Project Description

VITUS RD-101 DAC/Streamer, £11000

Quarter 2 2018 the RD-100 will be replaced by the RD-101 standalone refernce Vitus DAC. More details to follow shortly.


“The RD-100 is the latest addition to our Reference Series of products. This DAC however is not your ordinary DAC. It features true analog inputs and a volume control. The RD-100 also uses the typical modular topology that is being used in our other products. This modular topology offers a future proof product, that can always be upgraded to our latest technology.

When we designed the RD-100 we took advantage of the success of the SCD-010 technology. We optimized every aspect of its design to be able to fit it into the smaller chassis, and match the lower price range of the Reference Series. Still pushing the performance to the next level, above the SCD-010.

As something new – we have included two analog inputs – one single ended and one balanced. These analog inputs are kept in the analog domain and not converted to the digital domain, as with some other similar products. When the analog inputs are selected – the full digital part of the DAC is shut down so no digital noise is picked up by the delicate analog signals.

We have implemented a new version of our relay based volume control, to complete the analog part of the RD-100. This makes the RD-100 a perfect analog line stage on top of its digital functions. The analog volume control is also functional when the digital inputs are used. The volume control in the RD-100 can be bypassed when the RD-100 is combined with an external line stage like the RL-101.”

1 x USB input
1 x Toslink optical input
2 x RCA SPDIF inputs
2 x AES SPDIF inputs
1 x RCA analog input
1 x XLR analog input
1 x RCA analog output
1 x XLR analog output.

Masterclock Module
USB – Recieved module
SPDIF – Reciever module
Sample Rate
Converter module
D/A Converter module
I/V Converter module (1 per channel)
Analog Stage module (1 per channel)