The dCS Ring DAC™ found in all dCS DACs is a discrete balanced design that supports all high resolution musical formats up to DSD. The optimised DSP filters available in Paganini DAC ensure that you can extract every last nuance of musical detail and emotion by tuning the system to your personal preference.
Paganini DAC features standard AES3 and S/PDIF inputs in addition to the IEEE 1394 interfaces. The digital volume control allows direct connection to a power amplifier; there is no need for a preamplifier. Maximum output can be either two or six volts to suit different amplifier/loudspeaker combinations.
The unit can be used in Master mode to provide a clock for source components, and can be locked to an external word clock signal generated by a dCS Master Clock – this produces a substantial performance improvement.
Paganini DAC is intended for use with the matching upsampling Paganini CD/SACD Transport or with any industry-standard CD Transport, digital streamer or music server.
The PCM inputs on all dCS DACs are industry-standard AES/EBU, S/PDIF or SDIF interfaces. There should be no difficulty using them with other manufacturers’ equipment, provided it also complies with industry standards.