The 8₂ DAC delivers surprising audio performance and value because it is based on the advanced preamplifier circuitry from the DAC XP Signature; benefiting from a ‘trickle down’ of our most advanced technology.
The bi-wire output of the 8₂ DAC gives a full 88 Watts into 6 ohms. The power supply is a high current design that uses two transformers to completely separate the digital control stages from the sensitive audio signals.
The 8₂ DAC features a high performance 24/192 DAC with optical and coaxial inputs and a driver less USB connection for plug and play connectivity to a PC or laptop. Upgrade to ‘Qx’ specification for upsampling DAC design from the DAC XP Signature..
Six analogue inputs, a high quality headphone amplifier, Zone 2 and pre amplifier outputs give the 8₂ DAC flexibility for connecting a wide variety of audio devices. There is also a PSX-R port on the 8₂ DAC allowing connectivity of the instant upgrade off-board power supply.
The microprocessor controlled operating system in the 8₂ DAC allows extensive programming of many functions within the unit. Input naming, differing display readouts and input volume matching across all sources are just some of the possibilities.
|Stereo RCA analogue||1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable|
|PSX-R upgrade port||Yes|
|Analogue RCA Phono||6 pairs|
|Maximum signal resolution||24-bit/192kHz|
|Watts into 6 Ohms||88|