Hydra Vox


The VOX is a unique D/A converter with a headphone amplifier and external power supply. Its entire architecture is built from the scratch using Audiobyte proprietary technologies. Every feature was developed through extensive research to provide a natural audio experience.


  • Category: Audiobyte

Description

FPGA DAC

The VOX is built around a Xilinx 7-series FPGA device. FPGA = Field Programmable Gate Array – a piece of silicon which allows development of custom hardware. All main functions of the device are specifically made inside the Xilinx device which is updatable, meaning new software will refresh the dac on the hardware level.

EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY

The VOX is entirely powered from the Hydra.ZAP dedicated power supply, which provides analog power for the headphone amplifier, digital voltage and an ultra-low noise reference voltage.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

INPUTS:

I2S LVDS (HDMI connector): all sample rates

S/PDIF coaxial: up to 192k / DSD64

USB: all sample rates

OUTPUTS:

RCA single ended: 3.8V (peak)

XLR balanced: 3.8V (peak)

Headphone out: 9V (peak)

THD+N: -118 dB (0 dB)

S/N: -118 dB