Light Harmonic Introduces DaVinci Dual DAC at CES 2013

Digital-to-analog converters
Light Harmonic  Introduces DaVinci Dual DAC at CES 2013

January 3, 2013 - Light Harmonic, a 2013 Innovations Award honoree, is proud to introduce the DaVinci Dual DAC at CES 2013, Rooms #29-326 and #29-328 of the Venetian. 

Light Harmonic has steadily redefined the state of the art in digital playback since its founding in 2010. Light Harmonic's DaVinci DAC utilizes unique, proprietary design elements to set a new standard of fidelity and musicality in digital music reproduction:

- A 384K/32 Bit Asynchronous USB input which accepts genuine 384K/32 Bit pulse code modulation (PCM) digital audio without artificial up-sampling.

3-L Buffering provides a jitter-free, three-layer elastic buffer between the music source and digital sample conversion, completely decoupling speed fluctuations in the source, and enabling DaVinci to convert music samples using the most accurate core clocks.

- 3X Clocks provides on-the-fly selection of one of three highly precise -166dB phase-error clocks, according to the sample rate of the input file.

However, even DaVinci's amazing performance was capable of being improved-upon: a DAC designed for PCM playback will not offer optimal performance with DSD, nor will a DAC designed for DSD extract the best performance from a PCM source.

The new DaVinci Dual DAC eliminates all constraints in performance by providing completely separate and discrete decoding engines for both formats: one designed and optimized specifically for PCM, one designed and optimized specifically for DSD--hence, the name "Dual DAC".

The new Dual DAC will be demonstrated in a system featuring components from Dan D'Agostino, Wilson Audio, Pass Labs and MIT, with a sneak peek at an exciting new, cutting-edge music server and a trend-setting streamer from Light Harmonic. We invite all media, dealers and distributors to take a look, and a lengthy listen.

The Light Harmonic DaVinci will also be playing in the following rooms at the Venetian:

#29-325, with MIT; #29-126, with Alfred & Partners/Estelon and Vitus Audio; #29-130, with Alluxity by AVM-TEC and Estelon.

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