Superior, Wisconsin (January 18, 2017)—Next week at its NAMM booth (#6280), Crane Song will display its recently updated line of digital hardware products featuring proprietary Quantum D/A converter technology, now in its fifth generation. In its first showing at NAMM, the Egret 8 Channel D/A Converter/Summing Mixer joins Crane Song’s Avocet monitor controller, HEDD 192 AD/DA converter, and Solaris standalone D/A converter.
The Quantum DAC uses a 32-bit converter and asynchronous sample rate conversion for jitter reduction with up sampling to 211 kHz. The reference clock uses a proprietary reconstruction filter for accurate time domain response.
With jitter reportedly less than 1 pS, Quantum DAC has the lowest published jitter values in the industry, according to Crane Song. “Typical jitter from 10 Hz to 20 kHz from the internal clock is 0.055 pS and from 1 Hz to 100 kHz, it is less than 1 pS,” explains Crane Song founder and developer Dave Hill. “The result is a very ‘3D sound’ that is exceptionally transparent and accurate.”
DAC upgrades are available for previous generation Crane Song digital hardware products. All Crane Song products come with a lifetime warranty. Interestingly, the company notes that it has serviced less than two percent of any of its products. “Once a product leaves the warehouse, it works so well that [Crane Song] rarely sees it again,” according to the company.