12th DDC

Three dozens – It's the new range of Denafrips DDC. All three models get the 12th Anniversary makeover with revised power transformers, refreshed FPGA code and upgraded parts. With a digital-to-digital converter never entering the analog domain, we can think of the product category as a digital signal conditioner. By offering a plethora of i/o, this type also acts as a port swap whereby we can enter USB and exit AES/EBU; or enter Toslink and exit I²S over HDMI and other such scenarios. There's thus a practical aspect of altering incoming and outgoing cable types and transmission protocols; and a sonic aspect whereby reclocking and buffering can improve noise and jitter stats seen by the subsequent DAC which can impact its performance for the better.