We have a mint example of a Matrix DAC finished in gloss black, complete with original packaging. This is an up-market DAC with four times over-sampling processors, and a valve output stage based on the much loved ECC83.
The Matrix DAC was designed completely in house by Synthesis to represent a new level in audio realism. It represents three years of meticulous work from drawing board to finished item.Why did it so long? Because they didn’t want to create a DAC that boasted the world’s most impressive features, or herald a new level in stereo detail, they didn’t even want it to look like it just landed from Saturn with swages of aluminium and more lights than an oil rig at night.
What they wanted was to get back to the very basics of music itself. They wanted it to sound like the performance was there as your intimate companion, to capture its very sole and transport it to you, so that you too could live the music.
Compatible format: PCM Stereo 32-192KHz
Input: 2 x S/PDIF gold plated RCA, 2 x TOSLINK, 1 x USB
Upsampling: 192KHz/24 bit
D/A converter: Dual mono 2 x Wolfson WM8740 24 bit DAC
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20KHz + - 0.5dB
Analogue output: 3V RMS
SNR: more than 95dB, A weighted
Power consumption: 40W max
Standby: 4W max
Dimensions: 320 x 220 x 60mm