In Barn: Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC

Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC ($13,400.00).

Key Features

Operating Principle: PWM DAC with 32-stage discrete analogue FIR output stage. Avoids “sigma delta” tones and “R2R” glitch and low-level linearity errors. Asynchronous upsampling to 3.125MHz/32 bit. 7-th order noise shaper clearing 80kHz band. Each input rate has an optimized upsampling filter chain.

I/O

Optical (Toslink)
S/PDIF (Cinch)
AES/EBU (XLR)
USB type B
Ethernet (Roon Ready)
Bluetooth (A2DP, APTX)
I²S over HDMI
Balanced output
Headphone output (6.3mm Jack, Balanced XLR)
2 programmable trigger outputs

Supported Formats

PCM up to 384 kHz /32 bits (>192 kHz and >24 bits via USB and Roon only)
DoP and Native DSD up to quad speed (USB and Roon only)

Performance

Full-Scale Output Level (XLR): 18dBu
Full-Scale Output Level (headphone): 11dBu
Signal to Noise Ratio: 130dB
THD, IMD: not measurable (estimated -140dB)
Bandwidth: Up to 80kHz (apodizing response)
Integrated jitter: <1ps from 10Hz upwards, <300fs from 1kHz upwards
Jitter rejection: >80dB at 1Hz after 20 seconds of loc