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TUBADOUR III SE Nonoversampling Tube DAC $3000
  • The latest Tubadour III "SE"- Signature Edition is the upgraded version of the base model including upgrades not available on previous model. It is a Non - oversampling DAC based on Analog Devices best sounding and most musical chip. It is a all format DAC with tube IV conversion stage. It employs AES, Coax. Optical, USB and I2S input. 16-32 bit up to 384kHz. It plays natively PCM. DSD can be played by using the option "convert on the fly" on most of the music players. For example Audirvana, Amarra, Foobar, Roon, Euphony and many others can do this "on the fly". Conversion doesn't compromise the quality in any way. So yes you can enjoy DSD files also. Signature edition comes with Duelund caps on the signal path. They are considered one of the best sounding caps. It also includes Z-Foil "naked"  Vishay resistors in the IV and tube section. It has better lower noise power supplies for the USB and I2S inputs with better OSCON caps. IEC power inlet is Furutech - Gold. One of the new features is the IsoAcoustics "GAIA" vibration absorbing/isolation feet. They improve the clarity and focus of the sound. It's like you replaced the interconnect cable with a High-End one. Silver RCA unbalanced outputs. Balanced outputs are optional. After long journey for many years, trying ESS Sabre dac chips, Delta sigma dacs over and non-oversampling dacs, single bit and multibit dacs we are back to the best sounding chip - Analog devises multibit R2R DAC. This is the most analog, musical and no artifically sounding DAC.  Power cord is not supplied. Base price is $3000. DAC comes with option to order it with SR Orange or SR Purple fuse.


    TUBADOUR III SE Nonoversampling Tube DAC $3000

    • Sample rates:  

      S/PDIF, AES         44.1 - 192kHz

      Optical/Tosslink   44.1 - 96kHz

      USB, I2S, PCM   44.1 - 384kHz

      DSD - coverterted by player to PCM "on the fly"

      Bit depth:

      Up to 24 bit over S/PDIF, AES, Tosslink

      Up to 32 bit over USB and I2S


      optional balanced output:

      1. When using XLR cables shorter than 1m - Free

      2. When using cables longer than 1m employing special balanced

      output transformers - $200 

      SR Orange fuse :


      SR Purple fuse:



      13 x 12 x 3 inches

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