Gramofone official premiere

Gramofone first showing is scheduled for the upcoming Millionaire Fair in Amsterdam, 8-12 December. Electronics significantly contributed by Audial.

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TDA1541A and Model S USB, part 4: TDA1541A grades and series

Audial DACs are famous for using all quality parts, and not one or two for marketing purposes. Still, is S1 (single crown) really better than plain TDA1541A (or non –A), and is S2 (double crown) then better than S1?

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TDA1541A and Model S USB, part 3: TDA1541A today

It is important to understand that TDA1541(A) wasn’t one simple point in DAC chips history, but the end and crown of its own era, in which DAC chips did not perform any kind of processing.

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TDA1541A and Model S USB, part 2: Simultaneous data mode

In the Model S USB, TDA1541A operates in simultaneous data mode, and this is why Model S USB is practically free of data related jitter artifacts.

Model S USB is the only DAC with TDA1541A operating in simultaneous data mode.

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TDA1541A and Model S USB, part 1: 192 kHz?

Tthe Model S USB uses TDA1541A and it is up to 192 kHz compatible device. It means that it does not downsample, neither inside the DAC nor at PC side, but it just converts any 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz file directly, at its native frequency.

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Model S USB release

Audial range of DACs is now being expanded by the Model S asynchronous USB equivalent, and it retains no-compromise, state-of-the-art topology and solutions of its elder S/PDIF brother.

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Model S USB, on a more specific level (3)

Model S USB in comparison to Model S.

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Model S USB, on a more specific level (2)

More on Model S USB front end.

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Model S USB, on a more specific level

Those technically oriented might simply want to have a look at the overall architecture drawing.

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Recent developments

It was quiet here for some time, so here are some updates.

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