Crane Song Solaris
High quality converter with USB, AES, S/PDIF and Optical capabilities
Inputs: AES, SPDIF, Optical, USB sample rates to 192K
Outputs: Main output has discrete output amplifiers with a stepped attenuator, the max output it +24dbu
The secondary output, also balanced has a max fixed output of +18dbu, balanced
The Headphone Amplifier has its own stepped attenuator
Mute: cuts off the main outputs and Solaris powers up muted.
The Function display is done with and LCD showing, the source, gains, and the sample rate. It also has level meters.
The Quantum DAC uses 32 bit a converter and ASRC for jitter reduction up sampling to 211KHz.
The reference clock has less then 1pS and a proprietary reconstruction filter for accurate time domain response.
The clock's jitter measured form 10Hz to 20KHz is typically 0.045pS
December 14, 2019
Crane Song Solaris DAC
This D/A narrowly bests, in audio quality, a twice-as-expensive Berkeley Alpha DAC v1. Plus it adds a USB input and offers a pair of 18 dBu fixed outputs for use with a preamplifier and a pair of maximum 24 dBu outputs, attenuator controlled, when using the DAC without a preamplifier. Read more
The only feature it lacks that the Berkeley DAC offers is remote control of volume and input selection??but that's because I'm using it in a home playback system. I imagine, though, that most users of the DAC will not particularly want remote control.
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