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While the latest technological achievements promise to deliver ever-higher performance, their implementation often turns out to be disappointing.
Thanks to a fresh look, we have imagined new schemes to eliminate the multiple sources of signal alteration. In this perspective, 10 years of Research and Development have been dedicated to revisit all the stages of the sound reproduction chain.
The result: a faithful transcription of the artist’s message, rich, detailed and dynamic, with a lively presence that fully restores the emotion of the concert.
Reflecting their exclusivity, our devices rely on a pure design, featuring a CNC-machined aluminium front panel with integrated ball-bearing mounted rotary knobs.
Inspired by celestial gravity, the housing style stands out for the purity of its lines, letting aside any disturbing element.
Product design by Olivier Hess
LONGEVITY AND UPGRADABILITY
Best sonic qualities are nothing if they fade in time.
All components are carefully selected to keep optimal characteristics over time. For instance, every chemical capacitor used in our products withstands a minimum of 5000h of operation at 105°C, which translates to more than 40 years of continuous operation in typical operating conditions.
To remain at the cutting edge of technology and with a commitment to sustainable design, our products have been engineered to be upgradable. These updates will be available to current users once new options or enhancements are made available.
All our products come with a 3 years warranty.
MADE IN FRANCE
Our electronics as well as the mechanical elements of our products are entirely in-house developed. In order to guarantee the highest quality standards, their production is performed in France by carefully selected local suppliers.
The final assembly is carried out by ourselves in our workshop.
As part of our quest for performance, the software layer embedded in our products is also developed to measure by our team.
|Power supply||Factory set : 220-230V or 100-115V, 50-60Hz|
|Power stage total capacity||> 80 000µF|
|Power stage regulation||custom designed|
|Conversion type||multibit sigma-delta|
|STREAMER / SERVER|
|Local storage||1x USB DATA|
|Connectors||2x SPDIF, 2x Toslink, 1x AES/EBU, 1x USB (type B)|
|USB (type B)|
|Supported format||PCM (incl. DXD), DSD, DSD over PCM (DoP)|
|Sample rate (PCM)||44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz (DXD), 384kHz|
|Word length (PCM)||16, 24, 32 bits|
|Data rate (DSD)||2.8224MHz (DSD64), 5.7648MHz (DSD128), 11.2896MHz (DSD256)|
|Data rate (DSD over PCM)||2.8224MHz (DSD64), 5.7648MHz (DSD128)|
|SPDIF and AES/EBU|
|Sample rate (PCM)||44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz|
|Word length (PCM)||16, 24 bits|
|Sample rate (PCM)||44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz|
|Word length (PCM)||16, 24 bits|
|Output impedance:||100 Ohms|
|Output impedance:||75 Ohms|
Läs mer om B.DAC EX här
The B.dac EX adds streaming and acoustic correction functionalities to the B.dac, our reference D/A converter. These include a network input, as well as a USB slot for direct connection of storage media. Additionally, a DSP-based acoustic correction feature offers a wide range of possibilities for adjusting to the listening environment.
Its perfect balance and absence of coloration allow the B.dac EX to be integrated into any existing audio system. The recordings are sublimated, benefiting from an increased finesse no matter the musical style.
Full elimination of source jitter
The B.dac EX incorporates our patented SJR “Source Jitter Removal” technology. This unique process totally eliminates the temporal inaccuracies that are inherent to digital signal transmission. It provides the best possible D/A conversion, from every source.
Reflecting its exclusivity the B.dac EX relies on a modern and sleek design. The machined aluminium front panel integrates high quality ball-bearing mounted rotary knobs.
The B.dac EX features two distinct toroidal transformers: one designated for the digital domain, and another for the analog domain.
To prevent any risk of interference, there is one dedicated regulation per stage (DSP, clock, DAC, output stages, DC servo, etc.)
Carefully designed upsampling filters are a must have on any high performance DAC.
The B.dac EX makes use of a custom designed convolution engine implemented in a built-in DSP dedicated to this task. This permits to implement an in-house developed linear phase filter with reduced pre-ringing artifacts, preserving the transient response.
To keep the accuracy of the signal shape, low phase deviation filters are implemented. This results in preserving dynamics and micro-information
The available features include:
– compatibility with protocols UPnP, MPD, LMS, NAA, Roon, Airplay, Spotify
– access to streaming services (Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify …) via compatible iOS and Android applications
– playback of various formats: PCM up to 384kHz / DXD / DoP / native DSD up to DSD 256
– integrated cloud / UPnP server (makes data stored on USB media accessible over the network)
The onboard DSP features parametric acoustic correction to help make the most of the room and speakers. In-house developed, this functionality is based on a 64-bit architecture. The overall gain is determined automatically without user intervention, which guarantees the absence of saturation regardless of the parameters used. These specific features preserve the signal quality, thereby ensuring an optimal result.
Each B.dac EX comes with a custom-made remote control made of massive aluminium.