The DAC XP has a two stage upsampling design where all sources are initially upsampled to 192k before analogue conversion by quad high-precision 24-bit converters operating in a fully balanced configuration. The technical specifications endorse the quality of this stage with class-leading performance for THD and noise. The elevated 192k sample rate permits our designers to use far less aggressive analogue filtering techniques to remove undesirable out-of-band digital noise.
The DAC XP is prepared for the wide range of sample rates available from today’s digital sources and beyond. Group 1 close tolerance performance is available for 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 64k, 88.2k, 96k, 128k, 176.4k, 192k source material. For sources outside of Group 1 requirements, any sample rate in the range 32k – 192k is accepted. Non-stereo waveforms (surround sound etc) are identified and suppressed to avoid undesirable digital noise.