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Mdht Stockholm - New Dac w/Asynch USB Input

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Stockholm DAC is a successor model of the successful Havana series DAC.

 

It is capable of up to 24bits/192kHz digital signal inputs yet remains driving
legendary PCM56P R-2R digital to analog output.


Stockholm DAC is a non over-sampling and no digital filter DAC.
To maximize the performance of PCM56P R-2R dac chip, the Stockholm is
designed to be an asynchronous operation between digital receiver and
PCM56P chip.

 

  • Right Channel Analog Output – Connect to Pre-Amplifier or Receiver’s line

        input

  • Left Channel Analog Output – Connect to Pre-Amplifier or Receiver’s line

        input

  • Fiber Optical Digital input – Connect to CD Transport, CDP, DVD or PC’s

        Digital Optic output. Capable of 16-24bits, 32-192kHz SPDIF digital
        signals.

  • Coaxial Digital Input / RCA - Connect to CD Transport, CDP, DVD or PC’s

        Digital output. Capable of 16-24bits, 32-192kHz SPDIF digital signals.

  • USB Digital Input - Connect to PC’s USB Port, please do not connect to

        USB port on external hub to achieve better sound quality. Capable of
        16-24bits at 44.1, 48, 96 kHz digital signals. No driver is needed.

 

Support Linux, Windows XP, SP2, SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Apple Mac.
Coaxial Digital Input / BNC - Connect to CD Transport, CDP or DVD Digital
output. Capable of 16-24bits, 32-192kHz SPDIF digital signals.

 

Digital Receiver CS8416
D/A converter PCM56P-J
Oscillator used to asynchronous operation: 11.2896 kHz, 0.3ppm, low jitter
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 18 kHz (± 2dB)
Output impedance: 32 ohms
Output level: 1.1 Vrms
USB input 16, 24 bits 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz no drivers required
USB input can be synchronous or asynchronous depends on firmware installed
All other inputs (SPDIF) 16, 24 bits 32 kHz up to 192 kHz

 

US $1028 er there abouts


Edited by Dynobot - 9/30/11 at 10:05am
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frontpanel.png

 


1.Main power toggle switch
2.Indication Led, lights on when signal is locked
3.Digital input select switch – B, BNC input, SPDIF format
4.Digital input select switch – U, USB input, SPDIF format
5.Digital input select switch – R, RCA input, SPDIF format
6.Digital input select switch – T, Toslink input, SPDIF format

 

 

rear.png

 


1.Right Channel Analog Output – Connect to Pre-Amplifier or Receiver’s line
input
2.Left Channel Analog Output – Connect to Pre-Amplifier or Receiver’s line
input
3.Fiber Optical Digital input – Connect to CD Transport, CDP, DVD or PC’s
Digital Optic output. Capable of 16-24bits, 32-192kHz SPDIF digital
signals.
4.Coaxial Digital Input / RCA - Connect to CD Transport, CDP, DVD or PC’s
Digital output. Capable of 16-24bits, 32-192kHz SPDIF digital signals.
5.USB Digital Input - Connect to PC’s USB Port, please do not connect to
USB port on external hub to achieve better sound quality. Capable of
16-24bits at 44.1, 48, 96 kHz digital signals. No driver is needed. Support
Linux, Windows XP, SP2, SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Apple Mac.
6.Coaxial Digital Input / BNC - Connect to CD Transport, CDP or DVD Digital
output. Capable of 16-24bits, 32-192kHz SPDIF digital signals.
7.Main Powercord Inlet – Check the preset voltage indicated below this slot,
this can be either 220-240VAC or 100-120 VAC (50/60Hz).

post #3 of 146

Sounds awesome. I'll most likely have to get one. So, they didn't include the tube buffer in this, huh?

post #4 of 146
Thread Starter 

Yes it does come with the same tube configuration as the standard Havana.

 

Tubes can be used: 5670, 2C51, 396A, 6385, 6386, 6CC42, 6854, 6N3,
CV2575, CV4013, CV5894, CV8247, CV2381

 

From what I understand is that they go on sale today!

 

No 6+ months of hype and putting people on hold like some manufacturers....

 

 


Edited by Dynobot - 9/30/11 at 9:53am
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Hey, I'm from Stockholm, it's true.

 

 

post #6 of 146
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Originally Posted by Dynobot View Post

 

No 6+ months of hype and putting people on hold like some manufacturers....

 

 



I agree. They just make good stuff and people buy it. There website is classic. Just bare bones info. No flashy ads or copy writing. Awesome bunch of folk. 

 

I won't be buying it any time soon but be sure to  write up a good impressions post once and if you get one.

 

.j

post #7 of 146

Expensive. Just as expected from something named after the Swedish capital.

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Expensive. Just as expected from something named after the Swedish capital.



Well, knowing them ... the name is most likely not chosen lightly. 

 

;-)

 

 

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Only $174 more than the standard Havana....which coincidentally happens to be the exact price for their Asynch USB/Bridge.

 

Hmmmmmmmmmm.

 

With the added bonus of BNC in and a Silver Mica cap instead of the regular cap for better sonic performance.

 

 

Another well known manufacturer charged almost $500 more for adding Asynch USB to their Dac.  Still others are still working on it.....[I won't mention any names]

 


Edited by Dynobot - 9/30/11 at 4:05pm
post #10 of 146
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Hey, I'm from Stockholm, it's true.

 

 



That's nice.

post #11 of 146

Wow, exciting stuff.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynobot View Post

 

No 6+ months of hype and putting people on hold like some manufacturers...


That's not necessarily a bad thing.  If I had known this was coming out I might have waited a bit (RE: my most recent acquisition)  The Havana, Rega, and Audio-GD r2r reference series DACs are all units I came close to pulling the trigger on many times.  My first NOS DAC was one of MHDTs first offerings.

 

post #12 of 146
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Link to product for sale

 

http://aloaudio.com/stockholm-dac-from-mhdt-labs.html

 

stockholm_blk_front.jpg

 

stockholm_blk_back.jpg

 

stockholm_guts.jpg

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OH... in post #2 it looked like stainless steel... not another plexi-glas...


Edited by kiteki - 9/30/11 at 7:22pm
post #14 of 146

I'm about 100% certain that the "USB" input pictured in those photos is not USB, which is odd.

post #15 of 146

That's the new optical USB.

 

Silver-plated USB cables are silly anyway. tongue_smile.gif

 

 

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