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DA Converter and Preamplifier
The Director Mk2 is the derivative of our reference preamplifier Director:
The all new high voltage digital to analog converter now supports 32 bit and sample rates up to 768kHz as well as DSD4.
Fans of analog tape machines or external audio processing can insert their beloved gear in the Tape Monitor loop.
Now there is a total of six analog inputs. Two of which are balanced with XLR connectors.
The housing has grown in height to provide space for the big aluminum volume control with marker LED and two mechanical VU meters.
Director Mk2 is the heart of the stereo system to which all components are being connected:
Computer, player, phono preamp like the Phonos, headphone amps like the Phonitor xe or the Phonitor e and power amplifiers like the Performer s800 or Performer m1000 or active loudspeakers instead.
Director Mk2 is a full-fledged stereo preamplifier for connecting up to ten stereo input sources.
Six of which are in the analog domain offering two balanced XLR and four RCA stereo inputs.
Four inputs are in the digital domain: AES/EBU, USB, COAX, OPTICAL.
Power amplifiers or active loudspeakers are connected via balanced XLRs and a headphone amplifier is connected to the Direct Out.
|Analog Stereo Inputs||6 analog stereo inputs|
|2 x XLR, balanced (10 kOhm)|
|4 x RCA, unbalanced (47 kOhm)|
|Max. input level: +32,5 dBu|
|Digital Inputs||4 digital inputs|
|AES/EBU (XLR), balanced|
|Coaxial SPDIF (RCA)|
|Optical TOSLINK (F06)|
|0 dBFS = 15 dBu|
|Converter Chip AK4490-Velvet Sound|
|Sample Rates 32 Bit||Encoded PCM (kHz): 44.1, 48 , 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384, 705.6, 768|
|DSD: DSD1 (DSD64), DSD2 (DSD128), DSD4 (DSD256)|
|Outputs||2 analog stereo outputs|
|Neutrik XLR, balanced, Pin 2 = (+)|
|RCA, unbalanced (Direct Out)|
|Impedance: 75 ohms (balanced)|
|max. output level 32,5 dBu|
|Measurements||Frequency range (analog): 10 Hz (-0.1 dB), 200 kHz (-1.2 dB)|
|Crosstalk at 1 kHz: -108 dB (analog); -108 dB (digital)|
|THD: 0.00992 % (analog 0 dBu); 0.0014 % (digital -1 dBfs)|
|Noise (A-weighted): -102.5 dB (analog); -100.2 dB (digital)|
|Dynamic range: 135 dB (analog); 115.2 dB (digital)|
|Internal Voltages||Analog: +/- 60 V|
|Digital: + 7 V and + 3.3 V|
|Power Supply||Mains voltage (switchable): 230 V AC / 50 Hz or 115 V AC / 60 Hz|
|Fuses: 230 V: T 500 mA; 115 V: T 1 A|
|Power consumption: max. 40 VA|
|Standby power consumption: 0.7 W|
|Dimensions (incl. feet)||278 mm W x 100 mm H x 330 mm D|
|10.95 in W x 3.94 in H x 13 in D|
|Weight||4.55 kg; 10.03 lbs (unit only)|
|5.7 kg; 12.57 lbs (shipping)|