In Barn: Prism Sound CALLIA USB Audiophile DAC and Pre-amplifier

Prism Sound CALLIA USB Audiophile DAC and Pre-amplifier ($2750.00)

Specifications

USB INPUTS

Interface protocol: USB Audio Device Class 2.0 (UAC2)
Audio formats supported: PCM audio of up to 32 bit word length at sampling rates of 44k1, 48k, 88k2, 96k, 176k4, 192k, 352k8, 384k and DSD64, DSD128 in DoP frame
S/PDIF INPUTS
Interface formats: S/PDIF (RCA and TOSLINK); RCA also accepts AES3-ID
Audio formats: PCM audio of up to 24 bit word length at sampling rates of 44k1, 48k, 88k2, 96k, 176k4, 192k and DSD64 in DoP frame
Channel Status: ignore
ANALOGUE LINE OUTPUTS
Configuration: Fully-balanced analog signal path to electronically-balanced XLRs, RCAs pseudo-balanced
Output amplitude: XLR: 0dBFS=14dBu; RCA: 0dBFS=2Vrms
Output impedance: 50Ω (both balanced and unbalanced outputs)
Unbalanced mode: Automatic, with bootstrapping level compensation
Total harmonic distortion: -107dB (0.00045%, -0.1dBFS)
THD+N: -106dB (0.00050%, -0.1dBFS)
Dynamic range: 115dB (-60dBFS)
Gain accuracy: ±0.05dB
LF roll-off: -0.05dB at 8Hz, -3dB at <1Hz
HF roll-off:
fs = 44.1kHz: -0.05dB at 21.4kHz; -3dB at 22.0kHz
fs = 48kHz: -0.05dB at 23.2kHz; -3dB at 23.9kHz
fs = 96kHz: -0.05dB at 32.0kHz; -3dB at 47.8kHz
fs >= 192kHz, incl. DSD64/128: -0.05dB at 32.0kHz; -3dB at 76kHz
Output balance: >50dB
Inter-channel cross-talk: 1kHz: <-135dB; 20Hz..20kHz: <-120dB
Inter-channel phase:
10Hz..5kHz: ±0.4°,
5kHz..20kHz: ±0.25°,
20kHz..50kHz: ±0.5°,
SOFTWARE SUPPORT
Mac OS Support: OS X 10.5 or later, Intel platform
Windows OS Support: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10 or later, 32 or 64 bit
Mac OS X audio driver: Callia is a Core Audio compliant device
Windows audio driver: ASIO and WDM device drivers supplied
HEADPHONE OUTPUT
Output amplitude: 0dBFS=18.0dBu (HiZ), 14.45dBu (MedZ), 8.45dBu (LoZ)
measured at top (maximum setting) of potentiometer Output impedance: 4R
Total harmonic distortion: -104dB (0.00045%, -0.1dBFS)
THD+n: -103dB (0.00050%, -0.1dBFS)
Dynamic range: 113dB (-60dBFS)
Gain accuracy: ±0.05dB at top of potentiometer
LF roll-off: -0.05dB at 6Hz; -3dB at 1.45Hz HF roll-off:
fs=44.1kHz: -0.05dB at 20.3kHz; -3dB at 22.0kHz
fs=48kHz: -0.05dB at 21.1kHz; -3dB at 23.9kHz
fs=96kHz: -0.05dB at 27.0kHz, -3dB at 47.8kHz
fs=>=192kHz, including DSD64, DSD128:
-0.05dB at 27.0kHz, -3dB at 71.0kHz
Inter-channel cross-talk: 1kHz: <-120dB; 20Hz..20kHz: <-105dB
Inter-channel phase: 10Hz..5kHz: ±0.1º, 5kHz..20kHz: ±0.25º, 20kHz..50kHz: ±0.5º
PHYSICAL
Dimensions: Table-top (including feet): 285 x 242 x 50mm
Weight: 2.1kg
Mains voltage: 90VAC - 250VAC, 50 - 60Hz
Power consumption: 15W
Fuse rating: 0.5A(T), 20mm, glass
Operation ambient conditions: 0 to 35°C, 85% maximum relative humidity
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Prism Sound USB Memory Stick: With firmware loader software & Windows drivers
IEC mains lead: x 1
USB lead: (type A to B) x 1

the coolest (tactical?) USB Memory Stick, ever

COMMENTS
BradleyP's picture

I'm thinking of two killer DAC/pre/head amps for a few hundred less that this one needs to compete with. The buzz is that it does, but I'm sure we will see! I hope this one is evaluated driving both headphones, active monitors, and even the new Leben integrated.

MicKo's picture

Sad, very sad!

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