[WTS] Aqua La Voce S2 DAC
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1750.00
Jan 7, 2017 at 6:17 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

bobmysterious

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Pristine condition Aqua DAC, which sounds amazing.  Really can't stress how awesome this thing sounds.  $1750 shipped plus PayPal fees.  Email is easier for me to respond to: reidboland@comcast.net
Thanks!
 
From the Site: 
 
The new La Voce S2 combines product innovation and state-of-the-art technology, producing superior sound performance and the best styling.
Designed to provide absolute modularity and the ultimate in sound quality, La Voce S2 D/A converter is the culmination of years of aqua’s research in the areas of electronic engineering in relation to digital audio reproduction.

Further refined La Voce S2, a revolutionary design which employs modular R2R type converters in DFD configuration:

- cod. D104 - Burr Brown PCM1704 (2 dac) - sign magnitude R2R ladder DAC 24bit / 192 kHz
 
• High performance proprietary DFD (Direct From Decoder) digital decoding without digital filter for purest digital signal quality

• Galvanic isolated S/PDIF - AES/EBU Digital input

• Jitter free digital interface AQlink (I2S protocol), uncompromising digital connection to La Diva cd transport

• Zero S/PDIF Jitter design, digital receiver stage PLL (phase locked loop) technology

• precision sign magnitude R2R ladder DAC with 2 Burr-Brown PCM -1704 arrayed in  dual mono configuration (PCM1704 DAC option)

• Passive current / voltage conversion (I / V)

• Discrete Regulator (MOSFET, J-FET, BJT) for analog and digital DAC’s power supply

• RJ45 (AQlink) input connection, employs CAT6 cable

• 2 separate low noise power transformers, one for the analog and one for the digital section

• MODULAR DESIGN with upgradeable multi board system

• Fully discrete analog stage, not even a single Op-Amp is used

• Proprietary USB Firmware / driver :
Apple MAC OS - Linux OS : USB asynchronous native support, no need to install drivers software

• Fully upgradeable Bit perfect asynchronous USB module with resolution up to 24 bit and 192 KHz, operates with computers running OSX 10.7 and above, 
WINDOWS 10 , 8 , 7 and XP
 ASIO - WASAPI bit perfect high-speed

• Digital phase selector on front panel

• High-quality parts selected for sound quality:
   - 105° long life capacitors
   - low noise Metal Foil ultra-precision resistors
   - metallized film pulse capacitor
   - ultra-fast diodes

• Aluminum anti-resonant cabinet with Nextel

• Designed and handmade in Italy

• Input:
- RJ45 AQlink (I2S serial bus) - 24 bit / 384 KHz
- BNC coax (S/PDIF) 75 ohm  -  24 bit / 192 KHz
- USB port  -  24 bit / 192 KHz
- MODULAR INPUT upgradeable, options:
- AES/EBU balanced 110 ohm  -  24 bit / 192 KHz
- RCA coax (S/PDIF) 75 ohm  -  24 bit / 192 KHz
- AT&T (ST Fiber) -  24 bit / 192 KHz
- Optical TOSLINK -  24 bit / 96 KHz

• Analog output:
- RCA single-ended
- XLR balanced asymmetrical (optional)

DAC options:

- cod. D104K - Burr Brown PCM1704 (2 dac) - sign magnitude R2R ladder DAC 24bit / 192 kHz - DFD MODE
- cod. D101 - Philips TDA1541A - R2R 16 bit / 96 kHz - DFD MODE (R1, S1 grade selection on request)
- cod. D165 - Analog Devices AD1865 - R2R 18 bit / 192 kHz - DFD MODE
 
Jan 7, 2017 at 9:17 PM Post #2 of 3

eschell27

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Wish i had the cash saved up for this. It was one the dacs on my short list for a dac upgrade. Lucky person who snags this up! Which DAC module does this one have in it? The PCM1704?
 
Jan 8, 2017 at 12:54 AM Post #3 of 3

bobmysterious

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1704 as far as I know, I'd have to open it up to double check.  I'm really hesitant to part ways with this one, but I've gotta do it.  Outstanding gear though.
 

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