Experiments were made and as result the best sound was coming directly from our Transient™ modules. Even the digital approach did not convinced us but still one idea was not tried yet.
Especially in case of R2R ladder dacs it is quite easy to change the output voltage of the dac by changing its reference voltage but to realize this, dedicated dac boards were designed to get the best regulation possible.
Like our Pavane, “forward correction” techniques are used to drive both mono dac boards. The result of this process is an extremely high linearity, right down to -140 dB, which gives the Adagio a realistic 24 bit dynamic range.
The Adagio is a step forwards as it omits a pre-amplifier. It is musical, honors the Non-oversampling principle and simultaneously incorporating the technological progress that has been made over the years.
|Working priciple:||Non oversampling dac. Forward corrected, 4 dac modules pro channel in differential mode.|
|Power:||75 VA via 3 separated torodial transformers.|
|Mains voltage:||110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz|
|Inputs:|| 11x optical, 2x coaxial (1x BNC and 1x RCA).
AES/EBU and USB
|Outputs:|| RCA : 3 Volts RMS max. 0dB output setting.
XLR: 6 Volts RMS max. 0dB output setting
RCA :1 Volts RMS max. -10dB output setting.
XLR: 2 Volts RMS max.-10dB output setting.
|Frequency response:|| 1Hz - 20 khz -1dB. 44.1 kHz sampling.
1Hz - 65 kHz -1dB .192 and 384kHz (USB)
|Distortion:||0.006 % THD|
|Noise:||-145 dB related to 2 Volt RMS|
|Output impedance:|| RCA 100 Ohm. XLR 640 Ohm 0dB output setting.
RCA 100 Ohm. XLR 320 Ohm -10dB output setting.
|Sampling rate:|| Optical 44.1 - 96 kHz sampling rate.
Coax and AES/EBU: 44.1 -192 kHz . USB 44.1 - 384kHz sampling rate
|Dimensions:||440 x 320 x 85 mm.|