Sonica DAC and network drive
+ Stereo preamp with DAC
+ Audiophile components
+ DAC Saber 9038
+ AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth
OPPO: audiophile DAC and Sonica network drive
The Sonica DAC combines the absolute sound quality of a traditional audiophile DAC with the convenience and versatility of a high-resolution network drive. Whether using a computer via USB or streaming in DLNA or from a NAS server connected to your local network, the Sonica DAC will allow you to enjoy your favorite music in the best possible quality.
Music without limits !
The Sonica DAC allows you to access your favorite music in different ways. It can be used as a traditional DAC to enhance the audio performance of your computer via USB, but also as a high resolution audio decoding media player from connected USB storage devices, or even as a network streamer for content playback from DLNA servers and via AirPlay and Bluetooth.
Control via tablet / smartphone and remote control
The Sonica DAC is controlled through a dedicated app for smartphones and tablets, allowing you to easily find and access content from DLNA servers, connected USB drives and streaming services such as Tidal and Spotify. Sonica App
High-end digital / analog performance
The Sonica DAC is equipped with ESS Technology's ES9038PRO 32-bit HyperStream DAC technology. As the flagship of the ESS SABER PRO series, the ES9038PRO set a new benchmark in the world of audio excellence with an outstanding dynamic range of 140 dB.
Audiophile power supply for perfect transparency
The Sonica DAC audio circuits are powered by a massive toroidal power transformer, which offers superior efficiency and significantly lower external magnetic field interference compared to traditional laminated steel transformers.
Totally symmetrical design
The audio signal path of the Sonica DAC is perfectly symmetrical and balanced from the converter to the XLR outputs. The RCA output signal is converted from the balanced output for perfect balance in RCA listening. The symmetrical design provides better protection against disturbances of the stereo signal, improves the quality of the output signal, and allows better channel separation by eliminating phase and mass returns.
Asynchronous USB DAC
The Sonica DAC turns any computer into a high-performance audio source by bypassing low-fidelity, low-quality DACs commonly found in traditional computer sound cards. Asynchronous transfer mode uses the high precision clock built into the Sonica DAC rather than the computer clock. The USB DAC input supports PCM formats up to 768 kHz in 32 bits and up to DSD512 for DSD formats.
Play and broadcast music in high resolution
In addition to its traditional digital-to-analog conversion capabilities, the Sonica DAC is also a high-resolution network drive capable of decoding audio files up to 24-bit 192 kHz from formats such as FLAC, WAV and Apple Lossless, as well as DSD64 files from DLNA servers and other network devices.
Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
Sonica DAC supports Apple AirPlay, which lets you listen to your music from iTunes, iOS devices and OS X computers to Sonica DAC over your network. In addition, Bluetooth support adds another layer of convenience, allowing you to quickly connect your mobile devices to Sonica DAC to stream music.
Easy integration with the Sonica Multi-Room speaker system
Sonica DAC offers high-resolution audio playback, network streaming, and easy mobile device connectivity to your existing home audio system. As a member of the OPPO Sonica product family, the Sonica DAC AUX input allows you to connect an existing analog audio source to the Sonica multi-room network. Add multiple Sonica Wi-Fi speakers and enjoy your favorite tunes from any room in the house.
Control via Sonica application
Use the free Sonica app on your smartphone or tablet to stream and control your music. Invite friends to join the Sonica sound system by running the app on their phone. The same Sonica app also controls the Wi-Fi speakers in the Sonica range that you can purchase additionally. With the Sonica app, you can control everything.
Easy connection with sources and amplifiers
The Sonica DAC offers both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs. The outputs can be parameterized in variable volume (pre-amplification) or bypass (direct source), which makes it perfectly compatible with preamplifiers or power amplifiers. The 12V trigger input / output (triggering by electrical signal) allows you to activate and deactivate the entire audio system with one click. In addition to USB DAC input and network streaming, Sonica DAC also offers coaxial and optical digital inputs for other external digital audio sources.
Traditional design with contemporary OLED display
The Sonica DAC features a traditional aluminum chassis with volume and source selection buttons. A 2.8-inch OLED display complements the brushed metal front panel, providing modern playback of the current volume and detailed information on the audio signal.
Stereo Hi-Fi preamp with USB DAC
DAC USB PCM 32/768 and DSD512
DAC ESS Saber 9038A
Asynchronous USB port type B
USB Type A port for USB keys and drives
AirPlay and DLNA compatible Ethernet controller
IOS and Android control app
Variable level outputs
Supported audio formats
IPhone, iPod and iPad playback from USB A port
PCM audio streams up to 32 bits and 768 kHz (24/192 via S / SPIF and AES / EBU)
DSD audio stream from 2.8 MHz to 22.4 MHz (DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DSD512)
Output voltage: 4 Vrms (XLR) and 2 Vrms (RCA)
Frequency response: 10 Hz to 160 kHz (+/- 2.4 dB)
Channel separation:> 120 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio: <-115 dB
Dynamic margin:> 120 dB
1x S / PDIF RCA input
1x S / PDIF input Toslink
1x USB type B input
1x input and 1x trigger output
1x stereo RCA input
1x stereo RCA output pre-out
1x stereo XLR output pre-out
Power Consumption: 30 W (0.5 W Standby)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 254 x 76 x 360 mm
Weight: 4.7 kg