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PLAYBACK DESIGNS
Dream Series – MPD-8 – Dream DAC with Volume Control

CA$33,000.00

Description ▴

This product has been designed for ultra high-end performance. Its architecture is specifically designed to eliminate and isolate anything that might hurt its analog performance. For instance, left and right output channels are built on separate circuit boards with completely separated power supplies. All digital input signals are filtered, cleaned and processed with Playback Designs’ proprietary algorithms to keep any negative influences away from the hyper-sensitive DAC. Special care has been given to the design of the clock generator to make sure it is not exposed to any potentially harmful influences from external sources. MPD-8 is also equipped with a series of common digital inputs so that it can serve as a stand-alone DAC with any other digital source as well. These inputs are automatically switched off internally if not selected to prevent any negative effect of asynchronous data  

Product Specifications ▾

Digital inputs: USB (PCM up to 384kHz, DSD up to 11.2MHz), AES (PCM up to 192kHz, DSD via DoP)
Coax (PCM up to 192kHz, DSD via DoP), TosLink (PCM up to 96kHz), PLINK optical (PCM up to 384kHz, DSD up to
11.2MHz), PLINK optical (reserved for direct connection of MPT-8 transport).

Analog outputs: Balanced on XLR connectors, Unbalanced on RCA connectors, Both analog outputs can be set to
fixed values of -6db, -3db, 0db. +3db, +6db and variable for full analog volume control.
streams from reaching the DAC. DAC architecture, discrete own proprietary digital algorithms and dual differential
analog output stage. Each analog output stage (for each channel) is completely separated on its own printed
circuit board with its own independent linear power supply for maximum performance. Volume control: an ultra
high-end analog volume control can be activated for each channel.

-Up to 384kHz PCM and up to 11.2MHz DSD
-USB I/O, AES, Coax, TosLink, PLink I/O
-Balanced and unbalanced analog outputs
-digitally driven, analog volume control
-double Differential discrete DAC
-double Differential ultra high end analog stages per
channel
-three regulated analog power supplies with three
transformers
-Software upgradeable by end user
-Recording software for file creation on computer
-Easy and intuitive remote control via iPad or Android

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