dCS Launch Silver Series Lina 2.0 DAC / Streamer & Clock
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Today sees the launch of the dCS Silver Series Lina 2.0 DAC / Streamer & Clock. Meticulously hand crafted here in the UK, dCS design the very best steaming DACs in the world enabling us to to get most realistic reproduction of our favourite music on the best HiFi systems we are so lucky to be able to enjoy
The Lina Network DAC 2.0 update brings several new features that are designed to enhance performance, aid ease of use, and give listeners more control over their playback experience
Two new Mapper settings
Lina 2.0 brings two new Mapper settings to the Lina Network DAC. These settings–first introduced in the dCS Vivaldi, Rossini and Bartók ranges–enable the Ring DAC to operate at double speed [5.6 or 6.14MS/s].These additional settings are the result of careful refinement and continuous development. Since releasing the original Mapper [now MAP 2], we have continued to refine our processes and improve jitter performance. We are now able to offer the option of a higher ring rate–a development which, in turn, allows us to move matching noise further out of the audible band–along with other improvements and refinements to our mapping algorithm. Listeners can now choose from double-speed settings or the original dCS Mapper to suit their preference.
DSD 128 Upsampling
A new DSD128 up sampling feature, as seen in the dCS Vivaldi, Rossini and Bartók DACs and Players, allows the Lina Network DAC to convert PCM audio to DSD at a greater speed, pushing noise higher in the frequency range [to somewhere above 40kHz].This, in turn, allows the use of gentler filters. Depending on a listener’s music choice, this can result in improved spatial presentation and a more natural, nuanced sound.
New PCM and DSD Filters
All dCS DACs provide arrange of carefully designed filter options, allowing listeners to select the setting that best suits their music and preferences. The Lina Network DAC launched in 2022 with a choice of two filters, F1 and F2, for ease of use. The 2.0 update brings four new PCM filters, plus an additional DSD filter[F5] with a relaxed roll-off and smoother phase response. This brings the number of filters available with the Lina Network DAC in line with our Rossini and Bartók DACs, and gives listeners even more control over their system’s performance.