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Atoll DAC200 Signature: Classic digital-to-analog converter

Atoll DAC200 Signature
Atoll DAC200 Signature

The Atoll DAC200 Signature external digital-to-analog converter has balanced circuitry, twelve independent voltage regulators and uses two power linear transformers that supply power to the output stages. Discrete output stages do not use feedback, i.e. They operate in Class A to reduce distortion and provide precise, clear sound. Atoll DAC200 Signature circuits feature carefully selected, high-quality components, including silver plated mica capacitors and high-tech MKP capacitors.

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Atoll DAC200 Signature is equipped with a high-quality eight-channel ESS SABER ES9028PRO converter chip, which supports PCM formats up to 32 bit/768 kHz and DSD (up to DSD512). The chip provides a fairly high dynamic range and is characterized by a low harmonic distortion coefficient. The model is equipped with a precision clock generator that guarantees low jitter levels. There is also a low-noise ESS SABER ES9311EQ LDO regulator on board, which stabilizes the voltage.

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The all-metal, full-size chassis of the Atoll DAC200 Signature is low-profile and features a carefully crafted aluminum front panel with rounded corners. It is possible to adjust the volume level using a standard universal remote control or a two-button regulator located on the facade (a switchable function), that is, this digital-to-analog converter can be connected directly to the terminal. In addition, there is access to control the DAC filters. A low-power OLED display is integrated into the center of the case fa├žade, displaying the volume level, the selected source and the sampling rate of the received audio file.

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The front panel of the Atoll DAC200 Signature has a 3.5 mm output from a built-in high-quality headphone amplifier. There is a Bluetooth receiver on board. The model boasts a wide range of optical and coaxial inputs. There is a balanced digital input AES/EBU, as well as asynchronous USB, which makes it possible to receive signals in PCM (32 bit/768 kHz) and DSD512 formats. There are optical and coaxial output connectors, and the analog section is represented by RCA and XLR outputs.

Characteristics of Atoll DAC200 Signature

DAC ESS SABER ES9028PRO
LDO regulator for voltage stabilization ESS SABER ES9311EQ
Dynamic range 133 dB
Total harmonic distortion (THD + N) – 120 dB
Bluetooth receiver yes
Inputs 3 coaxial (up to 24 bit/192 kHz), 3 optical (up to 24 bit/192 kHz), balanced AES/EBU (up to 24 bit/192 kHz), asynchronous USB, Type B (up to 32 bit/768 kHz, DSD64/128/256/512)
Outputs unbalanced RCA, balanced XLR, coaxial, optical, 3.5 mm for headphones
Two power transformers for the output section yes
Universal remote control
Dimensions (WxHxD) 440x60x280 mm
Weight 4 kg

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