$10,300.00 – $15,500.00 inc. GST
WEISS DAC502 DSP D/A CONVERTER AND NETWORK RENDERER is Weiss’s new state of the art D/A Converters with an unprecedented level of sophistication and versatility.
The Weiss DAC502 uses a larger Chassis but else sports the same features as the DAC501. Except for an additional 4 pin headphone socket at the back of the unit.
With the Weiss DAC502 and 501 we are creating a new paradigm for what used to be a black box device.
A typical D/A Converter is a “set and forgets” device. Not so with the DAC50x. It adds a number of interesting signal processing features and sports a variety of digital inputs. Balanced, unbalanced and headphone outputs are provided.
Weiss Engineering has a 30-year history in D/A Converter design. In that time span, we have learned a thing or two about converter design.
The DAC50x is the essence of our experiences.
The DSP501 / DSP502 is our new state of the art Digital Signal Processors with an unprecedented level of sophistication and versatility.
The DSP502 uses a larger frame but else sports the same features as the DSP501.
With the DSP50x we are creating a new high-end audio unit that hasn’t been available on the market before. It is a digital signal processor with various algorithms with the purpose to enhance the audio signal or adapting the audio signal to the room acoustics or speakers at hand.
Weiss Engineering has a 30-year history in designing signal processing algorithms for the professional audio market, namely Mastering Studios. In that time span, we have learned a thing or two about algorithm design. The DSP50x is the essence of our experiences.
DSP501 and DSP502 are Roon Ready.
The DAC50x uses a stainless steel chassis with a solid 10 mm aluminium front plate.
A powerful non-switching power supply is used. All sensitive voltages have their own regulators which are separated between left and right channels. The result is an analog output free of “digital noise” and channel crosstalk. The power switch activates a semiconductor relay which only switches on or off at zero crossings of the mains voltage. This assures a glitch-free power switching. The two mains transformers are toroidal types. Mains voltage selection is done automatically by measuring the mains voltage before power is applied to the rest of the electronics.
An internal high precision / low jitter clock generator is responsible for clocking the D/A converter section. The sampling frequency of that generator is fixed at about 195kHz. The input signals are converted to the 195kHz sampling frequency for optimal signal quality. This scheme also helps significantly in reducing any jitter related effects. All standard sampling frequencies up to 384 kHz plus DSD x64 and x128 are supported.
There are a total of five inputs:
Accepted formats: PCM 44.1kHz up to 384 kHz, DSD 64x / 128x.
Future formats can be accommodated via software updates.
The DAC50x has a digital signal processing chip built-in (DSP).
The following DSP algorithms are currently implemented or implemented soon:
The following DSP algorithms are considered for implementation:
Two of the latest 32 bit D/A Converter chips are used. Two D/A conversion channels are used per audio channel, resulting in exceptional performance specifications.
Discrete output stages for both line and headphone outputs are employed.
The output levels can be set in a coarse manner with 4 steps to adapt for the amplifier or headphone connected. The levels can be set independently for line and headphone outputs.
No sound degrading servo mechanisms are used.
Front panel controls
Back panel elements
IR Remote Control
Allows to control several functions of the DAC50x, namely:
The DAC50x has a web interface for configuring it via a web browser. The following functions are accessible via the web interface: