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Jay’s Audio DAC-2 Signature Digital Audio Converter

$5,442.00 inc GST

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The long waited for – Jay’s Audio DAC

The Jay’s Audio DAC is a high-performance DAC developed over two years. The USB input adopts XMOS’s latest XU208 as the USB Audio receiver. The DAC core is the latest flagship of AKM: dual AK4497EQ as the main chip of digital-to-analog conversion, AK4118 ultra-low jitter as digital audio input receiving chip, using STM32 as the control core of the whole machine. Xilinx’s large-scale FPGAs handle the digital processing of clock systems and digital audio streams. The PCM supports up to 384Khz. The DSD uses native direct solution technology and supports up to DSD512.

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  • Proprietary adaptive clock system technology with built-in 4 independent ultra-low jitter audio crystal oscillators, CRYSTEK Femto clock.
  • High-performance digital-analog hybrid phase-locked loop, excellent clock synchronization recovery technology, greatly reduce the secondary PLL of external digital input jitter.
  • Source synchronization technology and FPGA shaping technology, reshaping the isolated I2S signal stream, eliminating the additive jitter caused by the isolation chip.
  • Large-scale FPGA for digital audio signal processing, the proprietary algorithm, and multi-input channel isolation technology to ensure the purity of each input signal.
  • Two sets of imported high-grade toroidal transformers from Europe are used to provide multiple sets of super low phase noise power supply: USB, digital input, DAC core, and analog output.
  • Schottky Diode, Walt Jung Super Regulators with the combination of selective components, supplying high speed, linear, precision regulated DC power to the DAC board. Digital and Analog section of the power supply is completely isolated.
  • A large number of British AUDIO NOTE, Japanese amtrans audio capacitors, UK HOCLO resistors were used for sound tuning.
  • HDMI i2s  Input
  • NOS Non-Oversampling / OS Oversampling – Selectable




  • DXD, DSD512 (USB, i2s Input)
  • DSD64, PCM192kHz (All Input)
  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz (±0.1dB)
  • S/N Ratio: >125dB(1kHz, -60dBFS)
  • Channel Separation: >128dB
  • AC Power: 110/240VAC, 50/60Hz



  • Output: RCA(2Vrms), XLR(4Vrms)


Dimension & Weight

  • Dimension: 430W x 380D x 120H
  • Weight: 15KG


Available Color:

  • Silver

Additional information

Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 43 × 38 × 12 cm

Jay's Audio

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Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.


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  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.


A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
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  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
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Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.


Concerned About Fraud?
The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating…


So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

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