ADVANCE DX 1 DAC - demo spar kr. 2.000,-
Why some of our products are now under Advance Paris brand ?
Our aim was to offer to the worldwide music lovers a higher quality level,, so we decided to launch Advance Paris brand, the outcome of 20 years of experience in the quality audio reproduction. Advance Paris brand was exclusively dedicated to our « High End products».
Since now two years, the first premium products that were launched are the mono amplifier X-A1200, the CD player with valves X-Cd1000 and an integrated amplifier X-i1000.
For the 20 years of Advance Acoustic brand, we are proud to present you our new Smart serie, which incorporates our new Advance Paris trademark.
The Smart range is composed of an integrated amplifier AX1, a stereo power amplifier BX1, a DAC/Preamp DX1 and one preamplifier PX1. Will follow a streamer SX1,a mono power amplifier BX2 and a CD drive MX1.
Really elegant Serie by its design, the Smart Line is technically and acoustically at the cutting edge of the best products we can find at this day.this one was developped for really demanding audiophile people that don’t want to do any compromise.
The Smart serie is marketed under Advance Paris brand, our premium trademark.A compact serie of products, not mini, not micro.
The reason is simple. The quality of Hifi products depends largely of their power supply quality and used components. A qualitative power supply needs transformers with right size. An efficient power amp circuit integrates power transitors generating high temperatures.So an adequate ventilation is required as a minimum volume. So a product miniaturization is not possible, except using technologies or amp classes that we do not endorse.
The DX1 is more than an exceptional DAC that is able to drive PCM signals till 768 kHz and the DSD 2.8,5.6 and 11.2, and thanks to its settings it becomes a preamplifier/DAC and an excellent headphones amplifier.
The DX1 is a component of the Smart Line serie,so nice with its methacrylate front panel and ergonomically designed. A standby on/off and a rotary encoder are sufficient to control everything ! When switching on the device, the standby buton is red lighted. Switching on the standby button, it becomes white lighted, so ready !The rotary encoder is ringed by a white LED.This unic command allows to select numerous digital inputs : six optical S/PDIF ,3 coax as 1 BNC, 1 AES with XLR, 2 USB ( one USB A to be connected on an Appl device as iPhone, iPod, iPad or others products made for iPod, and one USB B to be connected to a computer) and even a BT aptX input with our amazing plug connector ( optional ) X-FTB01, pure digital !
The menu allows to use the DX1 as a pure DAC with a direct fixed level output or to activate the variable volume, so using the DX1 as a Preamplifier/DAC. This encoder enables an access to the stereo line outputs volume control (Cinch but also in balanced on XLR), but also for headphones output adjustment (two), on 3.5mm stereo jack plugs.The DX1 meets the current energy standards, but allows also the possibility to release the APD function (Automatic Power Down) that activates, by default, the standby mode of the DAC after around 30 minutes without any signal.Each action on the parameters is shown on the display.We can’t do better on ergonomics!
The PCM signal is processed till 768 kHz under 32 bits, and the DX1 also accepts the DSD from 64 (2.8 MHz) to 256 ( 11.2 MHz) !
The inside design is made with last generation components for supply regulations and the famous AKM 4490 for conversion.Premium converter, this DAC provides the Velvet sound concept. The Velvet sound concept refresh sound quality as from pure technical measures combined to listening tests.The synchronisation is made by a very modern and really precise circuit, instead of a quartz crystal, now obsolete.
The result matches the expectations of the most demanding audiophiles people, with low frequencies strengh and without heaviness, medium frequencies ensuring a real presence for voices and a high level of clarity, and finally, accurate and balanced treble forcing admiration. Dynamic range, transparency and spatialization are there !
Available in white or in black.
At this level of price, our DX1 is now recognized as a reference.