AudioByte Hydra Vox DAC, this should take the market by storm

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AudioByte Hydra Vox DAC, this should take the market by storm

3,998.00

Welcome the Audiobyte Hydra stack. It consists of ZAP, VOX, and HUB.

Zap is an ultra-linear low noise power supply on one side and a 300Farad Ultra capacitor, power supply on the other side. This means it contains 2 separate isolated power supplies inside. One is optimized for the Analog circuits, and the other is op[optimized for the digital circuits. Dual isolated power supply is normally a feature reserved for products a lot higher in the cost spectrum. So 2 DC Power umbilicals feed each component, one is the VOX which is a single bit DAC contained on an FPGA and 100% created in software, so it acn be updated , upgraded or changed just by playing a special ,wav file which updates the firmware.. Singler bit means this is a native DSD DAC, the filter up-converts all of it to DSD 512 before decoding. , yet as a high performance feature the user may disable any and all DSP as long as the signal coming in is 512 DSD, this is user selectable . In addition to the high level at which the conversion is done, included in the VOX is a very high performance Headphone amplifier, good enough to compete as a stand alone headphone amp, it shares the telltale sign of its lineage by an unmistakable wide, deep soundstage. The VOX clearly hits above its weight class, to top it all off the final piece HUB, boosts the performance of VOX quite a bit. First off its a streamer with ROON, and HQ Player along with a menu of options the Hub is also a reclocker for any digital inputs from other components including the ethernet, and HUB outputs i2s optimized for VOX, meaning Hub takes over upconversion duty, so that VOX can do what it does best, decode native DSD. Even though it converts all PCM to DSD 512, there is a decent size group pf audiophiles and studio professionals that believe this is the best way to listen to PCM. So by removing the up-conversion from VOX, it actually sounds better since all it is doing is decoding, Again, zero DSP which means it operates as a NOS , Native format DAC, the must poure way to decode digital signal. Again, these are features only found on much more expensive DAC’s . This is the first time Ive seen these type of features on anything below $15K, The HYDRA Stack is a front end solution that a demanding audiophile could truly enjoy the rest of their lives.

Audiobyte is a sister company with Rockna, these designers are behind many of the big DAC brands in one way or another. At this point, listeners are growing tired of the next cheap Asian piece of audio gear. Does not matter how heavy they are to lift these days, the sound is where the rubber hits the road, and Eastern Europe has been manufacturing higher quality Hi Fi than China for over a decade. For the first time we can enjoy China prices and receive European tuned , world class audio products instead

That being said , these products are still made in the old world style, by master craftsmen. Therefore they are hand assembled and tested to order. Orders take 4 to 5 weeks for us. So while we do our best to maintain inventory, they go pretty quick. due to the quality level at this price. At any point you may put down a 10% deposit and claim one of the incoming units before it arrives. Current supply is 4 stacks each month.

Hub is due to start shipping by Thanksgiving

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