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Parasound Zdac V.2 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

$1,149.00 inc. GST

SKU: Zdac V2.0 + and headphone amp Categories: , , Brand:


The Parasound Z DAC V.2 DAC and Headphone Amp features a high-quality 24bit digital to analogue converter and headphone amplifier. this petite half-size unit can be used on its own or can be added to complement the “Z” range of components.

Parasound ZdAC V.2

Parasound Zdac V.2 key features;

  • Analog volume control for RCA and XLR outputs
  • Separate volume control for the headphone Jacks
  • Digital audio connection to LightingTM jack-equipped Apple® devices (USB adapter required)
  • Updated headphone amp with increased gain
  • 1/4″ and 1/8″ 24k gold plated headphone jacks
  • 12V input and output triggers
  • Volume control lockout switch
  • Premium Analog Devices AD1853 24-bit/192 kHz Digital to Analog Converter IC
  • All inputs feature jitter reduction and are re-clocked and up-sampled to 422 kHz / 24 bit
  • USB input for playing music from PC or Mac (driver-less for easy setup)
  • Asynchronous sample rate conversion for all inputs including the USB input
  • Works with any format file on your computer up to 96 kHz / 24 bit
  • Optical and Coaxial digital inputs for use with any standard digital connection
  • RCA unbalanced and XLR balanced analog outputs
  • High current headphone output with volume control can drive any headphones from 32 to 600 ohms
  • Oversized internal toroid power transformer (not a wall wart like many competitors)
  • Will always power back up to the same input in the event of an AC power outage

ZDAC V.2 key specs;

Supports Incoming Digital Word Lengths:
16 bit – 24 bit

Supports Incoming Digital Sampling Frequencies:

   Opt & Coax: 8 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 16 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz.

   USB: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz

Upsampling Frequency:
422 kHz / 24 bit (all inputs)

USB Streaming Controller:
Texas Instruments TAS1020B

Sample Rate Converter:
Analog Devices AD1895

D to A Converter:
Analog Devices AD1853

Headphone Amplifier:
Texas Instruments TPA6120

Frequency Response:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB

Channel Balance:
< 0.05 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Channel Separation:
> 95 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio:
110 dB, A-weighted

THD + Noise:
< 0.015 %

Audio Output Level, RMS (maximum): 
Unbalanced Variable: 2.4 V
Balanced Variable: 4.8 V
Unbalanced Fixed: 2.2 V
Balanced Fixed: 4.4 V

Output Impedance: 

Line out: 160 ohms, unbalanced or balanced
Headphone out: 10 ohms

AC Power Requirement: 
110-130 VAC 60 Hz or
220-240 VAC 50 Hz (voltage is selected on the chassis bottom)
Operating: 10 watts
Standby: < 1 watt

Width: 8.5″ (220 mm)
Depth: 10″ (254 mm)
Height: 2″ (51 mm) with feet, 1.75″ (45 mm) without feet

Net: 5 lbs (2.3kg)
Shipping: 8 lbs (3.7kg)


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