Iris + Gaia

Focus your Iris on Gaia – The first two of three D/D converters from Denafrips have bowed, the entry-level Iris [~€436] and flagship Gaia [~€1'500]. Using optical decoupling for their inputs, incoming data is buffered, dejittered and reclocked on FPGA code allied to precision femto clocks. There are proprietary USB transceivers, word-clock inputs and up to 768kHz PCM outputs on I²S via HDMI and RJ45. Half-sized Iris is dedicated exclusively to USB sources, full-size Gaia adds S/PDIF, Toslink and AES/EBU inputs and upgrades its clock to a temperature-compensated super clock. Iris only comes in black, Gaia in black or silver. A middle model remains TBA.