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The heart of your Lina system, our powerful network streaming DAC delivers extraordinary sound from any digital source.
Compatible with all digital audio formats
Supports hi-res streaming from Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Deezer, AirPlay & more
Features our renowned dCS Ring DAC TM and Digital Processing Platform
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The Lina Network DAC is both a continuation and a new beginning. Its design combines renowned dCS technologies with new innovations developed for headphone listeners - resulting in a bold new interpretation of the dCS experience, and a complete reimagining of form and function.
With the Lina Network Streaming DAC, we’ve taken our core playback technologies, including the dCS Ring DAC™ and Digital Processing Platform, and added new innovations developed for headphone listeners. These include our first ever touch-screen display, a streamlined user interface for easier navigation, and a powerful flex-rigid circuit board, which allows us to deliver all of the features you’d expect from a dCS DAC in a much smaller chassis.
The result is a powerful, supremely capable product designed for use in a wide range of environments, from living rooms to studios and workspaces. With its wide dynamic range, crisp, clear playback, expansive soundstage, and tonal neutrality, it provides a deeply natural, highly detailed, and profoundly musical sound that encapsulates our singular approach to audio.
Add unique headphone optimisation technology, an elegant and tactile design, and a high-performance streaming platform, and you have a hugely versatile source that delivers spectacular sound, however you choose to listen. Designed to inspire, inform and entertain, it will give you a whole new perspective on the artists and recordings you love.
dCS Ring DAC™ system and Digital Processing Platform ensure audio is reproduced with absolute integrity, for a highly detailed, musical and deeply natural sound dCS Mosaic platform supports hi-res streaming via Roon, Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, TIDAL, Internet Radio and Apple AirPlay. Flexible firmware provides unlimited scope for future upgrades, with new features and enhancements delivered via simple software updates. Patented dCS Expanse technology offers enhanced headphone optimisation, for a more natural and immersive experience when listening to a wide range of stereo recordings. Touch screen UI with customisable menu allows listeners to easily control playback and adjust system settings. All-new electronic and mechanical design delivers a vast range of features in a compact and elegant format.
Analogue Outputs: 1 x stereo pair 3 pin balanced XLR, 1 x stereo pair unbalanced RCA
L-R Crosstalk: Better than –115dB0, 20Hz-20kHz
Streaming Compatibility: UPnP, Qobuz, Deezer, Tidal, Internet Radio, Spotify, Apple AirPlay 2 (support at 44.1 or 48kS/s), RoonReady
Digital Inputs: 2 x AES/EBU on 3 pin XLR 44.1-384kS/s, 1 x S/PDIF BNC Coax 44.1-192kS/s, 1 x S/PDIF on RCA 44.1-192kS/s, 1 x Toslink 44.1-96kS/s, 1 x USB Type B 44.1-384kS/s, PCM and DSD, DSDx2 in Async Mode, 1 x USB Type A connector for mass storage devices (navigated using Mosaic)
Frequency Response (set to filter 1): Fs = 44.1 or 48kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz, Fs = 88.2 or 96kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >38kHz, Fs = 176.4 or 192kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >67kHz, Fs = 352.8 or 384kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz, DSD64 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >90kHz, DSD128 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz
Residual Noise (6v output setting): 16-bit data: Better than –96dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted, 24-bit data: Better than –113dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted