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Oppo Sonica DAC is a great sounding flexible DAC with built-in streaming capablities which adds Sonica flexiblity to your hifi!

With more and more music coming from digital sources, the DAC is one of the most important components in the playback chain. The new OPPO Sonica DAC improves upon the highly regarded audio performance of OPPO HA-1 and BDP-95EU/105EU players and presents an upgraded DAC chipset, the flagship ESS ES9038PRO SABRE DAC.

Sonica DAC combines the convenience of modern network streaming and the ultimate sound quality of the traditional audiophile DAC. The Sonica app for iOS and Android allows you to conveniently stream music from your smart phone or tablet. Sonica DAC supports high resolution PCM and DSD audio via its USB, coaxial and optical inputs. On top of that, Sonica DAC is a high-resolution audio player and can decode files directly from a connected USB drive, network shares or NAS drives.

Sonica DAC allows you to access your favourite music in many different ways. It can be used as a traditional DAC to improve the audio performance from your computer via USB, as a high resolution media player decoding audio from connected USB storage devices, or even as a network streamer playing content from DLNA servers and via AirPlay and Bluetooth.

Sonica DAC is controlled via a dedicated app for smartphones and tablets, allowing you to easily find and access content from DLNA servers, connected USB drives, and streaming services such as Tidal and Spotify.

Sonica DAC is equipped with ESS Technology's ES9038PRO 32-bit HyperStream DAC. As the flagship of the ESS SABRE PRO series, the ES9038PRO sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with its best in class 140 dB of dynamic range.

Sonica DAC's audio output path is fully balanced from the DAC chip all the way to the XLR outputs, and even the RCA output signal is converted from the balanced output. The balanced design provides better common-mode noise rejection, improves signal quality, and results in better channel separation by eliminating the common ground return path.

Dimensions (W x H x D)  10.0 x 3.0 x 12.2 inches, 254 x 76 x 360 mm

Weight  10.4 lbs, 4.7 kg

Power Supply  AC 110-120 V ~ / 220-240 V ~ 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption  30 W (operation), 0.5 W (standby)

Trigger Input  3.5 V - 15 V, 10 mA minimum

Trigger Output  12V, 100 mA maximum

Operating Temperature  41°F - 95°F, 5°C - 35°C

Operating Humidity  15% - 75% No condensation

USB Audio Input (USB B Type)

Input Format  Stereo PCM, Stereo DSD (DoP v1.1 or native)

PCM Sampling Frequencies  44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz, 705.6 kHz, 768 kHz

PCM Word Length  16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit

DSD Sampling Frequencies  2.8224 MHz (DSD64), 5.6448 MHz (DSD128), 11.2896 MHz (DSD256), 22.5792 MHz (DSD512, native mode only)

Profile  USB 2.0, USB Audio 2.0

Coaxial and Optical Digital Audio Inputs

Input Format  Stereo PCM, Stereo DSD (DoP v1.1 or native)

Sampling Frequencies  44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Word Length  16-bit, 24-bit

DSD Sampling Frequencies  2.8224 MHz (DSD64)

AUX Audio Input

Input Impedance  10k Ohm

Maximum Input Level  2 Vrms

USB Ports (Type A)

Profile  USB 2.0, mass storage only

Audio Format Support  AAC, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, M4A (Apple Lossless) ALAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, DSF, DFF

Maximum Sampling Rate  PCM up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, DSD up to 2.8224 MHz (DSD64)

Wireless Standard

Wi-Fi  802.11.a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth  Bluetooth 4.1

DAC Performance Specifications

Specification  XLR Output  RCA Output

Output Level  4±0.4 Vrms  2±0.2 Vrms

Frequency Response  20 Hz - 160 kHz (+0/-2.4 dB)

20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0/-0.04 dB)  20 Hz - 160 kHz (+0/-2.4 dB)

20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0/-0.04 dB)

THD+N at 1 kHz (A Weight, 20 Hz- 20 kHz)  < -115 dB  < -115 dB

Channel Separation  > 120 dB  > 120 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

(A Weight, 20 Hz- 20 kHz)  > 120 dB  > 120 dB

Dynamic Range

(1 kHz -60 dBFS, A Weight, 20 Hz- 20 kHz)  > 120 dB  > 120 dB

Oppo Sonica DAC £799

Oppo Sonica DAC

Oppo Sonica DAC

£ 799.00