CY-7100 Tube Edition DAC

Ultra Reference Digital to Analogue Converter

Simply the best sound, native DSD and DXD support, ultra precision stereo imaging.

Combines the best of modern and tube technology

The CY-7100 Tube Edition sets a new and very high standard for DAC performance. By combining modern DAC technology with a tube-only, non-feedback analogue stage, the finest musical details are uncovered. Warm, smooth, effortless sound.

There are no semiconductors in the analogue part of this DAC. All processing is done with an innovative 3-stage fully balanced tube processor.

In addition to exceptional sound quality, the CY-7100 Tube Edition has everything you expect from a modern DAC: 32 bits PCM, DoP DSD and a high contrast OLED display. DSD can be played over USB but also over the SPDIF connections using DoP. Now almost any media server can support DSD!

Recommended Retail Price: 2999 USD

This is a custom audio product, the color, final specifications are tailored to your needs.

Features

  • Supports up to 384kHz / 24bit digital audio over USB
  • Support for the ultra-resolution DXD format
  • Selectable digital filters
  • Automatic memory for all settings per sample rate and per input
  • Clear status display
  • IR Remote control
  • Outputs for amplifier and headphone
  • 48 bit calculated in-DAC volume control, retains the finest details
  • Highest sample rate support
  • 5 selectable digital inputs: Dual SPDIF, Dual Optical, USB
  • Precision machined sturdy metal case, no vibrations

Applications & Specifications

Detailed technical specification:

Core DAC specs

  • Supports up to DSD128 (DoP) and PCM 384 kHz in 32 bits
  • Dynamic range: better than 105 dB, non-weighted (32 bit, 20 Hz-20 kHz, -60 dB)
  • Frequency range: 4 Hz to 100 kHz (-3 dB point, @ 384kHz sample rate), 20 Hz to 20 kHz within 0.09dB
  • Total harmonic distortion better than -100dB (1kHz, non-weighted, 0dB-2V RMS, 32 bit)
  • Jitter: jitter from source is eliminated by advanced DSP
  • Component technology:  dual ESS 9018K2M DAC chips, Toroid transformer, PPS Wima capacitors, metal film precision resistors, especially matched tubes, low noise and high voltage stabilized power sources, including tube heaters.
  • Digital filter selection:
    • Standard, sharp slope (like most CD players)
    • Mild slope (avoids ringing, but some aliasing)
    • Minimum Phase (no pre-ringing)

SPDIF input

  • 2 inputs, RCA inch, gold plated, 75 Ohm impedance
  • Supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz sample rate in 16 and 24 bits, DSD-64
  • Dedicated DSP for SPDIF processing, jitter eliminated

OPTICAL input

  • 2 Optical inputs for use with optical (TOSLINK) cable
  • Supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 sample rate in 16 and 24 bit
  • Dedicated DSP for SPDIF processing, jitter eliminated

USB input

  • Supports  USB 2.0 / USB  3.0
  • PCM 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz sample rate in 16, 24 and 32 bit
  • Native DSD64 (2.8Mhz), DSD128 (5.4Mhz) support trough DoP
  • Audio class 2 async mode, compatible with Mac-OS, Linux, Windows driver automatically downloaded.
  • Advanced DSP to process all digital signals to completely remove jitter from the source
  • Galvanic insulation from computer, no ground loop and leak current problems

Various

  • IR remote control
  • Settings memory, memorizes volume, input and filter selection.
  • Cinch unbalanced and XLR balanced audio outputs
  • Separate (3) filter settings for DSD and PCM.
  • Automatic sleep mode when idle for 30 mins to extend tube life, automatic restart when music plays again or a command is send.
  • Environment: relative humidity 10 – 90% non-condensing, temperature limits:  10C– 40C operating, -20C to 80C storage.
  • Net weight: 5kg (DAC only), gross  weight: 6.0kg
  • Dimensions: 430 x 80 x 280 mm (excluding protrusions)
  • Power supply: maximum 50VA, available in 115 VAC and 230 VAC models
  • Power cord, USB cable, user’s manual and remote control included
  • Designed by European engineers

 

At ultra reference quality level, the CY-7100 Tube Edition will take center stage.

Upgrade existing transport: connect using the SPDIF or TOSLINK input and instantly enjoy your music as you never heard before. The digital filter can set to match your personal music taste and existing equipment.

Replace old DAC:  Hybrid technology makes the CY-7100 one of the best sounding DAC's in the world, the difference in sound quality is dramatic.

To ‘up-end’ your existing music server, player: if you own a media player (server) system, you can now enjoy improved quality sound. Simply connect your music system’s digital output to the DAC. Trough DoP, you can playback DSD files directly from most media players.

Works great with Raspberry PI based music players players: the CY-7100 is designed to work great with Raspberry PI based (MPD) music players such as MoOde Player in both PCM and DSD.

To use your computer as high quality music source:  the CY-7100 DAC’s supports up to 384kHz and DSD128 formats, so you have the option to do all digital filter processing inside the computer for superior sound or play the highest resolution files available today.

88.2 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 352.8 kHz (DXD) sample rates are also supported; use a player like the Foobar 2000 to play super resolution files in bit-perfect fidelity.

The CY-7100 supports DoP, so playing DSD music files in Apple MAC-OS is a breeze.