"To see how much the d1-streamer-sublime was adding to this delightful illusion,
I replaced it with my own streamer: the much less expensive and kludgier combinaison of the Sonore ultraRendu
and Denafrips Iris digital-to-digital converter (the latter to enable an AES3 connection to the d1-unity).
The resulting sound was possibly a hair more forcefull but also audibly less refined and purposeful. The meaning of the music was less obvious, and everything sounded just a bit more mechanical.", Alex Halberstadt, Stereophile
It is connected to the output of the drive (streamer, CD player, computer with USB, music server).
The d1-digital-sublime uses the same technologies as the Totaldac DACs, especially the asynchronous fifo memory
but the analog outputs have been replaced by digital outputs.
An additional board has been added in this sublime version to lower even more the jitter.
So it has multiple digital inputs and it also has an internal clock which strongly attenuates the jitter of any digital source.
So the d1-digital reclocker can be associated to all available drives and it is also ready to drive 2 monoblocs of d1-sublime DAC.
It can also be used as a USB to AES-EBU converter with very high sound quality.
DSD files (DoP standard) are accepted on the USB, spdif and AES-EBU inputs and then resent in DSD DoP format.
It is supplied by default with a Totaldac live-power external power supply.
It can de-jitter any digital source to get an unexpected better drive from a computer, a music server
or a CD transport.
A USB cable length is limited by the USB official specification, so the distance between a computer and a USB DAC is limited. When a d1-digital reclocker is inserted between the computer and the DAC the AES-EBU cable length is almost non limited, so the computer can be placed far from the DAC.
-192KHz asynchronous Xmos USB, optical, RCA and AES-EBU digital inputs, selectable from a remote control.
-44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz and 192KHz, 16 to 24 bit formats supported on all inputs except 96KHz max for optical input.
-DSD (DoP standard) supported on the USB, AES-EBU and spdif inputs.
-embedded custom clock with anti-jitter FIFO memory.
-2 AES-EBU digital outputs (coax on order), ready to drive 2 monoblocs of d1-sublime DAC.
-bit perfect signal path.
-mute from remmote control.
-display switched off by remote control or automatic.
-external power supply to minimize the noise.
-aluminium and PMMA enclosure.
-power consumption 12W.
-dimensions: height 110mm, width 360mm, depth 290mm.
-power supply dimensions: height 65mm, width 122mm, depth 180mm.
-power supply board to transform the standard USB input to a self-powered USB input.
-volume control, to control a pair of speakers with AES-EBU inputs for example.
-silver massive aluminium front panel.
-115V power option.
-BNC coaxial digital input instead of RCA.
-USB cable with high performance filter for a noticable sound quality improvement.
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