Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC

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    DIGITAL THAT’S AS GOOD AS ANALOGUE
    Responding to popular demand, Mola Mola launched the famous discrete DAC from the Makua as a separate unit.

    Mola Mola’s Tambaqui DAC is the perfect upgrade for owners of complete high-end systems who want to retain the characteristic sound of their existing preamplifier whilst lifting their digital sources to another level. The converter is a two board stack. On the first board, all incoming digital audio is upsampled to 3.125MHz/32 bits and converted to noise shaped PWM. On the other board are two mono DACs, in which a discrete 32- stage FIR DAC and a single-stage 4th order filtering I/V converter, convert the PWM into analogue with a breathtaking 130dB SNR. This is near the theoretical limit for 24-bit files and far beyond that of even quad-speed DSD. Uniquely, distortion remains below the noise floor even for full scale signals.

    With the addition of a lossless digital volume control and headphone outputs, it is also the ideal control hub of a minimalist audio system for music lovers who have moved on to a digital sources only system. This DAC, combined with a pair of Mola Mola Kaluga monoblocks constitutes the finest digital replay chain available, irrespective of price.

    Features

    OPERATING PRINCIPLE
    PWM DAC with 32-stage discrete analogue FIR output stage. Avoids “sigma delta” tones and “R2R” glitch and low-level linearity errors.
    Asynchronous upsampling to 3.125MHz/32 bit. 7-th order noise shaper clearing 80kHz band. Each input rate has an optimized upsampling filter chain.

    I/O
    Optical (Toslink)
    S/PDIF (Cinch)
    AES/EBU (XLR)
    USB type B
    Ethernet (Roon Ready)
    Bluetooth (SBC, AAC, APTX, LDAC)
    I²S over HDMI
    Balanced output (XLR)
    Headphone output (6.3mm Jack, Balanced XLR 4pin)
    2 programmable trigger outputs (3.5mm Jack)

    Processing balance and input gain offset
    Selectable output levels
    Phase invert

    SUPPORTED FORMATS
    PCM up to 384kHz/32 bits (>192kHz and >24 bits via USB and Roon only)
    DoP and Native DSD up to quad speed (USB and Roon only)

    PERFORMANCE
    Full-Scale Output Level (XLR): 18dBu
    Full-Scale Output Level (headphone): 18dBu
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 130dB
    THD, IMD: not measurable (estimated -140dB)
    Bandwidth: Up to 80kHz (apodizing response)
    Integrated jitter: <1ps from 10Hz upwards, <300fs from 1kHz upwards
    Jitter rejection: >80dB at 1Hz after 20 seconds of loc

    CONTROL
    Front button source selection and volume setting
    4 programmable presets
    (Premium) Remote Control
    Mola Mola Remote app

    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
    200mm (W) x 110mm (H) x 320mm (D)
    5.2kg

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