Dedicated Source Components
“ The c5i will connect to nearly anything and reveal detail. My old system - not only old enough to drink but old enough to suffer for it - was in comparison sludgy, fat and slow. I got rid of 70 lb of analog kit and replaced it with a 13 lb c5i and a Vortexbox on a fit-pc2. The S/PDIF connection sounds the best: the USB connection seems to suffer from power supply noise coming from the...” --jetsilver
The DAC1.5 converts digital media into music, while giving you full control of your system. It provides the most direct connection from your music to your amplifier. Low jitter, low noise and power isolation delivers the startling dynamics in your music.
The DAC2 features 24-bit/192kHz upsampling with a dual differential, multi-bit delta-sigma converter combined with a low noise, low distortion and fast “True Differential Current to Voltage” circuit (TDIV). A major advantage of the upsampling approach is to avoid time smearing of transient information due to the brick wall high-freq. filters of past DACs. Bel Canto uses a 96K slow...
A stand-alone D/A converter that has an AES/EBU XLR input, two coaxial S/PDIF inputs (one RCA, one BNC), TosLink input, and USB (simple 44.1/16). Outputs unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR stereo. Volume selection: preamp capabilities. All this in small footprint, stackable size. About $2500 new, $1500 used.