Heed Audio Dactilius MKIII DAC
- Regular price £515.00
In designing the Heed Dactilus, our aim was to create a D-to-A converter device which makes any digital source – CD players, DAB tuners, etc. – more enjoyable to listen to in musical terms. Used with higher ranking digital components it still holds its own against many on-board DACs with its strikingly different approach – a less analytical and processed presentation of music which conveys the musical message in a very fluid, natural, rhythmically engaging fashion. Even the primal Dactilus 1 with our first-ever DAC circuitry, the Dactil 1.0 module was capable of doing all that: “…it’s seldom anything other than an enjoyable one to listen to and we’re happy to recommend it…” as leading UK Magazine Hi-Fi Choice found it in their 2009 review.
The present generation Dactilus 3, equipped with our Dactil 1.2 DAC module, is capable of 24bit/192 kHz high resolution signal processing while extending upon the virtues of the earlier model, injecting extra transparency, information retrieval and dynamic capability. The features list is modest: optical (Toslink) and electrical (Coax SPDIF) digital inputs (selected using a rear-mounted switch) or an asynchronous, 24bit/192 kHz capable USB input into a single unbalanced output.
At the heart of the Dactilus 3 lies our Dactil 1.2 DAC module, which is based on a highly integrated Wolfson D/A chip. It handles all sources up to 24bit/192 kHz high resolution signals and, in spite of its striking minimalism, is capable of achieving astonishingly good performance.
In order to avoid undesirable electro-magnetic interference within the chassis, the Dactilus has no on-board power supply, employing an external PSU. This can be upgraded with our Q-PSU for maximum performance.
– S/PDIF, optical and USB 2.0 inputs
– upgradeable DAC and USB card system
– buffered analogue output
– separated, upgradeable power supply
|Inputs:||1x S/PDIF RCA / 1x TOSLINK / 1x USB|
|Outputs:||1x line out|
|Frequency response:||3 Hz –|
|Output level:||2.5 V|
|SNR:||> 97 dB|
|Upgrade card options:||1 DAC 1.3 / 1 USB 2.0|
|Supported sampling frequencies:||44.1 / 48 / 88.1 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (all inputs)|
|Power supply options:||X-PSU 30 (standard) / Q-PSU / Obelisk PX / Thesis Pi|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||
9.5 x 7.5 x 22 cm
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