Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Totaldac d1-twelve dac

€28500, with server option €29500

The d1-twelve is composed of two monoblocs and a specialized reclocker, so it is a 3 box system just like the d1-monobloc. This time the d1-twelve uses 6 discrete resistor R2R ladders per channel, so a total of 12 ladders for the system and in other words roughly 600 Vishay Foil resistors per system (400 resistors for the d1-monobloc), probably unique in the world.

So many DACs in parallel allow to lower the noise and the impedance, so much that an output stage is not required, so there is no tube nor transistor nor any other active components in the output stage. No feedback as well. Please talk to Totaldac to optimise this special output to your preamplifier or amplifier being unbalanced or even balanced.

The d1-twelve has been designed for the most resolving speakers, so the most difficult to satisfy, to get the largest amount of information and at the same time a sweetness never heard before. So the d1-twelve will be found in systems with the best triode amplifiers, the best high efficiency speakers, the best wideband drivers, ceramic drivers... usually the domains of the best analog sources.