MSB Technology Platinum Data CD IV transport & Diamond DAC IV & D/A converter Specifications
Platinum Data CD IV disc transport: Compatible with CD, WAV files (1632 bits, sample rates up to 384kHz) on DVD-R. Outputs: Coaxial, TosLink, AES/EBU, MSB Network (384kHz). Output jitter: 2ps. Power-supply requirement: 12V DC.
Dimensions: 17.7" (450mm) W by 2.75" (70mm) H by 15.4" (390mm) D, DAC IV and Power Base each. Weights: 9.5 lbs (4.3kg), Data CD IV; 18 lbs (8.2kg), Power Base.
Serial number of unit reviewed: CD198321.
Price: $3995; Signature Transport Power Base adds $3495. Price as reviewed: $7490.
Diamond DAC IV: Solid-state, remote-controlled digital-to-analog converter with volume control and auxiliary analog input. Digital inputs: coaxial S/PDIF (RCA and BNC), TosLink, AES/EBU, MSB Network (32 bit), USB 2.0 operating in isochronous asynchronous mode with 24-bit word length and sample rates from 44.1 to 384kHz. Analog outputs: 1 pair balanced (XLR), 2 pairs single-ended (RCA). Volume-control range: +9dB to 69dB. Output impedance: 50 ohms. Maximum output level: 7.5V RMS (balanced), 3.6V RMS (single-ended). Slew rate: >1000 V/µs. Settling time: <90ns.
Dimensions: 17.7" (450mm) W by 2.75" (70mm) H by 15.4" (390mm) D, DAC IV and Power Base each. Weights: 13.5 lbs (6.15kg), DAC IV; 16.5 lbs (7.5kg), Power Base.
Serial number of unit reviewed: DD198791.
Price: $21,995; FemtoSecond Galaxy Clock adds $9950, Diamond Stepped Attenuator adds $2995, Pro I2S input board adds $995, USB2.0 384kHz input adds $1395, Diamond Power Base adds $5995. Price as reviewed: $43,325.
Common to both: Approximate number of dealers: 11.
Manufacturer: MSB Technology Corporation, 5601 Freedom Blvd., Aptos, CA 95003. Tel: (831) 662-2800 (upgrades or repairs), (716) 688-3527 (US sales). Fax: (831) 662-3800. Web: www.msbtech.com.