The latest Tubadour IV "SE"- Signature Edition is the new DAC from Audiomirror. It is a Non - oversampling DAC based on Analog Devices best sounding and most musical chip. It is a all format DAC with tube IV conversion stage. It employs AES, Coax. Optical, USB and I2S input. 16-32 bit up to 384kHz. It plays natively PCM. DSD can be played by using the option "convert on the fly" on most of the music players. For example Audirvana, Amarra, Foobar, Roon, Euphony and many others can do this "on the fly". Conversion doesn't compromise the quality in any way. So yes you can enjoy DSD files also. They say "The Best Cap is a no Cap, so you have it now. No capcitors in the signal path. It uses a output transformers and totally redesigned tube stage. Transformers are Lundahl, considered one of the best transformers. It also allows for both balanced and unbalanced outputs with best performance. The sound is more natural and rich. Much more resolution and tonality. Sound feels like it flows so easy with no artifacts and fatigue. The other big upgrade is the USB re-clocker built in. It re-clocks all the signals coming from USB source. Improves by a lot the definition, separation, focus and texture. Lowers the jitter by substantional margin. DAC like the previous model includes Z-Foil "naked" Vishay resistors in the IV and tube section. It has better lower noise power supplies for the USB and I2S inputs with better OSCON caps. IEC power inlet is Furutech - Gold. One of the new features is the IsoAcoustics "GAIA" vibration absorbing/isolation feet. They improve the clarity and focus of the sound. It's like you replaced the interconnect cable with a High-End one. Silver RCA and XLR for balanced and unbalanced outputs. After long journey for many years, trying ESS Sabre dac chips, Delta sigma dacs over and non-oversampling dacs, single bit and multibit dacs we are back to the best sounding chip - Analog devises multibit R2R DAC. This is the most analog, musical and no artifically sounding DAC. Power cord is not supplied. Price is $3500. DAC comes with option to order it with SR Orange or SR Purple fuse.
DAC Price: $3500
S/PDIF, AES 44.1 - 192kHz
Optical/Tosslink 44.1 - 96kHz USB, I2S, PCM 44.1 - 384kHz
DSD - coverterted by player to PCM "on the fly"
Up to 24 bit over S/PDIF, AES, Tosslink
Up to 32 bit over USB and I2S
SR Orange fuse :
SR Purple fuse:
13 x 12 x 3 inches