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Lab 12 - Dac1 Reference - non oversampling DAC with Tube output

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Original price $6,000.00 - Original price $6,000.00
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Introducing the Lab 12 - Dac1 Reference, a non-oversampling DAC with Tube output, and the most analogue-style digital conversion available on the market. Whether you're a music lover or a serious audiophile, this must-audition piece is designed to create a powerful emotional impact and deliver truly engaging performances through your amplifier. Designed with a primary focus on sound quality, the Dac1 Reference is a perfect marriage of art and technology. With meticulous state-of-the-art measuring processes, painstaking tuning, and key features like an input sampling rate of up to 24bit/192 kHz, this DAC offers an exceptional listening experience that far surpasses ‘’numbers’’. From its 6 separate regulated power supplies to the analog retro Nissei VU meters, every detail of the Dac1 Reference is designed for superior performance. Enjoy the full potential of digital audio with Lab 12's latest creation, and embrace the analogue magic it brings to your sound. Available in sleek Matt Black and Frozen Silver colours.

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ℹ Product Information

Lab 12 - Dac1 Reference - Non Oversampling DAC with Tube Output

Immerse yourself in a world of voluptuous and almost lifelike soundscapes with the Lab 12 - Dac1 Reference - non oversampling DAC with Tube output. Designed for the most discerning of audiophiles, this ground-breaking product redraws the traditional parameters of digital to analog conversion whilst maintaining an exquisite semblance of the organic tonal richness inherent in top-quality analog sound delivery.

Just as a gourmand relishes each individual ingredient in a gourmet meal, you too will be able to savor every nuanced melody and note in your audio library, thanks to Lab12's painstaking attention to detail and focus on preserving the integrity of the original sound. We truly believe in the emotional power of music and are steadfastly committed to maximizing the emotive impact of each audio track, an ambition fulfilled by the Dac1 Reference.

Seamlessly handling input sampling rates of up to 24bit/192kHz, the device combines a Philippe 8x multibit DAC network and Dual Triode 2x tubes for an unrivalled analog output stage. Six separate regulated power supplies ensure an unvarying stream of energy to fuel its operations subtly monitored by its nostalgic, retro-inspired Nissei VU meters. Our meticulously crafted DAC is also gloriously cloaked in a robust 6mm aluminum face panel with color options including Matt Black and Frozen Silver. With muscular dimensions of 43x11x29 cm and a weight of 7.5 kg, this beauty is a complete powerhouse compacted into a handy unit. Moreover, it comes with a five-year guarantee, testifying to our belief in the enduring quality of our products.

Features:

  1. High Input Sampling Rate: The Lab 12 - Dac1 Reference boasts an input sampling rate of 24bit/192 kHz providing users with high-quality sound.

  2. Non-Oversampling Mode: Unique non-oversampling mode lets you enjoy your audio sources in their raw, unfiltered glory.

  3. Multibit Philippe DACs Network: With 8x multibit Philippe DACs, the sound output is rich and detailed with noticeably improved spatiality and depth.

  4. Dual Triode Tubes: The 2x Dual Triodes tubes I/V analog output stage delivers a warm and pristine analog sound that is immersive and emotionally moving.

  5. 6 Separate Regulated Power Supplies: For a continuously steady and smooth audio playback, the DAC comes equipped with six separate regulated power supplies.

  6. Retro Nissei VU Meters: Classic analogue Nissei VU meters add a touch of nostalgia and character to the device while simultaneously visualizing the sound level.

  7. Robust Aluminum Face Panel: Dac1's 6mm aluminum face panel ensures durability and is available in two elegant color options: Matt Black and Frozen Silver.

  8. Long Warranty Period: Enjoy peace of mind with a five-year guarantee assured with every purchase.

Benefits:

  1. Superior Audio Quality: Uncover a whole new dimension of sonic depth and euphonic delivery that makes every listening session a pleasure to the senses.

  2. True-to-Source Playback: The non-oversampling mode ensures the integrity of your audio files is preserved, rendering sound as intended by the original artists.

  3. Warm & Analog Feel: With Lab 12's carefully chosen Dual Triode Tubes, you can look forward to a warmer, more vibrant sound signature reminiscent of top-tier analog playback.

  4. Consistent Power Supply: The six separate regulated power supplies effectively mitigate distortion, facilitating smooth and uninterrupted music playback.

  5. Classic Visual Appeal: The beautifully designed aluminum panel and charming retro Nissei VU meters boost the aesthetic value of your audio equipment setup.

  6. Long Term Investment: Secure assurance comes with a comprehensive five-year guarantee protecting your investment in superior audio quality.

Whether you are rediscovering cherished music files or enjoying your favorite streaming services, every audio experience will echo with Lab12's Dac1 Reference, combining the rich textures and vivid tonalities of analog sound into a streamlined digital package. The emphasis on the emotive impact over the 'numbers' makes this the perfect DAC for any music lover.

Specifications

Specification Details
Input Sampling Rate Up to 24bit/192 kHz
Conversion Mode Non Oversampling
DACs 8x Multibit Philips
Analog Output 2x Dual Triodes tubes I/V
Regulated Power Supplies 6 Separate
Visual Display Analog retro Nissei VU meters
Outer Design 6mm Aluminum face panel
Guarantee Five Years
Power 210 – 240VAC 50Hz (110 – 120VAC 60Hz)
Power Consumption 70 VA max
Inputs 2x SPDIF (Coaxial RCA), 1x USB2, 1x spdif (Optical Toslink)
Outputs 2x RCA, 2x XLR unbalanced (balanced version available)
Frequency response 20Hz to 20 KHz + 0dB/-1dB
THD Lower than 0.15%
Rated output level 2.5Vrms
Tube Complement 2x 6922 dual triode
Available Colours Matt Black, Frozen Silver
Dimensions 43x11x29 cm
Weight 7.5 Kg

In conclusion, through the Lab 12 - Dac1 Reference - non oversampling DAC with Tube output, we offer you an unprecedented panacea for digital sound reification. Each nuance, every melody, and note you cherish comes to life with an enviable vibrancy and depth. The Audio Tailor, proud as Australia’s #1 Hi-Fi Store, is committed to delivering you the pinnacle of the auditory experience. The Lab 12 - Dac1 Reference is a revolutionary revelation in the bridging of the digital-analog divide, ensuring you truly sample the luxuriant symphony of sound that you deserve.

With each listening session, rediscover the emotive power of music through the product's top-tier audio technology, sophisticated design, and superior craftsmanship. Also, our belief in the longevity and quality of our products is backed by a five-year guarantee. Surrender to the textured resonance, the vivid tonalities, the warmth of sound as the old world charm of analog meets the precision of the digital era in this exquisite device. Immerse in the audio wonder and celebrate sound in its purest form. Embrace the future of audio with the Dac1 Reference.

ℹ Specifications
Specification Details
Input Sampling Rate Up to 24bit/192 kHz
Conversion Mode Non Oversampling
DACs 8x Multibit Philips
Analog Output 2x Dual Triodes tubes I/V
Regulated Power Supplies 6 Separate
Visual Display Analog retro Nissei VU meters
Outer Design 6mm Aluminum face panel
Guarantee Five Years
Power 210 – 240VAC 50Hz (110 – 120VAC 60Hz)
Power Consumption 70 VA max
Inputs 2x SPDIF (Coaxial RCA), 1x USB2, 1x spdif (Optical Toslink)
Outputs 2x RCA, 2x XLR unbalanced (balanced version available)
Frequency response 20Hz to 20 KHz + 0dB/-1dB
THD Lower than 0.15%
Rated output level 2.5Vrms
Tube Complement 2x 6922 dual triode
Available Colours Matt Black, Frozen Silver
Dimensions 43x11x29 cm
Weight 7.5 Kg

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