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Prism Sound DA-2

Prism DA-2 - DA Converter

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  • Prism DA-2 - DA Converter
  • Prism DA-2 - DA Converter
£5,450.00 ex VAT £6,540.00 inc VAT

UK List Price: £5,450.00 ex VAT

UK List Price: £6,540.00 inc VAT

Availability: Usually 1-3 working days

DA Converter

The Dream DA-2 is the definitive music D/A converter, providing the most accurate rendition of an audio event whether it be early music, classical, jazz, big band, a club mix or hard rock. The DA-2 conversion system provides an audio stream of such exceptional quality that will be relied upon for years to come as the definitive source for productions on CD, DVD, Super Audio CD or other formats as they become available.

The Prism Sound DA-2, 96kHz, 24-bit D/A converter provides ultimate-quality monitoring of digital audio signals. Its exceptional linearity and rock-steady clock generation and recovery ensure the highest conversion precision available for recording and mastering applications.

The DA-2 combines truly state-of-the-art audio performance with the advanced features needed by the professional to provide the most revealing, most transparent and most flexible digital to analog conversion unit available.

Of particular importance is the ability of the DA-2 to avoid the unpleasant effects of jitter: The exceptionally stable PLL has high jitter-attenuation, and the DA-2's digital outputs can provide a de-jittered digital feed-through for reliable digital transfers. The DA-2 also has a unique 'master clock' mode in which the effects of incoming clock jitter are eliminated completely.

The DA-2 will interface easily with other digital audio equipment; it features both high-speed and two-wire interfacing options at input and output for 88.2kHz and 96kHz rates.

The DA-2 analogue output offers simplicity and high performance with its fully-floating, electronically balanced format with precision attenuators offering an operating range that covers both professional and consumer voltage levels.

Compatible with all wordlengths from 16 to 24 bits

The DA-2 is fully compatible with recordings made at any wordlength up to 24-bits, with or without noise shaping. No adjustment is needed for sources driving only 16 bits on the interface.

Monitor the new high-rate (e.g. 96kHz) digital interface formats
The DA-2 provides support for both two-wire and double-speed AES variants now in use for higher-rate recording projects (typically 96kHz 24-bit).

Use the DA-2 as the basis of a studio monitoring system
The 7-way input selector and feed-through output (for example: driving a digital PPM) of the DA-2 can be used as the heart of your digital audio monitoring system.

Easy transfer between tape and disk
The DA-2 can act as a format converter and jitter attenuator using its array of input formats and its digital outputs. For example, it can convert between AES3 and SDIF-2 or from TOSLINK optical to AES3. It can also convert from double speed AES (typically 96kHz) to the two-wire interface format.

Use the DA-2 as your studio clock reference
The DA-2 can operate in Master Clock mode where the D/A converter timing is generated internally from a precision reference, by-passing the synchronizing PLL system altogether. If your external equipment supports it, you can use the DA-2 in this mode for the ultimate in D/A conversion quality.

D/A converter specifications

  • Full Scale Input signal level +5dBu to +28dBu in steps of 1dB and 0.05dB
  • Output impedance
    Differential: 47 Ohm
    Single-ended: 24 Ohm
  • Common mode voltage range 70V
  • Dynamic range >111dB unweighted RMS
  • High-level THD+N < -104dB unweighted RMS
  • Intermodulation distortion < -90dB
  • Spurious aharmonics < -125dBFS
  • Crosstalk < -100dB 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Level dependent linearity <
  • Sample Rates 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz ±0.15%
  • Non-standard ranges:  30-50kHz, 60-100kHz


  • Attenuation slope 80dB/decade
  • Corner frequency approx. 80Hz
  • Attenuation above 500Hz greater than 60dB
  • Intrinsic less than 18 picoseconds RMS

Digital Inputs

  • DI1
    AES/EBU 110 Ohm
    supports higher-rate sampling (HRS: e.g. 96kHz) at double speed
  • DI2 & 3 AES/EBU 110 Ohm These inputs support HRS at double speed and in two-wire format
  • DI4 TOSLINK Optical S/PDIF high and low rates
  • DI5 RCA/Phono S/PDIF high and low rates
  • DI6 & 7 BNC L & BNC R - AES3-id 75 Ohm

Both support HRS double speed or two-wire and SDIF-2 at high and low rates.

Digital Outputs

  • DO1 & 2  AES/EBU 110 Ohm
    Both support HRS (e.g. 96kHz) double speed or two-wire
  • BNC L and BNC R SDIF-2 high and low rates
  • TOSLINK Optical S/PDIF high and low rates
  • RCA/Phono S/PDIF high and low rates


  • Height 1 rack unit (44mm)
  • Width  19-inch rack (438mm)
  • Depth 10.25 inches (260mm)
  • Weight 8.8lb (4kg)


  • Voltage External selector for: 90-110V, 110-30V, 190-220V, 220-260V
  • Consumption  30W

TOSLINK is a trademark of the Toshiba Corporation

Specifications subject to amendment.

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