Adagio by Metrum Acoustics (Digital Pre-Amplifier)

5,744.00 EXCL. VAT

SPECIFICATIONS

Working principle
Non oversampling dac
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Forward corrected
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4x DAC TWO modules per channel in differential mode.
Power
75 VA via 3 separated toroidal transformers
Mains voltage
110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz
Input
1x optical
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2x coaxial
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(1x BNC and 1x RCA).
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AES/EBU and USB
Output
1x optical
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2x coaxial
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(1x BNC and 1x RCA).
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AES/EBU and USB
Frequency response
1Hz – 20 khz -1dB. 44.1 kHz sampling
1Hz – 65 kHz -1dB .192 kHz
Distortion
0.006 % THD
Noise floor
-155 dB related to 2 Volt RMS
Output Impedance
RCA 100 Ohm
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XLR 320 Ohm -10dB output setting
Sampling rate
Optical 44.1 – 96 kHz sampling rate.
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Coax and AES/EBU 44.1 -192 kHz
Dimensions
440 x 320 x 85 mm
Weight
10KG

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Description

What more can you do after launching one of the best dacs available today? We are aware that our current flagship Pavane is hard to beat but at least one idea was not realized yet. The idea of having a decent volume control to prevent a necessary pre-amplifier could improve performance dramatically. However, we also know that the way of introducing such device in the signal chain can also have a negative effect.

Experiments were made and as result the best sound was coming directly from our Transient™ modules. Even the digital approach did not convince us but still one idea was not tried yet. Especially in case of R2R ladder dacs it is quite easy to change the output voltage of the dac by changing its reference voltage but to realize this, dedicated dac boards were designed to get the best regulation possible.

Like our Pavane, “forward correction” techniques are used to drive both mono dac boards. The result of this process is an extremely high linearity, right down to -140 dB, which gives the Adagio a realistic 24 bit dynamic range. The Adagio is a step forwards as it omits a pre-amplifier. It is musical, honors the Non-oversampling principle and simultaneously incorporating the technological progress that has been made over the years.

Additional information

Voltage & Color

110V Silver Line, 110V Black Line, 230V Silver Line, 230V Black Line




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