Synthesis, "Roma" 69DC Tube DAC - INCREDIBLY Rare in the US
The Synthesis, Roma 69DC is a full feature DAC, designed to complement the Synthesis ROMA series of electronics, but well specified and designed enough to be at home in any premium listening environment. With its tube output stage it has a sweetness and musicality that other DACs may often struggle to achieve.
The Roma 69DC is built around a Asahi Kasei AK4495S DAC chip and features a dual-mono tube output, with a single ECC88 valve per-channel. This compination achieves a very low output impedance and an extremely large bandwidth. There is also an additional headphone output for personal listening. Here there is a dedicated high-fidelity driver for an incredibly natural sound performance that perfectly mirrors that achieved on the standard fixed outputs that connect to an amplifier.
The Roma 69DC is designed to become your digital hub, with two optical, two coaxial and a USB Type B (for PCM and DSD playback) input, all capable of handling high resolution digital data streams.
To back up this impressive technical ability, the Roma 69DC has an oversized shielded power transformer to reduce interference and noise, giving you a clean and clear sound for the best possible listening experience. An array high grade metalized polypropylene capacitors are also used to control the audio signal circuits. Everything in this unit are then run by a multi-stage fully regulated power supply to make this fabulous unit as reliable and consistent as possible.
The Roma 69DC is designed solely to get the best from your digital music. It will give you a fantastic sound stage and beautiful sound reproduction for years to come.
- Premium stand-alone DAC
- ECC88 tube per-channel
- Asahi Kasei AK4495S DAC chip
- Digital input for USB, Optical and Coaxial sources
- Functions as a complete digital hub
- Dedicated headphone amplifier built-in
- High-Quality finish and components
1 USB “B” type Windows/Mac/iOs/Android
2 Toslink Optical
2 S/PDIF Coaxial
24 bit 192KHz (OPT and COAX)
32 bit 384KHz (USB)
DSD fup to 5,6MHz (USB)
OUTPUT STAGE (EACH CHANNEL)
1 x 6922/ECC88
> 16ohm, high fidelity driver
HEADPHONE POWER OUT
> 90mW (600ohm)
> 300mW (32ohm)
from 20Hz to 20KHz 0dB
> 95dB, A weighted
1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, USB 2.0 port
So this is an incredibly rare piece that was custom ordered and wired specifically for the US market's power requirements. Let me say this, I am a DAC aficionado and have run through some pretty exclusive brands like Canor, Line Magnetic, Metrum, Audio Mirror & BorderPatrol and with all confidence I can say this unit performs on par (and more satisfyingly) than most all of the above mentioned brands. Its been noted that Synthesis is coming to the US soon so you will undoubtedly see and hear more about this brand and its Roma DAC. Please know this is a current model and it sells overseas for almost $2700 USD.
Demos are always encouraged her at the Lawrence shop or purchase with confidence here on our site.
Synthesis, Roma 69DC Tube DAC: $1299 + tax where applicable