Audio Research DAC1 D/A converter Specifications

Sidebar 4: Specifications

Description: Frequency response: 0.01Hz–20kHz ±0.2dB. S/N ratio: 100dB (unweighted 20Hz–20kHz). Distortion: 0.002% at 1kHz (level not specified). Channel separation: 100dB at 1kHz. Phase linearity: ±0.5°, 20Hz–20kHz. Converter resolution: 18 bits. Input sampling frequencies: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz. Three digital inputs: two coaxial on BNC jacks, one selectable between coaxial (BNC) and AT&T ST–type glass fiber-optic. Analog outputs: one unbalanced stereo pair on RCA jacks. Output impedance: 30 ohms. Power consumption: 25W.
Dimensions: 19" W by 5.25" H by 10.25" D (handles extend 1.6" forward of front panel). Weight: 12 lbs (net), 20 lbs (shipping).
Price: $2995. Approximate number of dealers: 54. Warranty: 3 years, limited.
Manufacturer: Audio Research Corporation, 3900 Annapolis Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55447-5447. Tel: (763) 577-9700. Fax: (763) 577-0323. Web:

Audio Research Corporation
3900 Annapolis Lane N.
Plymouth, MN 55447-5447
(763) 577-9700

volvic's picture

I bet you that if you were to drop that in any system against any of the newer competitors it would still hold its own.  Okay it doesn't have HDMI, USB inputs for todays computer audio systems but knowing how good their gear is I am sure it still sounds great.

Pro-Audio-Tech's picture

Listening to these new digital audio servers and expensive DAC's is  like going to a high price steak house and ordering a big 1-1/2" steak made out of Oscar Meyer bologna.

Get thee analog my son!

ARC makes a superb phono preamp use it!