Gieseler Klein DAC II Release
Hello everyone, I am proud to announce the official release of the Klein DAC II. I know itâ€™s been a while, but Iâ€™m sure you will agree itâ€™s been worth the wait. This is the next iteration of the Klein DAC, primarily featuring a massive feature boost, as well as a few small improvements to sound quality as well through various upgrades from the Klein I. In terms of changes, the Klein II still supports everything the Klein I is capable of.
New Features List
Â· DSD playback is available in 64, 128 and 256 modes (1x, 2x and 4x), in both DOP and native systems. DSD/PCM switching is done automatically and seamlessly, so that all operation of the DAC produces no unwanted noises, such as pops or clicks.
Â· An additional filter option is now available, allowing a slower roll off than before, creating a more natural sound, as well as the option of adding a delayed roll off to the existing filters, resulting in a total of 6 total filter options.
Â· Detection of playback bitrate is available via USB inputs, supporting both PCM and DSD rates.
Â· All information is shown on an LCD screen, allowing you to, at a glance see the input, filter, mute state, and bitrate of the DAC. For night-time listening, the screen can be turned off/on remotely.
Â· The Klein II now operates on advanced software control, meaning that many more options can be changed on the fly, because of this, it supports remote control of inputs, filters, DSD volume bypass, and the screen via a simple remote provided.
Â· To reduce noise, all software operations are shut down during playback, so computer noise is kept at an absolute minimum until the state changed (eg. DSD to PCM), at which point new muting systems kick in to ensure relaxing, uninterrupted listening.
The Under the Hood Upgrade
The main change is that power supply has been improved by an extra stage of filtering, using a capacitance multiplier (you may know it as a gyrator). This further isolates the power system from the common systems. This even further deceases electrical noise out of the DAC. Because of this, you can expect a minimum noise floor even lower than the Klein I.
Price: $1000 AU including delivery (within Australia) via Express Post (max delivery time of 2 days).
Time frame: can be shipped between 2-3 business days from order.
Power input and output are the same as the Klein I (Output: 2 volts RMS unbalanced, power input: 10 volts 2.4 amps AC).
Here's a few photos, the back is basically the same as before, but it doesn't have the filter switches.
Front and Back Panel Selection (New Colour Available)
Panels are available in brushed silver, plain black and white, and we now also offer brushed gold panels.
I have been asked about this a few times recently, so to clarify what I currently sell,
Power Supply Single ($275)
Power Supply Double ($400)
Power Supply Triple ($450)
Klein DAC I ($750)
Klein DAC II ($1000)
Still in development is the DAC/Pre (price approx $1500-$2000), and another product which is not ready to revealed yet. I hope this clarifies it for everyone.
I will update the website in the next few days with full details of the Klein II for those who donâ€™t know the specs of the Klein I off by heart .
Cheers for now,