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.
|Colour||Silver or Black.|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||465mm/18.3” x 405mm/16.0” x 75mm/3.0”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.|
|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.|
|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 & 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.|
The Absolute Sound Issue 183, July 2008
Review by Jonathan Valin
Software v2.0x. This applies to units with serial numbers starting with SCP.
Last updated 11 Feb 2016.