The DSD-AR is the new most affordable junior member of our digital products family. Just like its bigger brothers, the DSD-AR is specifically made for those enthusiastic audiophiles who search for a natural and analogue-like digital audio reproduction offered by an all-solid-state DAC design.
It is an all-hand-made boutique, designed and built with the best possible audio quality in mind for its price-range.
From the quadruple DSD processing rate, to the transformer-coupled Class-A output stage, the DSD-AR offers a high level of technology advancement and refinement.
The DSD-AR offers a unique sound quality which is in line with our “house sound”. We are certain that many audiophiles will fall in love with it, especially given the price-performance ratio.
Proprietary asynchronous USB input module accepting PCM rates up to 384kHz/32bit and up to DSD256.
Proprietary PCM to DSD modulator with DSD128 and DSD256 capabilities, user selectable from the remote.
S/PDIF digital input accepting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM.
All PCM rates from the digital sources are converted to DSD, prior to D/A conversion.
Pure DSD Digital to Analog conversion.
One per channel, used in Mono mode, Flagship DAC devices working in DSD only and Class-A output mode we have developed.
Attenuator control offering a non-decimating volume control with a 0.5dB step.
Ultra-low-jitter Femto Master Clocks.
Analog Output Stage
Class-A, transformer-coupled output featuring special Lundahl audio transformers with amorphous core.
Zero Negative Feedback design output stage.
No Op Amps on the signal path.
No mechanical relays or switches on the signal path.
Custom-made C-Core power transformer by Lundahl in Sweden.
High grade, specially selected Schottky rectifiers and passive components.
Solid core Copper wiring.
Convenience and mechanical
Microprocessor control memorizing last settings..
Infrared Remote milled from solid aluminum blocks.
All-aluminum, precision machined enclosure offered in Silver or Black.
S/PDIF Coaxial digital input.
AES/EBU professional standard balanced digital input.
Note! S/PDIF and AES/EBU accepting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM.
USB input accepting up to 384kHz/32bit PCM, up to DSD128 in DoP format and up to DSD256 in NativeDSD format.
Note! Both 44.1kHz and 48kHz base frequencies are supported for DSD.
Single Ended RCA outputs. Output level 2.4V RMS.
XLR outputs. Output level 1.2V + 1.2V RMS.
Note! XLR and RCA outputs cannot be used simultaneously. Please select desired output from the switch on the back.
Output impedance – approximately 200 Ohms, resistor limited.
Power input and fuses
IEC power inlet with integrated fuse.
0.5A special ceramic fuse.
120V or 230V / 50-60Hz, factory pre-set.
Other power input voltages available on request.
Dimensions and weight
W432 x H80 x D260 millimeters.
Infrared Remote Control.
Certificate of Authenticity.