Technical details:

2 coaxial S/PDIF inputs (Cinch)

1 optical S/PDIF input (Toslink)

1 USB-input port (24bit/192kHz)

All inputs electrically isolated using pulse transformers.

1 pair of outputs with fixed output level.
..........Output level 2.2 Vrms

1 pair of volume-controlled preamplifier outputs.
..........Output level: 6.0 Vrms / High gain
...............................2,4 Vrms / Medium gain
...............................0.9 Vrms / Low gain

Gold-plated output jacks

Silver plated heavy duty switches

Separate powerlines for the analog circuitry and the digital circuitry

All voltage lines double or three-fold regulated

Wide-range powerinput: 85..265V AC / 85..370V DC

Built-in groundloop breaker

Low impedance audiophile electrolytic buffer capacitors (Nichicon Fine Gold). Buffer capacity > 30.000 uF

Polystyrol and polypropylen (Vishay) capacitors in the signal path

C-MEDIA CM6631 USB-to-S/PDIF receiver (24bit/192kHz)

WOLFSON WM8804 S/PDIF receiver

Three IQD temperature compensated 2.5 ppm crystal oscillators (TCXO's) for minimal jitter.

2 pieces WOLFSON WM8741 D/A converter-chip in dual-mono mode

Sampling frequencies / resolution
..........32, 44, 48, 88, 96, 192 kHz / 16, 20, 24 bit

AD797 opamps biased into class-A

ALPS RK27 potentiometer for volume-control

Extended natural crossfeed filter

3 intensity levels for the crossfeed signal.


Weight: 1.7 kg

Size: 28.0 x 17.5 x 6.7 cm

Power uptake: 6 Watts
The DACCORD is a modern Digital-to-Analog converter with integrated crossfeed and volume controlled outputs.

Inside two top-of-the-line Wolfson D/A converter chips in dual-mono mode, a large battery of audiophile capacitors, ultra-fast opamps in class-A, high-precision oscillators (TCXO's) and many other very high-quality components are found that are exemplary for this price-class.

Two coxial, one optical, as well as an USB-input allow for easy connection of any digital source, including your computer. A variable output allows to directly drive a poweramplifier or a pair of active loudspeakers.

The converter uses the Wolfson WM8804 S/PDIF receiver chip which, instead of a conventional analog PLL, uses its own separate high-precision quartz-clock. Thus much higher jitter reduction can be achieved then with more traditional receivers.

A unique feature of the DACCORD is the built-in extended natural crossfeed-filter. Whereas the functionality of the natural crossfeed filter as found in our headphone amplifiers is limited to frequencies upto around 800 Hz this new filter has a much wider bandwidth and now covers the whole range from DC..2000 Hz in which the human ear is sensitive for directional information. The result is a more stable imaging when the crossfeed is activated whilst listening by headphone.
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