Awarded 2nd best buy of the year for two years in a row in Stereo Sound Magazine!
builds on the innovative legacy of our highly successful Odéon-lite, the first DAC to virtually
recreate 24 bits of data out of 16 bits recordings, while at the same time taking it to the next level as it upsamples
the input frequency by up to 4 times.
For the last couple of years, many audiophiles have been sitting on the fence waiting for the next high-end
audio format to become prominent. With the availability of 24bits/96KHz on DVD Audio, proposed 192KHz sampling rates
and SACD, it is difficult to say what will prevail even though DVD is very well established.
The Odéon-Ag is the pie in the sky that the fence sitters have been waiting for. Not only will it
convert any digital audio PCM format at sampling rates up to 192KHz, but it is also upgradable to support SACD
when the digital data becomes available outside the transports. The very affordable re-clocker board
addon option further improves performance by removing interconnect cable jitter and up-sampling the input source internally to 188.2 or 192KHz.
Silver SeriesFeaturing our famous Solid-TubeTM output stages, Quad truly separated power supplies and innovative digital processing, the Odéon-Ag will not only deliver the finest performance from high-resolution audio sources but it will also bring your current CD collection to a new and incredible level of detail and sound stage as it upgrades them to 24 bits / 176KHz resolution. Most listeners simply have not heard their CD collection until they hear it through our Odéon-Ag DAC. It's new innovative digital filter which guarantees a zero phase shift at 20KHz combined with two new separated power supplies for Left and Right channels, allow the Odéon-Ag to presents music on a wider and bigger sound stage than ever before.
♦ Remote Controllable
♦ BNC, XLR AES/EBU and Toslink
♦ gold-plated RCA outputs
♦ 32K to 192KHz lock
♦ High-quality motorized Volume
♦ Quad power supplies
♦ Over-sized supply capacitors
♦ Reclocker board upgrade
♦ Network upgrade board
No preamp requiredBecause of its high quality passive motorized volume control, the Odéon-Ag is perfect for use as a stand alone DAC with or without the use of a preamplifier. It's analog output is strong enough to drive directly most amplifier / speaker combination thus can be connected directly to power amplifier blocks.