Galvanic and magnetic isolations are implemented between the FPGA and the four branches of the R2R ladder converter. This creates complete isolation of all digital circuitry – including the clock – from the analogue section for a pure clean ground plane. It also plays the main role in the differential management of the R2R ladders, achieving perfect symmetry between the counter-phase halves.
The result is the highest tonal contrast and naturalness never heard before from digital sources.
PROPRIETARY D/A CONVERSION SYSTEM
The Formula Dac uses no digital filter or any other compensation, relying instead on maniacal attention to each sub circuit. The analog and digital power supplies are executed purely discrete by extensive use of BJT, Mosfet, Jfet and ultra-fast diodes. Passive parts were selected not just for the best sonic result but also for their top quality, longevity and reliability. With the exception of six superior quality electrolytics, all other caps are Tantalum, solid-polymer OS-CON and double-metalized MJP. The signal path itself is direct-coupled and free of all capacitors. The two output stages (one single-ended, one transformer-coupled balanced) use discrete BJT and JFet with metal-film resistors. All the electronics parts show an ultra low RF noise.
Sample Rates Supported
Asynchronous USB (High Speed)
USB Type B
PLL (phase locked loop) technology 128 or 256 FS selectable
AQlink (I2S bus)
Digital to analog conversion type
Proprietary Optologic DAC
Analog Conversion method
Pure R2R ladder – FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays)
based digital decoding without digital filter
20Hz to 22kHz +0.5dB/-0.5dB
THD + N
<0,016% 1KHz -10dB
RS-232 D-SUB 9-pin connector
Power, phase invert, mute, input switch, RC5 remote sensor
100-115V / 220-240V; 50 or 60Hz – 82VA
( W x D x H ) 450 x 380 x 100 mm
Satin Alu Silver or Satin Black
Grey Nextel powder coated