Emotiva DC-2 – the latest incarnation of the Stealth DAC brings performance levels associated with true high-end DACS at a real-world price
The Reference-Quality Differential DAC
Now, reference-quality performance is available at a price that won’t break your budget. Emotiva Pro’s all-new Stealth DC-1 provides an accurate, transparent window on your work, coupled with exceptional convenience features that make it the ideal preamp and control centre for your analogue and digital workflow.
Leading Technology and High-Quality Construction
The Emotiva DC2 uses the 32 bit AKM Verita D/A converters, each operated in their highest quality internal differential monaural mode, for the lowest possible noise and distortion, followed by professional-grade LM4562 op-amps in the analog section for maximum fidelity. An advanced switchable asynchronous sample rate converter (ASRC) re-clocks the data at the same sample rate as the incoming signal, to dramatically reduce jitter. You’ll hear what your source really sounds like. Built on high-quality 4-layer FR4 PC boards, using the highest quality parts, including an oversized toroidal power supply with multiple stages of linear regulation, the Stealth DC-1 offers measured and sonic performance that exceeds DACs costing several times more.
Balanced and Single-Ended Outputs
The Emotiva Pro Stealth DC2 gives you a full range of pro-grade inputs, including galvanically isolated AES/EBU (XLR), Toslink (optical), Coax S/PDIF (RCA), and BNC S/PDIF digital inputs, and a high performance asynchronous USB input. All digital inputs support the complete range of sample rates and bit depths, from 16/44.1 to 24/192, including 24/88 and 24/176.4. The Stealth DC-1 also has one stereo line level analogue input; perfect for connecting an external analogue line-level source.
Full Preamp and Headphone Amp Functionality
With the DC-1’s inherent performance and capability, we could have stopped there. Instead, we added full preamp functionality with remote control and precision level adjustment. Each channel of the DC-1 is controlled by its own Muses 72320 precision digitally controlled analogue ladder volume control, operated in our proprietary dual gain mode, for perfect channel tracking, low noise and distortion, and 0.25dB resol