Paganini Upsampler is designed to act as the hub of a digital audio system and will transform your listening experience, taking your music collection to levels you have not heard before. Accessing music from any digital source, Paganini Upsampler converts the audio from its native sample rate to either DSD (1-bit data at 2.822 MS/s) or standard high resolution PCM (24-bit data up to 192kS/s).
Possessing an array of independently selectable digital inputs, upsampling and filter options, Paganini Upsampler elevates the performance of Red Book CD from CD players or high resolution audio from digital streamers and servers to a previously unsurpassed level.
dCS pioneered the use of external clocks in digital audio systems and the multi-stage Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) system used in Paganini Upsampler is extremely effective at controlling troublesome jitter from the incoming audio stream.
Paganini Upsampler also features an asynchronous USB input which allows high resolution audio to be played from a computer. In this mode the Upsampler synchronises the audio by providing a feedback pipe to the PC or Mac. The computer’s audio stream is effectively locked to the Upsampler, for dramatically lower jitter.
|Colour||Silver or Black.|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||460mm/18.1” x 400mm/15.8” x 110mm/4.4”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.|
|Digital Inputs||USB 2.0 interface on a B-type connector. Operates in asynchronous mode. Accepts up to 24 bit data at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kS/s. AES3 on a 3-pin female XLR connector. 2x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono connectors.
Each AES and SPDIF input will accept PCM data at up to 24 bits at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s or DSD in DOP format.
|Digital Outputs||IEEE 1394 interface on 2x 6-way connectors. In DSD mode, the interface outputs dCS-encrypted DSD (1 bit data at 2.822MS/s).
2x AES3 on 3-pin female XLR connectors. Each outputs 24 bit PCM data at 32, 44.1, 88,2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s or DSD in DOP format, OR as a Dual AES pair at 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kS/s or DSD in DOP format.
2x SPDIF on RCA Phono connectors. Each outputs 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kS/s or DOP.
|Word Clock I/O||Word Clock input on 1x BNC connector. Accepts standard Word Clock at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz. Sensitive to TTL levels. Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector. Outputs standard Word Clock at a frequency equal to the (single wire) output data rate, or 44.1kHz when set to output DSD.|
|Upsampling Rates||Data from any input may be converted to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s or DSD (1 bit data at 2.822MS/s). The output sample rate must be equal to or greater than the input sample rate.|
|Spurious Responses||Better than -100dB0 @ 20Hz-20kHz.|
|Filters||A choice of anti-alias filter is available for 10 popular conversions|
|Software Updates||Loaded from CD-R via PCM digital inputs or PC via USB input.|
|Local Control||dCS Premium Remote control supplied as standard with Paganini Transport or RS232.|
|Power Supply||Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.|
|Power Consumption||12.7 Watts typical/15 Watts maximum.|
Tone Audio, No.33 November 2010
Review by Jeff Dorgay
HiFi World, April 2010
Review by David Price
HiFi World, October 2009
Review by David Price
Software v2.0x. This applies to units with serial numbers starting with PCP.
Last updated 11 Feb 2016.