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JKenny Audio Ciúnas DAC and Ciúnas SPDIF

post #1 of 597
Thread Starter 

well.  looks like John Kenny has been quite busy. 

 

He has just introduced a new SPDIF converter and a new DAC (presumably with same converter onboard).

Link here.

 

These two new products do not use modified HiFace devices, only the same source clocks.

So it appears that Kenny's devices have graduated to the next level - completely from scratch.

 

He says he is about 4 weeks away from being able to ship these new products.

 

Based on my experience with the JKDAC32, i have very high expectations for the Ciunas DAC.

Kenny claims a lower noise floor than his previous models, which would be some feat.   eek.gif

Chances are pretty high that I will order this DAC when it is available.  Anyone else as excited about this as I am?   beerchug.gif


Edited by TheWuss - 2/8/13 at 10:58am
post #2 of 597

Is the newer model(s) a USB DAC or just a USB to SPDIF converter?

post #3 of 597
Thread Starter 

he is making a USB to SPDIF converter, as well as a DAC with the converter onboard.

post #4 of 597

subscribed.

interested in this.

any spec yet?

post #5 of 597

wonder if the dac is basically the dac32 with new usb/spdif interface?

post #6 of 597
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

wonder if the dac is basically the dac32 with new usb/spdif interface?
I wonder the same thing, to be honest.
If this new product is kenny's attempt to free himself of the hiface...
Will have to wait until he reveals further details...
post #7 of 597

Ooo, interesting. Wonder if the USB to S/PDIF will work with the SBT EDO...

post #8 of 597

I almost got the JKDAC32 late last year, but with one thing or another I decided to wait until the order taking resumed this year. I've been looking for something to replace my HRT Music Streamer II+ for a while now and the Ciúnas DAC looks like it's going to be it. Take my money now! L3000.gif

post #9 of 597

i suppose dsd capability is hoping for too much wink_face.gif

post #10 of 597
If it sounds better than the jkdac 32 I would put up against any other dac out there, no matter the price.
Edited by che15 - 2/15/13 at 3:30pm
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the 32 is top of my wishlist but no funds for a few months, so will wait for news on this new dac .

 

have not read a bad word about any JK product

post #12 of 597

I asked the man himself and received a prompt reply. Answer... should find out within a week or two.

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Originally Posted by Somnambulist View Post

Ooo, interesting. Wonder if the USB to S/PDIF will work with the SBT EDO...

post #13 of 597

Any more news on these new DACs?

 

Will the Ciunas work off an iPad with the camera connection kit?

post #14 of 597

Still all quiet on this front?  His website still says 4-5 weeks for delivery.

post #15 of 597

Haven't heard anything yet. I was going to ask for an update on EDO compatibility (which it SHOULD given it's UAC2) next week.

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