New Parasound DAC a Natural

Posted on 14th February, 2014

New Parasound DAC a Natural

Headphones and DAcs are hot property with the Head-Fi generation. Parasound wants to join the party with its Zdac AD1853 hitting the dealers’ shelves around the country.

Without skimping, Parasound made a bee-line to the celebrated Halo 1 CD player for the new DAC’s Analog Devices AD1853 Multibit Sigma Delta 192kHz DAC.  Parasound also employed the expertise of Denmark’s Holm Acoustics, to engineer the AD1853.

Parasound ZDAC

Australian distributor, Claver Harper of Network Audio Visual rates the new DAC highly, praising its naturalness and lack of digital grunge.

‘’Thanks to its unique internal architecture, which comprises upsampling and reclocking, the ZDac sounds more natural and less ‘’digital’’ than far more costlier DACs. According to many it actually rivals DACs with $5,000 price tags,’’ he said.

Zdac will work nicely with 32kHz to 192kHz sampling rates and has a 120dB signal-to-noise ratio as well as a THD of 107dB. the Zdac’s input bitstream is handled by an Analog Devices AD1895 Asynchronous Sample Rae Converter which has a spanking new, dead accurate clock working at 105.5kHz.

Headphone devotees will also like the Zdac’s high-current headphone output which has volume control and can handle headphones from 32 to 600 Ohms. Balanced and RCA outputs are also featured. The Zdac comes in a choice of silver or black and is nicely priced at $799.

For further information, please contact Network Audio Visual (NAV)

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