Weiss Medus Reference DAC

  • The Weiss Medus Reference DAC has its origins in our product line for professional mastering studios. Mastering Engineers have the Golden Ears to give the music recordings the final touch before their release. So the MEDUS is as transparent as it can be. Hands down the best Digital to Analog Converter money can buy.

    The Medus is a stereo 24 Bit/192 kHz Digital to Analog Converter designed with the aim of keeping an absolutely uncompromising audio signal path. Much detail and thought was spent on the digital input as well as the analog output stage. Both have in common the purest possible approach in audio design, aspiring for nothing less than excellence.

    This is coupled with an ergonomic design that gives the user immediate access to all necessary functions, while keeping an uncluttered and thus easy-to-use front panel. This combination makes a truly professional D/A converter catering for the highest expectations. The Medus works with AES/EBU, S/DIF, USB and Firewire (optional) inputs and handles PCM as well as DSD signals. An IR remote unit controls all functions.

  • Power

    • Mains voltage: 100…120 / 200…240 Volt
      Fuse rating: 500 mA slow blow
    • Power consumption: 80 VA max.
    • Power consumption in standby: 2 VA max.

    Size

    • Depth: 30 cm
    • Width: 45 cm
    • Height: 6,6 cm
    • Height with feet: 7,4 cm

    Size Remote

    • Depth: 2,5 cm  
    • Width: 6,2 cm
    • Height: 16,9 cm

    Available Color

    Silver, Black

    Digital Inputs

    • (3) XLR connectors 
    • (1) TOSLINK connector (optical)
    • (3) RCA connectors
    • (1) USB connector
    • All inputs accept professional or consumer standard, i.e. accept AES/EBU or S/PDIF signals
    • Sampling frequencies; single wire scheme: 44.1kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz on any of the four inputs
    • Sampling frequencies; dual wire scheme: 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz on inputs 1 and 2
    • DSD64: On USB input
    • Sampling frequency tolerance: ±80 ppm
    • Maximum input word-length: 24 Bits

    Analog Outputs

    • (2) XLR Connectors
    • (2) RCA Connectors
    • Servo-less, DC coupled, short circuit proof output circuitry
    • Output impedance: < 100 Ω
    • Output level: variable from −4.0 dBu to +27.0 dBu balanced on XLR connectors (−10.0 dBu to +21.0 dBu unbalanced on RCA connectors) with 0 dBFS input, in 1 dB steps (−4 dBu is 0.49 V, +27 dBu is 17.35 V, −10 dBu is 0.245 V, +21 dBu is 8.67 V)
    • Output stage: Discrete Class A

    D/A Converter chip

    • Over-sampling multi-bit sigma-delta converter
    • Four converters per audio channel

    Synchronization

    • Synchronized via the input signal
    • Extremely efficient Jitter attenuation down to subsonic frequencies
    • Sampling frequencies: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

    DSP algorithms

    Up-sampling, jitter reduction

    Measurements

    The measurements below have been taken at the following conditions (unless noted otherwise): 1 kHz, +24.0 dBu output level (−3 dBFS input level), 192 kHz sampling frequency (fs).

    Frequency Response:

    • Fs = 44.1 kHz: 0 Hz…20 kHz: within ±0.25 dB 
    • Fs = 48 kHz: 0 Hz…20 kHz: within ±0.25 dB 
    • Fs = 88.2 kHz: 0 Hz…30 kHz: within ±0.75 dB 
    • Fs = 96 kHz: 0 Hz…30 kHz: within ±0.75 dB 
    • Fs = 176.4 kHz: 0 Hz…40 kHz: within ±0.75 dB 
    • Fs = 192 kHz: 0 Hz…40 kHz: within ±0.75 dB

    Signal To Noise Ratio (SNR) at −40 dBFS input:

    • > 129 dB un-weighted
      (relative to full scale output)
    • > 132 dB A-weighted
      (relative to full scale output)

    Linearity:

    • At 0 to −100 dBFs input level:
      < ±0.05 dB deviation from ideal
    • At −100 to −120 dBFs input level:
      < ±0.2 dB deviation from ideal

    Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N) ratio:

    • < −112 dB @ −3 dBFS input
      (0 dBFS = +27.0 dBu) 
    • < −115 dB @ 0 dBFS input
      (0 dBFS = +27.0 dBu)

    Crosstalk:
    < −110 dB, 0.20 kHz

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