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…
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
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.
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.