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dCS Lina Network DAC

dCS Lina Network DAC

Regular price $12,750
Sale price $12,750 Regular price $12,750.00

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Solid-state

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Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.

Wired

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dCS

dCS Lina Network DAC

Regular price $12,750
Sale price $12,750 Regular price $12,750.00

The heart of your Lina system, our powerful network streaming DAC delivers extraordinary sound from any digital source

  • Compatible with all digital audio formats
  • Supports hi-res streaming from Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Deezer, AirPlay & more
  • Features our renowned dCS Ring DAC TM and Digital Processing Platform

Highlights

  • dCS Ring DAC™ system and Digital Processing Platform ensure audio is reproduced with absolute integrity, for a highly detailed, musical and deeply natural sound
  • dCS Mosaic platform supports hi-res streaming via Roon, Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, TIDAL, Internet Radio and Apple AirPlay
  • Flexible firmware provides unlimited scope for future upgrades, with new features and enhancements delivered via simple software updates
  • Patented dCS Expanse technology offers enhanced headphone optimisation, for a more natural and immersive experience when listening to a wide range of stereo recordings
  • Touch screen UI with customisable menu allows listeners to easily control playback and adjust system settings
  • All-new electronic and mechanical design delivers a vast range of features in a compact and elegant format

About the Lina DAC

The Lina Network DAC is both a continuation and a new beginning. Its design combines renowned dCS technologies with new innovations developed for headphone listeners - resulting in a bold new interpretation of the dCS experience, and a complete reimagining of form and function.

With the Lina Network Streaming DAC, we’ve taken our core playback technologies, including the dCS Ring DAC™ and Digital Processing Platform, and added new innovations developed for headphone listeners. These include our first ever touch-screen display, a streamlined user interface for easier navigation, and a powerful flex-rigid circuit board, which allows us to deliver all of the features you’d expect from a dCS DAC in a much smaller chassis.

The result is a powerful, supremely capable product designed for use in a wide range of environments, from living rooms to studios and workspaces. With its wide dynamic range, crisp, clear playback, expansive soundstage, and tonal neutrality, it provides a deeply natural, highly detailed, and profoundly musical sound that encapsulates our singular approach to audio.

Add unique headphone optimisation technology, an elegant and tactile design, and a high-performance streaming platform, and you have a hugely versatile source that delivers spectacular sound, however you choose to listen. Designed to inspire, inform and entertain, it will give you a whole new perspective on the artists and recordings you love.

 

Specifications

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Title Description
Analogue Ouputs • 1 x stereo pair 3 pin balanced XLR
• 1 x stereo pair unbalanced RCA
Digital Inputs • 2 x AES/EBU on 3 pin XLR 44.1-384kS/s
• 1 x S/PDIF BNC Coax 44.1-192kS/s
• 1 x S/PDIF on RCA 44.1-192kS/s
• 1 x Toslink 44.1-96kS/s
• 1 x USB Type B 44.1-384kS/s, PCM and DSD, DSDx2 in Async Mode
• 1 x USB Type A connector for mass storage devices (navigated using Mosaic)
L-R Crosstalk Better than –115dB0, 20Hz-20kHz
Streaming Compatibility Supports the following platforms and services:
• UPnP
• Qobuz
• Deezer
• Tidal
• Internet Radio
• Spotify
• Apple AirPlay 2 (support at 44.1 or 48kS/s)
• RoonReady
Frequency Response (set to filter 1) • Fs = 44.1 or 48kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz
• Fs = 88.2 or 96kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >38kHz
• Fs = 176.4 or 192kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >67kHz
• Fs = 352.8 or 384kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz
• DSD64 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >90kHz
• DSD128 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz
Residual Noise (6v output setting) • 16-bit data: Better than –96dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted
• 24-bit data: Better than –113dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted
Sample frequencies and formats Supports the following audio formats and sample rates:
• 44.1-384kHz
• DSD 64, 128
• Native DSD + DoP (input dependent)
• FLAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA
Electronics • dCS Ring DAC and Digital Processing Platform on flex ridged PCB
• Stream Unlimited S800
• Automatic voltage switching
Upsampling Multi-stage DXD oversampling with switchable DSD
Word Clock • 2 x Word Clock inputs on 75 Ω BNC connectors
• Will lock to 44.1-192kHz

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