Sonnet Digital Audio Morpheus MK-II Balanced NOS DAC (Black)


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SKU: Morpheus MK-II Black
Brand: Sonnet


Pure & Simple Digital to Analog conversion with
Volume control

What more can you do after launching one of the best DACs available
today?  The idea of having a decent volume control to prevent an analog
Pre-Amplifier could improve performance dramatically. However, we also know
that the way of introducing such device in the signal chain can also have a
negative effect. Experiments were made and as result the best sound was coming
directly from our new fully balanced dac modules.  Especially in case of
R2R ladder DACs it is quite easy to change the output voltage of the DAC by
changing its reference voltage. The SDA-2, a new generation DAC module was
designed to get the best regulation possible. The result of this process is an
extremely high linearity, right down to -140 dB, which gives our products a
realistic 24-bit dynamic range.  It is musical, honors the
Non-oversampling principle and simultaneously incorporating the technological
progress that has been made over the years.

Digital to Analog Conversion with lossless volume control.
The Sonnet range will give you more weight, body, tonal richness, and a more
natural sense of the space of the recording. Or to put it more plainly, it
fleshes out your music more! This new range does a wonderful job of presenting
even the most complex music in a natural and inviting manner with every last
ounce of nuance intact. There’s no artificial sounding edge, no sense of a flat
cutout image, basically none of digital’s nastier stuff. In some cases, this
can also come with a somewhat dark and muddy sound but that is absolutely not
the case with the new Sonnet range. It allows you to hear deep into the
recording and the recording’s quality. This is somewhat of a good news/bad news
proposition in that you’ll really hear what’s there.

Morpheus MK-II is born.

In the past two years, the Morpheus has become a huge
success. In addition to its use as a normal dac, the Morpheus has also been
widely used as a digital preamplifier. Until now, its use was limited to a
series of solid-state power amplifiers. However, the MK-II version is now
equipped with an additional -10dB attenuator that allows the Morpheus to be
combined as a digital preamplifier with highly sensitive tube designs. By means
of jumper settings the output voltage can easily be reduced from 2V RCA and 4V
XLR to respectively 0.7V RCA and 1.33Volt RMS which in practice comes down to
-10dB. The MK-II version of the Morpheus is now available from stock!

Morpheus MK-II

Balanced Non oversampling DAC

Two SDA-2 dac modules per channel in differential mode

Power supply 15VA  110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz. Power required max 8

Input 1x optical, 1x coaxial and 1x  AES/EBU and USB

Output 1x stereo pair single ended  2 Volts RMS. In -10dB mode 0.66 Volts

Output 1x stereo pair XLR balanced 4 Volts RMS In -10dB mode 1.33 Volts RMS

Frequency Response 44.1 kHz sampling 1Hz – 20 khz -1dB

Frequency Response 192 kHz sampling 1Hz – 65 kHz – 3dB  and 384kHz (USB)

Distortion 0.004% THD

Channel separation 120dB

Noise Floor -155 dB related to 2 Volt RMS

Output impedance RCA 100 Ohm, XLR 100 Ohm

Sampling rate Optical 44.1 – 96 kHz

Sampling rate Coax and AES/EBU: 44.1 -192 kHz
Sampling rate USB 44.1 – 384kHz (windows)

Aluminum six button remote control included.

Dimensions 290 x 250 x 60 mm

Weight 3.2KG

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs
Accessory Add-On

I2S Module, MQA Module


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