DA1000 Digital/Analog Converter
GET A CUTTING-EDGE, HIGH-RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF
Our goal is truly pure sound. With unwavering dedication to our basic concepts, our constantly evolving technical innovation is wrapped up in eye-catching new forms like the DA1000 digital/analog converter. Welcome to your gateway to pure, high-resolution sound.
This model embodies the philosophy and technical standards behind TAD’s dedication to conveying all the passion contained within music. Testifying to this is the latest development derived from our top-end, highly praised TAD-D600 disc player: the Ultra-High C/N (Carrier to Noise ratio) Master Clock UPCG (Ultra-high Precision Crystal Generator). To ensure precise reproduction with no tonal changes, TAD focused on minimizing low frequency distortion caused by noise from the clock itself occupying the same spectral region. Designed to achieve a pure low-noise signal approaching the upper limits of audibility, our highly innovative master clock is featured in this model.
To convey all the emotion and passion of the original source, reproduction must be precise and pure. A natural consequence of TAD’s relentless pursuit of this audio philosophy, the Ultra-High C/N Master Clock UPCG is combined with high-quality, parallel connected, dual differential independent D/A converter ICs for both the left and right channels. To reduce residual noise, even at high sample-rates, a discrete I/V conversion circuit is utilized. D/A conversion with virtually flawless accuracy is now a reality.
All internal parts and circuits are designed and constructed with care and precision. From the careful alignment between the theory and practice behind our selection, and use of component parts subjected to an uncompromising reiterative testing and auditioning process, this is the very essence and DNA of all TAD audio equipment.
For example, utilizing high output toroidal power transformers in dedicated independent power supplies for analog and digital circuits eliminates potential mutual interference, and easily handles the power and speed demands of high resolution sound reproduction.
We've also included one of our latest developments, the Asynchronous USB Communication Engine. Playback via USB input is capable of handling PCM audio data up to 384kHz/32 bits, and DSD audio data up to 5.6MHz.
TAD is now equipped to handle the very best high resolution audio formats to bring you closer than ever to the original musical performance.
Made in Japan
years of experience
"We’re no strangers to fine-sounding high-end digital, but even among all the glitter this digital-to-analogue converter is gold. [ ...] Want the last word in stand-alone DACs? This TAD will give anything else we’ve heard a run for its money."
"Schenkelklopfen, spontane "Boaah-" Rufe und irre Lachanfälle bei bestimmten musikalischen Wendungen - was so heftige Reaktionen hervorruft, arbeitet entweder mit unzulässigen Effekten, oder ist einfach wahnsinnig gut. [...] Neutraler, stilistisch universeller und ehrlicher hat im Hörraum bislang kein Digitalgerät gespielt."
|Model||TAD DA1000 Digital/Analog Converter|
|Digital input connectors||1x XLR, 2x coaxial, 1x optical, 1x USB 2.0 high-speed (standard B-type)|
|Supported sampling frequencies||XLR, coaxial: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Optical: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
USB: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz
(limitations may occur due to OS and playback software)
|Digital output connectors||1x XLR, 1x coaxial|
|Analog output connectors||1x XLR stereo, balanced
1x RCA stereo, unbalanced
1x Headphones jack (8-600 Ω)
|Rated output voltage||4 V balanced, 2 V unbalanced (1 kHz 0 dB)
1.7 V (32 Ω) Headphones jack
|S/N ratio||115 dB|
|Frequency response||Sampling rate 88.2 kHz or above: 10 Hz to 40 kHz, -1dB
Sampling rate 44.1 kHz: 10 Hz to 20 kHz, -1dB
|Power requirements||AC 220 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz (Europe/Asia)|
|Power consumption||49 W|
|Power consumption during Standby mode||0.5 W or less|
|Dimensions||440 mm (W) x 150 mm (H) x 406 mm (D)
17-11/32 in. (W) x 5-29/32 in. (H) x 16 in. (D)
|Weight||16.5 kg / 36.4 lb|
|Finish||Silver, brushed aluminum (S)|