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Director

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  • Regular price R 44,632.89


Director

DA converter and Preamplifier

The Director combines two units in one: a reference-class preamplifier with six inputs (2x analog and 4x digital) and both balanced and unbalanced outputs as well as a reference-class DA converter for PCM up to 384 kHz and up to Double Rate DSD (DSD128).

  • 120V rail preamplifier with integrated DA converter
  • Four digital inputs: USB, AES/EBU, coaxial, optical
  • DAC: up to 384 kHz (PCM) and DSD 2 (Double Rate DSD, DSD128)
  • Win driver; Apple class compliant
  • Two analog inputs (2x RCA)
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs (XLR, RCA) 
  • Analog volume control with motorized ALPS R K27 "Big Blue" potentiometer; remote controllable (learns any IR remote control)
  • Remote controllable source selection (learns any IR remote control)
  • Avago dot matrix display shows selected input and sample rate frequency for digital inputs
  • Frequency range (analog): 4 Hz to 300 kHz (-3 dB)
  • THD: 0,0008 % (analog),  0,0004 % (digital)
  • Dynamic range: 137,6 dB (analog), 120,8 dB (digital)
  • AMP CTR connection to Performer power amplifier for coupled on/off switching 
  • Windows® driver, Apple class compliant
  • Standby/power on switch
  • Linear power supply with toroidal transformer
  • Front and Lid made from aluminum, housing made from sheet metal
  • Made in Germany

The technical basis of all Professional Fidelity units is our proprietory 120 V Rail Technology, which we also call VOLTAiR technology. The name makes reference to the unequalled high voltage of 120 V (+/-60 V DC) and the huge dynamic range of over 140 dB that goes with it. More information on the 120V Rail Technology can be found here.

 

Specifications

Analog Stereo Inputs

  • 2 x RCA, unbalanced (single ended)
  • Impedance: ca. 10 kohms
  • Max. input level: +32,5 dBu

Digital Inputs

  • AES/EBU (XLR), balanced
  • Coaxial SPDIF (RCA)
  • Optical TOSLINK (F06)
  • USB (B)
  • 0 dBFS = max. 24 dBu
  • Converter Chip AD1955

Sample Rates

  • Encoded PCM (kHz): 44.1, 48 , 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384
  • DSD: DSD1 (DSD64), DSD2 (DSD128)

Outputs

  • 2 analog stereo outputs
  • Neutrik XLR, balanced, Pin 2 = (+)
  • RCA, unbalanced (single ended)
  • Impedance: ca. 1 ohm (unbalanced), 75 ohms (balanced)
  • max. output level 32,5 dBu

Measurements

  • Frequency range (analog): 4 Hz to 300 kHz ( -3 dB)
  • Crosstalk at 1 kHz: -95 dB (analog); -100 dB (digital)
  • THD: 0.0008 % (analog 0 dBu); 0.0004 % (digital -1 dBfs)
  • Noise (A-weighted): -105.1 dB (analog); -96.8 dB (digital)
  • Dynamic range: 137.6 dB (analog); 120.8 dB (digital)

Internal Voltages

  • Analog: +/- 60 V
  • Digital: + 5 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 57 mm H x 330 mm D
  • 10.95 in W x 2.24 in H x 13 in D

Weight

  • 3.3 kg; 7.28 lbs (unit only)
  • 4.4 kg; 9.7 lbs (shipping)

0 dBu = 0.775 V. Subject to change without notice.