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DAC-2

 

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Accurate conversion of music and sound from the digital world to the analog realm is the cornerstone of a top-quality system. For the discerning audiophile, we created our flagship digital-to-audio converter: the DAC-2.

At the heart of the DAC-2 is the industry-leading ESS 9018 Reference Audio 32-DAC. Using the chip’s trademark ESS Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the ESS 9018 utilizes an oversampling process that eliminates all of the clocking inconsistencies (jitter) found in a typical digital-to-analog conversion. The result is an information stream that’s cleaner from source to sound, free of artifacts. Combined with our proprietary discrete output stages, which optimize sonics, the DAC-2 delivers the absolute most accurate and musical sound.

Defeatable pre-amp functionality allows audiophiles with 100% digital systems to completely eliminate the need for a pre-amp, reducing signal processing and increasing transparency.

In addition to Coax, Toslink, and AES/EBU units, the DAC-2 also features a balanced I²S input that when mated with our PCOCC HDMI cables and a compatible source, yields unmatched sound quality. Proprietary USB drivers for all operating systems make installation easy and a compact footprint makes the DAC-2 the perfect fit for any system.

 

  • ESS Reference audio (ES9018) 32 bit DAC
  • W4S proprietary discrete output stages for optimum sonics
  • ESS Time Domain Jitter Eliminator®
  • Automatic oversampling for precise output filtering
  • Fully balanced design with balanced and unbalanced outputs
  • Upgradable Digital, Output, and USB boards (designed for future improvements)
  • Oversized toroidal transformer for solid and noise-free power
  • 88,000uF of filtering with W4S low ESR "super-cap" (same as used in the STP-SE)
  • VFD display for input, sample rate, volume control, and configuration viewing
  • Remote control with features such as balance control and phase inversion
  • Defeatable - 32 bit volume control
  • HT Bypass inputs (selectable via DC trigger)
  • 2x Coax inputs
  • 2x Toslink inputs
  • 1x AES/EBU input
  • 1x Balanced I2S input via HDMI cable (not standard HDMI cable format)
  • 24-bit 192kHz Asynchronous USB input
  • Proprietary drivers for 32/64 bit Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS 10.4, 10.5 , 10.6, 10.8, 10.9 (BETA)
  • Factory selectable mains  115/230VAC
  • Compact size (8.5"W x 4.125"H x 13.5"D)
  • 14 lbs.
  • Covered by a 5 YEAR WARRANTY(original purchaser)
  • Typical THD+N 20-20kHz (A-weighted): <0.006%
  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz: ± 0.075db
  • S/N Ratio: >115db
  • Crosstalk: >98db
  • Noise (A-weighted): < 7µV
  • Noise: < 10µV
  • Balanced Output Level: 5.2V (14.2db gain)
  • Unbalanced Output Level: 2.6V (8.2db gain)
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω
  • Channel Tracking: < ± 0.50db

 

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital-to-Analog Converter (TAS 210)

I have yet to hear any USB DACs under $1500 that I like better
Steven Stone
— the absolute sound

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

you should mate whatever you want to the DAC-2 and move on with your life, for it's that good.
Andrew Robinson
— home theater review

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital-to-Analog Converter

The W4S DAC-2 was easy to set up, easy to use, and sounded fabulous.
Vade Forrester
— Sound Stage! HI-FI

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital-to-Analog Converter

it provides fine detail and superb resolution perfectly integrated with musicality.
Frank Alles
— Stereo Times

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2

Wyred DAC2 makes for a remote-controlled modern music source that not only slaughters legacy digital on convenience, it should sonically outperform any $3.000 CD player you care to name.
Srajan Ebaen
— 6moons

The Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2: Let's All Get Totally Wired

I don't know what kind of filtering the W4S DAC-2 uses but, as Goldilocks said, "It's just right". Like I said, I'm buying the demo.
Andy Schaub
— Positive Feedback Online