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model S306 "pascal" - 16 bit Non-oversampling DAC

This smartphone size DAC, with extra low jitter oscillator and precise crystal to re-clock digital audio signals and discrete transistors I/V conversion (current feedback architecture), clear voice, stereophonic, more musical and harmonic sound can be heard from 16 bit raw data. Also you can enjoy high resolution source such as 24 bit 48kHz/96kHz with non-oversampling sound through PC and USB-DAC combination. There are 4 variations (version) in this product for each input (USB-PC, coaxial S/PDIF, optical fiber TOSLINK, I2S) as follows.

model S306 for COAXIAL - S/PDIF (coaxial 75Ω)

You can connect this model with your CD transport and digital audio devices which has S/PDIF coutput.

Specifications

  • Interface: RCA pin jack, S/PDIF (coaxial, 75 ohm)
  • DAI: Wolfson WM8805 receiver
  • D/A converter: Philips 16 bit non-oversampling DAC TDA1543
  • Rate: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Re-clock: discrete BJT extra low jitter oscillator
  • Crystal: high grade (for professional wireless devices), low drift (within 5..7ppm) crystal
  • I/V conversion: discrete BJT current feedback architecture
  • Line output: unbalanced RCA pin jack 2.2Vrms, impedance 1.0kΩ
  • Power Supply: Original AC-DC power supply (transformer type)
  • Chassis: Stainless (hairline finish), Clear Polycarbonate top panel
  • Size: W74×H30×D138mm
  • Weight: DAC module 290g, Power module 270g (without power cable)
  • Accessories: Power module (AC110-120V/AC220-240V, 50/60Hz, IEC 3 pin inlet), Power cable

model S306 for USB - PC interface

You can connect this model with your PC, iPad and iPhone.

USB接続について(Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone)

Specifications

  • Interface: USB 'B' type receptacle, self-powered, available PC, tablet & smart phone
  • DAI: Burr Brown PCM2706C USB-I2S mode
  • D/A converter: Philips 16 bit non-oversampling DAC TDA1543
  • Rate: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
  • Re-clock: discrete BJT extra low jitter oscillator
  • Crystal: high grade (for professional wireless devices), low drift (within 5..7ppm) crystal
  • I/V conversion: discrete BJT current feedback architecture
  • Line output: unbalanced RCA pin jack 2.2Vrms, impedance 1.0kΩ
  • Power Supply: Original AC-DC power supply (transformer type), self-powered
  • Chassis: Stainless (hairline finish), Clear Polycarbonate top panel
  • Size: W74×H30×D138mm
  • Weight: DAC module 290g, Power module 270g (without power cable)
  • Accessories: Power module (AC110-120V/AC220-240V, 50/60Hz, IEC 3 pin inlet), Power cable

model S306 for OPTICAL - TOSLINK (optical fiber)

You can connect this model with your CD player which has TOSLINK (optical fiber) output and televisions.

Specifications

  • Interface: square type, TOSLINK (optical fiber)
  • DAI: Wolfson WM8805 receiver
  • D/A converter: Philips 16 bit non-oversampling DAC TDA1543
  • Rate: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Re-clock: discrete BJT extra low jitter oscillator
  • Crystal: high grade (for professional wireless devices), low drift (within 5..7ppm) crystal
  • I/V conversion: discrete BJT current feedback architecture
  • Line output: unbalanced RCA pin jack 2.2Vrms, impedance 1.0kΩ
  • Power Supply: Original AC-DC power supply (transformer type)
  • Chassis: Stainless (hairline finish), Clear Polycarbonate top panel
  • Size: W74×H30×D138mm
  • Weight: DAC module 290g, Power module 270g (without power cable)
  • Accessories: Power module (AC110-120V/AC220-240V, 50/60Hz, IEC 3 pin inlet), Power cable

model S306 for I2S - DAI (digital audio interface)

You can connect this model with your CD transport which has I2S output.

Specifications

  • Interface: 4 pin connector, I2S
  • DAI: DAI signal BLK / WS (LRCK) / DATA / GND
  • D/A converter: Philips 16 bit non-oversampling DAC TDA1543
  • Rate: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Re-clock: discrete BJT extra low jitter oscillator
  • Crystal: high grade (for professional wireless devices), low drift (within 5..7ppm) crystal
  • I/V conversion: discrete BJT current feedback architecture
  • Line output: unbalanced RCA pin jack 2.2Vrms, impedance 1.0kΩ
  • Power Supply: Original AC-DC power supply (transformer type)
  • Chassis: Stainless (hairline finish), Clear Polycarbonate top panel
  • Size: W74×H30×D138mm
  • Weight: DAC module 290g, Power module 270g (without power cable)
  • Accessories: Power module (AC110-120V/AC220-240V, 50/60Hz, IEC 3 pin inlet), Power cable

Retail Price

Set 49,000 JPY (+shipping charge)

Interfaces and models

This product has 4 variations for each interface. While you purchase order this model S306, please specify interface from USB (PC), COAXIAL (S/PDIF), OPTICAL (TOSLINK) and I2S. Note that each version has only one "exclusive" interface and not switchable.