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New Weiss Engineering DAC501/502 State of the Art DAC is Coming


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The DAC501 is Weiss Engineering's new state of the art D/A Converter with an unprecedented level of sophistication and versatility.

 

With the DAC501 Weiss is creating a new paradigm for what used to be a black box device. A typical D/A Converter is a "set and forget" device. Not so with the DAC501. It adds a number of interesting signal processing features and sports a variety of digital inputs. Balanced, unbalanced and headphone outputs are provided.

Weiss Engineering has a 30 year history in D/A Converter design. In that time span they have learned a thing or two about converter design. The DAC501 is the essence of their experiences.

FEATURES

 

Inputs

 

 

  • AES/EBU or S/PDIF via XLR, Toslink and RCA
  • UPnP / DLNA (via Ethernet)
  • USB
  • Accepted formats: PCM 44.1kHz up to 384 kHz, DSD 64x / 128x
  • Future formats can be accommodated for via software updates

 

Outputs

 

 

  • Line out unbalanced on RCA connector
  • Line out balanced on XLR connector
  • Headphone out on 1/4" Jack
  • Analogue
  • One of the latest 32 bit D/A Converter chips is used
  • Discrete output stages for both line and headphone outputs

 

Signal Processing

 

The DSP algorithms can be different depending on which output is selected (line or headphone). Some DSP algorithms have to work differently if they are used for headphones in comparison to speakers.

 

  • Creative Equalizer - A tone control with low boost/cut, high boost/cut and mid boost/cut. Very useful to correct those recordings which do not quite fit your taste.
  • De-Essing - The automatic removal of overly bright sibilances from human voices. The sibilance effect can be more or less pronounced depending on your speakers or room acoustics.
  • Constant Volume - Adjusts the audio volume (loudness) to a constant value across all tracks played. Useful for "party mode" when the volume control should stay untouched.
  • Vinyl Emulation - Get that special sonic character of a record player based playback chain.
  • Crosstalk Cancelling (XTC) - For the playback of dummy head recordings or live recordings via speakers for an incredible live sensation. (For speaker based playback only.)
  • Out Of Head Localization algorithm - Tries to get the music "out of your head" when listening via headphones. The goal is to achieve a similar listening sensation as one gets when listening via speakers. (For headphone based playback only.)
  • The DAC501 is operated via the rotary encoder control on the faceplate, the touch sensitive color LCD display or the IR remote control. Some additional settings can be done via a web interface from any computer.

 

Controls

 

The DAC501 is operated via the rotary encoder control on the faceplate, the touch sensitive color LCD display or the IR remote control. Some additional settings can be done via a web interface from any computer.

Mechanics

 

The DAC501 has a similar size as the Weiss DAC202 unit. The DAC502 version is a larger size unit, similar to their MAN301 unit. The features of the DAC502 are the same as the ones of the DAC501.

 

We've now begun accepting pre-orders. If you have any any questions about either DAC or would like to reserve one, please visit us at ciamara.com or give us a call a call at 1.844.CIAMARA

 

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