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dCS Vivaldi upsampler
Vivaldi Upsampler is designed to act as the
hub of a digital audio system and will transform
your listening experience, taking your music
collection to levels you have not heard before.
Operating as a digital-to-digital converter
Vivaldi Upsampler accesses music from any
digital source and converts the audio from
its native sample rate to either high resolution
DXD (24 bit data at 352.8 or 384 kS/s), DSD
(1 bit data at 2.822 or 3.07MS/s) or standard
high resolution PCM (24 bit data up to
24/192kS/s). The results gained from Vivaldi
Upsampler are extraordinary – a more vibrant,
3-dimensional, transparent and effortless
Vivaldi Upsampler features a wired network
connection and can stream high resolution
audio files stored on a computer or on
network storage via UPnP™. The additional
asynchronous USB input on Vivaldi Upsampler
also allows direct connection of a PC and
supports high resolution audio up to and
including 192kS/s and DSD over USB.
The USB interfaces run in an Asynchronous
USB mode, which makes Vivaldi Upsampler
immune to jitter from the typical computer’s
The dCS Vivaldi range redefines state of the art in digital playback and represents the pinnacle of ‘no compromise’ approach to product design and setting a new standard for the future of digital audio by delivering an unrivalled in-home musical experience.
Vivaldi Upsampler is Apple Authenticated and
supports playback of iPod/iPhone-stored
digital media, bypassing the iPod/iPhone
internal DAC to ensure optimal performance.
USB memory hardware is also supported.
An array of independently selectable
digital inputs (RJ45, USB, AES, SPDIF,
SDIF-2, Toslink) completes the versatility
of this powerful machine and elevates the
performance of Red Book CD from CD Players
or high resolution audio from digital streamers
to a previously unsurpassed level.
dCS were pioneers in the use of external clocks
in digital audio systems and the redesigned
multi-stage Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) system
used in Vivaldi Upsampler sets world-beating
standards for accuracy and control of
troublesome jitter from the incoming audio
Control of such a versatile product is extremely
simple with the user having the choice of
using the full colour front panel menu, Vivaldi
Controller App or the premium dCS remote
control. The Vivaldi Controller App also allows
users to change DAC inputs and volume,
simplifying the control experience further.
The dCS ‘soft’ approach to programmable
logic makes it extremely easy for users to
update Vivaldi Upsampler software, whether
adding new features, installing performance
upgrades or adapting to changes in digital
Used as part of a complete Vivaldi digital
audio playback system Vivaldi Upsampler
gives a performance of effortless realism
each and every time.
- Utilising the latest generation dCS Digital
Processing Platform which offers stateof-the-art measured performance and
unrivalled musical experience.
- Designed for maximum flexibility as output
configuration can be optimised in systems
with a variety of digital audio sources.
- Dual crystal oscillators with microcontrollerenhanced
- New auto-clocking mode used in the
Vivaldi range improves ease of use and
- Improved power supplies give lower
running temperature and improved
tolerance to AC supply variations.
- Multi-stage regulation ensures sensitive
analogue circuitry is not affected by digital
- Aerospace grade machined aluminum
chassis fitted with tuned acoustic
damping panels reduces magnetic effects
||dCS proprietary Ring DAC™ topology.
- Network interface on an RJ45 connector – Acts as UPnP™ renderer and streams digital music from a NAS
or local computer over a standard Ethernet network, decoding all major lossless formats including FLAC, WAV,
AIFF, WMA up to 24 bit 192kS/s native sample rate. Other supported file formats include ALAC, MP3, M4a,
AAC and OGG. Some formats are limited to lower sample rates.
- USB 2.0 interface on a type B connector. Operates in Asynchronous USB mode, Audio Class 1 or Class 2.
Class 2 mode will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s and DSD in DOP format.
- USB-on-the-go interface on A-type connector, streams audio files from a USB flash drive or iPod/iPhone. Will accept up to 24 bit PCM at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s and DSD in DOP format. Operates in asynchronous USB mode.
- AES3 on a 3-pin female XLR connector.
- 4x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono, 1x BNC connectors and 1x TosLink optical connector.
- 1x SDIF-2 PCM interface on 2x BNC connectors + Word Clock
All electrical digital inputs will accept PCM data at up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s. The Toslink input and SDIF-2 interface are limited to a maximum of 96kS/s.
- 2x AES3 on 3-pin female XLR connectors. Each outputs 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kS/s
OR as a Dual AES pair at 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 or 384kS/s or dCS-encrypted DSD.
- 2x SPDIF on RCA Phono and BNC connectors. Each outputs 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4
||Data from any input may be converted to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 or 384kS/s or DSD (1 bit data at 2.822MS/s). The output sample rate must be equal to or greater than the input sample rate.
|Word Clock I/O
- Word Clock input on 2x BNC connector. Accepts standard Word Clock at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4
or 192kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels.
- Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector. Outputs standard Word Clock at a frequency equal to the
(single wire) output data rate, or 44.1kHz when set to output DSD.
||Better than -100dB0 @ 20Hz-20kHz for Fs> 32kS/s, 20Hz-14kHz for 32kS/s.
||A choice of filter responses give different trade offs between Nyquist image rejection and the phase response.
||Loaded from CD-R via PCM audio input or via USB.
- dCS Premium Remote handset is supplied with Vivaldi DAC.
- RS232 (controlled by a third party device).
- dCS-programmed Nevo Q50 or the Premium Remote are available as an optional extra.
- Vivaldi Controller App available for iOS, Android, Mac OSX & Windows.
||Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.
||15 Watts typical/18 Watts maximum.
||444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 125mm/5.0”.
Allow extra depth for cable connectors.
||Silver / Black
|Vivaldi upsampler mk2|| 81 990 zł cena zawiera KGO: 1,82 zł|
Compared to the Vivaldis, the other digital systems I've had here, the MSB excepted, all sounded spatially constricted, two-dimensional, texturally dry, and mechanically processed. Even the MSB sounded somewhat dry and "techno" in comparison. With other digital systems, I couldn't wait to return to vinyl playback. By contrast, I ran the Vivaldis directly into my darTZeel amplifiers for the last week of the review auditioning, and though couldn't play any vinyl that week, I didn't miss it.
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Everything that the two-box Vivaldi did so well is even further enhanced with the addition of the clock. There are no downsides. It can show you musical threads and harmonic possibilities by removing so many characteristic CD-type colourations that it simply allows you to relax into the music. [...] Whoever said “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” could have been talking about the Vivaldi. The improvements the Upsampler brings are completely across the board. From the lowest bass note and the exposure of its pitch, tone and character to the most airy treble suggestion that would have floated by unheard and unloved, the Upsampler knits it all together as the intriguing icing on an already sumptuous cake.
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If you are in the fortunate position of being able to afford it, there’s no better sounding, more capable, more technologically advanced, or more future-proof digital source than the dCS Vivaldi. There’s simply nothing else like it. It is truly, and by a wide margin, the ne plus ultra of digital playback.
Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound 05-06/2013
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The improvements of the gears before were by steps; it was no easy to go one step forward, and I admire that. But the improvement of Vivaldi over Scarlatti is by a whole floor, and that is a real breakthrough! I believe no aother system can challenge it in the near future.
Audiotechnique Hong-Kong 10/2012
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