Multiple Input High Resolution Digital to Analogue Converter
The Obelisk DA is Heed's multiple input, remote-controllable digital-to-analogue converter for the Obelisk family. High resolution in more ways one - it is the best way to make any digital based medium sound more like we should hear them.
Digital to analogue conversion is not a straightforward method in the audio world. There are many ways to achieve good results, but it requires great effort to make any of them sound excellent. The Obelisk DA is the proof that a digital system, even from a CD, can sound as musical as a great turntable. This natural analogue performance of the DA is clearly outstanding.
The Obelisk DA is not only the ideal compliment to Heed's stunning Obelisk DT compact disc transport, it will also extract the very best from any digital source: computers, media servers, DAB tuners, satellite boxes, etc. And its modular DAC card and USB interface upgrade-ability assure future-proof enjoyment for many years to come.
Five inputs make the Obelisk DA the digital centre of your system. Moreover, there are two outputs with different levels to find a perfect match to your other devices.
The USB input of the Obelisk DA is a 24bit/192 kHz capable card, which utilises the well-accepted asynchronous transfer method. It employs an on-board dual quartz clocking system and clearly benefits from the nice, smooth power the Obelisk DA main board provides. (The USB driver can be downloaded directly from the Heed Audio website - or simply by following the link below).
At the DA’s heart lies Heed's much acclaimed new and improved Dactil 2.3 DAC card, capable of 24bit/192 kHz high resolution signal processing. A deceptively simple module with excellent musical qualities, the Dactil 2.3 manages to scale new heights in the employ of the Obelisk DA’s ‘no compromise’ approach, featuring entirely independent supply rails for its analogue and digital sections.