A stunning machined aluminium exterior in typical minimalist style, the Calyx Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) is one of the best looking DACs on the market today.

 
           

"no

 

Asynchronous USB DAC - where the timing of data transfer between the source and DAC is controlled by an onboard clock and not by the computer, is by far the best method of transferring data, reducing audible jitter massively. The Calyx DAC applies an asynchronous USB solution to ensure it no longer has to rely upon noisy clocks generated by the computer or USB interface logic, which is rarely accurate enough for high-end audio purposes.

 
           

"no

 

The Sabre32 ESS9018 DAC chip is the world’s highest performance 32-bit audio DAC solution. The patented Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator delivers an unprecedented DNR of up to 135dB and THD+N of -120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiast.

 
           

"no

 

Using a state-of-the-art XMOS receiver and Theyscon drivers, the Calyx DAC will accept files up to 32/192KHz, allowing you to enjoy music in al it’s high resolution glory. Mac OSX is supported natively so you don’t even need to install any drivers. (Drivers for Windows included).

 
           

"no

 

The Calyx DAC draws it power via the USB connect or an external 12v power supply (included as standard). Usually power drawn from USB is incredibly noisy and we wouldn’t recommend it at all, but the DAC uses an internal regenerative power supply, isolating critical S/PDIF output circuitry from poor quality USB power. The result is consistently pure sound regardless of laptop or computer used.

 
           

"no

 

The Calyx has two clock generators, one for 44.1/88.2/176.4KHz and one for 48/96/192KHz sample rate families. Having two clock generators is the best way of solving the problem that the two sample rate families are not mathematically related, and ensures the timing is perfect.

 
           

"no

 

The unit utilises a 220-240v power supply, perfect for UK and European mains power.

 
           

"no

 

All our items are covered by our comprehensive 1 year UK warranty which guarantees you peace of mind. In the unlikely event that the product becomes faulty, we will collect free of charge, and our technicians will repair the product. If this is not possible, we will replace it at no extra cost. If after one year the item develops a fault, you may covered with the manufacturers own warranty. You can either contact them directly or send an email to us; we will help you to the best of our ability to get the problem resolved.

 
           

"no

 

Order before 11am to ensure free same-day dispatch on all products in stock.

 
           

"no

 

We're so confident you'll love our products that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. No hassle, no charge, no worries.

 
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Calyx DAC 32/192

Calyx DAC 32/192

The flagship DAC from Calyx featuring an 8-channel Sabre32 DAC chip and asynchronous USB input in a unibody aluminium chassis.
£1,449.00
£1,449.00

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A stunning machined aluminium exterior in typical minimalist style, the Calyx Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) is one of the best looking DACs on the market today.


 
         
 

no image


 

Asynchronous USB DAC - where the timing of data transfer between the source and DAC is controlled by an onboard clock and not by the computer, is by far the best method of transferring data, reducing audible jitter massively. The Calyx DAC applies an asynchronous USB solution to ensure it no longer has to rely upon noisy clocks generated by the computer or USB interface logic, which is rarely accurate enough for high-end audio purposes.


 
         
 

no image


 

The Sabre32 ESS9018 DAC chip is the world’s highest performance 32-bit audio DAC solution. The patented Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator delivers an unprecedented DNR of up to 135dB and THD+N of -120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiast.


 
         
 

no image


 

Using a state-of-the-art XMOS receiver and Theyscon drivers, the Calyx DAC will accept files up to 32/192KHz, allowing you to enjoy music in al it’s high resolution glory. Mac OSX is supported natively so you don’t even need to install any drivers. (Drivers for Windows included).


 
         
 

no image


 

The Calyx DAC draws it power via the USB connect or an external 12v power supply (included as standard). Usually power drawn from USB is incredibly noisy and we wouldn’t recommend it at all, but the DAC uses an internal regenerative power supply, isolating critical S/PDIF output circuitry from poor quality USB power. The result is consistently pure sound regardless of laptop or computer used.


 
         
 

no image


 

The Calyx has two clock generators, one for 44.1/88.2/176.4KHz and one for 48/96/192KHz sample rate families. Having two clock generators is the best way of solving the problem that the two sample rate families are not mathematically related, and ensures the timing is perfect.


 
         
 

no image


 

The unit utilises a 220-240v power supply, perfect for UK and European mains power.


 
         
 

no image


 

All our items are covered by our comprehensive 1 year UK warranty which guarantees you peace of mind. In the unlikely event that the product becomes faulty, we will collect free of charge, and our technicians will repair the product. If this is not possible, we will replace it at no extra cost. If after one year the item develops a fault, you may covered with the manufacturers own warranty. You can either contact them directly or send an email to us; we will help you to the best of our ability to get the problem resolved.


 
         
 

no image


 

Order before 11am to ensure free same-day dispatch on all products in stock.


 
         
 

no image


 

We're so confident you'll love our products that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. No hassle, no charge, no worries.


 

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Technical Specifications

  • D/A Converter IC: ESS Technology ES9018 Sabre Reference 32-bit DAC
  • Sample Rates: 44.1K-192KHz
  • THD+N: 0.0005% @ 1KHz, 0dBFS
  • SNR: 124 dB, A-weighted
  • Channel Separation: 140 dB @ 1KHz, 130 dB @ 20KHz
  • Digital Inputs: USB, COAX
  • Digital Input Resolution and Sample Rate (USB): 24 bits / 44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192KHz
  • Digital Input Resolution and Sample Rate (COAX): 32 bits / 44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192KHz
  • OS Requirement: Windows XPTM, Windows VistaTM, Windows 7TM, Mac OS XTM
  • Line Output: Unbalanced stereo, RCA jacks with gold-plated contacts. Balanced stereo, XLR jacks with gold-plated contacts.
  • Output Level: 2.2 Vrms (unbalanced), 6.8 Vrms(balanced)
  • Output Offset: 2 mV max
  • Net Dimension : 220mm X 220mm X 45mm (Width X Depth X Height)
  • Net Weight : 4.4kg

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