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cyp dacsFinally. High Def For Audiophiles! The Ultimate DAC For All Sources

The ingenious CYP DCT-21 HD Audio Center ($699 MSRP) is designed to allow multiple audio sources to be controlled, switched and output to a variety of audio equipment.

With its 6 audio inputs (including an HDMI input) and 6 audio outputs (including a 6.3mm headphone output) you can integrate and convert any digital or analog audio source to any type of amplifier or active speakers.

This device includes a built-in sampling rate converter which can upscale audio signals between 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz (24-bit). With HDMI connectivity, it allows the user to embed or de-embed audio within the HDMI signal path.

For professionals, the Ti TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier, XLR (Low-noise Professional Balanced output) and 6.3mm headphone jack (3.5 mini-jack adaptor supplied) offer unparalleled audio quality. With a highly accurate PLL and low jitter reduction clock system, and with an OLED display and IR remote for controlling the device the HD Audio Center is an incredibly useful tool for getting the most out of your audio devices.

At a glance:Cypress DCT 21

•Audio format and sampling rate conversion
•Professional audio system integration with XLR balanced outputs
•Mac/PC USB audio output support
•Analog to digital or digital to analog audio conversion
•HDMI audio embedding or de-embedding 


•6 Input, 6 Output HD Audio Center
•4 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog Inputs
•3 Digital Outputs, 2 Analog Outputs and Headphone Output
•Full system control from IR remote or main control dial via OLED display

Digital Features:
•HDMI, USB, Optical and Coaxial digital audio inputs support LPCM stereo
•HDMI input supports LPCM stereo in all modes but can pass surround sound signal whilst in bypass mode
•All digital inputs support 192kHz sampling rate at up to 24-bit resolution
•HDMI, Optical and Coaxial digital outputs
•All digital inputs can be SRC (Sample Rate Conversion) to 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz via DSP Engine (Digital Signal Processing)
•Highly accurate PLL and low jitter reduction clock system
•HDMI Audio output (video is always bypassed to HDMI output) can either output the incoming HDMI (HDMI Bypass Mode) or embed the selected audio signal (HDMI Input Mode)

Analog Features:Cypress DCT  21 rear (640x215)
•Built-in Ti TPA6120A2 high quality headphone amplifier output
•Professional XLR balanced stereo output
•RCA analog stereo output
•RCA analog stereo input
•Mini-jack (3.5mm) stereo input
•Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): .02%
 •Analog inputs provide digital output sampling rates up to 192 kHz

•IR Remote with direct source, power and mute buttons
•HDMI audio embedding or de-embedding
•Volume control of analog and headphone outputs or just headphone output via remote or main control dial
•Direct power and mute button on unit
•High viewing angle OLED display
•Headphone output fades in after system is muted
•6.3mm headphone output (3.5mm mini-jack adaptor supplied)

Input Ports

1×USB (Type B),
1×L/R (Analog Stereo 2RCA),
1×3.5mm Phone Jack (L/R)

Output Ports

1×L/R (Analog Stereo 2RCA),
1×XLR (Balanced Analog Stereo),
1×6.3mm Phone Jack (Headphone)
Digital Audio I/O Support LPCM 2CH
Stereo Audio I/O Level 2 Vrms ±0.2
XLR Balanced I/O Level 4 Vrms ±0.2
Headphone Impedance 16 Ω ~ 600 Ω
ESD Protection Human body model:
±8 kV (air-gap discharge)
±6 kV(contact discharge)
Power Supply:  5 V/3 A DC (US/EU standards, CE/FCC/UL certified)
Dimensions: 138mm (W)×223mm (D)×50mm (H) / 5.4″ W x 8.8″ D x 2″ H                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Weight: Weight: 680 g / 1.5 lbs.
Chassis Material: Aluminum
Silkscreen Color Black
Power Consumption 15 W