2 hónappal ezelőt már hírt adtunk a lengyel-amerikai Mytek Digital új, USB2 és Firewire interfészeket egyaránt használó D/A konverteréről, abban reménykedve, hogy már június végén szállítható lesz.
Egy ma kapott gyártói hírlevél szerint augusztus végén kerül a kereskedőkhöz az első 100 példány, rögtön 3 különböző változatban is:
Stereo192-DSD-DAC Black Preamp Version
A két új, un “PreAmp” változat csatlakozásai között megtalálható egy pár sztereó RCA analóg bemenet is, azon az áron, hogy nincs rajta a studiókban DSD utómunka esetén használatos SDIF csatlakozás. Vagyis a preamp verzió univerzálisabb, inkább hifi igényeket (is) kiszolgálni tudó eszköz, ami ideális partnere lehet egy igényes, kis helyet elfoglaló és sokféle számítógépes, digitális és egy analóg forrást kezelő otthoni zenehallgató rendszerben egy Quested V2108 vagy 3110 aktív hangfalpárnak például.
Az árak megtalálhatóak a hazai importőr, Penna-Poor Kft honlapján:
További műszaki információk a gyártó hírleveléből:
New York, July 2011.
MyTek Digital LLC of New York has released the long antici- pated new Stereo192-DSD-DAC, the next generation DAC with extensive computer connectivity.
The new DAC is intended for professional mastering use as well as for the new emerging market of high resolution audiophile music downloads and playback. The unit is designed to deliver the highest quality sound in a compact 1/2 rack, feature rich package and takes advantage of number of emerging technologies to provide user with the easiest ever way to playback the highest resolution musical material in both high speed PCM (up to 192k) and DSD.
The promise of MyTek Stereo192-DSD-DAC is simple: to enable easy playback of ANY file format including mastering grade 192k PCM and DSD, at the best original stu- dio master sound quality, do this in the modern way through computer downloads, and free from mechanical carrier and its problems such as errors and jitter. All this is done while providing the best value to customer in the industry.
Stereo192-DSD-DAC is the result of almost 3 years of extensive R&D on a number of new technological challenges. These involved robust DSD capable Firewire and USB2.0 solutions, new breakthrough DAC chipset technologies and functional integra- tion with new emerging PCM and DSD software and software drivers.
In fact in the past 2 years we have already shown two concept prototypes, only to get back to drawing board prompted by extensive client feedback and rapidly changing landscape of both recording and playback migrating from locked proprietary hardware to internet and open technology in general. Mytek has manufactured professional audio converters since 1992 with over 20 models designed to date. Stereo192-DSD-DAC is the last and the best and also the first aimed at hi-fi playback market.
Stereo192-DSD-DAC has already been shown at various gatherings including recent Axpona Hi Fi Show in New York in June 2011, while playing HDTracks.com high resolu- tion music downloads. The DAC was informally labeled “the winner” for the features, sound quality of DAC and headphone amp and its outstanding monetary value.
Stereo192-DSD-DAC Black Preamp Version (part # St192-DSD-DAC-B-P)
This hardware version is intended for both computer audiophile playback and master- ing/professional audio monitoring. A pair of unbalanced analog inputs can be selected in addition to all available digital inputs. As with the other inputs, it can be routed via the analog stepped attenuator to both main outputs and headphones. The “Black Pre” version has the same functionality, specs, sound quality and firmware as the “Silver Pre” version with the exception of the black front panel and the presence of LED level meters. Functionality, technical specs and sound quality are the same for all 3 versions with the exception of the analog vs. SDIF DSD inputs, color of panel and presence of LED level meters.
Stereo192-DSD-DAC Silver Premp Version (part # St192-DSD-DAC-S-P)
This version is intended for computer audiophiles who prefer a minimalistic look with not too many lights. A pair of unbalanced analog inputs can be selected in addition to all available digital inputs. As with other inputs, it can be routed via the analog stepped at- tenuator to both main outputs and headphones. The “Silver Pre” version has the same functionality, specs, sound quality and firm- ware as the “Black Pre” version with the exception of the black front panel and the presence of LED level meters. Functionality, technical specs and sound quality are the same for all 3 versions with the exception of the analog vs. SDIF DSD inputs, color of panel and presence of LED level meters.
Stereo192-DSD-DAC Black Mastering Version (part # St192-DSD-DAC-B-M)
This version is intended for mastering engineers involved in downloadable DSD and SACD mastering/remastering and for general professional use. A pair of BNC SDIF DSD inputs allows digital transfers from existing DSD recording equipment and pro- fessional SACD play- ers to the computer’s hard disk. This version is the same as the “Black Preamp” version but with these digital DSD inputs instead of analog. Firmware for this version is NOT the same as the “Preamp” versions. Functionality, technical specs and sound quality are the same for all 3 versions with exception of the analog vs. SDIF DSD inputs, color of panel and presence of LED level meters.
Stereo192-DSD-DAC is designed to provide easy intuitive access to all of its features. Unique to the industry is a choice of several computer interfaces that provide flexibility and ease of use whether quick plug and play or sophisticated native DSD or 192k opera- tion is required. Both Mac and Windows Operating Systems are supported with future firmware updates available on the Mytek website for downloads.
Stereo192-DSD-DAC is not just another USB DAC. It’s the next generation DAC with computer interface. It includes all the latest of both interface and conversion technology: asynchronous operation with ultra stable jitter free internal clock, 192k and DSD play- back capability, the newest, high performance Sabre(tm) DAC in 8 mono channel to two stereo configuration, high performance hardware upsampling, new design of ultra trans- parent analog attenuator and high current, high slew rate headphone amp.
All this assembled with hand picked high quality metal film resistors, solid and low imped- ance capacitors and other selected parts. Most importantly, countless listening compari- sons lead to this design resulting in sonic detail and transparency superior not only to the competition but also to our own best designs to date.
– Conversion: 32bit, PCM up to 192k, 64xDSD, 128xDSD.
– Dynamic Range: 128dB (ESS Sabre chipset in 8 mono to 2 stereo config.) THD DAC: -110dB.
– Digital Audio Inputs: SPDIF, AES/EBU, Toslink all up to 192k single wire. (64xDSD and 128XDSD SDIF DSD interface on Mastering Version).
– Clock: Internal Clock Generator (10ps jitter), Wordclock In and Out, or sync to incoming digital audio input with low jitter JET ™ PLL.
– Internal Async Hardware Upsampling- 16bit 44.1k etc. can be optionally upsampled prior to conversion to 192k/24bit with clock jitter eliminated.
– Transparent, 1dB stepped programmable analog attenuator, separate for main out and head- phones.
– Relay bypass of the attenuator for direct purist DAC out.
– A pair of unbalanced RCA analog outs for preamp functions (assignable to volume control) (In Preamp Version).
– High Current, High Slew Rate ultra low distortion 500mA hi-fi headphone amp.
– Worldwide user switchable linear power supply.
– Online downloadable firmware updates. – Ability of converting standard digital audio inputs into computer FW/USB input.
– Optional infrared remote (avail 2012). – Enclosure: Compact portable 1/2 rack space 1.72in H x 8.5in W x 8.5in D. – Weight 6 lbs. User Menu Choices:
– Functions assignable to buttons: MUTE, PHASE INVERT, MONO, DIM – Selection of clock choices – Choice of upsampling or not – Selection of slow or fast/steep filter for PCM
– Selection of 3 filters for out of band DSD – Assignable input selection (display only active) – Dimmable intensity of display/led meter