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Parasound Zdac V2 Digital to Analog Converter
Product ID: ZdacV2
Manufacturer: Parasound
Product UPC Code: : 791084050451
Parasound Zdac V2 Digital to Analog Converter
List Price: $549.00
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The new Zdac v.2 builds on the Zdac's acclaimed sound quality plus important new features. The Zdac v.2 sounds natural and less "digital" than more expensive DACs thanks to our asynchronous sample rate converter. A precise re-clocking system eliminates bitstream-contaminating jitter that's picked up along the digital signal chain. Unlike many other DACs, the Zdac v.2 eliminates jitter on all of its inputs (not only the USB input).

New Features for the Version 2

  • Analog volume control for RCA and XLR outputs
  • Separate volume control for the headphone Jacks
  • Digital audio connection to Lighting jack equipped Apple® devices (USB adapter required)
  • Updated headphone amp with increased gain
  • 1/4" and 1/8" 24k gold plated headphone jacks
  • 12V input and output triggers
  • Volume control lock out switch
  • Black finish now available w/o rack mount holes


  • Premium Analog Devices AD1853 24-bit/192 kHz Digital to Analog Converter IC
  • All inputs feature jitter reduction and are re-clocked and up-sampled to 422 kHz / 24 bit
  • USB input for playing music from PC or Mac (driver-less for easy setup)
  • Asynchronous sample rate conversion for all inputs including the USB input
  • Works with any format file on your computer up to 96 kHz / 24 bit
  • Works in variable volume mode in Windows® for connecting direct to a power amp (no preamp needed)
  • Optical and Coaxial digital inputs for use with any standard digital connection
  • RCA unbalanced and XLR balanced analog outputs
  • High current headphone output with volume control can drive any headphones from 32 to 600 ohms
  • Oversized internal toroid power transformer (not a wall wart like many competitors)
  • Will always power back up to the same input in the event of an AC power outage
  • Available in Silver or Black (Rack mount option available for Black units)
  • Supports Incoming Digital Word Lengths:
             16 bit - 24 bit

            Supports Incoming Digital Sampling Frequencies:
               Opt & Coax: 8 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 16 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz.
               USB: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz

            Upsampling Frequency:
             422 kHz / 24 bit (all inputs)

            USB Streaming Controller:
             Texas Instruments TAS1020B

            Sample Rate Converter:
             Analog Devices AD1895

            D to A Converter:
             Analog Devices AD1853

            Headphone Amplifier:
             Texas Instruments TPA6120

            Frequency Response:
             20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB

            Channel Balance:
             < 0.05 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz

            Channel Separation:
             > 95 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz

            Signal to Noise Ratio:
             110 dB, A-weighted

            THD + Noise:
             < 0.015 %

            Audio Output Level, RMS (maximum):
             Unbalanced Variable: 2.4 V
             Balanced Variable: 4.8 V
             Unbalanced Fixed: 2.2 V
             Balanced Fixed: 4.4 V

            Output Impedance:
            
             Line out: 160 ohms, unbalanced or balanced
             Headphone out: 10 ohms

            AC Power Requirement:
             110-130 VAC 60 Hz or
             220-240 VAC 50 Hz (voltage is selected on the chassis bottom)
             Operating: 10 watts
             Standby: < 1 watt

            Dimensions:
            Width: 8.5" (220 mm)
             Depth: 10" (254 mm)
             Height: 2" (51 mm) with feet, 1.75" (45 mm) without feet

            Weight:
             Net: 5 lbs (2.3kg)
             Shipping: 8 lbs (3.7kg)
     
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