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SW1X VDT V Valve Digital Transport Player & Music Streamer

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VDT V Valve Digital Transport Player & Wireless Music Streamer

SW1X Audio Design™ VDT V

Performance Level 5
Valve Digital Transport Player & Music Streamer

 

VDT V is our flagship Digital Source. Its analogue sound character re-defines how a digital source is supposed to sound.

It goes one step further and takes the analoge sounding character of the VDT IV to the maximum employing even higher quantity of valves- 3 more in the CPU power supplies and 9 in total to be exact. Designed to be ideal partners to our DAC products, the VDT V maximises their musicality and analogue character.

All our digital sources and music streamers are designed to be UPnP & DLNA ready- just connect & discover the device wirelessly on your network & control the playback of your music media via touch screen or another device.

VDT V Valve Digital Transport Player & Wireless Music Streamer

SW1X Audio Design™ VDT V Valve Digital Transport Player Features:

  • Valve Rectified Power supply of the CPU
  • Valve Master Clock – the Heart of Digital
  • Valve Output Stage for the SPDIF signal Output
  • Valve Rectified Power supply of the Output Stage
  • Discrete & independent Linear Power Supplies for CPU, Master Clock & Output Stages
  • Integrated SSD Storage

Specially Selected and Harmonically Matched Component & Material Quality

  • Specially treated SW1X Audio Design 80% Nickel Mumetal Core SPDIF/AES/EBU Signal Output Transformer
  • All Capacitors, Resistors, Transformers & Chokes are of Highest Quality as used in our DACs and Amplifiers
  • SW1X Audio DesignM6 grain orient EI core Mains Transformers & Chokes (SHiB double C-core available as an option)
  • Internally wired exclusively with our SW1X Magnum, Genesis and Opus conductors of various geometry (single strand or Litz)
  • Copper Foil in Oil Signal de-coupling Capacitors
  • AB 2W non-magnetic Carbon film Resistors

Power Supply

  • Valve Rectified Power supply of the CPU
  • Valve Rectified Power supply of the Output Stage
  • Valve rectified and Choke filtered Power Supply for the Master Clock
  • Valve rectified, Valve Shunt Regulated and Choke filtered Power Supply for the SPDIF signal Output Valve Output Stage
  • Discrete Transistor, Shunt Voltage Regulated Low Voltage Power Supplies
  • Powered by 3 x audio signal grade M6 EI core Mains Transformers: 1 x Master Clock, 1 x SPDIF Output and 1 x for the CPU

Audio Playback

  • Coaxial SPDIF Audio Output, PCM up to 192 kHz 24/32 bit
  • AES/EBU Audio Output, PCM up to 192 kHz 24/32 bit
  • USB Audio Output, PCM up to 768 kHz 32 bit

Inputs/Outputs

  • 1 x Valve powered SPDIF
  • 1 x AES/EBU
  • 1 x I2S
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Eithernet LAN
  • 1 x HDMI (optional)

Operation System

  • Audio playback optimised Linux or ArchLinux based OS such as Volumio (standard) or similar
  • Supported Formats WAV, FLAC, DSD, Alac, Aac, Vorbis, Cue, Mp3 and others
  • UPNP DLNA Renderer with Open Home support
  • Supported Services Airplay via Shairport Sync, Spotify & Spotify Connect, TIDAL & TIDAL Connect, QOBUZ

User Control Interface

  • Web Browser or App Based

Tube Compliment: 

Master Clock 1 x 6DJ7 (ECC88) & 1 x EZ80

CPU 1 x 5U4GB, 2 x EZ81

Output Stage 1 x EC86, 1 x 6X5, 1 x 5Y3, 1 x 0A2

Reviews

VDT IV is available in matte Black or satin Silver front fascia

 

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

Specifications

Dimensions: Height (mm) 145 x Width (mm) 445 x Depth (mm) 410

Weight (kg): 18

Max Power Consumption (W): 100

 

VDT Digital Transport & Music Streamer Diagram

SW1X Audio products were designed for maximum performance and also to ensure compatibility with majority of audio systems. However, for maximum musical pleasure, we recommend to pair our products only with our harmonically matched system components. In order to achieve best possible results, the matching system component should be on the equal performance level or alternatively within one level below or above.

In process of VDT creation or more accurately innovation, we went further and developed a full range of VDT products ranging from relatively simple to more sophisticated power supplies and increased number of tube employed. Altogether a VDT digital source is a fusion of old school technology from the CD (Red Book) based era applied to the new computer technology.

We hoped that we could at least match the qualities associated with the good old CD pick ups. Today, we can proudly announce that our VDT products surpass the qualities of CDM0/CDM1 pick up era in many aspects of sound quality (not to mention the bonus of convenience) by a large margin.

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