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Lampizator Poseidon DAC

Poseidon DAC: Tube DAC in the new series of components from Lampizator

Polish brand Lampizator , known for its original tube audio components, has introduced a new Poseidon DAC . When creating this new product, the Lampizator team was given the task of creating a completely new DAC, not based on any existing model, with half the budget of the top-end Horizon DAC: half for the case, half for the transformers, half for the electronics, half for the tubes . Accordingly, the recommended retail price of the Lampizator Poseidon DAC should have been half as low – 23 thousand euros .

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The design criteria for the Lampizator Poseidon DAC included, among other things:

1. Keep the chassis size no larger than the Pacific or Horizon.

2. Use both single-ended and balanced topologies without having to choose one.

3. Provide the ability to adjust the volume, display the volume level and remote control of this level.

4. Provide single-ended and balanced analog inputs – just like a high-end preamplifier.

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5. Solve typical preamplifier input impedance problems.

6. Solve output impedance problems typical of tube components.

7. Use popular lamp models in the circuit, which is important for the manufacturer in these difficult times, and for users in the future.

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8. Provide the best sound quality among Lampizator DAC models below Horizon.

The Lampizator Poseidon DAC combines outstanding sound quality with rich functionality. It is specifically designed to work with modern amplifiers, including high-power transistor amplifiers. In addition, the Lampizator Poseidon DAC allows you to dispense with a separate preamplifier in the system, regardless of whether it costs 5, 15 or 50 thousand euros.

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Key points of the external Lampizator Poseidon DAC:

— Proprietary digital-to-analog conversion process Engine Eleven-P, controlled by firmware – PCM up to 32 bit/760 kHz, DSD up to DSD512

— Completely tube circuit after conversion to analogue

— Internal wiring with silver wires

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— Chassis milled on a CNC machine

— 6N1P lamps in the preliminary stage

— Output driver tubes 6J5

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— Lack of feedback – local and global

— No operational amplifiers in the circuit

— Tube power supply

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— Many options for replacing lamps

The Lampizator Poseidon DAC is on sale today.

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Technical characteristics of the external DAC Lampizator Poseidon DAC:

Frequency response: 15 Hz – 100 kHz (+/- 1.5 dB), >500 kHz (-6 dB)

Overall gain: 4x (6 dB)

Maximum output: 3V single-ended output, 4.7V balanced output

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Input Sensitivity @ 2V Output: 625mV Single-ended, 160mV Balanced

THD: 0.09% unbalanced, 0.02% balanced (at 2V output)

Digital inputs: 1 x USB-B, 1 x SPDIF RCA, 1 x AES/EBU, 1 x TOSLINK

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Analog inputs: 1 x RCA, 1 x XLR

Analogue outputs: 1 x RCA, 1 x XLR

Dimensions (without lamps) (W x H x D): 440 x 170 x 550 mm (height with lamps – 250 mm)

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Weight: 23 kg

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