dCS Lina Network DAC

£12,500.00

The heart of your Lina system, their powerful network streaming DAC delivers extraordinary sound from any digital source

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dCS Lina Network DAC

dCS Lina Network DAC

The dCS Lina Network DAC is both a continuation and a new beginning.

Its design combines renowned dCS technologies with new innovations developed for headphone listeners – resulting in a bold new interpretation of the dCS experience, and a complete reimagining of form and function.

With the Lina Network Streaming DAC, dCS has taken their core playback technologies, including the dCS Ring DAC™ and Digital Processing Platform, and added new innovations developed for headphone listeners.

These include their first ever touch-screen display, a streamlined user interface for easier navigation, and a powerful flex-rigid circuit board, which allows us to deliver all of the features you’d expect from a dCS DAC in a much smaller chassis.

The result is a powerful, supremely capable product designed for use in a wide range of environments, from living rooms to studios and workspaces.

With its wide dynamic range, crisp, clear playback, expansive soundstage, and tonal neutrality, it provides a deeply natural, highly detailed, and profoundly musical sound that encapsulates our singular approach to audio.

Add unique headphone optimisation technology, an elegant and tactile design, and a high-performance streaming platform, and you have a hugely versatile source that delivers spectacular sound, however you choose to listen.

Designed to inspire, inform and entertain, it will give you a whole new perspective on the artists and recordings you love.

The heart of your Lina system, their powerful network streaming DAC delivers extraordinary sound from any digital source

  • Compatible with all digital audio formats
  • Supports hi-res streaming from Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Deezer, AirPlay & more
  • Features their renowned dCS Ring DAC TM and Digital Processing Platform

Incredible sound

dCS Lina Audio Venue

At the heart of all dCS DACs is the Ring DAC™: a proprietary digital-to-analogue conversation system renowned for its ultra-wide bandwidth, technical accuracy, and ability to reveal astonishing levels of detail in digital recordings – from the subtlest of sounds, to the sense of time and harmonic movement, and the atmosphere that surrounds a musical performance.

This unique component is an integral part of our systems, and remains unrivalled in its sonic and technical abilities.

Extraordinary technology

LIna Audio Venue

At the heart of Lina’s design is a powerful flex-rigid circuit board housing over 2,000 individual components.

Designed by dCS engineers, this extraordinary piece of technology allows us to combine all of Lina’s core functions and features on to a single circuit.

This not only saves space, it also allows us to deliver an incredibly clean signal path, which is essential for great audio.

Enhanced optimisation

Available to all Lina Network DAC owners, dCS Expanse is a unique headphone processing platform which offers an enhanced version of crossfeed optimisation.

With its unique multi-stage processing method, Expanse optimises audio while preserving the reverberation in a recording (something that is crucial to helping us localise sounds, and establish a sense of space and depth.)

Accessed via two optional settings, it can provide a heightened sense of realism when listening to a wide range of stereo recordings.

Specifications: dCS Lina Network DAC

Specifications: dCS Lina Network DAC 
·       Product Dimensions / Weight

121.5mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 339mm (D) 7.4kg

·       Analogue Ouputs
  • 1 x stereo pair 3 pin balanced XLR
    • 1 x stereo pair unbalanced RCA
·       L-R Crosstalk

Better than –115dB0, 20Hz-20kHz

·       Streaming Compatibility

Supports the following platforms and services:

  • UPnP
    • Qobuz
    • Deezer
    • Tidal
    • Internet Radio
    • Spotify
    • Apple AirPlay 2 (support at 44.1 or 48kS/s)
    • RoonReady
·       Digital Inputs
  • 2 x AES/EBU on 3 pin XLR 44.1-384kS/s
  • 1 x S/PDIF BNC Coax 44.1-192kS/s
  • 1 x S/PDIF on RCA 44.1-192kS/s
  • 1 x Toslink 44.1-96kS/s
  • 1 x USB Type B 44.1-384kS/s, PCM and DSD, DSDx2 in Async Mode
  • 1 x USB Type A connector for mass storage devices (navigated using Mosaic)
·       Frequency Response (set to filter 1)
  • Fs = 44.1 or 48kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz
    • Fs = 88.2 or 96kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >38kHz
    • Fs = 176.4 or 192kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >67kHz
    • Fs = 352.8 or 384kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz
    • DSD64 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >90kHz
    • DSD128 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz
·       Residual Noise (6v output setting)
  • 16-bit data: Better than –96dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted
    • 24-bit data: Better than –113dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted
·       Sample frequencies and formats

Supports the following audio formats
and sample rates:

  • 44.1-384kHz
    • DSD 64, 128
    • Native DSD + DoP (input dependent)
    • FLAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA

 

Brand

dCS

dCS Founded in Cambridge, UK, by a group of expert electronic engineers, Data Conversion Systems originally designed and manufactured high performance analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) for major telecommunications companies and military agencies, whose primary requirement was technology that delivered state-of-the-art precision, linearity and reliability. Their success in this field meant that dCS quickly became known for the performance of its converters and so, recognising in the late nineteen eighties that this technology had a key role in music recording and playback, the company decided to concentrate on developing products for the recording industry. While the focus had changed, their commitment to producing systems of unrivalled accuracy had not, and consequently their products were – and still are – used by some of the world’s most successful recording studios and personnel. dCS recruited some of the smartest and most creative digital audio engineers in the world, and the company evolved into producing digital hi-fi sources which let music lovers enjoy sound of unrivalled quality in their own home. This focus on Research & Development also resulted in a range of proprietary dCS technologies of which the most significant is the legendary dCS Ring DAC™. Their products continue to set new standards of performance in terms of both objective test measurements and subjective listening Performance Matters At dCS they care deeply about meeting their own uncompromisingly high standards. They hope their products stir a passion for music that lasts a lifetime and their greatest success is that products become invisible, leaving you the listener with only the music. Delighted customers and industry recognition have followed them too. Over the last quarter of a century dCS has amassed a wealth of awards

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