The DSD-AR is the new most affordable junior member of our digital products family. Just like its bigger brothers, the DSD-AR is specifically made for those enthusiastic audiophiles who search for a natural and analogue-like digital audio reproduction offered by an all-solid-state DAC design.

It is an all-hand-made boutique, designed and built with the best possible audio quality in mind for its price-range.

From the quadruple DSD processing rate, to the transformer-coupled Class-A output stage, the DSD-AR offers a high level of technology advancement and refinement.

The DSD-AR offers a unique sound quality which is in line with our “house sound”. We are certain that many audiophiles will fall in love with it, especially given the price-performance ratio.

DSD-AR

€6,990.00Price
  • Digital Processing

    • Proprietary asynchronous USB input module accepting PCM rates up to 384kHz/32bit and up to DSD256.
    • Proprietary PCM to DSD modulator with DSD128 and DSD256 capabilities, user selectable from the remote.
    • S/PDIF digital input accepting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM.
    • All PCM rates from the digital sources are converted to DSD, prior to D/A conversion.
    • Pure DSD Digital to Analog conversion.
    • One per channel, used in Mono mode, Flagship DAC devices working in DSD only and Class-A output mode we have developed.
    • Attenuator control offering a non-decimating volume control with a 0.5dB step.
    • Ultra-low-jitter Femto Master Clocks.

    Analog Output Stage

    • Class-A, transformer-coupled output featuring special Lundahl audio transformers with amorphous core.
    • Zero Negative Feedback design output stage.
    • No Op Amps on the signal path.
    • No mechanical relays or switches on the signal path.

    Power Supply

    • Custom-made C-Core power transformer by Lundahl in Sweden.
    • High grade, specially selected Schottky rectifiers and passive components.
    • Solid core Copper wiring.

    Convenience and mechanical

    • OLED display.
    • Microprocessor control memorizing last settings..
    • Infrared Remote milled from solid aluminum blocks.
    • All-aluminum, precision machined enclosure offered in Silver or Black.

    Warranty

    • 2-years warranty with an available 3-year warranty extension, with an online product registration.
      Please visit https://aplhifi.com/register/
  • Digital Inputs

    • S/PDIF Coaxial digital input.
    • AES/EBU professional standard balanced digital input.
    • Note! S/PDIF and AES/EBU accepting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM.
    • USB input accepting up to 384kHz/32bit PCM, up to DSD128 in DoP format and up to DSD256 in NativeDSD format.
    • Note! Both 44.1kHz and 48kHz base frequencies are supported for DSD.

    Analog Outputs

    • Single Ended RCA outputs. Output level 2.4V RMS.
    • XLR outputs. Output level 1.2V + 1.2V RMS.
    • Note! XLR and RCA outputs cannot be used simultaneously. Please select desired output from the switch on the back.
    • Output impedance – approximately 200 Ohms, resistor limited.

    Power input and fuses

    • IEC power inlet with integrated fuse.
    • 0.5A special ceramic fuse.
    • 120V or 230V / 50-60Hz, factory pre-set.
    • Other power input voltages available on request.

    Dimensions and weight

    • W432 x H80 x D260 millimeters.
    • 4.6kg unpacked.

    Included Accessories

    • Infrared Remote Control.
    • User Manual.
    • Certificate of Authenticity.
    • Power cable.