SW1X DAC III Balanced


Model: Balanced
Price:
Sale price$14,250.00

Description

The Balanced version of the DAC III is a non-compromise valve output stage design DAC III, equipped with Signal Output Transfromers (OPTs), basically a smaller brother to the DAC IV and DHT output stage based DAC V. The step up in transparency of the Balanced over the SPX version is provided by a signal output transformer de-coupled EL84 power pentode (triode connected) tube output stage driven by the mighty 6N6P 0r 5687 double triode.

SW1X DAC III Balanced front shot

SW1X Audio Design™ DAC III Balanced Features:

  • Pure & Elegant NOS (Non oversampling – zero digital domain filtering) Design
  • Balanced (& Single Ended) Signal Output Transformer de-coupled Valve Output Stage Topology
  • EL84 Power Output Tubes, Zero NFB, Class A, Valve Output Stage
  • Passive I/V conversion via a specially selected resistor with the shortest signal path directly connected to the tube grid
  • Dynamic Element Matching (DEM) powered by an asynchronous Valve Clock with Valve Rectified & Choke Filtered Power Supply
  • Discrete Transistor, Shunt Voltage Regulated Low Voltage Power Supplies
  • 5U4GYB/5R4GYB Directly Heated Valve rectified CLC (choke filtered) B+ Power Supply
  • Digital Input supports up to 24Bit/96kHz S/PDIF Signal Input
  • Specially Selected and Harmonically Matched Component & Material Quality
  • SW1X Audio DesignCopper wound Super HiB DC core Signal Output Transformers
  • M6 grain orient EI core Mains Transformers & Chokes (HiB double C-core available as an option)
  • Circuit is wired with Specially Selected copper conductors of various geometry (single strand and Litz)
  • AN Copper Foil in Oil interstage signal de-coupling Capacitors
  • Black Gate de-coupling Capacitors for TDA1541 DAC
  • AB 2W non-magnetic Carbon film Resistors in selected places

Tube Compliment:  2 x EL84, 1 x 6N6P, 1 x 5U4GB 1 x E180F, 1 x EAA91

Optional Extras:

  • Fully Hardwired Tube Output Stage on the Bakelite Board
  • Fine Silver wiring on the Input, Bakelite Board and Output
  • SW1X Audio DesignCustom Designed & Fully or Partly Silver wound Super/Ultra HiB DC core Signal Output Transformers
  • Black Gate VK capacitors in the B+ power supply
  • Black Gate capacitors in LV power supply and de-coupling capacitors for TDA1541A DAC
  • AN 2W non-magnetic Niobium resistors on a Hardwired Bakelite Board
  • Super HiB double C-Core mains transformers for the digital and DHT/DHD power supplies
  • TDA1541R Selected or optional TDA1541A S1 or S2 Selected Crown version
  • Silver Foil capacitors Inter-stage signal de-coupling capacitors
  • AN 2W Silver, non-magnetic, Tantalum resistors
  • XLR AES/EBU or I2S input

 

DAC III Balanced is available in 3 versions:

Balanced

  • Copper wound M6 EI core OPTs
  • M6 EI core mains transformers

Balanced Classic

  • Copper & Silver wound Super HiB Double C core OPTs
  • M6 EI & SHiB DC core mains transformers

Balanced Signature

  • All Silver wound Super HiB Double C core OPTs
  • All Super HiB DC core mains transformers
  • Hard wiring on Bakelite Board

Note: Due to SW1X Audio Design’s ongoing research and development process, specifications are subject to change without notice.

SW1X DAC III BALANCED INTERNALS

SW1X DAC III BALANCED INTERNALS

SW1X DAC III BALANCED INTERNALS REAR SHOT

Specifications

Dimensions: Height (mm) 150 x Width (mm) 450 x Depth (mm) 410

Weight (kg): 18

Max Power Consumption (W): 23

Output Noise, Unweighted (mVrms): < 0.5

Output Impedance (Ohms): <100

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