The EAR Dac 4 is a design that is built with a precision machined chrome plated facia, equipped with a matching volume control and punctuated by discrete LED indicators. Machined chromed buttons further compliment the design and inform of its solid construction.
Connect to multiple devices with the EAR DAC 4 boasting seven separate audio inputs. USB, AES, two SPDIFs, Toslink, EAR AcuteLink and analogue audio. You can now realize the true potential of digital audio formats into your system. It’s not just limited to digital content with the inclusion of an analogue audio input, such is the versatility of this product.
The EAR DAC 4 can handle all the popular formats up to 192 KHz 24 bit audio, enabling you play high resolution formats. This DAC will open up your digital world. With the addition of DSD compatibility, you can play DSD files over USB natively. Tim de Paravicini redesigned the output stage from the ground up. It now comprises four PCC88 valves and circuitry to match.
Having an all new design, the output transformers needed to match the electronic capabilities of the new four valve output stage. Built with solid construction, these transformers are more than 30% larger by volume than their predecessor giving an exceptional signal to noise ratio.
When you have great a digital engine, the whole experience becomes better. That's why the DAC 4’s digital decoder now utilizes two Wolfson WM8741 DACs, each configured in bridged mono. Each individual channel is connected to it’s own analogue output and transformer negating the need for any detrimental solid state signal conversion and buffering. When you can’t hear the digital processing, you hear the whole sound. Or note. Or song. In ways you’ve never experienced before.
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.1%
@ 5 Volts 20Hz~20KHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 95db 40KHz Bandwidth
One Stereo Analogue Input (RCA)
One USB Input (PC and MAC)
Three SPDIF Inputs (RCA, BNC & Toslink)
One AES Input (3 pin XLR)
One AcuteLink Input (5 pin XLR)
One Line Output (RCA)
One Balanced Output (XLR)
Weight: 8.50kg (18.7lb)