The Well-Tempered Computer, an introduction to computer audio

Sunday, August 26, 2012

CIAudio Transient MKII Asynchronous USB Converter

Input: asynchronous 24/192 USB (Xmos), driver for Windows

Digital Outputs:
• S/PDIF via 75 ohm BNC Connector (Galvanic Isolated)
• I2S via Mini DIN Connector (Audio Alchemy/Perpetual Tech/Camelot)
• Differential I2S via HDMI Connector (PS Audio/Wyred4Sound)

Sample Rates Supported: 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k up to 24bits
Master Clock Jitter: < 1.0 psec
Analog Output Level: 2V RMS Maximum (Single-ended RCA)
Frequency Response: 0hz to 96kHz
THD + Noise: -89db @ -1dBFS

Dimensions: 4.45"W x 2.9"H (including feet) x 5.25" D
Warranty: 5 Year Parts & Labor
Website: CIAudio 
Price: US$ 699

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chord QuteHD DAC

Harmonic distortion: 103 dBV
Signal-to-noise ratio: 115dBV
Dynamic range: 118dBV

Digital inputs:
1 x USB HD with DSD decoding (DoP), 44.1 kHz to 192kHz, 16-32-bit (future 384kHz-ready).
USB driver for Win
1x Optical
1x Coaxial 44.1 kHz/ 384kHz-ready, 16-32-bit

Outputs: 2x RCA phono
Power supply: 12v 1A 2.1mm connector. 100-240V - 50/60Hz, 1A wall adapter supplied
Weight: 0.4kg
Dimensions: 160x70x40mm (WxHxD)

Website: Chord
Price:  £990

Monday, August 13, 2012

dCS Vivaldi

  • Transport
  • Upsampler: DXD (24/352.8 or 384kS/s), DSD (1-bit 2.822 MS/s) or standard high resolution PCM (24/192)
  • Master clock
  • DAC

Asynchronous 24/192 USB
DSD over USB (DoP)
Network - UPnP

Website dCS
Price: $110,000