Re-experience the legendary classic TDA1541 DAC powered by valves at its full glory, re-incarnated by SW1X Audio Design™.
DAC III builds upon the refinement of the SW1X DAC II and adds additional level of organic & analogue envelope to the sound. The sonic character becomes indistinguishable from analogue playback when combined with analogue sounding digital transport. Signature version of the DAC III is available on custom built to order basis only.
SW1X Audio Design™ DAC III Features:
a) 2 x Audio Note Copper foil, mylar in Oil signal output decoupling capacitors
b) 4 x Black Gate capacitors around TDA1541
c) Audio Note 2W copper, non- magnetic, tantalum film resistors on plates of the output tube
d) the STD version of DAC III can be ordered with either US made 5687/E182CC or Soviet 6N6P Premium 6N6P from the 60s or Premium vintage NOS black plate Tung Sol 5687/E182CC output tube
e) directly heated vintage 5R4 type of tube (from the 60s) in the PSU
f) Additional choke filtering on the DEM clock tube PSU for the TDA1541
g) output wiring is normally one pair in fine silver and other is copper (by default), This way one can fine tune the sound by using either output. optional is all silver or all copper wiring
h) USB input with a tube master clock, powered by an separate transformer
i) 2 x HiB double C-Core mains transformers for the TDA1541 and DHT/DHD power supplies
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 STD version: Height (mm) 150 x Width (mm) 340 x Depth (mm) 400
Dimensions Custom with USB version: Height (mm) 150 x Width (mm) 440 x Depth (mm) 400
Weight (kg) STD version: 13.6
Weight (kg) Custom with USB version: 15.6
Max Power Consumption (W): 23
Output Noise, Unweighted (mVrms): < 0.5
Output Impedance (kOhms): <1
Tube Compliment: 1 x 6X5 (5Y3 or 5R4 as an option), 1 x 6N6P (or 5687/E182CC as an option), 1 x EC86, 1 x EAA91