • Rated output level: 2.5Vrms
    • Tube complement: 2x 6922 dual triode
    • Available Colours: Matt Black, Frozen Silver
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 43x11x29 cm
    • Weight: 7.5 Kg

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