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Scarlatti Upsampler

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About

Scarlatti Upsampler is designed to act as the hub of a digital audio system. It will transform your listening experience, taking your music collection to levels you have not heard before. Accessing music from any digital source, Scarlatti Upsampler converts the audio from its native sample rate to either DSD (1-bit data at 2.822MS/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, Scarlatti 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 Scarlatti Upsampler provides supremely accurate control of troublesome jitter from the incoming audio stream.

Scarlatti 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 clocked by the Upsampler, for dramatically lower jitter.

All Scarlatti products benefit from our ‘soft’ approach to programmable logic that allows new software to be loaded from a dCS update disc or USB to add new features or adapt to changes in digital formats.

Key Features

  • Designed for maximum flexibility, both input and output configurations can be optimised for systems with various digital sources.
  • All dCS products use a sophisticated multi-mode Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL), which significantly reduces clock jitter.
  • Improved power supplies give lower running temperature and superior tolerance to AC supply variations.
  • Aerospace-grade aluminium chassis and laminated acoustic damping panels reduce magnetic effects and vibration.
  • Low-power LC display makes the user interface easier to read, keeps power requirements down and minimises electrical noise.
  • ‘Soft’ approach to programmable logic allows new software to be loaded from a dCS update CD to add new features and adapt to changes in digital formats.

Specification

Technical Specifications

  • type

    Digital-to-Digital Converter.

  • colour

    Silver or Black.

  • dimensions

    465mm/18.3” x 405mm/16.0” x 75mm/3.0”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.

  • weight

    10.1kg/22.2lbs.

  • digital inputs

    USB 2.0 interface on a B-type connector. Operates in asynchronous mode.
    AES3 on a 3-pin female XLR connector.
    4x SPDIF on 2x RCA Phono, 1x BNC connectors and 1x TosLink optical connector.
    All digital inputs except Toslink and USB will accept PCM data at up to 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s or DSD in DOP (DSD over PCM).
    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.

  • 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 at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s or DSD in DOP format, OR as a Dual AES pair at 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kS/s or DSD in DOP format.
    2x SPDIF on RCA Phono and BNC connectors. Each outputs 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s or DSD in DoP format.
    1x SDIF-2 interface on 2x BNC connectors, outputs 24 bit PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kS/s.

  • 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.

  • worldclock inputs

    Word Clock input on 1x BNC connector. Accepts standard Word Clock at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 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.

  • 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 input or PC via USB input.

  • local control

    Nevo Q50™ programmable remote control is supplied with Scarlatti 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.

Reviews

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    dCS Scarlatti: The World’s Finest, Most Complex & Best Sounding SACD Player Yet

    Stereophile Vol.32 No.8, August 2009

    Review by Michael Fremer

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    Digital Record Players – dCS Scarlatti Digital Playback System

    The Absolute Sound Issue 183, July 2008

    Review by Jonathan Valin

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Support

This is the support section introduction for dCS Scarlatti Digital Playback System.  If you cannot find what you need please try the Support section or Contact Us.

  • dCS Scarlatti-Pronto RU960 Remote Config 2v10

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  • dCS Scarlatti-Pronto TSU3500 Remote Config 2v10

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  • dCS Scarlatti-Pronto TSU9400 Remote Config 2v10

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  • dCS Scarlatti-Nevo S70 Remote Config 2v20

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  • dCS Scarlatti-Nevo Q50 Remote Config 2v30

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  • Quick Start Guide – dCS Scarlatti Digital Playback System

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  • Product Datasheet – Scarlatti CD/SACD Transport

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  • Product Datasheet – Scarlatti Master Clock

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  • Product Datasheet – Scarlatti Upsampler

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  • Product Datasheet – Scarlatti DAC

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  • User Manual – Scarlatti CD/SACD Transport v1.1x

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  • User Manual – Scarlatti Master Clock

    Software v2.0x. This applies to units with serial numbers starting with SCP.

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  • User Manual – Scarlatti Upsampler v1.2x

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  • User Manual – Scarlatti DAC v1.3x

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  • Remote Control Codes

    Last updated 11 Feb 2016.

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Awards

  • The Absolute Sound – Editor’s Choice 2014

    Stereophile – Digital Source of the Year 2009

    Dec 2009

  • The Absolute Sound – Editor’s Choice 2014

    Absolute Sound – Product of the Year 2008

    Dec 2008

  • The Absolute Sound – Editor’s Choice 2014

    Stereo Sound Japan – Grand Prix 2007

    Dec 2007