The Mystra Dac gives natural, captivating sound and is named for Mystra, an ancient Byzantine site in the mountains of Lakonia. This magical city can be reached only through the Taygetos mountains. Here, time is suspended; the world stops; the air is magical, fresh and clear. Like its ancient Byzantine namesake, the Mystra Dac lifts and transports you from the mundane world, fulfilling the ultimate purpose in music. It will reveal the heart in the music you love. Mystra Dac was built in tandem with Chrysalis. As with the latter, the sound of Mystra will challenge all but the most expensive vinyl system. When you choose Mystra you may make choices on features and functions to match your own wishes or budget. So here is a bespoke Dac with inspiring, natural detail and giving a rich 3D soundstage . The differences between Chrysalis and Mystra Dacs are detailed for you in the FAQs. Depending on your choices, Mystra takes up to 38 man hours build.
See below for the feature, technical details and specs ( And check out the FAQs)
Digital to Analogue processor with separate conversion for PCM up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD. DSD64(SACD) and DSD128 double rate support. Dual mono architecture. Three digital inputs, 2x RCA, 1x USB. Analogue volume control with resistor/relay stepped attenuator. Remote control for inputs and volume (handset included). Triode Valve analogue output stage. Preamplifier function (stereo RCA line-in). Stereo RCA and XLR analogue outputs. Headphones output.
Format: PCM or DSD
Sample rate (PCM): 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Word length (PCM) 16bit, 24bit
DSD rate: SACD standard (2.8MHz) DSD64 and DSD128 double rate (5.6MHz-6.144MHz)
DSD transfer support: raw (native) DSD or DSD over PCM (DoP) into USB input with ASIO/WASAPI driver
D/Analogue conversion method:
PCM- multibit hybrid
DSD- 1bit ΔΣ, analogue filter
PCM processing S/N ratio >120 dB
DSD reconstruction filter S/N ratio >112 dB
2 x 6SN7 dual triode voltage driver
2 x ECC82 dual triode, high current output driver
A pair of Jensen Copper paper-in-oil signal decoupling capacitors
Operation mode: pure classA single ended triode without feedback
Front panel power On/Off switch
Rear panel device pwr cut-off switch
Front panel rotary input selector with LED indicators for: inputs, SPDIF signal ON and DSD ON,
Front panel rotary volume control
Mains voltage: 100-120VAC or 220-240VAC (mains voltage compatibility is factory set according to order)
Power consumption: 50W
Unit weight: 13.5kg
Unit dimensions: 44cm (W) x 31cm (D) x 15cm (H), 17.32" x 12.20" x 5.90"
Shipping weight: 19.5kg
Shipping dimensions: 65cm (W) x 55cm (D) x 40cm (H), 25.59" x 21.65" x 15.74"