The DAC-10 integrates a high-end preamp capable of driving the power amplifier straight. The DAC-10 includes functions borrowed from the Recommendation class P-20 preamp, consisting of an advanced, thin-film switched-resistor ladder network for managing volume, which offers a single resistor in the signal path at any volume setting. It also has individually adjustable volume on each input for exact source level matching and volume modification in 99 exact, 0.5 dB increments. The DAC-10 supports a substantial number of inputs and formats. Making use of the world's best carrying out 32-bit audio DAC is only a first step for developing the ultimate DAC. Notable functions include five digital inputs and two stereo inputs for system versatility. Inputs consist of one USB digital, two coaxial digital S/PDIF, two optical digital S/PDIF, and two analog stereo RCA. Outputs consist of optical digital (as much as 24 bit/192 kHz), unbalanced stereo RCA line out, and balanced stereo XLR pre-out. On the output side, it provides unique dual gain settings for RCA with 2V or 4V outputs, XLR with 4V or 8V outputs. The SABRE32 Recommendation ES9018 from ESS Innovation is the world's best-performing 32-bit audio DAC service for high-end consumer applications and expert studio devices. With ESS's 32-bit HyperstreamTM DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Recommendation DAC provides an unmatched vibrant series of as much as 135 dB and THD+N (Overall Harmonic Distortion plus Sound) of -120 dB. The DAC-10 supports DSD native playback by ASIO2.1 (as much as 11.2 MHz) and DoP (as much as 5.6 MHz) technique and sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz and DSD64 to DSD256. Other functions include a linear power supply with a multi-rail toroidal transformer, independent left/right channel power materials, a 12V trigger output, and complete microprocessor control with memory retention. A cordless remote is included.
Five digital and two stereo inputs for system flexibility
Ultra-low-noise JFETs in the input stage
Unique dual gain settings for RCA with 2V or 4V outputs, XLR with 4V or 8V outputs
Independent left/right channel power supplies
Included remote control for full convenience