Primare DAC 30 24bit/192khz Stereo DAC

The Primare DAC 30 is a fully balanced high performance 24bit /192kHz stereo DAC designed to render the best possible audio quality from computer-based high resolution music files. 

Equipped with a wide array of inputs including asynchronous USB-B, stereo balanced AES EBU and three pairs of S/PDIF coaxial and TOSLINK connectors, the DAC30 uses the processing engine of the celebrated Primare BD32 universal player to convert and convey very low distortion analogue signals to a high quality music system via a pair of balanced XLR and single-ended RCA outputs. There is also a S/PDIF digital output. 

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The DAC30 is housed in an alloy heavy gauge steel chassis, which provides strength, rigidity, and screening, while being effective at damping vibrations from external sources.

According to Primare’s design principles, power to different parts of the DAC30 is custom-regulated for low noise and optimum performance. The PSU is entirely linear, and comprises an excellent R-core transformer with separate windings for analogue and digital power supply circuits, which are placed on different PCBs located on opposite sides
of the player. 

For reliable 24/192 operation, Primare has chosen XMOS because it offers an integrated communication hub hosting the MCU. XMOS and Primare’s developers in Sweden, have collaborated to optimise XMOS firmware for better performance from Primare’s XMOS application. 


- Crystal CS 4398 24/192 Stereo DAC Advanced multi-bit Delta-Sigma architecture (BD32) 
- SRC 4392 2 channel high performance asynchronous sample rate converter with a digital interface receiver 
- Fully balanced analogue output stage (BD32) 
- OPA 2134 High Performing Audio Operational Amplifiers. 
- 3 Analogue power supplies 
- 4 Digital power supplies 
- 1 Standby power supply 
- 4 layer print to the best possible signal to noise.
- An audiophile relay controlled MUTE circuit 
- Fully Linear PLS (R-Core) 
- Signal to Noise 120dB 
- Outputs: 1 pair XLR and 1 pair RCA (both 4,3V) 
- Inputs: 1x asynchronous USB-B, 1x AES/EBU, 3x Optical, 3x Coax S/PDIF 
- XMOS 24/192 USB 2.0 and MCU (MCU only in this design). 
- Input selection, DIM, ON/OF


- Analogue outputs: 1 pair Stereo XLR and 1 pair RCA both 4,3Vrms 
- Digital outputs: 1 x SPDIF (RCA) 
- Inputs: USB-B, 3 x SPDIF (RCA) 3 x optical (TOS-link), 1x AES/EBU (XLR) 
- D/A converter: Crystal DSD DAC CS4398 
- Output impedance: RCA 100Ohm; XLR 110Ohm 
- Power consumption: Standby 0,5W, Idle 50W, Operation 60W 
- Dimensions: 430 x 370 x 95 mm 
- Weight: 8.5kg 
- Colour options: Black or Titanium


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