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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: 

    • Asynchronous USB input
    • Non Oversampling mode
    • Triode tube I/V analog output stage (Gold Lion Genalex tube)
    • 6 Separate Regulated Power Supplies
    • Gold plated RCA Teflon (input, output)
    • Analog retro Nissei VU meters
    • 5mm Aluminum face panel with luxury painting
    • Five Years Guarantee


    • Resolutions up to 24/192

    • Power: 210 - 240VAC 50Hz (110 - 120VAC 60Hz)
    • Power consumption: 70 VA max
    • Inputs: 1xSPDIF (Coaxial RCA), 1xUSB2, (Optional Toshlink input)
    • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20 KHz +0dB/-1dB
    • THD: lower than 0.2%
    • Rated output level: 2.25Vrms
    • Tube complement: 2x Ε88CC dual triode
    • Available colors: Matt Black, Pearl White,Custom color
    • Dimension (WxHxD): 43x11x29 cm
    • Weight: 7 Kg

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