DACs

DACs

Digital signals are the norm these days, but if you actually want to hear them, then you need to convert them to something your ears understand. A DAC takes those pulse codes and converts them to silky smooth audio. Nearly every device has one built in though, so why do you need another one? Simply put, the process of converting the signal isn't as straight forward as you think. A better DAC produces a better signal to feed the rest of your chain.

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  • Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100

    Digital to Analogue Converter

    Thanks to a Wolfson 24-bit DAC, a 24-bit/96kHz driverless USB Audio 1.0 input and S/PDIF and TosLink digital inputs, the DacMagic 100 takes the sound from your computer, iPod, TV and other digital devices and adds detail, depth and added clarity to give you a true audio experience.

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  • Marantz NA6005 Silver, EX-DEMO

    A Network connected unit to stream digital music into your existing Hi-Fi system. Use the USB 'B' port to connect straight from your PC or WI-FI to share files wirelessly. The Bluetooth functionality gives extra versatility. Spotify Connect and Airplay means you've got everything covered for your digital needs. All this in a chassis that treats your digital signal that it deserves. A clean digital front will transform your digital musical experience.

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    Regular Price: $1,240.00

    Special Price $750.00

  • Chord Mojo

    Chord's Hugo re-defined what one could expect from a portable DAC/Headphone amp. Now it's little sibling is here to blow minds in a smaller chassis. Learn More
    $799.00

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  • Bluesound Node 2i

    The NODE 2i wireless music streamer easily connects to any existing stereo system to unlock and discover a universe of audio streaming. The NODE 2i connects your audio gear to online streaming services, Internet radio and even your own digital music library. The NODE 2i brings high-res audio to any sound system.

    A step up from it's nearest competitors, the Node 2i offers a cleaner more resolving sound and has been a super popular upgrade for alot of our customers. For a couple of hundred extra dollars, the sound quality jump is undeniable.

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    Regular Price: $999.00

    Special Price $895.00

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  • Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200 Flagship DAC with AptX Bluetooth & Headphone Amplifier ... no stock till June 2022

    Digital audio is brilliant, but it needs to be analogue audio before you can hear it. And the way it ends up sounding depends entirely on how you convert the digital audio files stored on your computer, on CD or from your favourite streaming service. DacMagic 200M performs the digital-to-analogue conversion perfectly every time, letting all kinds of audio systems sound better than ever before. 

    Expecting stock October 2021.

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    $899.00

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  • Chord Poly (Free $200 case if bought with Mojo)

    Poly is a portable music streamer/player that combines with Mojo to wirelessly stream from connected devices and playback from its Micro SD, all with smartphone control. It enables hi-fi sound quality at home or on-the-go, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay and network connectivity and upgrades headphone, car and home audio performance Learn More
  • Rotel T14 Streamer & Tuner

    This is not just any old tuner. While the T14 can receive classic analogue FM stations, it has also been designed to take advantage of Digital Audio Broadcasts (DAB+), as well as all popular internet streaming services. That’s a lot of options, but Rotel’s T14 makes selecting them as simple as the touch of a button. The 30 FM and DAB+ presets provide easy access to all of your favourite music stations. A near endless supply of music sources are supported by the T14 using the DTS Play-Fi iOS and Android Apps including Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Rhapsody, Amazon Music, Deezer and more. Your listening options for radio broadcasts have never been more varied or available at such high quality.

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    Regular Price: $1,319.00

    Special Price $1,250.00

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  • Musical Fidelity MX-DAC

    The MX DAC has been around for a while now (since 2016) and it still surprises. For such a little box, 220mm x 220mm, and a relatively affordable price, this unit ticks boxes that much bigger and pricier units don't manage.

    It has XLR outputs so future system upgrades will be well catered for. It also has all the digital inputs you could possibly what in this modern age: 2 x coax (up to 24bit 192 kHz PCM), 2 x optical (up to 24bit 192kHz PCM) and asynchronous USB up to 24bit 192 kHz PCM as well as DSD 64 and DSD 128.

    Also, all inputs whether from coax, optical or USB, are processed in the DSD domain. This desirable feature gives a warmth and humanity to the sound that simple digital conversion doesn’t achieve.

    And its the sound of this unit that really surprises. Rich and detailed, musical and nuanced. Stuff that units double its price can struggle with, sound sublime. 

    Come give this beauty a try, you won't be dissapointed.

     

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    $1,390.00

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  • Marantz HD DAC1

    If you are going to be a reclusive introvert escaping reality inside a pair of Hd800 or similar headphones then make the most of the experience by playing them through a dedicated amp like this ... simply gorgeous with wood panelling and retro Chatsworth California styling and ridiculously solid build. If only it had VU Meters like the fantastic Oppo ... Learn More
  • Bluesound Vault 2i

    Rip it. Download it. Store it. The VAULT 2i lets you rip all your CDs in bit-perfect, high-resolution formats or copy your existing music library to the VAULT 2i’s hard drive. Hook it up the to your existing sound system, or pair it with a set of powered speakers and stream your digital music collection in studio-quality.

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    Regular Price: $1,999.00

    Special Price $1,799.00

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  • Rotel RC-1572 Pre Amplifier

    The heart of an uncompromising audiophile stereo “separates” system is the preamplifier. Separate components hold the promise of the best possible fidelity, since each device is optimised for its role in the sound reproduction chain. The new RC-1572 stereo preamplifier leverages the design of our flagship RC-1590 preamplifier including its 32bit/768kHz AKM stereo digital-to-analog converter to handle critical signal conversion. Among many refinements, the RC-1572 utilises relay switching for analog sources instead of an IC based switch to maintain the integrity of the signal path for RCA, phono and XLR inputs. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,999.00

    Special Price $1,799.00

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  • Musical Fidelity M3s CD Player

    The M3scd has been designed to give outstanding CD reproduction and to be a digital hub. In addition to CD it has 3 digital inputs: coax, optical and asynchronous USB. This makes it particularly useful for set top boxes and/or TV sound improvement. The technical performance is excellent; it has very low distortion, extremely low jitter, excellent signal-to-noise ratio, extremely flat frequency response, exemplary linearity and excellent channel separation. All in all the M3scd gives excellent CD replay and can act as a versatile digital hub at the same time. Learn More
    $1,950.00

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  • Marantz ND8006

    Marantz design engineers have taken everything we learned in developing the Premium Range and applied it to this first-of-its-kind, exquisite player. Introducing "The Complete Digital Music Source Player". The ND8006 delivers renowned Marantz sound from literally unlimited music sources, including online music services, HEOS multi-room technology, locally stored high-resolution audio files, CD audio playback, AirPlay, Bluetooth and more. Easily upgrade any existing audio system to the best of Digital music - along with a mega-portion of versatility. Wherever and however your favourite music is stored, you can now enjoy it in pure Marantz quality. Because Music Matters. Learn More
  • Chord Qutest. Advanced compact DAC, a tiny bit of gorgeous ...

    Qutest is the latest evolution of Chord Electronics’ most affordable standalone DAC, the multi-award-winning 2Qute, which it directly replaces. Qutest is uniquely equipped to bring the benefits of Chord Electronics’ acclaimed proprietary hardware and software technology to a wide range of connected devices. Learn More
  • Denon DCD1600NE

    Denon is one of the rare audio brands that continued to actively develop Hi-Fi components and accumulate, refine, and pass down Hi-Fi audio technologies. The DCD-1600NE focuses on achieving the essence of a disc player: ultra-high precision in reading discs and supplying high-quality audio signals to the amp. To achieve this, the signal paths are as short as possible and the whole circuitry is minimized. The engineers also redesigned the disc drive mechanism brackets and the chassis to eliminate vibration, the great enemy of disc players, and achieve ultra-vibration-resistant performance. The information on the disc is now read with impeccable accuracy and a clean, high-grade signal is supplied to the DCD-1600NE’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus circuitry. Besides CD and Super Audio CD playback, the DCD features playback of audio recordings up to PCM192/24 or DSD5.6 recorded on a DVD R/RW for full flexibility and extended access to high resolution audio.

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  • Cyrus DAC X Signature, TRADE-IN, Black

    I've never been one to instantly fall in love with upsampling technology but I know when it's done right, as Cyrus has, that it works wonders on your less than perfect digital sources.

    I'm sure you've heard the phrase 'you can't polish a turd'...it's not necessarily true, this DAC can...and to 192kHz at that...

    It also contains Cyrus's re-clocking technology. Any unit that has this in it by Cyrus elevates the musicality, the detail and image of tracks to another realm. It's truly like fairy dust in the way it can imprint a magical musicality to your music.

    Apart from its upconversion and re-clocking technology, this is also simply one very good DAC containing 4 fully balanced 32-bit DAC chips.

    https://www.cyrusaudio.com/support/other-resources/legacy-products/pre-amps-dacs/dac-x-signature/

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    Regular Price: $3,499.00

    Special Price $2,500.00

  • Denon DCD-2500NE

    Denon is one of the rare audio brands that continued to actively develop Hi-Fi components and accumulate, refine, and pass down Hi-Fi audio technologies. The 2500NE series, designed for today’s age, has been developed by both veteran engineers and talented young engineers who have inherited the Denon technologies and expertise that have been cultivated over many years and decades. The DCD-2500NE focuses on achieving the essence of a disc player: ultra-high precision in reading discs and supplying high-quality audio signals to the amp. To achieve this, the signal paths are as short as possible and the whole circuitry is minimized. The engineers also redesigned the disc drive mechanism brackets and the chassis to eliminate vibration, the great enemy of disc players, and achieve ultra-vibration-resistant performance. The information on the disc is now read with impeccable accuracy and a clean, high-grade signal is supplied to the DCD-2500NE’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus circuitry. Besides CD and Super Audio CD playback, the DCD features playback of audio recordings up to PCM192/24 or DSD5.6 recorded on a DVD R/RW for full flexibility and extended access to high resolution audio.

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  • Rega Saturn R CD player ... warmth and musical maturity

    Is it a CD player, or a DAC in disguise? The latest iteration of the Saturn looks to the future, looking towards that day when CD is no longer top of the digital food chain. Thanks to a suite of digital inputs including twin coax, optical and asynchronous USB, the Saturn will still be producing music long after you stop spinning CD's. How does it sound? Rega's high standards are in full effect here, with a sweet lyrical mid-range and smooth tonal balance. We're quite smitten and we're sure you will be too.

    Rab uses a legacy version of this player on his personal Ambience loudspeake stereo system and found it to be an overwhelmingly positive upgrade when it was introduced to replace an older Cambridge model. The music was restored to warmth with body and engagement ... rather like a mythical Vinyl/valve expectation.


    "Hi-Fi Choice" on the Rega Saturn R.


    Rega Saturn R Official website.

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  • Chord Hugo 2 .."The absolute icon of portable DAC in the history of mankind" ...

    It took a while to get here but its very good ....The Hugo 2 is uprated from the first version ... It's smaller and more expensive!

    The Hugo was a problem for us. It was so good that people stopped buying our other inventory of DACs. Although ostensibly a portable product it sounded so very lifelike that it was being used as the main engine in peoples home audio setups.

    This new one is just an exquisite bit of crafted alloy. When you hold it you dont want to let it go ... the glowing buttons while slightly Flash Gordon are delightful in operation and make perfect sense ... after a while.

    The Hugo 2 has four digital inputs. seven hours of battery life, and does the numbers up to 768KHz digital ...

    Official website for the Hugo 2

    "What Hi Fi?" on the Hugo 2

    "Hugo 2 user manual PDF

     

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  • Musical Fidelity M6sCD

    A superior high quality CD player where no detail has been overlooked in the circuitry design. Extensive measures have been taken to make sure the inherent jitter from the loading mechanism doesn't reach other sensitive circuitry.

    A 32bit DAC is paired with 192KHz Upsampling capability giving tremendous results. 

    This high quality DAC can be used separately as well. This means you have a multitude of different options for your digital sources - 2 Coax, 2 optical inputs and Type B USB. You also have the option of RCA or balanced XLR out.

    Feature packed unit that doesn't disapoint musically.

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    $3,860.00

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