Fidelice Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter

5.600,00

The Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter from Fidelice is the new range’s flagship product, built around pure Class-A topologies with transformer balanced XLR outputs, and it “represents a new standard in digital accuracy from the master of analog”. In DSD mode, the DAC is capable of operating at the highest available standard of DSD512 (22.4MHz), and in PCM mode the the DAC is capable of reproducing 24-bit, 384 kHz files.

According to Fidelice, “Pristine clocking with the top-of-the-line AKM converter chips and highly customized integration make the precision DAC a true reference level product.” The Precision DAC’s rear panel also features digital filter sets to further adapt the sound for any system. The headphone amplifier within the Precision DAC elevates the award-winning RNHP, with an entirely new design featuring the inclusion of XLR balanced and Pentaconn balanced connections in addition to the ¼” unbalanced output. It also includes a high-gain switch making it capable of driving the most difficult-to-power headphones.

The new digital standard from the master of analog, and the centerpiece of your entire listening system

With over five decades of experience producing equipment for the world’s finest studios and concert halls, Rupert Neve is revered by the world’s recording engineers and producers as the number one name in high-quality audio. Now, Rupert’s fifty-plus years of engineering have been distilled into the superlative core of your home listening system from Fidelice:

The Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter

Whether you’re listening through one of the three dedicated headphone outputs, going DAC-direct to your monoblocks, or running it as a fully analog preamp from balanced inputs to balanced outputs through Rupert Neve Designs’ famous custom audio transformers, the Precision DAC is a studio-quality control center for your home system.

The New Standard in Digital Accuracy

The Precision DAC will resolve every last bit of nuance in your music collection. In DSD mode, the DAC is capable of operating at the highest available standard of DSD512 (22.4 MHz). In PCM mode the the DAC is capable of reproducing 32-bit, 384 kHz files. Pristine clocking with the top-of-the-line AKM converter chips and highly customized integration make the Precision DAC a true reference level product. The Precision DAC’s rear panel also features digital filter sets to further adapt the sound for any system.

The Reference Headphone Amp

The headphone amp in the Precision DAC elevates the award-winning RNHP design with the inclusion of dedicated XLR balanced and Pentaconn balanced outputs in addition to the 1/4” unbalanced output. The Headphone amp also features a high gain switch to drive the most difficult to power headphones – this is pure headphone audio at its finest.

Specifications

Connections:

  • Analog Inputs: XLR Balanced, RCA unbalanced
    (+4 /-10dB operating levels switchable on the rear panel)
  • Digital Inputs: Coax S/PDIF, Optical S/PDIF, USB (Mac / PC / iOS / Android)
  • Analog Outputs: XLR balanced (fixed or variable), RCA unbalanced (fixed or variable)
  • Headphone Outputs: TRS unbalanced, 4-pin XLR balanced, Pentaconn balanced
  • Firmware Update: Micro USB

Balanced XLR Input to Balanced XLR Output (FIXED Volume)
Source Z = 40 Ω Balanced with 30 ft Output XLR

  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
  • Output Impedance: 40 Ω
  • Maximum Input Level (+4dBu Selected): +23.5 dBu
  • Maximum Output Level: +21.3 dBV
  • Noise @ FIXED Volume (10 Hz – 22 kHz BW): -101.2 dBV typical
  • Frequency Response (5 Hz to 116 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
  • THD+N (@1 kHz): 0.0005% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

Unbalanced RCA Input to Unbalanced RCA Output (2V RMS Redbook)
Source Z = 470 Ω Unbalanced

  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
  • Output Impedance: 33 Ω
  • Maximum Input Level: +19.2 dBV
  • Maximum Output Level: +19.2 dBV
  • Noise @ FIXED Volume (10 Hz – 22 kHz BW): -109 dBV typical
  • Frequency Response (5 Hz to 112 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
  • THD+N (@1 kHz): 0.0003% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

Balanced Input to Unbalanced Headphone Output
Source Z = 40 Ω Balanced

  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
  • Output Impedance: 0.01 Ω
  • Maximum Output Power: 1W into 16 Ω
  • Noise @ Max Volume (10 Hz – 22 kHz BW): -98.2 dBV typical
  • Frequency Response (5 Hz to 200 kHz): +/- 0.2 dB typical
  • THD+N (1W into 36 Ω Load @1 kHz): 0.003% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)
  • THD+N (1W into 16 Ω Minimum Load @ 1 kHz): 0.006% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

Digital Path Specifications:
Coaxial S/PDIF Input to Balanced XLR Output
(FIXED Volume, 192 kHz SR)

  • Noise (10 Hz – 22 kHz BW): -96.2 dBV typical
  • Frequency Response (5 Hz to 23 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
  • Passband (0.5 Hz to 90 kHz): -3dB typical
  • THD+N (@1 kHz): 0.0004% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

Coaxial S/PDIF Input to Balanced Headphone Output
(192 kHz SR)

  • Output Impedance: 0.02 Ω
  • Maximum Output Power: 1W into 16 Ω
  • Noise @ Max Volume (10 Hz – 22 kHz BW): -89.2 dBV typical
  • Frequency Response (5 Hz to 20 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
  • Passband (0.5 Hz to 90 kHz): -3dB typical
  • THD+N (1W into 16 Ω Minimum Load @1 kHz): 0.008% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

Coaxial S/PDIF Input to Unbalanced RCA Output
(FIXED Volume, 192 kHz SR)

  • Noise (10 Hz – 22 kHz BW): -107 dBV typical
  • Frequency Response (5 Hz to 20 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
  • Passband (0.5 Hz to 90 kHz): -3dB typical
  • THD+N (@1 kHz): 0.0004% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

Coaxial S/PDIF Input to Unbalanced Headphone Output
(192 kHz SR)

  • Output Impedance: 0.01 Ω
  • Maximum Output Power: 1W into 16 Ω
  • Noise @ Max Volume (10 Hz – 22 kHz BW): -95.2 dBV typical
  • Frequency Response (5 Hz to 20 kHz): +/- 0.1 dB typical
  • Passband (0.5 Hz to 90 kHz): -3dB typical
  • THD+N (1W into 16 Ω Minimum Load @1 kHz): 0.006% typical (10 Hz to 22 kHz)

Power: Operating Mains Voltage: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, AC Power Consumption: 45W Max