Merging proudly announces immediate availability of a new version of DA8/DA8P module for Horus and Hapi
The original design of our 8-channel DA converter board has been a great tool in setting a standard for critical listening and monitoring for all our users, and its design hasn’t seen the need for major changes for the past 7 years. We felt that now was the time to replace the DA converter chip from ESS with their latest offering, which means the new production Run 11 is now incorporating the ES9028PRO instead of the former ES9008.
While the above improvements of 1.5 to 2 dBs over the first generation won’t hurt, the design has also incorporated new refinements by adding local Low Phase Noise Oscillator circuitry to further improve the absolute transparency and stereo image of an Analog signal, essentially void of both jitter and wander.
- IOM-H-DA8 – Horus/Hapi 8 channel Line Output D/A module, up to 192 kHz
- IOM-H-DA8P – Horus/Hapi 8 channel Line Output D/A module, DSD/DXD Premium
The new DA8 module offers a 1 dB higher Analog output level than previous generation. If both generation products are used simultaneously, we advise to simply attenuate by 1 dB the output level of the new cards for similar level.