SOTA dac/preamp out of Denmark. It is fully modular with 100% discrete class A gain stages without opamps in the signal path. The gain stages themselves are SOTA discrete class A Jfet folded cascodes coupled to discrete servo's. The PCB's are of the highest quality stitched together with 2 separate copper ground planes. He has patented a technique called "virtual grounding" to eliminate ground loops.The discrete gain stages and servo's are on modular boards that makes it future proof. If a new DAC upgrade comes out, you merely replace the board. Furthermore, the DAC output stage/discrete DSD filter board is modular and separate. Fully balanced circuitry.
The DAC section features ultra low noise crystals from Crystek, but also galvanic isolation of the USB port (which is rare in hi end digital regardless of price point) and reclocking of DAC data enabling deep dark background while keeping focus on the soundstage. The digital board is board is optimized for DSD and features a bypass function on the chip itself to allow for "filterless" DSD performance when using upsampling software such as HQPlayer similar to Lampizator.
The chassis is milled aluminum and is top notch. The engineering brothers behind Phison (Sonny and Phillip Anderson) have been behind a lot of OEM work including most recently AAVIK. The parts quality and engineering are top notch. Think Vitus on steroids. Think NADAC but better. As an added bonus, it has a superb phono stage for those still spinning vinyl like myself. The only reason I am selling is an impending move and downsizing of my entire system. The associated Phison amp is also for sale and I actually would like to sell them as a pair if possible. They both have fully balanced circuitry and work very well together.
Another plus is its modular and infinitely upgradable into the future. I have a matching amplifier which is also outstanding and my preference is to sell as a pair. I can offer a discount along those lines.
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