Tobian DAC T9s

584.900 kr

Noble rocker and gentleman in the same outfit…

As all our Digital Analog Converters, T9 is also based on AD1865 chip which is a non-oversampling NOS DAC with no jitter reduction and no re-clocking. Main board is built with original and super rare Phenolic Pertinax from 1960ies as only the best can fulfill our quest for best sound.

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T9 – Digital Analog Converter Dac

Noble rocker and gentleman in the same outfit…

As all our Digital Analog Converters, T9 is also based on AD1865 chip which is a non-oversampling NOS DAC with no jitter reduction and no re-clocking. Main board is built with original and super rare Phenolic Pertinax from 1960ies as only the best can fulfill our quest for best sound.

T9 has a completely redesigned asynchronous USB input board, with the best of the best components. In output section we are using the Legendary 300B or the 801a Directly Heated Triode tube, while line-output transformers are immaculately hand made in house, with the performance from 350 henrys which is in line with our top of the line power amplifiers. Sum of this technical details is enabling the T9 to be dead silent during the operation. We also took special care about all unwanted vibration and noise as we managed to suppressed it with our new four-piece case.

All of the above combined, leads T9 to be the best source you are ever heard.

We do look forward to demonstrating this in person, but please let us warn you – this encounter might be very seductive…

Technical Specifications

  • AD1865 chip r2r / Non – Oversampling
  • Inputs 1 x Asynchronous USB (DSD Audio) 2 x Spdif, 16, 24- and 32-bit resolution
    Sampling frequencies: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz and 384kHz

  • output: DHT triode 801a or 300B, Hand Made super Permalloy Line output Transformer
    Impedance 200 ohm (Standard)
    300 ohm and 600 ohm (available)

  • Tube Rectifier 274B
    Paper oil power supply

  • Power supply: 115V / 230V / 240V

  • dimensions: 480 x 230 x 380 mm (W x H x D)

  • weight: 32 kg

  • Handmade in Hergiswil (Lake Lucerne) Switzerland

  • 5 year guarantee (without tubes)

PRODUCTION AND PHILOSOPHY

Since my boyhood days I have dreamt of making the best sounding components because I could not find them on the market. With 25 years’ of expertise, I have managed to make my dreams come true. And so can you.

I live and work in Central Switzerland next to beautiful Lake Lucerne, surrounded by mountains. Empowered by my wonderful family, I work with a team of unique experts to make those audio dreams come true. I take a lot of time to develop and manufacture high efficiency coaxial speakers, tube amps and DACs. Deeply rooted in audio history, I am also fully aware of today’s manufacturing advantages and apply them whenever they will be useful. Please take your time to experience my components and I can promise you, it will only take moments before you realize that you are listening to something special, something musical: a gateway to the music. Let me introduce you to some secrets behind the making of these products.

 

 

We at Tobian Sound Systems believe that the beauty of our audio products lies in the hands of the makers. I may be the originator and driving force, but the products have more than one father.

My amplifiers for example benefit from the unique expertise of the man who is responsible for my transformers. His 50 years’ of experience from the heydays of tube amps until today, cannot be matched elsewhere. A while ago we had the chance to integrate another veteran transformer specialist into the team. This man started with Peerless in the 1960s and his hands know exactly what to do. Thus we are fortunate to be able to blend Swiss and German knowledge and precision with American engineering. This is not written in the books, it is written in the hands and hearts of the experts, because they live this trade and keep their secrets to themselves. However, in the end all is revealed in my products and the beautiful music they produce. They say the heart of a tube amp is in the output transformer. But what kind of output transformer?

Our wire is very slowly dragged and carefully isolated with natural resin and then baked. The next step is the alignment of the wire on the core. The core of the transformer is made of a special, grain oriented steel, that only one company in the world makes – in Switzerland. Each layer of oval-section wire is then hammered into one homogenous surface. It is along the outside of this augmented surface that the signal will travel. Each layer is then isolated with mu-metal shielding before the next layer goes on. After a transformer is finished, it is submerged in natural resin, and baked. Every step of the process, the materials, the execution, the duration of each phase, the precision that only comes from experience, turns these transformers into something you cannot just buy. You have to be dedicated to have them made like this. It’s as if they are dreamt into reality. Put your hand on one of those transformers while the amp is on – are you sure it’s really on? You cannot tell. Like driving a Bentley: only when you look at the dashboard do you realize how fast you are really going.