a steal at full price.. this combo punch way above it’s weight class.
I want to sell these only as a package.. they sound great together DDP-1 - retail - $ 2,900 PS-5 retail - $ 900 DPA-1 - $ 2,900
currently marketed by Elac..
from Elac’s site
DDP-1 Digital Decoding Preamp / DAC / Headphone Amp In an attempt to make our digital world a better sounding place, we set out to create the highest quality Preamp/DAC/Headphone Amp that could deliver exceptional, world-class sound for under $10,000. The result is the DDP-1, a three-in-one powerful all-analog preamplifier, DSD-compatible digital-to-analog converter with dual digital signal processors and a headphone amp, all housed in one compact machined-aluminum chassis for under $2,000.
Refine and redefine digital
Unlike most digital preamps and DACs, the DDP-1 employs sophisticated digital processing that gives it superior sound quality, dramatic noise reduction and flexibility. The ability to select from four output filter profiles and output resolutions means that you can get the most out of each digital file. Layered on top is Audio Alchemy’s world-renowned jitter control technology, which gives digital files that smooth, velvety analog quality we all love. Add the modular PS-5, a balanced power supply to maximize the DDP-1’s dynamic range and filtering to produce a rich sound that can compete with much larger and more expensive units.
The digital section uses dual 32/216 PCM/DSD AKM DACs with seven digital inputs. Internal DSPs provide four output filter profiles and user-selectable output resolution. A proprietary DAC configuration raises dynamic range of digital signals by approximately 8 bits, and a multistage phase-locked loop reduces jitter to the picosecond level. The analog section provides discrete FET driver and output stages, a high-precision Alps volume control and XLR and RCA inputs and outputs.
3-in-1 Analog preamp, DAC with dual digital signal processors and headphone amp Resolution enhancement from 16 to 24-bit and 24 to 32-bit digital signals Seven digital inputs supporting a myriad of music players, PCs and media devices Three analog inputs to ensure your entire music collection stays on heavy rotation Optional balanced power supply to boost overall performance Small, highly attractive design equally at home in tabletop or desktop use in smaller rooms or offices or high-end system rack
DPA-1 Stereo Hybrid Digital Power Amplifier The DPA-1 Digital Power Amplifier was created to perform not just in today’s stereo systems, but in tomorrow’s systems, too. The core of the DPA-1 is a wizardly circuit topology that combines the musicality of traditional Class A and Class AB amps with the power, dynamics and efficiency of the latest Class D designs. From a chassis just 10.5 inches wide, the DPA-1 delivers 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 200 watts per channel into 4 ohms, plenty enough power even for the largest tower speakers. It might seem like magic, but it’s just solid engineering.
Pure Class A input stage
The input stage mirrors those found in many of the world’s best and most expensive amplifiers: Class A topology composed of discrete FETs and powered by a semi-toroidal transformer. This pure analog stage preserves every last detail and every ounce of musicality, and properly amplifies and buffers the incoming signal so it’s ready to move on to the output stage.
Powerful, efficient, cool
The cool-running efficiency of the Class D output stage allows the DPA-1 to deliver maximum performance even in areas with minimal ventilation, such as equipment cabinets and closets. The DPA-1 runs at about 80% efficiency, compared to about 30% for a typical Class AB amp. Power consumption at idle is about 20 watts, compared to 100 watts or more for a Class AB amp with comparable power and sound quality.
125 WPC into 8Ω, 200 WPC into 4Ω Class A discrete FET input stage Cool-running Class D output stage XLR and RCA inputs Switchable gain and mute Upgradeable to dual-mono power supply A USB connector allows easy firmware updates Control is easy, thanks to an IR remote and illuminated front LCD
PS-5 Power Supply Upgrade For DDP-1 owners, the PS-5 is an easy and affordable way to improve dynamics, lower the noise floor, and enhance detail, spaciousness and musicality. It immediately and substantially elevates the performance of the DDP-1 by adding a much more advanced and capable power supply. It also complements the aesthetics of the DDP-1, by nesting into the unit, so the PS-5 looks like an integral part of the system rather than an add-on accessory.
Inside the PS-5 are two separate, regulated power supplies: one for analog circuits, the other for digital and control circuits, which provide each the unique power qualities required to maximize their performance. These discrete supplies are routed into the DDP-1 (DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp) through a special multi-pin connector on the rear of the unit for easy connectivity. Additionally, the AC-to-DC conversion is performed inside the PS-5 to prevent interference with the sensitive analog audio circuits inside the DDP-1. A balanced supply with separate analog and digital/control feeds, separate positive and negative rails for analog circuits, and large banks of storage capacitors for better filtering and improved dynamics.
Improve dynamics, lower the noise floor, and enhance detail Two power supplies: one for analog circuits, one for digital and control circuits Internal AC-to-DC conversion Quick, easy connectivity with multi-pin connector Seamless visual integration with the DDP-1
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