SW1X Audio Design™ DAC II Performance Level 2

D to A Converter


DAC II comes equipped with more sophisticated power supplies and powerful 6N6P/6N30P/5687/E182CC valve output stage with 6X5GT (or 5Y3) valve rectification. The DAC II has a similar analogue & musical character akin to DAC I but with a step up in low level musical refinement and presentation on another level. The circuit design is pure and elegantly simple with only one decoupling capacitor per channel in the signal path. Everything from input to output, including the mains inlet, the whole signal path is wired with specially selected SW1X copper conductors & dielectric- the same ones that are employed in our Genesis and Opus cables.

The DAC II is currently available in STD, SPX or Balanced versions.

SW1X Audio Design™ DAC II Features:


Specially Selected and Harmonically Matched Component & Material Quality

  • M6 grain orient EI core Mains Transformers & Chokes (SPX version)
  • Internally wired exclusively with our SW1X Magnum, Genesis and Opus conductors of various geometry (single strand or Litz)
  • AN Copper Foil in Oil Signal Output de-coupling Capacitors (SPX version)
  • AB 2W non-magnetic Carbon film Resistors in selected places


Tube Compliment 

STD (SPX) Version: 1 x 6N6P, 1 x 6X5GT(6C4S) or 5Y3 SPX version

Balanced Version: 1 x 6N6P, 2 x EL82, 1 x 5U4GB



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


Dimensions: Height (mm) 140 x Width (mm) 350 x Depth (mm) 410

Weight (kg): 9.6

Max Power Consumption (W): 18

Output Noise, Unweighted (mVrms): < 0.5

Output Impedance (K Ohms): <1



We do not recommend purchasing a key system component without first auditioning it carefully, which is why we have demonstration rooms and a 14 day trial period 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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