Re-experience the legendary classic TDA1541 DAC powered by valves at its full glory, re-incarnated by SW1X Audio Design™.
The Special version is a further refinement of the SW1X DAC III and a smaller brother to the DHT powered DAC IV. The main improvement over the STD version is in larger spatial presentation, more natural harmonics and dynamic realism, which is provided by even more powerful Super HiB C-core choke loaded EL84/EL86 power pentode (triode connected) tube output stage driven by the mighty 6N6P double triode.
Super HiB transformer de-coupled Balanced version and the limited production Signature version of the DAC III is available on request.
SW1X Audio Design™ DAC III Special Features:
a) Black Gate capacitors around TDA1541 and/or in selected places of power supplies
b) Audio Note 2W silver, non-magnetic, tantalum resistors in the I/V conversion
c) Audio Note 2W copper, non- magnetic, tantalum film resistors on plates, cathodes, power supplies and I/V conversion
d) Audio Note Silver Foil capacitors in inter-stage and ouput stage signal decoupling option
e) Additional choke filtering on the DEM clock tube PSU for the TDA1541
f) Circuit is normally wired with specially selected copper but can be ordered with fine silver wiring (including power inlet)
g) Super HiB double C-Core filtering chokes in the power supplies
h) 2 x HiB double C-Core mains transformers for the TDA1541 and EL86/6N6P tube tube output stage
i) TDA1541A S1 and S2 (single and double crown) versions are available on request
Note: Due to SW1X Audio Design’s ongoing research and development process, specifications are subject to change without notice.
DAC III is availble with C- and EI- cored Super HiB signal and power transformers (or chokes) as an optional extra
Dimensions: Height (mm) 150 x Width (mm) 440 x Depth (mm) 400
Weight (kg): 15
Max Power Consumption (W): 23
Output Noise, Unweighted (mVrms): < 0.5
Output Impedance (Ohms): <200
Tube Compliment: 2 x EL84, 1 x 6N6P, 1 x 5R4/GZ32, 1 x E180F, 1 x EAA91
We do not recommend purchasing a key system component without first auditioning it carefully, which is why we have demonstration rooms and a flexible home loan policy.
However in certain situations it can be difficult for people to get to our showroom and for those instances we can offer our mail order service.