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PS AUDIO - DIGITAL LINK III DAC

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Price:
$399.00
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APSDL3
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5.00 LBS
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Product Description

An All-Out Assault on Digital-to-Analog Converters 


The perfect DAC to help you get started playing all your digital music files. Not only is the PS Audio Digital Link III a great sounding DAC (one we sold hundreds of at the orginal price), at only $499, now is the time to make the plunge! 

Upgrade any transport or CD/DVD player with a digital output! PS Audio’s Digital Link III is an excellent outboard DAC, designed to be the cornerstone for all modern digital music. 

Warm, open and spacious! These are words not typically associated with digital audio, yet PS Audio’s new Digital Link III helps any digitally disc sound warm, open and spacious. We were really impressed at first listen! The Digital Link III is one of the warmest digital devices we’ve ever heard, with a true “analog-like,” musical presentation.

PS Audio was the first company in the world to demonstrate a working stand-alone DAC to the high-end audio community. This was over 21 years ago, right at the beginning of the introduction of the CD. Their first Digital Link was heralded as a landmark product in its day.

And now… the Digital Link III. While everyone is talking about High Def this and High Def that, the truth is a huge percentage of our customers still have huge CD collections! The Digital Link III is a killer DAC featuring the latest balanced D to A converter, the TI PCM1798DB at its heart. This stunning new generation of 192kHz processors from Texas Instruments (formerly Burr Brown) features 24-Bit resolution, 123dB dynamic performance, and its rated THD is just 0.0005%. Not only that, but it comes with differential outputs and an 8 times over-sampling filter.

The receiver in a DAC is one of the most important critical components. It takes the serial data stream (everything in one straight line of data) and converts it to a parallel stream and separates out the clock. This function is the first place a DAC can make or break the way it performs, and this new DAC uses the hottest new receiver on the market, the 192kHz Crystal CS8416 with its extremely low-jitter performance (around 50 ps after the signal gets re-clocked later in the process).

FET discrete analog output stage: the gain stage itself which boosts the output of the DAC to the standard line level output required to play music. For this challenge, PS Engineers stayed away from op-amps yet again, and built a 100% Class A discrete FET based output stage. This high-end stage uses sweet sounding FETs at the input and low noise powerful bipolar transistors for the gain and output stage. Everything is direct coupled between the DAC output and the Digital Link III output so bass is stunning in its power and impact.

Power supply: You know PS Audio and Power! Everything they do to help every product be the best in the world would be for naught if we had a small power supply. Bottom line… if you want high-end performance you need a high-end power supply. Inside the Digital Link III is a huge transformer, coupled to many thousands of microfarads of capacitance, Linear Technologies regulators and high speed, low noise diodes. PS Audio has taken every effort to make the Digital Link III as good as it gets.

In the 21 years PS Audio has been making DACs, the Digital Link III is the sweetest, warmest, most natural and musical DAC they have ever built. Regardless of what you have for a transport, from an affordable CD player with an optical output, computer, to any high end transport on the market, adding the Digital Link III to your system will change everything for the better.

Let’s face it: CDs are going to be here for some time. Look at your own collection. How many CDs do you have and wouldn’t it be great to pull warm, lush, wonderful audio out of them for many years to come? You bet it would! And, at the Digital Link III’s low price tag, how can you go wrong? 100% Music Direct Money Back Guarantee!


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