DAC V Comparisons

DAC V Comparisons

Features Analog DAC Signature DAC V Diamond DAC V SELECT DAC
DAC Modules 2 x 25 bit DACs 4 x Signature 25 bit DACs 4 x 26 bit Diamond DACs 8 dual Hybrid DACs
Digital Filter 32x Filter standard. Advanced 32x Filter with 26 bit architecture and Filter Suite. Advanced 32x 80 bit FIR filter.
Upsampling Intersample Harshness Correction Intersample Harshness Correction and Upsampling Standard None
Digital Inputs Select any 3 Plug-in Input Modules
1) S/PDIF (Optical, Coax)
1) S/PDIF (Balanced)
1) MSB Network
1) Pro I2S
1) USB 2.0, 384 kHz
1) USB 2.0, Quad Rate DSD
1) Audio Renderer
3) S/PDIF (Optical, Coax, Balanced)
1) S/PDIF (BNC) or Word Sync
1) MSB PRO I2S with clock link
2) Optional Input slots (USB, Quad Rate USB, Renderer, ?)
Select any 4 Plug-in Input Modules
1) S/PDIF (Optical, Coax)
1) S/PDIF (Balanced)
2) Dual Pro I2S
1) Quad Rate USB 2.0
1) Audio Renderer (Streamer)
1) 2nd Analog Input (RCA or XLR)
Digital Input Limits 384 kHz 24 bit S/PDIF, 2 channel 384 kHz-32 bit MSB PRO I2S 384 kHz 24 bit S/PDIF, 4 channel 384 kHz-32 bit MSB PRO I2S
Analog Inputs 1) Single-Ended
Can be Volume Controlled or bypass the volume control.
1) Balanced
1) Optional Single-ended, or
1) Optional Second Balanced
Both can be Volume Controlled or bypass the volume control.
1) Balanced with Balanced Output Module
1) Single-ended with Single-ended Output Module
1) Optional 2nd Single-ended, or
1) Optional 2nd Balanced
Both can be Volume Controlled or bypass the volume control.
DAC Clock Custom MSB Clock Femto 140 Clock in socket, upgradable to Galaxy Femto 77 or Femto 33 Clock. Galaxy Femtosecond Clock in socket, upgradable to Femto 33 Clock.
Studio Clock Sync Master Clock and word clock in and out with plug-in module. Master Clock input or output for Studio Sync with adapter. Word clock output included on S/PDIF input modules.
DSD Capability Full DSD playback of .DFF and .DFS files using all digital inputs (not just USB), both 64x and 128x, Quad Rate DSD with USB Quad Rate input.
Power Supply
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External Power Supply with Power Link Cable. Optional heavy-duty power base. Signature External Power Supply with upgraded power, shielding and Signature Power Link Cable plus Transport Power Supply. Diamond External Power Supply with upgraded diodes, capacitors, shielding, twice the power rating, with Diamond Power Link Cable plus Transport Power Supply. SELECT power base with Dual Supplies and with Isolation Base built-in. No Transport Power Supply.
Volume Control Passive Attenuators with 1 db per step. +9 to -69 db range. Passive Attenuators with 1 db per step. +9 to -69 db range. (1/2 or 1/4 db step size selected in menu) Diamond Passive Attenuators with 1 db per step and improved shielding and isolation. +9 to -69 db range. (1/2 or 1/4 db step size selected in menu) New constant impedance MSB Volume Control with Direct Coupled output.
Maximum Volume Limit Selectable to protect speakers with WiFi or RS-232 input only. Selectable to protect speakers from menu.
Channels 2 channel Only 2 Balanced or 4 Single-Ended Channels Modular - Balanced or Single-Ended Module with optional Subwoofer output.
Architecture Single-Ended Balanced
Operational Controls WiFi or RS-232 Interface provides full feature control.
Phase Invert
Upsampling on/off
Select any filter from filter suite
Display brightness adjustable and auto off
Reclocking on/off
Level Trims
Clock Source - internal or external
Dither on/off
Switch modes- all or active only
Remote Control Basic Remote
Optional Audio Renderer web based Control
Plug-in RS-232 Interface
Aluminum MSB System remote included (operates DAC V, DATA CD and UMT)
Optional Audio Renderer web based Control
RS-232 Interface Standard
Basic Remote
Optional Audio Renderer web based Control
RS-232 Interface Standard
Expansion and Upgrades 3 user replaceable input modules and one user replaceable control board. 2) Unused DSP headers (good for things like digital crossovers)
1) Clock Upgrade Header (for future lower jitter clocks)
2) External input headers for USB or any new input types
1) Internal Input header for upgrades like the iLink II.
4 user replaceable input modules and one user replaceable Output Module.
Testing Tools No tools without WiFi interface Precision Sample-rate Readout
Precision Bit-Depth Readout
Bit-Perfect File Evaluation
Vibration Control Potted in solid block of Aluminum IsoRack Feet integrated within heatsink allow stacking with complete mechanical isolation.
Color Finish Ultra-fine aluminum anodized matt white or matt black standard, custom available.
Price (with Power Base) $9990 $24990 $35990 $89950
The Analog DAC and its power supply are available from stock in Matt White (shown) and Matt Black.
The Analog DAC and its power supply are available from stock in Matt White (shown) and Matt Black.
The Diamond DAC V  and its power supply are available from stock in Matt Black or White.
The DAC V and its power supply are available from stock in Matt White and Matt Black (shown).

Custom Colors are also available.

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