Bartok Hero V2

BARTÓK APEX DAC

BSD Hero

Bartók APEX DAC Key Features

  • Latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform brings state-of-the-art signal processing and flexibility

  • dCS Ring DAC™ fitted, as used in the dCS Vivaldi digital playback system

  • High-quality streaming from TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer and internet radio via the dCS Mosaic Control app

  • Roon Ready, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and UPnP compatible

  • USB, AES, Dual AES and S/PDIF digital audio inputs
  • Accepts encrypted SACD data from dCS Transports via Dual AES inputs

  • Multi-stage DXD oversampling design with switchable DSD upsampling; user-selectable PCM and DSD filters

  • Auto clocking system improves ease of use and minimises jitter

  • Firmware-upgradeable for future functionality and performance upgrades

Bartók APEX DAC Specifications

Type
Upsampling Network DAC

Colour
Silver or Black

Dimensions
444mm / 17.5” x 430mm / 17.0” x 115mm / 4.6“. Allow extra depth for cable connectors

Weight
16kg / 35.3lbs

Converter Type
dCS proprietary Ring DAC™ topology

Digital Inputs
Ethernet network port on RJ45 connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DFF/DSF format; USB 2.0 interface on B-type connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DoP format; USB On-The-Go interface on A-type connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD128 in DFF/DSF format; 2 x AES/EBU inputs on 3-pin female XLR connectors, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format; 1 x Dual AES pair, accepts 24-bit 88.2 – 384kS/s PCM, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format; 1 x SPDIF on RCA Phono connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM & DSD/64 in DoP format; 1 x SPDIF on BNC connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 192kS/s PCM & DSD/64 in DoP format; 1 x SPDIF optical on TOSLINK connector, accepts 24-bit 44.1 – 96kS/s PCM

Analogue Outputs
1 x pair balanced outputs on 2 x XLR connectors. Output levels: 0.2V, 0.6V, 2V, 6V rms for a full-scale input, set in the menu. Output impedance: 3Ω. Maximum load: 600Ω (10k-100kΩ is recommended); 1 x pair unbalanced outputs on 2 x RCA connectors. Output levels: 0.2V, 0.6V, 2V, 6V rms for a full-scale input, set in the menu. Output impedance: 52Ω. Maximum load: 600Ω (10k-100kΩ is recommended)

Wordclock I/O
2 x Word Clock Inputs on 2 x BNC connectors, accept standard Word Clock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz. The data rate can be the same as the clock rate or an exact multiple of the clock rate. Sensitive to TTL levels; 1 x Word Clock Output on 1x BNC connector. With Sync Mode set to Master, a TTL-compatible Word Clock is output

MQA
Full decoding and rendering of MQA data from the Network and USB2 inputs. Final rendering of unfolded MQA data only from the other inputs

Residual Noise
24-bit data: Better than –113dB0, 20Hz – 20kHz unweighted (6V output setting)

L R Crosstalk
Better than -115dB0, 20Hz – 20kHz

Spurious Responses
Better than -105dB0, 20Hz – 20kHz

Filters
PCM mode: up to 6 filters give different trade-offs between the Nyquist image rejection and the phase response. DSD mode: 4 filters progressively reduce out-of-audio band noise level, plus Filter 5 which has an improved transient response

Conversions
User selectable PCM upsampling to DXD, DSD or DSDx2

Software Updates
Download and update functionality available via dCS Mosaic Control app

Local Control
dCS Mosaic Control app for unit configuration and playback. RS232 interface (controlled by a 3rd party automation system). dCS Universal Remote is available as an optional extra

Power Supply
Factory set to either 100, 115/120, 220 or 230/240V AC 50/60Hz

Power Consumption
25 Watts typical / 50 Watts maximum

2023 Price

£19,000 

bartok apex hero rear trim 1

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