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Tube CD Transport with DAC

€ 8.190,00 4.914,00 Prices include 21% VAT

Luxurious Detail
The EAR Acute 4 was designed with a beautiful chrome facia made with a high level of precision. Eight polished chromed buttons are directly placed above the solid aluminium disc tray, enabling easy interface access. Fitting to the design, a calm and soft vacuum fluorescent graphic display indicates player information and includes CD text. Accompanying the unit is a weighty infrared remote control. Built with soft touch rubber for durability and tactility, topped with a luxurious aluminium enclosure allowing for operation of both the Acute and Dac 4.

Enhanced Audio
The EAR Acute 4 brings the next generation of audio optical disc, Super Audio CD. Complementing the extensive library available with CDs, SACDs provide higher detail recordings to the listener allowing for the best possible experience.
The Acute 4 was designed to be paired with the EAR Dac 4. Utilising EAR’s AcuteLink, the original digital audio read by the Acute 4’s transport, is directly passed to the Dac 4 for processing. A technique that helps remove the need for multiple digital conversions. Leaving the listener with clear audio.

- One 5 Pin AcuteLink Output (Compatibility only with EAR Dac4)
- One 3 Pin AES Connector (for service and support)

Audio Playback
- SACD 1 bit DSD, 2.8 MHz, 105 dB, 20 Hz – 50 kHz
- CD 16 bit PCM, 44.1 kHz, 90 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- CD Text Display if available

Dimensions & Weight
- Weight: 7.30kg (16.1lb)
- Width: 435mm (17.2”)
- Depth: 285mm (11.2”)
- Height: 65mm (2.7”)

- Power Consumption: 20 watts
- 240 volt / 110 Volt / 100 Volt (depending on model)


Exquisite detailing
The EAR Dac 4 is an amalgamation of technology and classic craftsmanship. The design is built with a precision machined chrome plated facia, equipped with a matching volume control and punctuated by discrete LED indicators. Machined chromed buttons further compliment the design and inform of its solid construction.

Limitless possibilities
Connect to multiple devices with the EAR Dac 4 boasting seven separate audio inputs. USB, AES, two SPDIFs, Toslink, EAR AcuteLink and analogue audio. You can now realise the true potential of digital audio formats into your system. It’s not just limited to digital content with the inclusion of an analogue audio input, such is the versatility of this product. The Dac 4 will be a focal point of your digital media and can be accessorised with the EAR Acute 4 for all of your audio disc needs.

Complete freedom of use
Nothing comes between you and the music you love. The EAR Dac 4 can handle all the popular formats up to 192 KHz 24 bit audio, enabling you play high resolution formats. This DAC will open up your digital world. With the addition of DSD compatibility, you can play DSD files over USB natively. It makes the Dac 4 capable of so much more than you ever imagined.

Double the output
Building upon EAR Yoshino’s success of the EAR DACute and Acute 3, Tim de Paravicini redesigned the output stage from the ground up. It now comprises of four PCC88 valves and circuitry to match. Integrating the valves, the circuitry, the transformers and digital chips to all work together creates the best possible experience. Leaving you with sensational audio.

Bespoke from the ground up
Having an all new design, the output transformers needed to match the electronic capabilities of the new four valve output stage. Built with solid construction, these transformers are more than 30% larger by volume than their predecessor giving an exceptional signal to noise ratio. These custom designed transformers are hand wound in Cambridgeshire and complemented by the most stringent of criteria for this amazing product.

Two brains are better than one
Everything you do with the EAR Dac 4 stems from its core. When you have great a digital engine, the whole experience becomes better. Thats why the Dac 4’s digital decoder now utilizes two Wolfson WM8741 DACs, each configured in bridged mono. Each individual channel is connected to it’s own analogue output and transformer negating the need for any detrimental solid state signal conversion and buffering. When you can’t hear the digital processing, you hear the whole sound. Or note. Or song. In ways you’ve never experienced before.

- Four PCC88 (6DJ8)

Audio Playback
- Audio Formats supported:
- SPDIF and AES 44.1K - 192 KHz, 16-24 bit
- Toslink upto 88KHz 24bit
- DoP V1.0 (DSD over PCM)
- USB 2.0 (PC/MAC) 44.1K - 192KHz, 16-24 Bit

- One Stereo Analogue Input (RCA)
- One USB Input (PC and MAC)
- Two SPDIF Inputs (RCA & BNC)
- One SPDIF Input (Toslink)
- One AES Input (3 pin XLR)
- One AcuteLink Input (5 pin XLR)
- One Stereo Line Output (RCA)
- One Stereo Balanced Output (XLR)

- Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.1% @ 5 Volts 20Hz~20KHz
- Signal to Noise 95db 40KHz Bandwidth

Dimensions & Weight
- Weight: 8.50kg (18.7lb)
- Width: 435mm (17.2”)
- Depth: 285mm (11.2”)
- Height: 65mm (2.7”)

- Power Consumption: 30 watts
- 240 volt / 110 Volt / 100 Volt (depending on model)