PS Audio StellarGold DAC

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PS Audio StellarGold DAC

What makes the new StellarGold DAC unique is its use of multiple parallel DACs. Each channel of the StellarGold is built by paralleling 4 high resolution digital to analog converters, then feeding the combined output of these DACs into an all new discrete class A analog output stage. The results are nothing short of stunning. The use of multiple high-precision DACs to form one ultra-linear channel has the advantage of lowering noise and channel crosstalk while at the same time increasing linearity, dynamic range, and resolution beyond what any single DAC technology can achieve. One listen to this amazing new DAC and you'll know why it easily outperforms single DAC designs.

Design
The new StellarGold DAC, with its advanced parallel DAC architecture, takes advantage of performance standards unavailable to single DAC designs. By using multiple DACs in parallel, individual non-linearities of each DAC tend to average out. This is because the probability of all DACs having the exact same non-linearity error at the same digital input value is nearly zero. The results are nothing short of breathtaking. One listen to this DAC, and you'll know it's in an entirely different category from others at anywhere near its price range.

Application
PS Audio's StellarGold DAC can become the centerpiece of a high-resolution 2-channel audio system. Using StellarGold's balanced or single-ended outputs into our matching StellarGold preamplifier or, using its built-in lossless volume control, the StellarGold DAC can become the heart of a true state-of-the-art high-performance audio system at an affordable price.

PS Audio StellarGold DAC
PS Audio StellarGold DAC Sale price$4,200.00 Regular price$5,600.00
Specifications
  • Four parallel DACs per channel
  • Designed around ESS 9038 Pro technology
  • Dead quiet signal to noise ratio of >127dB referenced to 4V RMS
  • SINAD >112dB referenced to 4V RMS
  • PCM to 768kHz
  • DSD to 256 (11.2mHz)
  • Exceptional imaging and soundstage
  • Discrete hybrid output stage
  • Fully balanced design
  • Multiple low impedance power supplies
  • Low jitter clocking
  • I2S, USB, AES/EBU, coaxial inputs
  • High slew rate, low feedback, class A output stage
Weight & Dimensions

Unit Weight 22.5 lbs [10.2 kg]
Unit Dimensions 17"W x 3"H x 12" D
[43.18 cm x 7.62 cm x 30.48 cm]
Shipping Weight 26 lbs [11.8 kg]
Shipping Dimensions 22"W x 8"H x 17"D
[55.88 cm x 20.32 cm x 43.18 cm]
Color Options
Black
Silver

Power Requirements:
Input Power Model specific 100VAC, 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 30W
Digital Audio Inputs
12S (2), Coax (2), Optical, USB
Sample Rates Optical (TOSLink): PCM 16 and 24 bits at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz and 96kHz
S/PDIF (Coax): PCM 16 and 24 bits at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz and 192kHz; DoP64
I2S: PCM 16 and 24 bits at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 705.6kHz, and 768kHz; DoP64, DoP128, DoP256, DSD64, DSD128, and DSD256
USB: PCM 16 and 24 bits at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, and 384kHz; DoP64, DoP128, DSD64, and DSD128
Analog Audio Output
Output Stage Discrete fully balanced JFET BJT hybrid
Connector RCA single ended, XLR balanced
Output Level High, Maximum 4 VRMS Balanced
2 VRMS Single Ended
Output Impedance 100‌Ω / 200Ω
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz, +/- 0.1dB; 10Hz-70kHz, -1dB
Max Output 4V RMS Balanced, 2V RMS single-ended
THD+N @ 1KHz (full scale) <0.002% at full output
IMD <0.002%, CCIF, at full output
SNR >127dB, referenced to 4V RMS
Data Handling
Format PCM or DSD
Sample Rate (PCM) 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
Data Rate (DSD) Up to DSD256 (11.2MHz) via DoP and Native DSD1024
Digital Volume Control Yes
Analog Conversion Method ES9038PRO DAC
I2S Digital Input:
Connector HDMI
Format PCM or DSD. DoP on all inputs as well as native DSD on 12S inputs
USB Digital Input
Connector USB "B" Type
Format PCM, DoP v1.1 (DSD over PCM), or Native DSD
Transfer Mode Asynchronous