- Our new 32 bits DAC – Compliant with DSD64 & DSD128 and all other Hi Res formats up to 384Khz.
- The best of tube world and digital world.
- Fully balanced schematics.
- Two separate power transformers for digital and tube stages.
- 6 digital inputs with premium grade connectors.
- Comes with an optional volume control mode
FIRST REVIEW OF DOGE 7 on TNT-AUDIO.com http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/doge7_dac_e.html
The DOGE 7 is our most innovative product to-date. It combines the best of digital and analog worlds and offers a sound that is so close to turntable sound that is will bring vinyl lovers into the digital world.
It offers a 32bit/384kHz chip that is DSD compliant together with a full tube analog output stage without solid state components. Most tube DACs on the market offer just a buffer tube stage, except a few that can be counted on the fingers of one hand. One is the Polish “Lampizator” at 3 to 5 times our price depending on the model, another is the UK’s “Audio-Note” at 7 to 15 times our price, again depending model.
The DOGE 7 uses a 32 bit ESS Sabre ES9018 chip and a 6 tube analog output stage if you use unbalanced outputs or an 8 tube analog output stage if you use balanced outputs.
We have tried to offer as much input flexibility as possible with two coaxial inputs, two optical inputs, one AES-EBU input and of course one Hi-Speed USB input capable of data transfer rates up to 384kHz! We use the famous XMOS chip to enable our USB input to get the full benefit of High Res digital bitrates, whereas 90% of the DACs on the market can only manage 96kHz on their USB input. As for analog outputs, we offer two pairs of RCA phono and 1 pair of XLR outputs.
There are many DACs on the market with the ES9018 chip but none of them, except our DOGE 7, offers a pure analog output stage.
In the DOGE 7, as in our CDP DOGE 6, once the ESS Sabre chip converts the signal from digital to analog the analog signal is handled only by vacuum tubes. We do not use solid state chips to make the amplification. The result is an incredible “analog” sound that makes the DOGE 7 sound more like a turntable than a DAC. A/B tests done between the DOGE 7 and other DACs have shown the DOGE 7 sound to be easily recognizable.
We use the best components in DOGE 7. Gold plated sockets for the tubes, UK ClarityCap ESA model for our coupling capacitors, Nippon-Chemicon and Nichicon for Electrolytic caps. The digital section uses an ultra low noise voltage regulator.
The DOGE 7 comes with a quality headphone output with volume controller. Please note the headphone output is the only solid state stage on the DOGE 7. It would have been impossible to have a quality tube headphone output considering the limited space available inside the DOGE 7’s chassis.
The same potentiomer that controls headphone output also offers a volume control, called “preamp mode” on the display. This volume function is controlled by the ES9018 chip so the maximum output voltage is the same in DAC or preamp mode. Preamp mode is therefore not intended to be used to drive a power amp directly but rather to be used to match the DOGE 7 output level to that of your other source components or to allow you to benefit from the DOGE 7 remote control function if your integrated amplifier does not have one.
DOGE 7 comes with an elegant and discrete display that shows :
> the bitrate
> the input selected
> the digital mode: PCM (traditional mode) or DSD
> the output mode: Standard DAC mode or preamp mode.
Both analogue and digital connectors are first grade gold plated items sourced in Taiwan. Also, you will be pleasantly surprised how our digital connectors differ from those in mass market DACs as they are of the same quality as those you would find on $10,000 DACs.
FIRST REVIEW OF DOGE 7 on TNT-AUDIO.com : http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/doge7_dac_e.html
> Estimated retail price in shops : $2,290 (excluding VAT)
> Factory-direct price: from $1,590 including delivery to your front door, Paypal or CC fees and one year warranty served in your country.
From december 2017, we do the same prices worldwide except for South-East Asia, India, Russia, South-America, Africa and small islands. Due to the cost of shipping fees including in total price displayed above, Asia will be cheaper, while laters will have higher cost.
VACUUM TUBES UPGRADE OPTIONS
All our Doge 7 are supplied with tubes printed with a Doge logo. They are first grade Shuguang origin with Doge additional QC.
However since many customers asked some upgrade choices, we now offer these ones :
- Optional Psvane TII series grade A: $240 (8 tubes, 6 x 12AX7-TII, 2 x 12AT7-TII)
Please note that for safety reason according to international air freight regulations, remote controllers are supplied without batteries. They use traditional AAA type.
Once you will have purchased your DOGE 7, you will find here all instruction to install the DOGE 7 on your PC or MAC.