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.
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
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™ all 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
Fully Hardwired Tube Output Stage on the Bakelite Board
Fine Silver wiring on the Input, Bakelite Board and Output
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™ Custom 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
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
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.