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Available at Martins Hi-Fi


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£2,914.00 Enquire About This
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Fundamentally our new DAC 8 DSD is capable of doing everything necessary to convert every form of digital source into analogue signals at the very highest quality, including DSD right up to the highest possible resolution. We have again further improved the unit’s outstanding pre-amplifier, and incorporated a volume control of fully analogue construction based on High-End Melf resistors. The “State of the Art” output stage is of fully symmetrical design and discrete construction. Its impedance is very low, and it is equipped with symmetrical(XLR) and asymmetrical (RCA) outputs. These features make the DAC 8 DSD more than just a High-End converter: it is also a High-End pre-amplifier of supreme quality.

The seriousness of our claim that the DAC 8 DSD is one of the world’s finest high-end converters can be judged by the fact that we employ two separate, sophisticated mains power supplies for the analogue and digital sections. A volume control is another unusual feature in a DAC, but it makes good sense if the user wishes to install active loudspeakers, or employ the DAC 8 DSD as a pre-amplifier in conjunction with external power amplifiers. The volume control is of highly refined design, and exploits analogue control elements down to low volumes, as they avoid any loss of dynamic quality even at low listening levels. Two gold-contact relays are provided to by-pass the volume control, i.e. it can be removed entirely from the signal path when not required. 
We placed particular emphasis on the development of a very good headphone amplifier with the ability to handle high currents. This further widens the practical applications of the DAC 8 DSD.


  • Double-Differential-Quadruple-Converter with 4 D/A-Converters per channel,
    32-Bit Sigma Delta, 352,8 kSps/384 kSps. Eight times oversampling.
    Upsampling: free programmable signal processor with four selectable oversapling algorithims. FIR kurz, FIR lang, Bezier/IIR, Bezier


  • Direct DSD Signal Path via T+A True 1 Bit Converter

Analogue filter

  • Phaselinear filter with bandwidth switching 60 kHz or 120 kHz

Frequency response PCM 44,1 kSps

  • 2 Hz - 20 kHz

Frequency response PCM 48 kSps / DSD 64

  • 2 Hz - 22 kHz / 2 Hz - 44 kHz

Frequency response PCM 96 kSps / DSD 128

  • 2 Hz - 40 kHz / 2 Hz - 60 kHz

Frequency response PCM 192 kSps / DSD 256

  • 2 Hz - 80 kHz / 2 Hz - 80 kHz

Frequency response PCM 384 kSps / DSD 512

  • 2 Hz - 100 kHz / 2 Hz - 100 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

  • < 0,001 %

Signal to noise ratio

  • 116 dB

Channel separation

  • 110 dB


In- / Outputs

Analogue outputs high level (RCA)

  • 2,5 Veff / 22 Ohms fix. 0 ... 2,5 Veff variable

Analogue outputs balanced (XLR)

  • 5,0 Veff / 22 Ohm fix. 0 ... 5,0 Veff variable

Digital output

  • 1 x coax, IEC 60958 (CDDA/LPCM)

Digital inputs S/P-DIF

  • 4 x high quality Coax and 
  • 1 x opt. TOS-Link, 1 x BNC, 
  • 1 x AES/EBU; 32 kSps; 44,1 kSps; 48 kSps; 88,2 kSps; 96 kSps; 176,4 kSps; 192 kSps; 16/24 Bit

USB (Device mode)

  • USB Class 2 Mode; support for asynchronous data transfer
    PCM-Mode: 44,1 kSps; 48 kSps; 88,2 kSps; 96 kSps; 176,4 kSps; 192 kSps;
    352,8 kSps; 384 kSps; 16/24/32 Bit
    DSD-Mode: DSD64; DSD128; DSD256; DSD 512; (MAC OS up to DSD 128)


Mains / Accessories / Dimensions


  • 110-120 V or 220-240 V, 50 - 60 Hz


  • < 0,2 W


  • Including remote control FM8, asynchronous drivers for Windows are available on T+A homepage for download

Abmessungen (H x B x T)

  • 9,5 x 27 x 27 cm

Dimensions (H x W x D)

  • 4 kg


  • Case black aluminium 42, cover silver aluminium 43

Technical modifications reserved


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