Denafrips Ares 12TH-1
Denafrips Ares 12TH-1
Denafrips Ares 12TH-1

Denafrips Ares 12TH-1: High-performance, balanced NOS R2R DAC

To celebrate its 12th anniversary, Denafrips introduces the Ares 12TH-1 , a high-performance, balanced NOS R2R DAC. The digital/analog conversion stage consists of no less than 480 carefully selected precision resistors and is integrated with an Altera FPGA. The Ares 12TH-1 power stage is no exception, featuring a large 60-watt O-core transformer with UP-OCC copper windings, eight LDOs, and a variety of high-performance capacitors. This ensemble allows the Denafrips Ares 12TH-1 to reproduce sound with incredible precision, clarity and richness.

Denafrips Ares 12TH-1

Denafrips Ares 12TH-1 has a full set of connecting elements. There is USB-B with STM32 interface, I2S over HDMI, optical Toslink and coaxial. When sorting, you can use RCA stéréo asymétrique and XLR stéréo symétrique.

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The Ares 12TH-1 circuit is housed in a durable and elegant anodized aluminum housing. Its compact size allows for easy integration.


Characteristics of Denafrips Ares 12TH-1:

  • Product Type: NOS R2R Balanced DAC
  • Inputs: 1x USB-B/1x I2S via HDMI/1x coaxial/1x optical Toslink
  • Outputs: 1x balanced stereo XLR/1x single-ended stereo RCA
  • Supported sampling rates: USB: PCM up to 1536 kHz, DSD up to DSD1024/I2S / Optical / Coaxial: PCM up to 24 bit 192 kHz, DSD DoP up to DSD64
  • Output Level/Impedance: RCA: 2Vrms @ 625 Ohm/XLR: 4Vrms @ 1250 Ohm
  • Sampling Modes: No Oversampling (NOS) / Oversampling (OS)
  • Filters: Slow/Hard
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 70kHz -3dB
  • THD+N: 0.004%
  • SNR: 115 dB
  • Dynamic range: > 119 dB
  • Crosstalk: -124 dB
  • Supply Voltage: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz (switchable)
  • Consumption: ≤ 20W
  • Color: black or silver
  • Dimensions: 215 x 230 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 3.5 kg

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