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This is new Audiobyte Hydra Vox/Zap is a 2-box DAC+PS intrigues me. It was presented in Munich as prototype.

Please have news keep coming.

Directly from the designer Nicolae Jitariu:

the new Audiobyte products will be available in November.
VOX/ZAP - dual chassis pure 1-bit dac , fpga based, no dac chip ; smart and adjustable power supply, ultracapacitor based.
HUB - upsampling network transport, spdif reclocker, usb interface

 

Here a recent picture of ZAP, the separated power supplier  

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"The order of the filter can be 3rd, 5th, 7th on release, we have not decided yet, but anyway this can be changed by firmware. In particular case of delta-sigma dac, it works perfectly even with 3rd order once you make it stable. So 5th or 7th are not necessarily better, just more stable.
Aimed priced  is 3500 eur for the combo."

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2 hours ago, bibo01 said:

Perhaps @Miska would be interested in this DAC.

Nock if you are here ;)

 

Looks interesting. I don't need the hub, if the DAC can operate standalone DSD-only.

 

I'd like to hear a bit more details of the DAC implementation, in particular is it "bit-perfect" / NOS in similar sense as for example DSC1 is?

Signalyst - Developer of HQPlayer

Pulse & Fidelity - Software Defined Amplifiers

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I was told it can support up to DSD1024.

 

Assuming DSD1024 upsampling with FPGA?

 

 

Software: Roon, Tidal, HQplayer 

HQplayer PC: i9 7980XE, Titan Xp; i9 9900K, Titan V

DAC: Holo Audio MAY L2, T+A DAC8 DSD, exasound e12, iFi micro iDSD BL

USB tweaks: Intona, Uptone (ISO) regen, LPS-1, LPS-1.2, Sbooster Vbus2, Curious cables, SUPRA Certified HiSpeed USB cable

NAA: Logic CL100, Uptone JS-2

AMP: Spectral DMC 30SV, Spectral DMA 300RS

Speaker: Magico S3 MKII

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On 10/4/2017 at 4:05 PM, Miska said:

 

Looks interesting. I don't need the hub, if the DAC can operate standalone DSD-only.

 

I'd like to hear a bit more details of the DAC implementation, in particular is it "bit-perfect" / NOS in similar sense as for example DSC1 is?

I asked the developer about those details and he said that they will be published very soon on the website.

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On 10/6/2017 at 3:52 PM, bibo01 said:

I asked the developer about those details and he said that they will be published very soon on the website.

 

Hi bibo01 or others,

any news?

They showed prototypes on HE Munich this year as well.

Nothing on their HP so far.

Thanks

 

Matt

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the Italian importer should get the first sample in days......

( so he told me by phone )

sistema:

Server HDPlex (i7-6700-WS2016) HQPlayer con Ramdisk + HQPDcontrol> rete via cavo> TPlink mc 110cs> monomodale ottico> TPlink mc 110cs> HDPlex NAA (celeron G1840T-WS2016) NAD con Ramdisk, Denafrips Ares2, SPLvolume2 

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Any news?

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Nicolae Jitariu sent me two photos of the final card that will be on board the vox ..... I suppose the commercialization will start soon.

 

 

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sistema:

Server HDPlex (i7-6700-WS2016) HQPlayer con Ramdisk + HQPDcontrol> rete via cavo> TPlink mc 110cs> monomodale ottico> TPlink mc 110cs> HDPlex NAA (celeron G1840T-WS2016) NAD con Ramdisk, Denafrips Ares2, SPLvolume2 

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this is the image of the card that circulated on the net ...

 

 

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sistema:

Server HDPlex (i7-6700-WS2016) HQPlayer con Ramdisk + HQPDcontrol> rete via cavo> TPlink mc 110cs> monomodale ottico> TPlink mc 110cs> HDPlex NAA (celeron G1840T-WS2016) NAD con Ramdisk, Denafrips Ares2, SPLvolume2 

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Yeah typical sales guy. Talks its regular components came from outerworld. 

 

All praises for Denafrips when he was selling those. And now it's all 360.

 

So will I believe him? 

 

Thanks for the link though. Stay safe! 

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On 5/2/2020 at 2:46 PM, m.i.c.k.e.y said:

Yeah typical sales guy. Talks its regular components came from outerworld. 

 

All praises for Denafrips when he was selling those. And now it's all 360.

 

So will I believe him? 

 

Thanks for the link though. Stay safe! 

 

You mean 180 ? lol

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