Tuesday, July 5, 2011

EAR Yoshino DAC











£4000

The DAC boasts a digital to analog converter with low jitter clock and enhanced operation. The DAC accepts up to 24/192 digital input from USB, coaxial SPDIF and Toslink SPDIF inputs. Immediately upon returning to the analog domain, the audio signal is passed to EAR's propreitary analog filter. The audio is output from a transformer-coupled ECC88 tube line output stage as in EAR pro audio equipment. This allows true floating balanced output as well as identical quality unbalanced line out by RCA connectors. The maximum output is 5 volt, which means it can drive directly any power amplifier of any type, with analog volume control that can be controlled by remote handset. This claims accurate, clean smooth sound, yet detailed, open and dynamic, lacking the overly-crisp, a musicality of many highly-regarded digital to analog converters. Avaialble in chrome or black aluminium finish

Specifications

  • DAC chip: 24 BIT Multilevel Delta Sigma Conversion.
  • 1 x USB Interface
  • 2 x 75 Ohms Coaxial S/PDIF
  • 1 x Toslink Optical S/PDIF
  • RCA 5V rms single ended
  • Balanced XLR; 5V rms XLR pin 2 positive
  • Valve Compliment: 2x ECC88 / 6DJ8
  • Output Impedance: < 60 Ohms (balanced or single ended)
  • Recommended Load: > 600 Ohms (balanced or single ended)
  • Harmonic Distortion: < 1%
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20KHz
  • Dimensions: W 435mm, D 320mm, H 95mm

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