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The DAC-4 offers a well judged and designed option to the multitude of other DAC’s available in the current market. With sound quality top of the list, our watchword ‘Rescuing music from technology’ could not be more appropriate. Instead of accepting and using the latest digital trends, we have produced a product meticulously engineered to play music. With our own conversion circuits and data reformatting, a near analogue experience can be enjoyed. The DAC-4 is without limitations and has no over sampling or digital filtering.
Inputs: Three SPDIF coaxial, two SPDIF optical
Outputs: One RCA stereo analogue, One digital coaxial
Front Panel Controls: One USB type B. Mains IEC socket, Power switch, Power lamp, Input selector switch, Digital lock lamp
Output: 2.15 Volts
Frequency Response: +/-1.5dB points 20Hz-20kHz
Signal to Noise: >80dB
Digital Input: SPDIF 16-24 bit word length, with sample rates from 32 to 96kHz
Power Consumption: 12 Watts
Gross Weight (Packed): 5kgs
Dimensions: 90mm x 250mm x 330mm
The manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
I purchased this Dac out of curiosity, believe it or not. I had been looking to upgrade my chord qutest for a while and wasn't sure where to go. I had Sugden down as one of the brands i wanted to hear along with others and when this Dac turned up on here ex-display i took the plunge. I am not disappointed is all i can say. I had read a lot of negative reviews regarding this Dac which has led me to believe one thing on this Hi-Fi journey "YOU HAVE TO LISTEN FOR YOURSELF!!!". In my acoustically treated room with good speaker setup and on a relatively revealing system this Dac is excellent sounding but also different to the Qutest which by the way is also an excellent Dac but the Sugden just fits better within my setup and will be staying in my system for the foreseeable future.
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