Vincent Brient of totaldac is not one to stay idle. Last year saw not one but two new DACs— the D1-seven (which I own) and the D1-direct (which Alex Halberstadt has in for review). Here we have the new D1-streamer (5990euros incl VAT in Europe, 5500euros excl VAT out of EU) which takes your network connection (Ethernet) and turns it into a digital audio signal (S/PDIF and AES) to send to your DAC-O-choice. You can expect to see one in-Barn for review in the very near future.
The d1-streamer is a network music streamer with digital outputs and it is controlled by a tablet, smartphone or computer.
It allows to receive the music signal from the network via today’s protocols: UPNP/DLNA, RoonReady (Roon RAAT) and airplay compatibility.
The d1-streamer is composed of a Totaldac reclocker, a new Totaldac streamer board, a Totaldac USB GIGAFILTER loop and a new Totaldac live-power external power supply.
The d1-streamer has been designed with the same target as for the Totaldac DACs, delivering the most natural sound.
The embedded reclocker guarantees a low jitter with digital preamplifier functionalities like volume control and auxiliary inputs.
DSD files are sent to the coax and AES-EBU outputs in DSD DoP format or transformed to pcm 176KHz/24.
The d1-server has digital outputs exclusively, spdif and AES-EBU, so compatible with most DACs.
Your music can be stored in a NAS, in a computer connected to the network somewhere in your house (or in a USB disc connected to that computer), or the music can come from the Internet (streaming via Tidal, Qobuz or more, Internet radios, Youtube…).
Embedded reclocker interfaces:
-192KHz asynchronous Xmos USB, RCA, optical and AES-EBU digital inputs, selectable from a remote control.
-44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz and 192KHz, 16 to 24 bit formats supported on all inputs except 96KHz max for optical input.
-DSD (DoP standard) supported on the USB, AES-EBU and spdif inputs.
-an custom DSD to 176.4KHz/24 pcm can be activated or disactivated from the remote control.
-AES-EBU and spdif (RCA or BNC) digital outputs, only one of these outputs must be used at the same time.
-embedded custom clock with anti-jitter FIFO memory.
-69bit digital volume control, adjusted by a remote control and an OLED display.
-bit perfect signal path when the volume is set to maximum (0dB).
-phase polarity selected by remote control.
-display switched off by remote control or automatic.
-external power supply to minimize the noise.
-aluminium and PMMA enclosure.
-power consumption 20W.
-dimensions: height 110mm, width 360mm, depth 290mm.
-power supply dimensions: height 65mm, width 122mm, depth 180mm.
Computer type interfaces:
-1 ethernet port.
-1 USB2 port as an audio output to the embedded reclocker.
RoonReady (RAAT certified by Roon)
UPNP/DLNA, for example for Minimserver or Jriver or Audirvana or Mconnect or BubbleUPNP or Spoticast
Airplay compatible, to listen to the sound of your Ipad/Iphone or from Itunes under Windows
Streaming such as Qobuz and Tidal via Roon or UPNP or Airplay