Introducing a sonically breath-taking model that may be the most musical and musically accurate network audio player, the tube based S-5. The S-5 offers new dimensions of transparency and holographic. It immediately shows a large soundstage, greater transient speed top-to-bottom, purer resolution of low-level detail and expanded dynamic contrasts, with more bass slam, definition and extension. Compromise was not built into the S-5 design.
Full-featured Network Music Player/DAC/Preamp
Class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage for single-ended & balanced operation
The simplest circuits work best together with the shortest signal path. That is why our pre-amplifiers to date have used single-ended pure class-A circuitry. The shorter the signal path is, the less possibility of sonic degradation from various sources, including the wire itself. Even on the circuit boards, the copper traces are kept to a very minimum length. The completely redesigned circuit board provides a more straightforward and direct approach to the signal paths.
Network Player Functionality
User interface on QVGA 3.5” TFT display
-Internet radio (vTuner)
-UPnP / DNLA
-HiResAudio – online streaming ( via Audirvana Media Server )
-Tidal – online streaming ( via Audirvana Media Server )
-Qobuz – online streaming ( via Audirvana Media Server )
*WAV – up to 192khz/24bit
*FLAC – up to 192khz/24bit
The power supplies have been further refined with new components and enhanced AC line noise filtration. Separate power transformer windings and filters provide total isolation between the input and output stage which makes this a pure power source. This is a critical attribute for a 6H30 output stage. We also use electrolytic capacitors with much larger storage capacity to make up for the loss in filtering when using resistors in lieu of inductors.
*Three R-Core / Low noise – insulated power transformers for digital & analog separated
*Innovative power supply provides a high speed energy delivery on transients
*Separate and isolated power supplies over each stage of amplification
*AC power line filter to avoid noise and hash from entering into the unit.
*Four times tube rectification for tube output stage
*Dual Choke with Film caps
*10 separate voltage regulators
The type of parts used, therefore, must have a synergistic relationship to the circuit they are placed in. It is this relationship, of which type of part to use where, that sets our products apart from the masses.
*Selected, premium quality passive components used in all applications
*High speed & high quality audiophile grade coupling capacitors
*High quality Special tube sockets with gold pins
*Capacitors ( MKP 1% )
*High quality – RCA & XLR jack
*Gold-plated industrial grade PCB
The high grade aluminium chassis imparts a richer, more lustrous tonality with a cleaner back-ground and less hash and grain. All brushed anodized anti-vibration-resonance and non-magnetic chassis’s are fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship.
|Conversion rate||192kHz / 24 bit|
|Tube complement||4x 6H30 – 4x 6Z4|
|Dynamic range||> 118dB|
|Channel separation||>105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Output level @1 kHz / 0,775V -0dB /RCA
||2V fixed or 0 – 2V rms variable|
|Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA||~ 700 Ω|
|Digital ouput||75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA)|
|Digital inputs||75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA & up to 24/192kHz),
TosLink (up to 24/192kHz)
110 Ω AES/EBU (up to 24/192kHz)
75 Ω BNC (up to 24/192kHz)
I2S (up to 24/192kHz)
Front mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive
Rear mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive
|Network inputs||RP-SMA plug Wifi Aerial input (“wireless” network connection) 802.11b/g
UTP RJ45 10/100Mbps socket (“wired” network connection)
|S/N ratio||> 110 dB|
|Frequency response||20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.3dB|
|Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz||< 0.002%|
|Analog – Line Inputs & output||2 pair IN/RCA, 1 pair IN/XLR and 1 pair out|
|Analog – Main outputs||1 pair / RCA & 1 pair / XLR|
|Dimension (Wide x Deep – incl. terminals x High – incl. feet)||Main unit 18.89 x 15.35 x 4.72 in
Pwr supply 18.89 x 15.35 x 4.72 in
|Weight, unit only||33 lbs Main unit / 40 lbs P.S.|
Specifications subject to change without notice.