dCS Rossini Clock

£5,998.00

Rossini Master Clock is a simple to use Grade 1 master clock, based on their pioneering developments in studio and home audio

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dCS Rossini Clock

dCS Rossini Clock

The new dCS Rossini range makes superlative sounding music from a wide range of digital sources, simply integrating your digital music and setting the performance standard for digital playback.

Rossini Master Clock is a simple to use Grade 1 master clock, based on their pioneering developments in studio and home audio.

Featuring three separate clock outputs capable of outputting different frequencies, Rossini Master Clock allows Rossini DAC or Player users to benefit from the auto clocking mode in Rossini and optimise audio from various digital sources in a simple, fuss free way.

dCS Rossini Clock Connectors

In a digital audio system, samples must be accurately transferred at the correct time. Instability in the sample timing is called jitter – this exists in all digital systems.

Severe jitter results in timing errors in the delivery of data to the DAC, causing the analogue signal to be reconstructed inaccurately.

In a dCS system, the DAC can act as the system master clock, but listening tests have shown that there is no substitute for a high quality, dedicated master clock.

dCS pioneered the use of external clocks in digital audio systems.

Their clocking technology has been continually refined so that their latest multi-stage Phase-Locked- Loop (PLL) system sets world-beating standards for accuracy and control of troublesome jitter from the incoming audio stream.

All dCS Master Clocks are subjected to rigorous in-house testing.

The crystal oscillators are pre-aged, selected for long term stability and then individually calibrated over a wide temperature range to ensure consistent optimal performance.

dCS Rossini Master Clock uses a sophisticated microcontroller system to ensure smooth frequency correction as the temperature changes, and this approach gives a more stable result than either oven-controlled crystal oscillators or even atomic clocks.

All dCS Master Clocks are designed to generate industry-standard Word Clock over a 75 ohm coaxial cable.

When listening to digital music through a Rossini system, Rossini Master Clock improves on an already spectacular sound and takes it into an entirely new domain.

Listeners are immediately struck by its natural musicality and faithfulness to the original recording.

It delivers a powerful and visceral sound yet is highly transparent too, making for an immersive and realistic listening experience.

dCS Rossini Clock Silver
  • Designed for maximum flexibility as output configuration can be optimised in systems with a wide variety of digital audio sources.
  • Dual crystal oscillators with microcontroller-enhanced temperature correction.
  • New dual frequency output and auto- clocking mode used in the Vivaldi and Rossini range improves ease of use and minimises jitter, particularly with computer audio sources.
  • Multi-stage regulation ensures sensitive clock and PLL circuitry is unaffected by digital interference.
  • Aerospace-grade machined aluminium chassis fitted with tuned acoustic damping panels reduces magnetic effects and vibration.

Specifications dCS Rossini Clock

dCS Rossini Clock Specifications
  • Type

Class 1 Master Clock.

  • Clock Frequencies

44.1kHz or 48kHz.

  • Colour

Silver or Black.

  • Dimensions

444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 64mm/2.6”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.

  • Weight

8.3kg/18.3lbs.

  • Clock Accuracy

Better than +/-1ppm when shipped, over an ambient temperature range of 10°C to 30°C. Typically +/-0.1ppm when shipped and stabilised.

  • Name

3 independently buffered outputs on 75Ω BNC connectors. Output 1: fixed at 44.1kHz Output 2: fixed at 48kHz Output 3: 44.1kHz, RS232 controllable.

  • Startup Time

Typically 1 minute to rated accuracy.

  • Local Control

RS232 (limited to Power and Clock 3 output frequency).

  • Power Supply

Factory set to either 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC, 50-60Hz.

  • Power Consumption

3 Watts typical / 4 Watts maximum.

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™. Theirr 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

Additional information

Colour

Black, Silver

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