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DAC1

Description
Digital-to-analog converter. Two versions exists: DAC1-18 (18 bits) and DAC1-20 (20 bits).

Introduced
1991

Discontinued
?

Revisions
DAC1-20 MKII

Options
-

MSRP (US new retail)
$2,995 (DAC1-18)
$3,495 (DAC1-20)

Specifications

Frequency response 0.01-20,000 Hz, ±.2dB
Distortion -94db 1kHz (.002%)
S/N ratio 100 dB (unweighted 20-20,000 Hz)
Phase linearity ± 0.5% 20-20,000Hz
Channel separation 100 dB (1kHz)
Resolution DAC1-18: 18 bits
  DAC1-20: 20 bits
Output impedance  
Analog outputs 2.0 Vrms (+6dbV full output) unbalanced RCA phono jacks
Digital outputs  
Digital inputs BNC Coax 75 ohm, (s/p DIF), ST Type Glass Fiber Optics, 1300 nm, 62.5/125 fiber
  EIAJ CP-340 Plastic Fiber Digital Audio Interphase
  BNC Coax 75 ohm (s/p DIF)
Power requirements  
Other  
Dimensions 19" W x 5.25" H x 10.25" D
Weight 12 lbs. Net, 18 lbs. Shipping.

Reviews

Vol. 14 No. 6 (DAC1-18), Vol. 14 No. 12 (DAC1-20)

Pictures

DAC1:

DAC1-20:

DAC1-20 MKII: