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Dan Clark Expanse & RME ADI-2 DAC FS

Dan Clark Audio - Expanse & RME ADI-2 DAC FS

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RME ADI-2 DAC FS Headphone Amplifier &
Dan Clark Audio - Expanse Open-Back Headphones

rmi adi-2 dac Dan Clark Audio Expanse Open-Back Headphones

Ultra-Fidelity PCM/DSD 768kHz DA Converter &
Flagship Open-Back Headphones
The ADI-2 DAC from RME features an enhanced SteadyClock, finely-tuned analogue circuitry, a brand-new MRC remote control, ‘Extreme Power’ headphone out and an exceptional IEM output. Featuring all the hallmarks that made the ADI-2 Pro so widely acclaimed, including its wonderfully clear signature sound and full capability of DSP processing, with 5 band EQ, crossfeed and much more. The ADI-2 DAC now features more streamlined, intuitive operation, aswell as a beautiful new aesthetic design, it truly is the perfect centrepiece for any audio lovers home.

The Dan Clark Audio Expanse are the flagship open-back headphones, setting a new standard in open-back headphone musicality, soundstage, detail retrieval, and comfort. Together RME ADI-2 DAC FS Headphone Amplifier and Dan Clark Audio Expanse headphones will give you the ultimate listening experience!

An Evolution

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A whole host of new and improved features The ADI-2 DAC is an evolution of the ADI-2 Pro, optimised for home and hi-fi use. With a host of new, exciting and innovative features and a number of handy functionalities, the ADI-2 DAC quickly became the reference. With thanks to its combination of pro-level DA conversion, with dual IEM outputs and remote control, it has been acclaimed worldwide with lauding reviews for its versatility, sound and technical efficiency.

Fast forward to now, the current version of the ADI-2 DAC ships with a newly designed remote control, enhanced DA conversion and an adapted analogue output stage for even greater noise and distortion values. To account for the ADI-2 DAC’s intended home use market, RME changed some of the Pro’s studio functionalities for one’s which would better suit home and hi-fi use. Featuring an adapted list of features and simplified overall operation, RME is proud to present the ADI-2 DAC. Built and designed on the lauded technology and concept of the ADI-2 Pro, the DAC now focuses on DA conversion in ultra-high quality, alongside exceptional dual headphone and IEM outs.

The Ultimate DAC

Nothing comes close Inside the compact 19” format factor, the ADI-DAC 2 is packed with only the highest quality electronic components, which acts as a reference class conversion from SPDIF coaxial, SPDIF optical (ADAT compatible) and USB to RCA, XLR, TRS and mini-TRS.

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The ADI-2 DAC is the most versatile DAC on the market, it offers balanced/unbalanced analogue I/O’s, an ‘Extreme Power’ headphone output, an incredibly super low noise IEM out, SteadyClock FS, 4-stage hardware output level control, DSP based signal processing, external power supply operation, Class Compliant USB compatibility, sample rates up to 768 kHz as well as DSD and Direct DSD playback. Nothing else comes close.

Super Low Noise For IEM lovers

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Super low noise floor The dawn of the headphone revolution brought not only headphones, but IEM’s to the forefront for audiophiles and music aficionados alike. Today’s IEM’s have a reference that can compete with traditional over-ear headphones, which make them not just an alternative for when you’re on the go, but also for home use.

Modern day IEM’s are super sensitive and run on extremely low voltages. The downside to this is that they pickup the noise floor of the source. When RME was developing it’s ‘Extreme Power’ headphone stage, great care and attention was paid to ensure the noise floor was as low as possible. RME wanted to ensure that even the most sensitive IEM, coupled with the most sensitive listener’s ear could enjoy the whole dynamic range upon playback.

The solution? Adding the most advanced IEM output possible as second phones connection to the front panel of the ADI-2 DAC. The resulting playback must be heard to be believed.

Hit The Lights!

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AutoDark Mode If a studio converter’s display had all display lighting off, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was faulty. However, on a DAC it was one of the most requested features RME received from their ADI-2 Pro HiFi customers. The ADI-2 DAC’s display, function keys, volume knob and standby button all switch off after a period of 10 seconds of no user operation after ‘AutoDark’ mode is selected. Using the ADI-2 DAC’s remote, ‘AutoDark’ mode can be selected on or off, and pressing any button turns the lighting on for 3 seconds. A cool feature for sure!

SteadyClock FS

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impressive new tech The ADI-2 DAC marks a first for a product in RME’s range, as it is the first to feature SteadyClock FS. SteadyClock really couldn’t be improved upon much, it collected heaps of praise and accolades from years of sublime operation in a number of RME products, ensuring that using the internal clock will produce precisely the same sound as if an external one was to be used. SteadyClock expertly rejects jitter and handles all digital interface formats in a flawless manner. This is why SteadyClock’s design didn’t alter in the DAC. SteadyClock FS focus was largely placed on reducing the self jitter of SteadyClock to new lows, by enhancing it’s second analogue PLL circuit, and referencing both Direct and Digital Synthesis and PLL to a low phase noise quartz crystal. The self jitter measured through DA conversion now reaches levels that are normally only available in master quartz clock mode, while SteadyClock still always runs in PLL mode – no matter if it's the internal or external clock, the sound is precisely the same. The low phase noise oscillator which drives the updated circuit reaches jitter specs lower than a picosecond, something called, ‘Femtosecond’, hence the name ‘SteadyClock FS’.

Connectivity and Features

Top of the class RME Audio's ADI-2 DAC is packed with more features and cool functionalities than anything else in it's peer group. Check out some of them below.

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RME USB 2.0

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2x Phones output

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Class Compliant Mode

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1 x Line Output

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Flagship Open-Back Headphones
Dan Clark Audio - Expanse

Dan Clark Audio - Expanse

AUDIOPHILE-GRADE OPEN-BACK PLANAR MAGNETIC HEADPHONEIntroducing EXPANSE, DCA's new flagship open-back headphone! EXPANSE sets a new, higher standard in open-back headphone musicality, soundstage, detail retrieval, and comfort. Featuring Dan Clark Audio’s all-new 4th generation planar-magnetic driver and our breakthrough Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System, EXPANSE delivers a stunningly smooth presentation to bring new depth and breadth to all your favorite music! They didn’t stop at improving the sound; a redesigned headband also delivers a big step up in ergonomics and comfort!

at a glance • Patent-pending Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS) delivers unprecedented high-frequency detail and clarity for the ultimate in smoothness, tone, and detail retrieval
• 4th generation v-Planar driver with our largest planar diaphragm to date, delivering exceptional dynamics with vanishingly low distortion for a natural and “easy” listen
• Improved driver tensioning system creates a driver with incredible consistency across units for superb imaging and balance
• FEA and CFD optimized motor structure increases driver motor-force uniformity and smooths acoustic flow
• All-new auto-adjusting suspended strap design makes EXPANSE hassle-free to wear
• Pre-formed ergonomic strap design spreads weight evenly across the head for incredibly comfortable extended listening
• Strap quilting improves comfort and reduces heat buildup
• EXPANSE is designed and built by hand in San Diego, California, and is backed by quality and support you can count on

what's included? • Expanse Headphone
• Carrying Case
• VIVO cable
• Certificate of authenticity
• Manual

Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS)

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dramatically improves system performanceHeadphones are subject to standing waves in the higher frequencies, which can make instruments like strings, cymbals, even vocals sound unrealistic and fatiguing.

AMTS is Dan Clark Audio’s patent-pending inline device located between the transducer and ear. AMTS integrates waveguides, diffusion control, quarter-wave, and Helmholtz resonators into one compact structure to eliminate standing waves, dramatically improving system performance.

Diffusion elements reduce standing wave formation while resonators act as both precision and broadband filters to smooth and shape the frequency response from the midrange through the highest frequencies.

EXPANSE Redefines "Detail"

Dan Clark Audio - Expanse

industry-leading resolutionEXPANSE’s planar driver delivers incredibly low distortion throughout the listening range with levels of detail heretofore found primarily in the top-of-the-line electrostatics. Unlike many headphones where “detail” is created through exaggerated high-frequency energy, EXPANSE’s AMTS delivers industry-leading resolution without fatiguing highs users may be used to.

Together, the 4th-generation motor and AMTS deliver a sonic performance best described as “effortless." From a delicately plucked string to the most intense dynamics of an orchestra, or the weight and attack of a kick drum to the overtones a decay of a crash cymbal, EXPANSE delivers an amazing balance of delicacy, nuance, and punch that will have you reaching for all your favorite recordings, and maybe staying up a bit too late.

Killer Features!

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V-Planar Driver ProcessingImproves Bass Response And Lowers Distortion

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TrueFlow
V2
Increases Resolution and Improves Dynamics

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Travel
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Packs Small!

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Titanium, Aluminum, & CarbonUltralight, Yet Ultra-Strong

RME ADI-2 DAC FS Tech Spec

Features Specification
Driver 76mm x 51mm single-ended planar magnetic
Driver matching 0.25db weighted 20-10,000Hz
THD less than 0.03% 20-20KHz, ref. 1KHz at 94dB
Headband Nickle-Titanium
Baffle Carbon Fiber
Ear Pads Synthetic Suede and Leather
Connection 6.3mm jack

Dan Clark Audio Expanse Tech Spec

Features Specification
Driver 76mm x 51mm single-ended planar magnetic
Driver matching 0.25db weighted 20-10,000Hz
THD less than 0.03% 20-20KHz, ref. 1KHz at 94dB
Headband Nickle-Titanium
Baffle Carbon Fiber
Ear Pads Synthetic Suede and Leather
Connection 6.3mm jack
Specifications
Headphone Type Open Back
Style Over Ear
Driver Type Planar Magnetic
Headphone Connector Type 6.35mm Jack
Includes Adaptor No
Impedance n/a Ohm
Microphone No
Detachable Cable No
Cable Length  
Weight  
Sensitivity 0 dB/mW
Additional Information
Scan Code LN130844
Model Number Expanse
GTIN 5055948937012
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Duration:
12 months
Type:
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DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan Computers International Limited
Telephone:
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Dan Clark Expanse & RME ADI-2 DAC FS
Dan Clark Expanse &  RME ADI-2 DAC FS