totaldac

Presentation

TOTALDAC produces innovative hifi DACs (digital to analog converters) and streamers for audiophiles that demand the best performance from their systems.

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-dual 2 R2R ladders per channel in balanced mode, optimised its 6.2V XLR outputs.
High current capability class A output stage with headphone output.
d1-tube-mk2 The only 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.
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.

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.
server/streamer board A computer board with ethernet input which can be mounted in all DACs and reclocker.
Compatible with RoonReady, UPNP/DLNA, MPD, Airplay...
d1-server It is the reclocker also equipped with the server/streamer board.
So it is a server/streamer with USB, coax and AES-EBU outputs.

What the press says:

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

They have a Totaldac DAC:

Manufacturers like Magico, Shunyata Research, Devore Fidelity, Esprit, Engström, Holton Audio Europe, Volent Labs, Soulsonic, Roon Labs, 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


office telephone: +33 2 90 02 11 39 (european time zone)
mobile telephone: +33 6 18 03 14 08 (european time zone)