STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC STAR Pure DSD DAC

STAR Pure DSD DAC

1.250

WHY STAR PURE DSD DAC?

  • DAC with 05 inputs, 02 USB outputs.
  • All components are very wel and famous.
  • Brings impressive and lovely sound
  • Play all audio formats up to DSD 512.
  • Music server plays better music than the computer.
  • Pure Transfomer output
  • Designed in Italy, tested in Denmark, produced: Hq-audio.
  • Use DAC without Preamli.
  • Beautiful form, high quality components from Canada.
  • Worldwide warranty, free upgrades.
  • Products include:: DAC + Music server + Tranfomer output.

STAR PURE DSD DAC CONNECTS TO HI-END AUDIO SYSTEM

 

THE STAR PURE DSD DAC OFFERS 5 INPUTS  INCLUDING:

  • 1 = RCA,
  • 2 = Toslink,
  • 3 = AES/EBU,
  • 4 = USB -Amanero
  • 5 = I2S input conect dircet from Pi 4 to DAC
  • And 2 outputs (RCA and XLR).


STAR PURE DSD DAC Music Server multiple inputs - spoiled connection

THE BEST PREMIUM MUSIC WITH MOST COMPREHENSIVE INVESTMENT

  • No use chip DAC
  • DSD x1, dsdx8
  • Pure 1-bit direct delta-sigma design (DSD128+ compatible)
  • 33-level multi-level conversion.
  • Transient optimized analog reconstruction filter.
  • No magic "black boxes"

INTEGRATED NETWORK MUSIC PLAYER-RASPBERRY PI MUSIC PLAYER

  • Moode-Audio is a software that turns Raspberry Pi into an Moode-Audio music player. It will make it perform as an high fidelity digital source.
  • The user interface is intuitive to use and connects easily to a NAS server or an optional harddrive. It can even easily be updated to support 3TB -4TB hard drives. A smartphone, Ipad or computer can be used as remote control via the buildin wifi and have a music system that organises your digital music, radio stations and streaming services in a seamless music experience.

The Premium USB interface from Italy

  • USB is supported by a unique true asynchronous FPGA based solution from the italian company Amanero. We believe it is the sound leading USB interface and gives a perfect Audio match for the Raspberry Pi. Besides being excellent in sound, the USB interface supports future high resolution audio format in PCM up to 384 and up to DSD512

 Bo DAC designs superior and individual sources for each channel: 

  • LT3042-Ultralow Noise Ultralow RMS Noise: 0.8μVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz)
  • Use LT3042 separately for each circuit.
  • Use LT3042 separately for each analog circuit

 The REMOTE Control

  • The DAC includes a gorgeous remote control is made of cast aluminum. Convenient, beautiful and easy to use. Just press the button and you have great features like: On-Off function, Volume control of the 32bit Attenuator, input select, mute function, select of PCM/DSD filter types and the frequency cutoff of the filters.
  • All the settings can easily be memolised.
  • The Remote is the PERFECT COMPANION FOR YOUR DAC.

 

Display 

  • The Display shows all memorised settings. Large fonts for the volume setting are displayed so you can see the volume setting from your favorite listning position. The Chassis is a made by premium milled aluminium and with the 2 infinity control knob aluminum casting allows us to control and play music easily.
  • The control knobs in casted aluminum makes it easy to control the DAC and play music.
  • The simplicity and exquisite beauty is LIKE NO ONE ELSE and complete your home audio system.
  • Enjoy the design while listning to the music.

 

INSIDE DAC

Music Server in STAR PURE DSD DAC

  • DAC integrates a Rasberry Pi4 to be the dedicated Music Server. It Take advantage of the endless digital music sources, especially the DSD64 format are very close to the sound of the SA-CD. The time for using bundles of expensive CDs and SA-CDs is over.
  • This Music Server will give you choose High resolution audio files. Actually, the DAC plays all formats of digital music file.
  • HQ Audio has seleceted the Raspberry Pi3 for music server, as this is the Music source that plays with an immersive listening experience that HQ Audio appreciate and admired for playing music better than a most then most of computers used as Music server.

INTERFACE AND MUSIC PLAYER SOFTWARE

– http://moodeaudio.org/

-https://volumio.org/

  • VOMUMIO is software for Pi4 with many features:
  • Nice interface, easy to use
  • Appropriate multi-DAC.
  • Connect easily, quickly, control by phone or tablet.
  • Continuous updating.
  • Best support for users free from Moodaudio
  • Also you can use other softwares such as: http://www.runeaudio.com/ or https://volumio.org/

SOFTWARE

  • Design in Italy and software for DAC by Andrea Ciuffoli
  • Testing in Denmark and Meauser by Morten
  • Music server software by Moode audio, or runeaudio or volumio.org
  • Produce Hq-Audio

QUALITY:

  • Products are manufactured with genuine selection according to strict process. Test and test before leaving HQ-Audio with a team of experienced engineers.
  • Guarantee: Products are warranted for 12 months worldwide and are still free upgrades.
  • Hq-Audio is committed to providing the best products and services to customers who use the product.
  • Preferential when buying Dac Quang Hao:
  • Copy music files for free.
  • 24/7 technical support $ 100 free upgrade consultation Get up to 30% off upgrades when purchased at Parts ConneXion (genuine electronics in Canada).

* Note: Promotional packages will not be converted into cash in any case!

COMMITMENT The deepest heart of QuangHao thanks and deeply grateful to all of you who have used the product Quang Hao – This is the biggest motivating force to promote HQ-Audiodessign more dedication to the career of Audio Vietnam.

ABOUT OF TEAM

  • The design team behind the HQ- Audio works on separate technical aspects of the project and are dedicated electronics engineers with more than 50 years experience as audiophiles. This ensures an open mind to audible phenomena.
  • The design team bring to their labors skill, pride and with an unbridled enthusiasm which takes the engineering and critical evaluation of Audio equipment to new levels, reflected in the exacting standards to which every product is designed and manufactured.
  • To ensure the highst standard of each Hq-Dac, it will before leaving the factory be verified and final tested to ensure the final voicing. This verification is ensured personally by Hq-Audio.

Pure 1-bit direct delta-sigma design (DSD128+ compatible)
33-level multi-level conversion.
Transient optimized analog reconstruction filter.
No magic "black boxes"

The core of this design is the CT7302PL with the following specifications: 

  • SPDIF support up to 768 KHz/32bits mode
  • I2S support up to 768 KHz/32bits mode
  • DSD support 1x/2x/4x/8xmode
  • DoP support 1x/2x/4x mode,throughI2S
  • DoP support 1x/2x/4xmode, through SPDIF
  • PCM SRC / ASRC fully support 32 KHz~ 768 KHz.
  • PCM / DSD / DoP to PCM / DSD / DoP converter with SRC / ASRC
  • Crystal reference clock / MCLK / DoP / Mute status output
  • Auto De-emphasis32KHz/44.1KHz/48KHz.
  • Auto detecting PCM / DoPformat.
  • Auto detecting I2S / DSD interface.
  • Volume control with fading in/out.(+18dB ~ -110dB step 1/32 dB)
  • SRC / ASRC 32 bits dynamicrange(192dB), THD+N (-174dB).

SUPPORTED STREAMING SERVICES

 

SPOTIFY

  • Subscription-based music streaming service
  • What is Spotify
  • Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.

 

ROON

  • Subscription-based music management service
  • What is Roon
  • Roon is the most engaging, enjoyable way to browse your music.

 

AIRPLAY

  • Apple local network streaming technology
  • What is AirPlay
  • AirPlay is a proprietary protocol developed by Apple Inc. that allows wireless streaming between devices of audio, video, device screens, and photos, together with related metadata.

 

MOODE + AirPlay

  • MOODE  is an AirPlay compatible receiver. Streaming to LUMIN is lossless providing that the iPhone/iPad is set to maximum volume. LUMIN will appear on your iOS device with the name you have given it in the LUMIN App settings.

 

 

What is TuneIn + RADIO

  • TuneIn enables people to discover, follow and listen to what’s most important to them — from sports, to news, to music, to talk. TuneIn provides listeners access to over 100,000 real radio stations and more than four million podcasts streaming from every continent.

 

Volumio app you use

 

 

LUMIN App , YOU CAN USE with Mooaudio.

  • MOODE with LUMIN App + TuneIn
  • TuneIn is built right into the heart of the LUMIN App. Simply create a free TuneIn account and add Radio Stations to your TuneIn ‘Library’ for them to appear in the LUMIN App.

QUANGHAO DAC PLAY IN NAS MUSIC FILE

DIGITAL INPUTS

  • Dig In 1: S/PDIF coaxial (RCA 75 Ohms)
  • Dig In 2: Toslink Optical
  • Dig In 3: AES/EBU balanced (XLR 110 Ohms)
  • Dig In 4: USB AUDIO -Amanero (DSD 512 over PCM)
  • Dig In 5: I2S -conect direct Pi4 to DAC
  • Any inputs from 1 to 3 can receive stereo audio encoded signal up to 192 kHz/32Bit.

ANALOG OUTPUTS

  • 1 x Analog RCA outputs (LEFT-RIGHT)
  • 1 x XLR balanced analog outputs (LEFT-RIGHT)

D/A CONVERTER CIRCUIT

  • Pure DSD- no chip DAC
  • Bandwidth: 20Hz-20kHz -0.2dB typical
  • Output voltage: 3Vrms unbalanced, 6Vrms balanced
  • THD < 0,001%

FRONT PANEL CONTROLS

  • 2 x button Input channel selection (In1 - In4)
  • 1 x Mute button
  • 1 x standby button
  • Separate Led standby (red)

MUSIC SERVER-Raspberry Pi 4-2G

  • 1 x Raspberry Pi 4 + Low noise 5A supply
  • Software: Moode Audio, Volumio, RuneAudio, Picoreplayer
  • Connect: network , wifi, computer, Ipad, mobile phone, nad, hard drive,music online

POWER

  • 1 power transformers (50 W in use, 2 W in standby)
  • 1 transformers that are cut off for energy savings when the unit is on standby mode
  • Nominal AC line voltage : 220 or 230V
  • Input voltage range : +/- 10%
  • Fuse 2A

SIZE AND WEIGHT

  • 435 W x 380 D x 80 H (mm). 10 kg

WARRANTY

  • 1 years, parts and labor

STAR Pure DSD DAC

What is the difference between DSD and PCM ???

DSD proved to be completely superior to PCM and compressed music formats both in terms of parameters and theoretical advantages. In addition, the DSD has a very high sampling frequency, so it is only necessary to use simple filters at low frequency during signal processing and decoding, similar to the filters in the speaker crossover. . Reducing the level of filtering will cause less difference in sound from the original. Only filtering the signal at a low frequency also helps the decoding process to achieve very high accuracy, less noise, noise and distortion, thereby producing sound with high, near-noise cleanliness like there's no background noise, the same static background.
In our audio performance tests, we are always looking to be sure of an objective result using many different people, systems, and ears. This means the results here are not personal to me, to Andrea or Pavel Pogodin, and they are not subjective as many other trials are published online.

INTRODUCTION

The high resolution PCM at 96-192KHz 24bit offer the possibility to have a good quality digital signal exceeding the big limits of the CD.
The DSD is very different from PCM, using a sampling frequency 64 times higher than that of a standard Compact Disc, offers a frequency response of up to 100 kHz and a dynamic range of up to 120 dB across the entire audible range.
The DSD on paper should be better than hi-resolution pcm like the 192KHz 24bit because the two conversions (from and to the analog) are more simple (see this article from Korg website) but the AES Convention Paper 6086  and AES Convention Paper 5395, seems to contradict this.

The DSD signal can be directly used to reconstruct the original analog signal with a simple RC filter but with this method we get many digital noise also using a good digital and analog filters so forget this method.
I have lost many time and money to test these solution, using different USB to DSD interfaces, I2S isolators and D-type flip-flop.
The little Lampizator and RT audiodesign companies has succeeded to reduce the noise and produce a DSD DAC with this method but with some limits. 
This project here exposed has another approach, it is based on the DSC1 that is an Open Hardware, "discrete" delta-sigma D/A-converter developped by Signalyst, the DSC1 is able to convert the DSD signal to analog without noise and without a DAC chip.
The DSC converters does not work with a PCM signal so it is necesary convert the PCM to DSD on the fly during playing so it is necessary to use computers with adequate performance.
In this project we have used the CT7302PL single chip dual channel audio digital to digital bridge with a sample rate converter to convert PCM signals to DSD.

HARDWARE

The core of this design is the CT7302PL with the following specifications: 

  • SPDIF support up to 768 KHz/32bits mode
  • I2S support up to 768 KHz/32bits mode
  • DSD support 1x/2x/4x/8xmode
  • DoP support 1x/2x/4x mode,throughI2S
  • DoP support 1x/2x/4xmode, through SPDIF
  • PCM SRC / ASRC fully support 32 KHz~ 768 KHz.
  • PCM / DSD / DoP to PCM / DSD / DoP converter with SRC / ASRC
  • Crystal reference clock / MCLK / DoP / Mute status output
  • Auto De-emphasis32KHz/44.1KHz/48KHz.
  • Auto detecting PCM / DoPformat.
  • Auto detecting I2S / DSD interface.
  • Volume control with fading in/out.(+18dB ~ -110dB step 1/32 dB)
  • SRC / ASRC 32 bits dynamicrange(192dB), THD+N (-174dB).

After the CT7302PL chip there is the DSC in the differential version designed by Pavel Pogodin with the output transformers to filter and to convert the output in un-balanced and balanced signal. 
The 74AHCT595 are high-speed Si-gate CMOS devices used for the serial-to-parallel data conversion.
This module use a mute circuit to eliminate any click in the transition from one track to another using the TS5A3167 (SPDT) single-pole double-throw analogswitch 

 

This module need a AC power supply in the range 6.5V - 7V and it can power the Amanero USB module with a dedicated 3.3V.
On Amanero module to exclude the USB power supply and use an external 3.3V is necessary cut a wire or remove on-board regulator.
The USB interface used is the Amanero with the normal firmware to support Native DSD.

The Controller module included in the kit use the 16F877 chip, a 20MHz Enhanced 8K Flash Microcontrollers.
It drive a 4 x20 characters LCD and it is connected with the I2C bus to the CT7302PL.
A separeted power transformer is used to manage the standby function.

 

OUTPUT TRANSFORMERS

The output transformers are necessary to mix the differential signals coming from the 74AHCT595 in phase and out phase.
These are also used to give un-balanced and balanced output signal, the module integrate a  relay to switch the ground connection.
The models has been selected by Pavel Pogodin after many test and also I have compared these with other models with much higher cost always preferring these.
These have a turn ratio of 2:1+1, made with a permalloy core with a thickness of 0.16mm and an inductance about 340H.
The declared frequency response is 10Hz - 195 KHz at -0.2dB for the yellow and 20Hz - 80 KHz at -0.2dB for the black type
Yellow type has more "air" and black are probably more balanced but it all depends very much on the record or even his mood.

  •  

      

  REMOTE

 

In same case it is necessary increase the output level so use in the setting menu the V+ and -V buttons to set +6dB. +12dB or +18dB, I suggest a max of +6dB because otherwise the distortion can increase.
There is also a function to set an amplification of +6dB for DSD tracks because some player give a lower level for these.
All the settings can be saved in the EEPROM so these will be set at the next power on (press mute button on Setting menu).

 

AMANERO FIRMWARE

To get the max stability is necessary set the Amanero module with the last firmware 2006be10 with DSD Native support.

1) Download the update_tools  oem tool 117  and Unzip in a folder, for example on Desktop.

2) ERASE THE FLASH

 



3) When you replug the erased device, Windows can ask about a driver. 

4) Be sure to be connected to internet.

5) Run ConfigOEM117.exe and select the CPLD firmware CPLD_for_1081 and CPU firmware 2006be10 after press Flash CPU.

6) Replug the USB cable and if it's all ok the audio driver needs to detect the device.

 

On Windows system install the last driver ASIO 1062 and set on ASIO panel the latency at 15msec.

 

SOFTWARE

This hardware is compatible with any PCM and DSD signal so to play music you can use any audio player.

Here follows some player in order of sound performances.

  • HQPlayer by Signalyst  available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, there is a Server and a Desktop version at a cost of 145,18 euro
  • Daphile Audiophile Music Server for x86 hardware, it is free but it need a dedicated hardware
  • JRiver Media Center  available for Windows and Mac OS at a cost of $49.98
  • Foobar2000  freeware

 

 

 

MEASUREMENTS 

Output at 0dB near to 1.5Vrms.

  • Here is the result of a test in October 2019 with a friend of mine with a lot of experience in recording and playing audio.

    Yesterday evening the first serious listening test about the new dsc module with CT7302 vs NAA (Network Audio Adapter) DSC module.

    The quality of the last DSC with CT7302 is very high, the same details and the same sound stage of the NAA DSC module.

    The NAA DSC module with the HQplayer filters is a little bit more softer but it is not easy define if it is more or less near to the real sound.

    Using the CT7302 with jRiver the sound is very natural and analog.

REVIEWS

STAR DSC took first place in the contest organized by the forum Vnav.

 

 

Some photo Star Pure DSD DAC

 

see more Informatio:  Star Pure DSD DAC: http://audiodesignguide.com/DSC2/index.html

Please click on the links below to download the software

1. Amanero Software for Windows PCs

2. Volumio  software runs for Pi 4 - if needed:

3. User Manual for STAR PURE DSD DAC:


Thank you for using the product!

Array

Contact us

Thong ke