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Rupert Neve Designs Fidelice Precision DAC - Pre-Orders Are Live

Discussion in 'Sponsor Announcements and Deals' started by TaronL, Dec 5, 2019.
  1. TaronL
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    We're super excited to announce that pre-orders are now live for the Rupert Neve Designs Fidelice Precision DAC on Headphones.com. Estimated ship date is Wednesday, December 11th but if that changes we will be sure to let you know.

    If you're interested but not ready to commit yet feel free to send me an e-mail at taron@headphones.com and I'll get you added to the list for availability.

    For those that are ready, you can pre-order here https://www.headphones.com/products/rupert-neve-design-fidelice-precision-dac

    If you order from through this Head-Fi post, let us know and we will upgrade your shipping to Express 1-day for free.


    Specs
    (as per the Fidelice website)

    CONNECTIONS

    Analog Inputs: XLR Balanced, RCA unbalanced
    (+4 /-10dB operating levels switchable on the rear panel)
    Digital Inputs: Coax S/PDIF, Optical S/PDIF, USB (Mac / PC / iOS / Android)
    Analog Outputs: XLR balanced (fixed or variable), RCA unbalanced (fixed or variable)
    Headphone Outputs: TRS unbalanced, 4-pin XLR balanced, Pentaconn balanced
    Firmware Update: Micro USB

    Balanced XLR Input to Balanced XLR Output (FIXED Volume)
    Source Z = 40 Ω Balanced with 30 ft Output XLR


    Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
    Output Impedance: 40 Ω
    Maximum Input Level (+4dBu Selected): +23.5 dBu
    Maximum Output Level: +21.3 dBV
    Noise @ FIXED Volume (10 Hz - 22 kHz BW): -101.2 dBV typical
    Frequency Response (5 Hz to 116 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
    THD+N (@1 kHz): 0.0005% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

    Unbalanced RCA Input to Unbalanced RCA Output (2V RMS Redbook)
    Source Z = 470 Ω Unbalanced

    Input Impedance:
    10 kΩ
    Output Impedance: 33 Ω
    Maximum Input Level: +19.2 dBV
    Maximum Output Level: +19.2 dBV
    Noise @ FIXED Volume (10 Hz - 22 kHz BW): -109 dBV typical
    Frequency Response (5 Hz to 112 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
    THD+N (@1 kHz): 0.0003% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)


    DIGITAL PATH SPECIFICATIONS

    Coaxial S/PDIF Input to Balanced XLR Output
    (FIXED Volume, 192 kHz SR)


    Noise (10 Hz - 22 kHz BW):
    -96.2 dBV typical
    Frequency Response (5 Hz to 23 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
    Passband (0.5 Hz to 90 kHz): -3dB typical
    THD+N (@1 kHz): 0.0004% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

    Coaxial S/PDIF Input to Unbalanced RCA Output
    (FIXED Volume, 192 kHz SR)

    Noise (10 Hz - 22 kHz BW): -107 dBV typical
    Frequency Response (5 Hz to 20 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
    Passband (0.5 Hz to 90 kHz): -3dB typical
    THD+N (@1 kHz): 0.0004% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

    Coaxial S/PDIF Input to Balanced Headphone Output
    (192 kHz SR)

    Output Impedance:
    0.02 Ω
    Maximum Output Power: 1W into 16 Ω
    Noise @ Max Volume (10 Hz - 22 kHz BW): -89.2 dBV typical
    Frequency Response (5 Hz to 20 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
    Passband (0.5 Hz to 90 kHz): -3dB typical
    THD+N (1W into 16 Ω Minimum Load @1 kHz): 0.008% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

    Coaxial S/PDIF Input to Unbalanced Headphone Output
    (192 kHz SR)

    Output Impedance:
    0.01 Ω
    Maximum Output Power: 1W into 16 Ω
    Noise @ Max Volume (10 Hz - 22 kHz BW): -95.2 dBV typical
    Frequency Response (5 Hz to 20 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
    Passband (0.5 Hz to 90 kHz): -3dB typical
    THD+N (1W into 16 Ω Minimum Load @1 kHz): 0.006% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

    POWERING

    Operating Mains Voltage: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
    AC Power Consumption: 45W Max
     
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  2. Baten
    Oddly high output impedance imo
     
  3. kukkurovaca
    I think you're looking at the line-level specs, the headphone outputs show 0.01 output imepdance single-ended and 0.02 balanced.
     
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  4. Baten
    Thanks
     
  5. Cat Music
    I have two questions:
    1.- What DAC does Rupert Neve have? (In the link I read that presents the AKM, but does not specify which).
    2.- Why didn't you implement the THX module? (It's more a curiosity than a request).:dt880smile:
     
  6. TaronL
    It is an AKM 4497 DAC chip. Just had them confirm this morning.

    I couldn't say since we didn't design the unit, we're just selling it :smile_phones:. THX technology is definitely becoming very popular though!

    And for those interested, @Resolve has posted his first impressions of the RNDAC which you can watch below

     
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