"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, twitteringmachines.com
"The Totaldac plays every kind of music brilliantly, allowing both musicians, sound engineers and recording producers to shine. Congratulations!", WOJCIECH PACULA, High Fidelity.pl
"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." Diapason
-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.
-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.
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