Project Description

BRINKMANN NYQUIST DAC, £12,995

“An entirely new design, “Nyquist” has been optimized to accommodate the latest digital formats including MQA™ (Master Quality Authenticated) streaming and playback, PCM up to 384 kHz/32 bits (including DXD)as well as DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256. Given that future formats will inevitably appear, both the Hardware and Software of “Nyquist’s” Digital Module are easily user-replaceable. This field-upgradable architecture assures unprecedented longevity and enables “Nyquist” to remain on the cutting edge of digital technology. “Nyquist” virtually eliminates obsolescence, making it audio’s first-and-only “Investment Quality” digital component.

Proprietary high voltage power supply technology-unique among digital source components-delivers marked improvements in digital circuit performance as do custom filters in the digital domain. In a nod to Brinkmann’s renowned “Marconi” Line Preamplifier and “Edison” Phono Stage, the “Nyquist” employs hybrid circuit topology, with tubes used in the output stage due to their instantaneous response to voltage changes.

Because today’s music connoisseurs demand the ultimate in convenience and versatility, “Nyquist” offers outstanding connectivity, including USB, SPDIF, Optical and Ethernet inputs. Balanced, Single-ended and Headphone outputs are all standard. “Nyquist” offers RoonReady™ network playback and music management and supports several streaming services while optimized, pre-selected filters have been carefully tailored for every digital format. A comprehensive remote handset offers control of volume, input selection, mute and phase.

Thanks to our obsessive attention to each of these details, “Nyquist” achieves a level of user-friendliness unprecedented in High End Audio. Given its ease of use, matchless craftsmanship, total upgradeability and, of course, sonic superiority, “Nyquist” is simply the finest digital component available today…and tomorrow !  “

Brinkmann Nyquist

Specifications

InputsUSB 2.0, SPDIF, AES-EBU, TOSLINK, RJ45 ETHERNET for Streaming
FormatsMQA and PCM up to 384 kHz (DXD), DSD 64 and 128 via DoP (DSD over PCM), DSD 256 natively
Digital module upgradable
THD/IM distortion<0.01%
S/N ratio>100 dBA
Gain adjustment0…+10 dB
Output voltagemaximum 3,5 V eff.
Output impedance10 ohms balanced
Headphone output30-600 ohms
Dimensions (WxHxD)420 x 95 x 310 mm (with granite base);
power supply 120 x 80 x 160 mm
Weight12 kg; granite base 12 kg; power supply 3.2 kg