The Atlantic DAC
This DAC has been “in the making “ for the most part of 2016 but it took the final shape and form during my May 2016 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean under the sails. This month on the empty ocean gave me time to think creatively and tap to my gut feelings about the possibility of finding customers for this amazing new product. Hence the name commemorates my sailing event.
Here it is: The Atlantic DAC - the best performance per dollar ever offered from our company. It sets the bar very high, and does it in a big style.
The key design factors:
-Using DHP - Directly Heated Pentode tubes (our cheapest Directly Heated product !)
-Running in Single Ended Triode (SET) mode - very puristic and elegant schematics
-Conversion by means of Discrete Resistor Ladder DAC (R2R) - probably the best implementation in the known Universe
-DSD seamlessly playing from mixed PCM playlists (up to 256xDSD) via USB
-PureCopper Lampizator-brand output capacitors
-Level 4 type of chassis with Lite 7 power supply and other circuits (with exposed tubes on top)
-Fabulously musical and easily available 4P1L tubes from the best Soviet military era
The combination of the above factors is impossible to find in any DAC in this price range, maybe even in any DAC period. The most exotic and highest in audiophile hierarchy factors like R2R and DHP make it extremely rare and desired breed of highest performance music players available at any price.
What it does not have: DSD512 is not available as standard for this price point, also fully balanced topology cost extrain the Atlantic program. And no, it can’t have headphone output or concealed tubes. Tube rolling is also not possible (and totally unnecessary).
We can provide spare tube sets at very reasonable price.
Size: [W x H x D ] : 43 x 13 (plus tubes 10 cm) x 33 (plus 10 cm for cables at the back)
Weight: 11 kg net, 14 kg shipping gross
PCM conversion R2R discrete ladder - up to 26 bit, up to 192 kHz via SPDIF, up to 384 kHz via USB
DSD conversion via USB only, auto-sensing, auto switching, 64x, 128x, 256x
Output voltage signal: 3 V pp
Optional inputs: BNC, second SPDIF-RCA, AES/EBU, Toslink
Optional colors: front panel silver or anodized black
Tube compliment: 4P1L pentode pair, loctal base.
Output capacitors: Lampizator brand, PureCopper, PP insulated.
Warranty: 5 years excluding tubes.