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Weiss DAC2 Firewire

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The DAC2 can be used in many configurations: As a simple stand-alone AES/EBU input D/A converter, as a sound card for any Firewire or Thunderbolt equipped computer offering digital input/output and analog output facilities, as a monitoring DAC with multiple inputs including AES/EBU, S/PDIF, Firewire, Thunderbolt, USB. The DAC2 also is used in domestic setups for computer based music playback systems.

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The DAC2 is based on the renowned DICE Firewire chip of the TC Applied Technologies company on the digital side and on the equally well received Burr Brown D/A converter chips on the analog side. The combination leads to a flexible and very good sounding D/A Converter.
As a high performance stereo, Firewire based, digital to analog and digital to digital converter, the DAC2 can be used either standalone or in conjunction with a PC or MAC computer. It allows for various format conversions like Firewire to analog, AES/EBU to analog, Firewire to AES/EBU, AES/EBU to Firewire. In addition it offers a digital insert point between the Firewire input and the analog output. The analog output level can be controlled via the front panel keys.

Brand: Weiss

Model Name/Number: DAC2 Firewire

Price (RRP): £3000

Choice Hifi Price: £1100

Product Information:

Power

  • Mains voltage: 115 V or 230 V with voltage selector
  • Fuse rating: 250 mA at 115 V, 500 mA at 230 V, slow blow
  • Power consumption: 7 VA max.
  • Power consumption in stand-by mode:
    3 VA max.

 

Size

  • Depth: 30 cm
  • Width: 18,8 cm
  • Height: 6,6 cm (1.5HU)

 

AES/EBU Input

  • Sampling frequencies: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Maximum input word-length: 24 Bits
  • Channel Status Data: Input accepts professional or consumer format
  • Connector: One XLR female (110 Ω), one RCA (75 Ω), one TOSLINK (optical)

 

AES/EBU Output

  • One XLR male connector
  • One RCA connector

 

Firewire Input/Output

Two Firewire 400 sockets to allow for daisy-chaining of Firewire units

Balanced Analog Output

  • Two XLR male connectors, pin 1 ground, pin 2 hot, pin 3 cold
  • Symmetrical
  • Servo circuit, i.e. pin 3 can be grounded for asymmetrical outputs
  • Not earth free
  • Short circuit proof
  • DC coupled
  • Output impedance: 50 Ω

 

Output level selectable via a rotary switch at the back:

  • +17 dBu (5.48 Vrms) with a 0 dBFS sine wave input
  • +11 dBu (2.74 Vrms) with a 0 dBFS sine wave input
  • +7.2 dBu (1.78 Vrms) with a 0 dBFS sine wave input
  • +4.8 dBu (1.35 Vrms) with a 0 dBFS sine wave input

 

Single Ended Analog Output

  • Two RCA connectors
  • Asymmetrical
  • Short circuit proof
  • DC coupled
  • Output impedance: 50 Ω

 

Output level selectable via a rotary switch at the back:

  • +17 dBu (5.48 Vrms) with a 0 dBFS sine wave input
  • +11 dBu (2.74 Vrms) with a 0 dBFS sine wave input
  • +7.2 dBu (1.78 Vrms) with a 0 dBFS sine wave input
  • +4.8 dBu (1.35 Vrms) with a 0 dBFS sine wave input

 

Options

  • Thunderbolt interface via the Apple® Thunderbolt adapter
  • USB interface with DSD to PCM conversion capability
  • ST glass fiber input

Software

Firewire drivers for Windows™ and OSX™ operating systems are supplied

 

Measurements

Measurements taken at the following conditions (unless otherwise noticed): +17 dBu output level, 0 dBFS input level, 48 kHz sampling frequency (fs), 22 kHz measurement bandwidth.

 

Frequency Response:

DC…20 kHz: ±0.3 dB

 

THD+N at 1 kHz:

At −3 dBFS input: −97 dB

 

SNR at −20 dBFS input:

107dB unweighted, relative to full scale output

 

Linearity:

From 0 dBFS to −120 dBFS input level: less than ±1 dB deviation from ideal

 

Crosstalk:

Less than −110 dB, DC…20 kHz

 

Inter-channel phase response:

Less than ±0.5°, DC…20 kHz

Age: 6

Condition: 10/10

Voltage: 220/240/50Hz

Finish/Colour: White

Packaging? No

Accessories? No

Item Location: In Stock

Status: Second Hand

Dimensions 5708473 cm