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Parasound Zdac V.2 DAC and Headphone Amp

$1,149.00 inc. GST


The Parasound Z DAC V.2 DAC and Headphone Amp offers a small half standard width high quality digital to analouge converter and head phone amplifier. this quality unit can be used on its own or can be added to complement the “Z” range of components.

Z DAC 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 lock out 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

Z DAC 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 %


Width: 220 mm
Depth: 254 mm
Height: 51 mm

Net: 2.3kg
Shipping: 3.7kg


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