totaldac

Presentation

TOTALDAC produces innovative hifi audiophile DACs (digital to analog converters) and streamers for audiophiles that demand the best performance from their systems.
The matching preamplier, power amplier, cable and speakers are also part of the offer to compose a full Totaldac system.

Totaldac d1 front

Totaldac is recognised for its DACs which are based on discrete R2R ladders and some more exclusive technologies, leading to the most natural sound.
All Totaldac products are developed and made in France.

DACs product line:

d1-core The entry level but still with Totaldac sound and perfect tonal balance.
Universal 3V RCA and 6V XLR outputs, and like all other DACs with volume control.
d1-single-mk2 The first released DAC.
3V RCA outputs, with high current class A output stage and headphone output.
d1-tube A DAC with tube output stage. Based on one R2R ladder per channel.
1.4V RCA outputs.
d1-tube-mk2 A DAC with tube output stage. Based on two R2R ladders per channel.
1.4V RCA outputs.
d1-six Based on 3 R2R ladders per channel, with 2.5V RCA and 5V XLR outputs.
High current class A output stage with headphone output.
d1-seven Based on 3 R2R ladders per channel, 3.2V RCA and 6.4V XLR outputs.
Lots of optimisations compared to d1-six for the 7th anniversary of Totaldac.
d1-direct 1.6V RCA outputs direct from 3 R2R ladders thank to new filtering and offset circuitry.
Based on d1-seven with d1-twelve direct output, not so versatile but so transparent sounding.
d1-twelve-mk2 Made of 3 boxes: one digital front end and 2 DAC monoblocs. 6 R2R ladders per channel.
1.6V RCA output direct from R2R ladders as well as 3.2V RCA (6.4V XLR) buffered output.
d3-core This is the 3-way active crossover based on the d1-core DAC.
A 2-way active crossover is also available, called d2-core.

products with digital outputs:

d1-digital reclocker Rebuilds all 4 inputs into a coax and AES-EBU output with less jitter.
Can also apply volume control and convert DSD to pcm 176/24 if required.
streamer board A computer board with ethernet input which can be mounted in the d1-core.
Compatible with RoonReady, UPNP/DLNA, Airplay, NAA.
d1-streamer It is the reclocker also equipped with the streamer board and a GIGAFILTER.
So it is a streamer with USB, coax and AES-EBU outputs.
d1-player Stores your music files and runs Roon core or a UPNP media-server.
Network output to a RoonReady device or a UPNP streamer.

Analog product line:

d1-driver Connected between a DAC and the amplifier to drive perfectly the amplifier.
Like a high end preamplifier but relying on the DAC volume control.
AMP-1 The Totaldac amplifier.
Tube qualities and able to drive 1ohm speakers.

Speakers:

d100 A new reference speaker with a very controlled sound at all frequencies.
High efficiency with realistic bass but at moderate size and moderate cost.
d150 A large high efficiency speaker with big sound.
Used as reference for several hifi shows.

What the press says:

Part-time Audiophile:"amongst the most enjoyable DACs I’ve heard"
SounStage Australia:"to a level of immediacy I had not experienced before"
Diapason:"...like never before... Diapason d'Or prize"
hi-fi+:"The DAC sounds just fantastic. It’s one of the most natural-sounding."
AudioStream:"PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 'the most musically satisfying DAC I've yet heard'"
6moons:"the most fluidly organic"
HifiPig:"I was completely shocked"
HifiStatement:"the best digital source I have heard so far"
AUDIO:"sensational natural sounding"
Stereophile: "makes me feel: very happy"
Audio Art:"Beyond your imagination"
AUDIO-ACTIVITY:"great DAC"
Parttimeaudiophile:"The most analogue sounding"
Stereo times:"the best sounding digital playback"
highfidelity.pl:"outstanding, one of the very best I know of"
mono&stereo:"beyond everything that I have ever tried"
Inearspace:"the best DAC we have ever reviewed"
haute fidélité: Maximum note 8/8 for 5 sound qualities
AUDIOREPUTATION:"the best in its price range"
hificlub.co.kr:"the most impressive DAC I've ever heard".

They have a Totaldac DAC:

Hifi manufacturers like Magico, Shunyata Research, Devore Fidelity, Sound Galleries SGM/Taiko, Engström, Holton Audio Europe, Volent Labs, Roon Labs, Fern&Roby, Legato cables, Absolare and Echole have a Totaldac DAC.

Who will you be in contact with?

photo Totaldac has been created by Vincent Brient in France not far from the Mont Saint-Michel (think of it if you wish to come).

Mont saint Michel


mobile phone: +33 6 18 03 14 08 (European time zone, Whatsapp compatible)