Sugden Masterclass DAC-4 Digital to Analog Convertor
The Sugden Masterclass DAC-4 offers a well judged alternative to the plethora of other DAC’s available in the current market. With sound quality top of the list, our watchword ‘Rescuing music from technology’ could not be more appropriate. Instead of accepting and using the latest digital trends, we have produced a product meticulously engineered to play music. With our own conversion circuits and data reformatting, a near analogue experience can be enjoyed. The DAC-4 is without limitations and has no over sampling or digital filtering.
The DAC-4 has a selection of inputs and is compatible with the majority of digital source components currently available. The standard specification for all Coax and optical inputs is 16-24 bit word length and 32- 96ks/s sample rates. The USB input has been designed to offer plug and play set up with most computer operating systems. It is ideal for listening to internet streaming services that provide lossless quality at 16 bit 44.1ks/s.
To obtain the best sound quality from a computer we recommend introducing a dedicated high quality USB to SPDIF converter. The use of such a device will provide future software upgrades and superior compatibility with dedicated music software for stored music files. The DAC-4 has the ability to accept 24bit/192k word length. This however is not available without resetting the input transceiver and therefore unavailable when using a playlist of mixed resolution audio files. To reset the transceiver the DAC-4 must be disconnected from the mains supply and reconnected with the data source set to 24bit/192k output. Your computer of streamer may require rebooting before the DAC-4 will lock. If the transceiver does not lock to the correct frequency a breakup of sound may be experienced.
- Three SPDIF coaxial, two SPDIF optical, One USB type Digital Input
- Coaxial Digital Output
- Stereo RCA Output
- Made in UK
- Output 2.15 Volts
- Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1.5dB points
- Signal to Noise >80dB
- Gross Weight (packed) 5kgs
- Dimensions 90 x 250 x 330mm (HxWxD)
- Digital Input SPDIF 16-24 bit word length, with sample rates from 32 to 96kHz
- Power Consumption 12 Watts