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

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  • Brand: Sonnet
  • Product Code: Morpheus MK-II Black

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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 Watts
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 RMS
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