dCS Lina Network DAC (Silver Finish)

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New Year, New Look: Meet Lina Silver. The dCS Lina Network DAC, Master Clock and Headphone Amplifier are now available in dCS’s signature shade of silver, bringing listeners more choice and a striking new finish.

The Lina Network DAC is a powerful streaming DAC that plays high-resolution audio direct from any digital source.

The Lina Network DAC delivers extraordinary sound from all digital sources and audio recordings. Its design combines our renowned playback technologies – including the dCS Ring DAC and Digital Processing Platform – with a wealth of new innovations. Its powerful flex-rigid circuit board enables us to deliver all the features and benefits you’d expect from a dCS system in a much smaller chassis. The result is a powerful, supremely capable product that excels in a vast range of setups and listening environments.

  • Supports hi-res streaming via Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Deezer, AirPlay and more
  • dCS Ring DAC system ensures sound is reproduced with absolute integrity, for a highly detailed, natural and deeply musical performance
  • dCS Expanse technology offers enhanced crossfeed optimisation for a more natural and immersive experience when listening to a wide range of stereo recordings
  • Flexible dCS Digital Processing Platform provides unlimited scope for future upgrades
  • Touch screen UI with customisable menu provides seamless navigation [system can also be controlled via dCS Mosaic app]
  • Product Dimensions / Weight: 4.78in (H) x 8.66in (W) x 13.3in (D); 16.3lb (121.5mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 339mm (D); 7.4kg)
  • Finish: Silver machined aluminium with crystal LED display
  • Electronics: dCS Ring DAC and Digital Processing Platform on flex ridged PCB; Stream Unlimited S800; Automatic voltage switching
  • 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)
  • Analog Outputs:
    • 1 x stereo pair 3 pin balanced XLR
    • 1 x stereo pair unbalanced RCA
  • Network Interface: RJ-45 Connector
  • Streaming Compatibility (supports the following platforms and services):
    • UPnP
    • Qobuz
    • Deezer
    • Tidal
    • Internet Radio
    • Spotify
    • Apple AirPlay 2 (support at 44.1 or 48kS/s)
    • RoonReady
  • Sample Frequencies & Formats (supports the following audio formats and sample rates):
    • 44.1-384kHz
    • DSD 64, 128
    • Native DSD + DoP (input dependent)
  • Upsampling: Multi-stage DXD oversampling with switchable DSD
  • Word Clock: 2 x Word Clock inputs on 75 ohm BNC connectors; will lock to 44.1-192kHz
  • Filters: PCM mode: 2 filters + MQA; DSD mode: 4 progressive filters
  • Crossfeed Settings: Standard crossfeed; dCS Enhanced crossfeed (E1); dCS Enhanced crossfeed (E2)
  • Power:
    • IEC inlet & power switch on rear panel
    • 90-120v & 220-240v, 50/60Hz nominal
    • Automatic voltage switching
    • Power synchronised with other dCS control link products (RJ45)
  • 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
  • Spurious Responses: Better than –105dB0, 20Hz-20kHz
  • Analogue Outputs: 1 x stereo pair 3 pin balanced XLR, 1 x stereo pair unbalanced RCA
  • L-R Crosstalk: Better than –115dB0, 20Hz-20kHz
  • Included with Lina DAC: 1 x mains cable; 2 x XLR (0.5m); 1 x Ethernet cable (2m); 1 x Power Link cable (0.5m)


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