Exposure Electronics has just announced an upgrade to the 2010S2 DAC, enabling it to handle DSD music files.
The 2010S2 DAC is an affordable digital-to-analogue converter with excellent, engaging musicality and a surprisingly un-digital sound. The new upgraded edition, available now, is able to handle single-rate DSD (DSD x64 or DSD 2.8 mHz) through the USB input, as well as PCM support up to 24 bit / 192 kHz.
There are also three coaxial and two optical inputs, all capable of handling files up to 192 kHz. The former are of the BNC variety, giving a better connection than the usual RCA type.
Further key features include:
- Multiple stages of regulation for SPDIF input receiver, USB input, clock oscillator, DAC and output stage for accurate output.
- Very clean master clock to SPDIF input receiver and USB input to ensure low jitter operation.
- Discrete filter and output stage for optimum performance (no op-amp ICs).
- Digital output can be switched ‘on’ or ‘off’ (and is re-timed) to reduce the jitter level as compared to SPDIF input. This function can also be used to convert USB input to SPDIF output.
- Headphone output.
- Remote control.
Available in either titanium or black, the 2010S2 DSD DAC features all-aluminium casework and Exposure’s trademark sleek, minimalist design.