New media requires new design approaches and Vincent delivers. For the highest quality audio from your digital audio files, the DAC-1MK uses an ES9038 decoder and offers optical, coax, and USB inputs. Similar to Vincent's CD players, the digital signal is processed in fully balanced mode and is output via RCA or XLR jacks.
The DAC-1MK converts digital music files with a max sample rate of 32 bit / 384 kHz (DSD). The core is the ES9038 decoder, which processes the signal fully balanced to the analog section.
- High-quality digital signal converter
- Successor to the excellent-sounding DAC-1
- Digital Coax, Optical, and USB inputs
- Input select on the front of the unit
- 32 Bit / 384 kHz (DSD 256) sampling rate via USB input
- 24 Bit / 192 kHz (DSD 64) sampling rate via coax & optical inputs
- Stereo RCA and balanced XLR analog outputs
- Made with high-quality parts and featuring the ES9038 decoder
User Manual (PDF, 2.14MB)
With the DAC-1MK, Vincent Audio has further improved their excellent sounding DAC-1. This latest model supports DSD (Direct Stream Digital) formats and digital signals with a maximum resolution of 32 bit / 384 kHz via the USB input. Via the optical and coax inputs, the DAC-1MK can process digital signals with a max. resolution of 24 bit / 192 kHz.
The digital signal is internally converted by the ES9038 decoder and processed fully balanced afterwards. To get the best possible sound quality, Vincent has built the DAC-1MK with only the highest-quality parts produced by well-selected manufacturers such as WIMA and Nichicon.
As seen on the DAC-7, a converter from the tubeLine range, Vincent has integrated a transformer with double winding in the power supply. One winding is exclusively for the analog part of the unit, another winding is used only for the digital part of the unit. Both parts get the optimal power and it also minimizes parasitic coupling. This improves the dynamics of the signal passing through and results in a crystal-clear analogue reproduction of the original digital signal.
With all your Vincent appliances working together in harmony, controlling them all is painless with the “Power Control” connections on the rear. These allow the DAC to respond to turn-on/off signals from other devices in the signal chain.
Vincent is a German brand and manufacturer of Class-A Hi-Fi equipment. SInce 1995, Vincent has stood for continual development to 2-channel stereo in the high-end class.
Vincent is committed to two-channel stereo for its high-end products. One of their primary design approaches, which takes advantage of hybrid tube/transistor technology, is the powerLine range of components. Vacuum tubes deliver the classic “tube sound,” but solid-state circuitry in the output stage provides enough power to drive even the most demanding
Sampling Rate Coaxial, Optical: PCM 24 Bit / 192 kHz (DSD 64)
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