SW1X DAC V

SW1X Audio Design™ DAC V Performance Level 5 Digital to Analogue Converter

 

DAC V is our top of the line, super DAC.

Similar to the DAC III Balanced, DAC V is Signal Output Transformer (OPT) de-coupled however instead of Power Output Pentode Valves, it is amplified by Directly Heated Triodes and powered by Directly Heated Valve Rectified Quasi Dual Mono Power Supply.

Signal Output Transformer (OPT) de-coupling of the Directly Heated Valve Output Stage is the closest approximation to a truely “invisibly” sounding DAC.

Available in different versions: Special and the limited Signature version with different power output transformer options (Permalloy or SHiB and UHiB) and all Copper, Copper/Silver or all Silver wiring.

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SW1X Audio Design™ DAC V Features:

  • Pure & Elegant NOS (Non oversampling – zero digital domain filtering) Design
  • Balanced (& Single Ended) Signal Output Transformer (OPT) de-coupled Valve Ouput Stage Topology
  • Zero NFB, Single Ended, Class A, Directly Heated Power Triode Valve Power Output Stage
  • Quasi Dual Mono, Directly Heated Double Diode Valve Rectified B+ Power Supply
  • Passive I/V Conversion via a Specially Selected Resistor with the shortest signal path
  • Dynamic Element Matching (DEM) regulated by E180F Valve Clock powered by EAA91 Valve Rectified & Choke Filtered Power Supply
  • Discrete Transistor, Shunt Voltage Regulated Low Voltage Power Supplies
  • Digital Input supports up to 24Bit/96kHz S/PDIF Signal Input

 

  • Specially Selected and Harmonically Matched Component & Material Quality
  • SW1X Audio Designall Copper (Copper/Silver or all Silver on request) wound Super HiB or Ultra HiB DC core Signal OPT
  • M6 grain orient EI core Mains Transformers & Chokes (SHiB double C-core available as an option)
  • Circuit is wired with Specially Selected copper conductors of various geometry (single strand or Litz)
  • AN Copper Foil in Oil (or Silver foil on request) interstage Signal de-coupling Capacitors
  • Black Gate de-coupling Capacitors for TDA1541 DAC
  • AB 2W non-magnetic Carbon film Resistors in selected places

 

Tube Compliment:  2 x 6SL7, 2 x 45 or 2 x (71A/45/AD1/300B), 1 x 5Z3/80 or 5U4G, 1 x E180F, 1 x EAA91

 

Optional Extras:

  • Fully Hardwired Tube Output Stage on the Bakelite Board
  • Fine Silver wiring on the Input, Bakelite Board and Output
  • SW1X Audio DesignCustom Designed & Fully or Partly Silver wound Super HiB DC core Signal Output Transformers
  • Black Gate VK capacitors in the B+ power supply
  • Black Gate capacitors in LV power supply and de-coupling capacitors for TDA1541A DAC
  • AN 2W non-magnetic Niobium resistors on a Hardwired Bakelite Board
  • Super HiB double C-Core mains transformers for the digital and DHT/DHD power supplies
  • TDA1541R Selected or optional TDA1541A S1 or S2 Selected Crown version
  • Silver Foil capacitors Inter-stage Signal de-coupling Capacitors
  • AN 2W Silver, non-magnetic, Tantalum resistors
  • XLR AES/EBU or I2S input

 

Note: Due to SW1X Audio Design’s ongoing research and development process, specifications are subject to change without notice

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications

Dimensions: Height (mm) 250 x Width (mm) 440 x Depth (mm) 400

Weight (kg): 23

Max Power Consumption (W): 200

Output Noise, Unweighted (mVrms): < 0.5

Output Impedance (Ohms): <100

 

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Ordering

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.

 

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