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dCS Debussy dac

The Debussy DAC is the future hub of your digital playback system. Debussy combines the legendary dCS Ring DAC and our award winning asynchronous usb technology in one box to deliver a DAC that will extract amazing performance from any digital source.

Built to the highest specifications, Debussy features a sleek solid aluminium fascia, high grade aluminium casing, all metal buttons and is powered by dCS electronics. CD or Computer Audio, Debussy will extract every last bit of detail from your music collection, bringing a reality to your music that you never heard before.

In common with our flagship Scarlatti, Paganini and Puccini ranges, Debussy uses our proprietary patented dCS Ring DAC, which oversamples all incoming data to 5 bits at 2.822 or 3.07 MS/s.

Debussy DAC features standard AES3, Dual AES and SPDIF inputs in addition to the USB2.0 interface. The digital volume control allows direct connection to a power amplifier, so often there is then no need for a preamplifier. Maximum output can be either two or six volts to suit different amp/speaker combinations.

Two DSP filters are provided offering listeners the choice between linear phase with pre-ringing or non-linear phase without pre-ringing. The optimum filter is a matter of personal preference.

When connecting a computer source Debussy DAC operates in "asynchronous" USB mode (NOT to be confused with asynchronous rate conversion), where the Debussy DAC synchronises the audio by providing a feedback pipe to the computer. The computer is then effectively locked to the audio device, which has a much more accurate clock and much lower jitter.

The PCM inputs on all our DACs are industry standard AES/EBU, SPDIF or SDIF interfaces. There should be no difficulty using them with other manufacturers' equipment, provided it also complies with industry standards.