Overview & Features

urr-Brown PCM1798 DAC with USB, Optical and Coax inputs

Coax and optical accept all sampling rates up to 192 kHz, 24-bit

USB accepts up to 96 kHz, 24-bit

Incoming jitter on all three digital inputs is significally attenuated with an effective clock recovery system

Analog Bass management with high and low pass crossovers

Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration

Front panel subwoofer level control

5 RCA line level inputs

1 XLR balanced input (parallels Input 5 RCA jacks)

Phono input for MM & MC cartridges with 100 Ohm or 47k Ohm load

Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage

Balanced XLR and RCA left and right outputs

1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs

Bass & treble controls with defeat from remote or front panel

Headphone jack with 10 ohm output impedance

Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks

12 V output to trigger power amplifiers and other devices

Automatic turn on with 12 V trigger or AC power

Fixed level record output

Premium motor-driven Alps potentiometer volume control

Left/Right Balance control

Remote control with discrete on/off power buttons

0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star spec

Rack mounting adapter available (Model HRA 2 sold separately)

Available in silver or black finish

Technical Specification

Frequency Response

10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

< 0.01 % Crosstalk

> 70 dB at 20 kHz

Input Sensitivity

300 mv: 1 Volt Out

Total Gain: 10 dB

Maximum Output: 7 Volts

Input Impedance

Unbalanced: 24k Ohm

Balanced: 100k O per leg

Output Impedance

Unbalanced: 100 Ohm

Balanced: 470 Ohm per leg

S/N Ratio - Line Inputs 1-5

> 108 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted

> 88 dB, input shorted, unweighted

S/N Ratio - DAC Inputs

> 108 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted

> 90 dB, input shorted, unweighted

Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance

Input Impedance

MM: 35 dB / 47 k Ω

MC: 52 dB / 47 k Ω or 100 Ω

Input Capacitance

150 pF

S/N Ratio - Phono Inputs

MM > 80 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted

MM > 70 dB, input shorted, unweighted

MC > 67 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted

MC > 55 dB, input shorted, unweighted

Hi/Low pass crossover slope

12dB / Oct

DC Trigger Requirements

+9 Vdc to +12 Vdc, 2 mA

XLR Pin Identification

1 = Ground (Shield)

2 = Positive

3 = Negative (Return)


Width: 17-1/4” (437 mm)

Depth: 13-3/4” (350 mm)

Height, with feet: 4-1/8” (105 mm)

Height, without feet: 3-1/2” (89 mm)

Net Weight

14 lb. (6.3 kg)

Shipping Weight

21 lb. (9.5 kg)

Power Requirement

Standby: 0.5 Watts

Power On: 20 Watts

100-250 Volts, 50-60 Hz (Automatic)

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