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    Features
    Remote control, Display
    Built-in D/A converter
    Yes
    Headphone output
    Yes
    USB
    Yes
    Available colours
    Black, White, Silver

    General

    Built-in D/A converter
    Yes
    D/A audio
    DAC (audio chip)
    Can be used as a preamplifier
    Yes

    Connectors

    Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
    0 pc
    Analogue RCA stereo inputs
    0 pair
    Analogue RCA stereo outputs
    1 pair
    Balanced input (analogue) XLR
    0 pair
    Balanced input digital XLR (AES / EBU)
    0 pc
    Balanced output (analogue) XLR
    1 pair
    Balanced output digital XLR (AES / EBU)
    0 pc
    Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
    2 pc
    Digital coaxial output (S/PDIF)
    0 pc
    Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
    2 pc
    Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
    0 pc
    Firewire
    No
    Headphone output
    Yes
    Headphone output (3.5 mm)
    Headphone output (Jack plug 6.3 mm/1/4
    1 pc
    Output effect per channel
    Pre output (full range)
    Tele plug 6.3mm input
    Tele plug 6.3mm output
    USB
    Yes
    USB powered (only mha USB)
    No

    Design

    Available colours
    Black, White, Silver

    Dimensions

    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Depth
    314 mm
    Height
    87 mm
    Width
    207 mm
    Weight
    4.3 kg

    Features

    Features
    Remote control, Display

    Communication

    Wireless connection
    None

    Compatibility

    High resolution audio formats

    Audio features

    Tone/balance controller

    Power supply

    Battery operated
    No
    Separate power connector (mains)
    Large power inlet connector (e.g. IEC C13/C17)

    Miscellaneous

    Release year
    2013

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Reviews

    4.5 of 5 stars

    Based on 4 reviews

    Blåtand
    2016-11-04
    Have had DAC V1 ca. 1.5 to 2 years now and it is a very pleasant acquaintance. 6 digital inputs was of the USB (asynchronous) Great built-in headphone amplifier Good integrated preamp Possible to run with the signal level from the unit Can updated firmware (little fishy approach but it works well when the settings are correct) The quality is absolutely top class in terms of mechanics and feeling in operation but the remote would almost be a little stronger. However, this is only an aside, the remote works great. Then I did not until now tried everything it can so I waited a time of the review. Previously I connected audio sources to the DAC V1 via coaxial input (OPPO93) and optical input (Boxee) with very good sound results, but now it is plugged into a Mac Mini and the software I run JRiver. I have also tried to use it as a headphone amplifier to my B & W P7 and preamp connected to the final stage of my Thor 3 and my previous Tyr 1. Now I have integrated advantage in these machines, but I would almost be able to imagine using DAC V1som a digital preamp to a better final step of the pass it with flying colors. Everything works like clockwork in these mentioned constellations and the sound is what I would say sober, rhythmic, with nice punch in appropriations. The most prominent feature is an almost magical midrange with extreme detail. There is no lack of detail in the treble but it is very often hard and difficult listened. The sound coming out of the speakers is a bit more fun to listen to, then the DAC V1 entered the stage. It manages to dig out some more details of the recordings, what stands out the most positive is the midrange. Fantastic as much detail without cause listening fatigue. The only negative aspects of this DAC is as I see it, the absence of balanced XLR output. Now it has also received support for DSD by a firmware upgrade that can be downloaded for free. You should always listen for yourself and form an opinion before buying a device like this. The experience is of course also dependent on other equipment and not least the listening room. Other equipment that I run with is primarily Bladelius Thor 3 amp and Dynaudio Focus 160 speakers. DAC-V1 highly recommended and should definitely sample listened to if you're looking for a device with these features and are not put off by the price tag.
    ksx
    2016-05-11
    Sound quality, functionality and quality feel. Very happy with it!
    ljudpuff
    2015-01-31
    Feed it with the Mac mini via USB to my NAIT 5i. Control it via the Apple Remote app Have not taken it so far but lets just say that the sound is absolutely amazing! Tested Naim Uniti with NAS before, but no sold pretty quickly, have no chance against this combo. Based on the same DAC in the NDX costing over 40,000: - surely you can not use Naim's nice app and you have to have a computer near your facility, but you can instead choose from many playback software, plus you do not have hardware locked in a streamer when it becomes obsolete, I think you get extremely a lot more sound for the money if you go this route.