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 Aqua LA VOCE S3 Discrete DAC 

The new S3 | La Voce to the next level.

The La Voce DAC is a modular design, so aqua releases the new D/A conversion module for La Voce S3 with Discrete R2R Ladder DAC architecture.


 ***Jan 2023: please note there is currently ~7 month lead time on La Voce*** 

Upgrading to S3 Discrete

Owners of original La Voce can upgrade to La Voce S3 Discrete DAC. The update for the La Voce units of existing owners consists of the following hardware / firmware modifications:

• FPGA / decoding board cod. P608, high-resolution up to 384kHz PCM and DSD128
• R2R Ladder resistors board cod. P607
• USB board cod. P901 with new firmware
• hardware modification of main board P601
• hardware modification of I2S / USB board P603

Aqua LA VOCE S3 Discrete DAC


    Native Sample Rates Supported
    S/PDIF - AES/EBU :
    24 bit / 192 KHz
    AQlink - I2S serial bus :
    24 bit / 384 Khz
    Asynchronous USB
    (High Speed)
    USB Type B
    Digital Receiver
    PLL (phase locked loop) technology 128 or 256 FS internally selectable
    AQlink (I2S bus)
    CMOS level
    Digital filter
    Proprietary DFD (Direct From Decoder) digital decoding without digital filter
    Oversampling factor
    Digital to analog conversion type
    Multibit sign magnitude R2R ladder (PCM1704-K DAC option)
    Analogue Outputs
    UNBAL 2 RCA Output 2.1V RMS
    BALANCED (asymmetrical output) 2 XLR Output : 4.2V RMS
    Current / voltage conversion (I / V) Resistor passive (I / V)
    Output Impedance
    100 Ω RCA - 200 Ω XLR
    Load Impedance
    10 k Ω (min.)
    Frequency Response
    20Hz to 20kHz +0.5dB/-0.5dB
    THD + N
    <0.1% 1KHz -20dB
    Front Panel
    Power, input selector, Phase Invert switch
    Power Consumption
    100-115V / 220-240V; 50 or 60Hz - 58VA
    ( W x D x H ) 450 x 310 x 100 mm
    7 kg
    Front finish
    Satin Alu Silver or Satin Black
    Case finish
    Grey Nextel powder coated
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