THRAX optional Streamer module for DAC One for Ares / Enyo

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Unconventional State of the Art Audio components delivering Never Heard Before reproduced Music Performance


With Analog replay growing in popularity the addition our optional new RIAA module to the input board converts the first RCA input to a Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono stage. This module once in place adds gain and loading settings to the configuration menu. The RIAA board has it’s own dedicated analog power supply making it absolutely independent. Pretty much like a stand alone phono preamplifier but sharing the same case and user interface.

The optional DAC module is a simplified version of our multi-bit R2R module developed for the Maximinus DAC offering similar tonal rendition and lifelike dynamics. It is realised as a separate card allowing upgrades when new technologies become available. 

The DAC’s input board performs digital processing functions such as upsampling, dithering, format conversion and offers four user-selectable filters. It accommodates all current and near future signal types and formats- AES, SPDIF, Toslink, USB, Network and Bluetooth 4.2.

The DAC’s core - has been built around four ladder (r2r) DAC chips and a high-precision clock giving it the unmistakable tone and resolution.

This input module apart from switching the inputs has the ability to apply different filters and upsampling to supply the DACs always with the optimal data rate and format making it the truly universal digital input module. All data is re-clocked to the high precision internal clock generator.

The optional Streamer / Network player board is for streaming - this versatile micro-computer board supports DLNA, Roon, TIDAL (including MQA) and DSD and is upgradable on it’s own. There are separate power supplies to power the digital and analog circuits independent from each other and the power amplifiers.

Like the other 3 add-on modules in Ares or Enyo, this one can be replaced in the future when better converters or newer hardware/software becomes available making the system truly future proof.

So you get a multi-bit DAC, an Up-sampler, a Network player, and an optional MM/MC Phono preamplifier and two mono power amplifiers in a single box. Each designed to work with the other in the most optimal way. Getting rid of cables multiple remotes and boxes scattered across the room. 

The modularity of the system let’s you grow as you need and to keep it current for long time to come.