Kinki Studio VISION DAC-1

VISION DAC-1 is a Balanced DAC, equipped with a single AKM high-performance, high sound quality digital audio chip AK4495, with built-in XMOS XU208 USB interface, FEMTO clock, dedicated Word Clock input, supports up to 32/384k, DSD128 via USB, and 24/192k and DoP DSD64 via SPDIF.

DESIGN CONCEPTS

The DAC-1 is designed with the following philosophy in mind: The intent is not to pursue to chase after the support of the highest bit/sampling rate music formats, nor to pursue the latest or flagship DAC chip as the selling point, but to pursue a pleasant and musical listening experience.

COST-NO-OBJECT

The DAC-1 geared up with the high-cost 0.2um gold-plated printed circuit board (PCB). It uses two UK made AMPLIMO transformers, one each for digital and analog power supplies so that the power does not interfere with each other.

GOODBYE NOISE, WELCOME DARKNESS

The two UK-made AMPLIMO transformers are encapsulated in the CNC-machined aluminum block, it's extremely rare to see such design at this price point. The DAC main board is enclosed with 8mm thick of anodized aluminum ‘wall’, effectively eliminate the nasty EMI/EMC induced from the surrounding equipment.

SOUND CHARACTERISTIC

Neutrality and musicality were the goals to achieve. Rich tonal quality, vivid sound imaging, details, high resolution and dynamic. The choice of the components, design, and tuning does just that. It is the Kinki Studio gears' sound signature.

 

Technical Specifications

 

Parameters

  • DSD: DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz)
  • PCM: 44.1, 48, 176.4, 192, 384, 768KHz
  • Sampling Rate: PCM 32/384KHz, DSD128/5.6448Mhz
  • S/N Ratio: 116db
  • Dynamic Range: 122dbA
  • THDN%: 0.008% @ 2Vrms
  • Frequency Response: 3-150KHz (0-3db)

Input / Output

  • Input: Coax, BNC, AES/EBU, USB
  • Output: RCA (3Vrms), XLR (6Vrms)
  • WCLK: BNC Word Clock Input

Dimension & Weight

  • Dimension (W x H x D): 430mm x 90mm x 330mm
  • Weight: 11KG

USB Driver

Instruction Manual

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