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NorthStar Impulso DAC 32bit 384 DSD
NorthStar Impulso DAC 32bit 384 DSD

Details 

This new DAC reproduces native DSD 2,8 and 5,6 Mbit/sec (also 3.072 and 6,144) and PCM until 384/32 on USB.

No driver need for MAC. Driver available for Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

The Impulso is equipped with the DAC flagship ESS Sabre ES9016S that runs until 384kHz-32 bit. Digital filters are selectable from setup for PCM (high, low slope) and DSD. Phase selectable 0-180 degree.

This DAC achieves a very low jitter performances with PLL. The THD is very low 0,0003%. Analog output is available on unbalanced and balanced connectors with true balanced circuit. Digital input on coax, toslink, USB2.0 With this new USB input it is also possible to have a future upgrade/update of the firmware inside the USB port. Top cover finish in silver. And now the sound. In a word it's fantastic, natural and detailed. The ESS DAC is really a miracle. In particular the DSD files are more natural than PCM but both are at the maximum level. Also a normal 44.1/16 sounds fantastic.


NSD Face Plate:
List Price: £1,090.00
Price: £790.00

Northstar Supremo DAC 32 x 384 DSD
Northstar Supremo DAC 32 x 384 DSD

Details 

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DAC Chip:ESS ES9018 USB Input Digital Isolator: Texas ISO7640 I/V Conversion Op Amp: Discrete Components Low Pass Filter Op Amp: Discrete Components Power Transformer: 2 Toroidal Transformers(Metal-shielded) DYNAMIC RANGE 132 dB distortion:0,00010% WBT NEXT GEN RCA CONNECTOR SEPARATE TORODIAL TRANSFORMER FOR ANALOG AND DIGITAL POWER SUPPLY. ORGANIC POLYMER CAPACITORS ON ANALOGUE STAGE. SIELD TOROIDAL TRANSFORMER. OFH CABLE HOOKUP NEUTRIK GOLD PLATE XLR CONNECTOR

SEPARATE LOW NOISE POWER SUPPLY FOR USB PORT HIGH PRECISION FILM RESISTOR AND CAPACITORS ON ANALOGUE STAGE DIGITAL FILTER SELECTABLE FROM SET UP FOR PCM AND DSD REPRODUCTION ABSOLUTE PHASE SELECTABLE FROM SETUP

DRIVERS NOT NECESSARY ON APPLE Osx AND LINUX

FEATURES -Asynchronous USB Hi-Speed Audio 2.0 compliant optically coupled with Texas ISO7640 -Native DSD 2.8 – 5.6 Mbit/s (and also 3.072 & 6,144) and PCM 384 kHz – 32 bit on USB -Driver not necessary on Apple OSx and Linux -ASIO driver for DSD reproduction on Windows XP/Vista/7/8. -ESS Sabre flagship ES9018 DAC chip that runs until 384kHz-32 bit in double balanced configuration

-Advanced I2S port supports PCM until 384-32 and native DSD -Separated toroidal transformers for analog and digital section -Analog output is available on unbalanced and balanced connectors with true balanced circuit.

-High precision film resistors and capacitors on analog stage -Separate analog ground plane for each channel section with star connection -Integrated components analog stage with flagship OPA1611

-Coaxial digital input coupled with pulse trasnformer -AES/EBU digital input -DPLL ON-DAC for maximum jitter reduction -Digital filter selectable from setup for PCM (high, low slope) and DSD reproduction -Phase selectable 0-180 degree from setup -The THD is very low 0,0001%. -Separated low noise power supply for USB port -USB firmware update/upgrade from PC -The sound is fantastic, natural and detailed. The ESS DAC is really a miracle. In particular the DSD files are more natural than PCM but both are at the maximum level. Also a normal 44.1/16 sounds fantastic. SPECS -Digital input frequency: 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz up to 32 bit native DSD x64 – x128 (352.8-384 kHz and native DSD ony on USB) -Dynamic range: 132 dB -Distortion: 0.00015% 0 dB (balanced output) -Digital input: 4 S/PDIF (2 RCA coax, 2 Toslink), 1 XLR AES/EBU, 1 USB2.0, 1 I2S RJ45 -Analog output unbalanced: 1 pair per channel on RCA connectors -Analog out balance: 1 pair per channel on XLR connectors -Mains voltage/consumption: 230/115 50/60Hz 10W – Stand-by 0.5W

-Demensions / Weight: 17in (W) x 7.5 in (D) x 2.7 in (H) – 11.5 lb

NSD Face Plate:
List Price: £2,290.00
Price: £1,900.00

Impulso DAC -satin black ex-demo
Impulso DAC -satin black ex-demo

Details 

ex-demo

Mint condition

SRP £1090.00

Sell for £599.99

UK shipping by courier £10

Image of actual product for sale

List Price: £1,090.00
Price: £599.99

Northstar Fluxio DAC/Pre
Northstar Fluxio DAC/Pre

Details 

Satin Black, ex-review, mint condition box. image is of the actual product for sale

North Star Fluxio, The newest DAC for the highest performances. Precision volume control on balanced analog output, selectable digital filter, very low jitter 192/32 USB input, I2S connection, flexible headphone amplifier, coaxial, optical and balanced digital inputs, high precision fully balanced DC coupled analog stage, configuration setup, aluminum remote control •Precision volume control on balanced analog output •selectable digital filter •very low jitter 192/32 USB input •I2S connection •flexible headphone amplifier •coaxial, optical and balanced digital inputs •high precision fully balanced DC coupled analog stage •configuration setup •aluminum remote control

List Price: £1,690.00
Price: £749.00

Northstar Excelsio DAC 32 x 384 DSD
Northstar Excelsio DAC 32 x 384 DSD

Details 

In stock - satin silver face plate

-Asynchronous USB Hi-Speed Audio 2.0 compliant optically coupled with Texas ISO7640 -Native DSD 2..8 - 5.6 Mbit/s and 384 kHz - 32 bit on USB

-Driver not necessary on Apple OSx and Linux -ASIO driver for DSD reproduction on Windows OS

-DAC ESS Sabre flagship ES9018 in double balanced configuration -Advanced I2S port supports PCM until 384-32 and native DSD -Separated toroidal transformers for analog and digital section

-Balanced and unbalanced analog outputs -High precision film resistors and capacitors on analog stage -Separate analog ground plane for each channel section with star connection -Integrated components analog stage with flagship OPA1611 -Coaxial digital input coupled with pulse transformer -AES/EBU digital input -DPLL ON-DAC for maximum jitter reduction -Digital filter selectable from setup for PCM and DSD reproduction -Absolute phase selectable from setup -Separated low noise power supply for USB port -USB firmware update/upgrade from PC

SPECS Digital input frequency: 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz up to 32 bit native DSD x64 - x128 (352.8-384 kHz and native DSD ony on USB) Dynamic range: 130dB Distortion: 0.00015% 0 dB (balanced output) Digital input: 4 S/PDIF (2 RCA coax, 2 Toslink), 1 XLR AES/EBU, 1 USB2.0, 1 I2S RJ45 Analog output unbalanced: 1 pair per channel on RCA connectors Analog out balance: 1 pair per channel on XLR connectors

Mains voltage/consumption: 230/115 50/60Hz 10W - Stand-by 0.5W Dimensions / Weight: 17in (W) x 7.5 in (D) x 2.7 in (H) - 11.5 lb

Sound is superlative!

NSD Face Plate:
List Price: £1,690.00
Price: £1,390.00

Northstar Incanto 24 x 384
Northstar Incanto 24 x 384

Details 

The USB port is the one used in the top DAC (PCM 384/32 - DSD 11,2 Mbit/s) and the headphone amp inside is derived by Supremo analog stage, with discret components. So the top of the performances in digital and analog. This unit have both balanced and unbalanced analog output and it is possible to drive directly a power amplifier. The unit is equipped with a remote control like a preamp.
NSD Face Plate:
List Price: £890.00
Price: £690.00

White Gold I2S cable
White Gold I2S cable
 

Digital Link Especially for North Star Design developed hand-made high-end cable for the I²S connection between our CD-Transport and DAC's by White Gold. The I²S Digital Link is a result of a long and careful R&D and manual work to improve significally the allreaady excellent sound performances of the Northstar's combo.


List Price: £1,400.00
Price: £1,191.49



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Ariand FV34B MKV or Auklet KT88

+North Star Design Impulso or Excelsio

+Triangle speakers - Colour floor standing,
Esprit Titus,
Espirit Comete Espirit Anatal Annivesary Comete (high gloss mahogany)

+ LAT speaker cables and interconnects

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