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LAB12 DAC1 SPECIAL EDITION

£1,795.00

  • If you need some advice on what to buy then this DAC can hold its own with ones costing 5 times as much. There is simply no competition between the LAB12 and the more popular mainstream DAC’s despite most of them being powered from wall wart switch mode power supplies which themselves inject interference into your hifi system!
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Simply put, the Lab 12 DAC1 SE crushes the price-versus-performance ratio in a totally absurd fashion. It delivers beautiful timbres/tonality, powerful macro-dynamics, an overall analog liquidity, holographic imaging, and tremendous soundstage depth and dimensionality at a price that is at least $10,000 less than other highly acclaimed reference DACs. It will not do DSD or MQA, nor PCM higher than 96/24. But if CDs or streaming music comprise the bulk of your listening, as they do mine, you can have world class, reference level digital reproduction for pennies on the dollar as compared with its closes competition. I have purchased the review piece and it is the new reference DAC in my system. Terry London – Home Theater Review.com

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MCRU have a simple policy when it comes to stocking products. Do we like it, if not we don’t sell it. The DAC1 from LAB12 is special.

In the past few years many of the most demanding music lovers and audiophiles discovered the unique sound of non oversampling DACs. With the ever expanding market of digital audio (files and streaming services) more and more people are discovering the world of digital audio. The biggest challenge for any DAC is the sound. Digital by default sounds very different compared to analog and we’ve spent countless hours for the perfect voicing, that resembles THE best qualities of the analog. The result is one of the kind emotional and transparent sonic performance, that is possible due to refined design choices.

DAC1 uses not less then eight matched Phillips TDA1543 DACs in a complex parallel configuration and dual triode tube output stage. As with all of the Lab12 products, each and every part was selected for its sonic value, that benefited to the final sound. Dac1 is the 21st century digital to analog converter, that reassembles the best qualities of the vinyl playback without compromising at any stage. As with all Lab12 products, the DAC1 also comes with the choice of multiple luxury paint finishes.

Features:

• Asynchronous USB input
• Non Oversampling mode
• Triode tube I/V analog output stage (Gold Lion Genalex tube)
• 6 Separate Regulated Power Supplies
• Gold plated RCA Teflon (input, output)
• Analog retro Nissei VU meters
• 5mm Aluminum face panel with luxury painting
• Five Years Guarantee

Specifications:

• Power: 210 – 240VAC 50Hz (110 – 120VAC 60Hz)
• Power consumption: 70 VA max
• Inputs: 1xSPDIF (Coaxial RCA), 1xUSB2, (Optional Toshlink input)
• Frequency response: 20Hz to 20 KHz +0dB/-1dB
• THD: lower than 0.2%
• Rated output level: 2.25Vrms
• Tube complement: 1x Ε88CC dual triode
• Available colors: Matt Black, Pearl White,Custom color
• Dimension (WxHxD): 43x11x29 cm
• Weight: 7 Kg

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