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PONTUS is DENAFRIPS premium DAC. To achieve the highest possible sound quality within the cost constraint, PONTUS adopted many of the the technologies found in the TERMINATOR DAC. Yes, that’s right, PONTUS is designed around the similar architecture of the TERMINATOR DAC.
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The chassis is made of massive aluminum plates, securely fastened with internal bracket and no visible sign of bolt from the front panel and top cover. The all-aluminum enclosure, double up as shielding and anti-resonance, the criteria for audiophile, yes?
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The PONTUS is true balanced, dual mono R-2R network arrays DAC. Each channel is equipped with independent high-speed FPGA to control the decoding by means of 4 sets of 0.01% R-2R network. This design has very small linear error, high decoding speed, low digital noise, not only to ensure that the audio signal is low distortion, but also to ensure a very low background music noise; allow listener to enjoy the true music with dark background. 
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All digital input are FIFO buffered and reclocked by the on board FEMTO clocks. The excellent rejection of word-clock jitter makes DENAFRIPS DAC less reliance to the source equipment clock quality. PONTUS can transform your consumer grade computer, CDPlayer to high-end sound quality.


R-2R DAC Proprietary R2R + DSD Architecture 
 True balanced 24BIT  R2R +  6BIT DSD (32 steps FIR Filters) 
 Low Thermal Effect, High Precision Hand-Matched 0.01% Resistors  
  
Highlight Encapsulated Ultra Low Noise Power Supply 
 FEMTO Crystal 45.1548MHz, 49.152Mhz  
 Adaptive FIFO Buffer and Reclocking 
 DSD1024, PCM1536 Supports On USB & I²S Input 
 Proprietary USB Audio Solution via STM32F446 Advanced AMR Based MCU 
 Licensed Thesycon USB Driver For Windows Platform 
 Driverless On Mac & Linux 
 Dual AES/EBU Input Supports 
 Sharp/Slow Filters Option 
 I²S Pinout Configuration 
 I²S DSD Channel Swap Configuration 
  
DSD DSD64 (DoP) on Coax/AES/Opt Input 
 DSD1024* On USB & I²S Input Only 
PCM 24bits / 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz On All Input 
 1536kHz* On USB & I²S Input 
  
NOTE* USB Firmware V3.4.1 - PCM1536 / DSD1024 supports disabled for compatibility with macOS  
  
Digital Input Coax 1 via RCA 
 Coax 2 via BNC 75 Ω 
 TOSLink x 1 
 AES EBU x 2 
 USB2.0 Type B 
 I²S via HDMI LVDS  
  
Analog Output RCA at 2.0Vrms, 625 Ω 
 XLR at 4.0Vrms, 1250 Ω 
  
Sampling Mode Non-Oversampling NOS 
 Oversampling OS 
  
AC Power Requirement 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (Worldwide Voltage) 
Power Consumption ≤20W 
Frequency Response 20-70KHz -3dB 
THD+N 0.0025% 
S/N Ratio 120dB 
Dynamic Range >121dB 
Stereo Crosstalk -110dB 
Dimension 320 x 330 x 80 mm 
Weight 8.5 Kg 

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Denafrips Pontus II DAC Digital Analogue Converter

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