d1-unity DAC Totaldac roonready upgrade to d1-unity

The d1-unity benefits from the new Totaldac "unity" DAC architecture, with about 150 components upgraded or added to the electronic boards.
The "unity" architecture allows a better clock distribution, a lower jitter, a lower R2R power supply rail impedance and a lower noise in the digital section.
The R2R ladder resistors are still the famous naked Vishay foil.
The output stage is also fully new, in term of components and in term of schematics, and using discrete components exclusively.
This new output stage produced a 3.5V unbalanced signal and a 7V balanced signal with low impedance for the best versatility, to be connected to all preamps, all integrated amps and also directly to all power amps.
The "unity" architecture gives more presence, more contrast between the timbre of each instrument, more contrast between the size of each instrument, more clarity at the same time as more body and more dynamic, the sound is more realistic and natural giving you more pleasure and no fatigue.
This sound has been adjusted with an analog master tape player as direct comparison and with digital recordings made by Totaldac. Listening tests where made in the new Totaldac auditorium.
The new "unity" architecture still allows all Totaldac d1-x DACs to be upgraded to this new architecture.

"Hearing it hanging between my speakers produced what my brain has assumed was a distinctly analog thrill.
The French DAC was allowing me to revel in one of the most fun illusions of reproduced music
-the realistic presence of voices and instruments- using a digital signal. This was cool!
... it does make music sound more unrestrained and physically believable than any digital front end I've heard
(save for Totaldac's top-of-the-line decoder, which I mentioned earlier)."
, Alex Halberstadt, Stereophile
"If you’re looking for a digital source that moves music so far into the foreground its origins become irrelevant, you owe it to your music to hear a totaldac d1-unity."
Now used as reference DAC
, Michael Lavorgna,
"The Totaldac plays every kind of music brilliantly, allowing both musicians, sound engineers and recording producers to shine. Congratulations!", WOJCIECH PACULA, High
"This generation is not a small upgrade or a simple update, but takes you musically to unsuspected sonic horizons, as close as possible to the original concert."
Now used as reference DAC
, haute fidélité
"About the new Unity architecture, Vincent Brient says that it brings 'presence, clarity, body and dynamics'. It's obvious from the very first notes, a bit like pulling the contours of an image with the mouse on to enlarge it while revealing the background.
More resolution, more nuance, more substance matter - and yes, the dynamics, more precisely the dynamic range."
Totaldac d1-unity front

-192KHz asynchronous Xmos USB, 192KHz coax RCA, 192KHz AES-EBU, 96KHz optical, selected from a remote control.
-44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz and 192KHz, 16 to 24 bit formats supported.
-as an option, DSD (DoP standard) supported on coax, AES-EBU and USB inputs.
-embedded custom clock with anti-jitter FIFO memory.
-3.5Vrms max RCA, 7Vrms max XLR analog output.
-volume control, adjusted by a remote control and an OLED display, works for all inputs.
-phase polarity selected by remote control.
-non-oversampling DAC compensation filter activated or disactivated by remote control.
-display switched off by remote control.
-R2R DAC technology using 100 pieces of 0.01% VAR Bulk Metal® Foil resistors Vishay Foil Resistors.
-class A discrete transistor output stage.
-external power supply to minimize the noise on the embedded preamp.
-aluminium and PMMA enclosure with massive pure copper antivibration plate.
-power consumption 14.2W @44.1KHz, 16.5W @192KHz.
-DAC dimensions: height 110mm, width 360mm, depth 290mm.
-power supply dimensions: height 65mm, width 122mm, depth 180mm.
-weight: 7kg.

Available options:
-damping feet.
-live-power grade power supply, highly recommended
-DSD (DoP) option.
-silver massive aluminium front panel.
-115V power option.
-BNC coaxial digital input instead of RCA.
-Bass boost.


Damping feet option:

Custom damping feet are available as an option for a nice sound quality improvement.
The optional damping feet are 15.5mm high whereas the stock feet are 13.5mm high, so the product gets 2mm higher.

Totaldac damping feet

Silver option:

Totaldac d1-unity silver


Totaldac d1-unity inside photo

The remote control:

Totaldac d1 remote control

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