Creek Ruby 2 DAC Module

£332.50 (FREE UK Delivery)
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The RUBY 2 DAC is the latest plug-in upgrade module for the EVOLUTION 50A and EVOLUTION 100A integrated amplifiers. Employing similar topology to the EVOLUTION 50CD, the RUBY 2 DAC uses a single Wolfson WM8742 DAC chip. Connections include Coaxial, TOS-LINK, USB, Bluetooth, and FM radio.

Creek's EVOLUTION 50A and EVOLUTION 100A amplifiers are normally supplied with 5 analogue inputs. However, Line input 5 is mounted on a removable panel, so it can be swapped with an AMBIT tuner or RUBY2 DAC module, to add several more inputs. The RUBY2 DAC module is the latest version which contains 4 x SPDIF inputs for both optical and co-axial connection.
In addition it has a USB 2 input, to stream high resolution audio content to the amplifier from a computer or streaming device and can be controlled via the EVO remote control. To maintain the best sound quality from your amplifier, the RUBY2 DAC module uses a top of the range Wolfson WM8742 DAC chip, designed in Scotland.
For mobile applications, the RUBY 2 DAC also adds the highly useful feature of Bluetooth connectivity to the amp, via the RUBY 2 DAC. So smart phones or tablets can be synced to the amp and your favourite music streamed wirelessly. In addition to this surprising amount of connectivity in such a small module, Creek have also incorporated the same FM tuner circuit, used in the brilliant AMBIT module, to provide FM connectivity to the RUBY 2 DAC. Sound quality is further improved over the AMBIT module by selecting the tuner's digital output and converting that to analogue via the RUBY 2's own high-end DAC.
The Class 2 USB input is capable of playing high resolution music files, up to 24 bit 192 kHz, from either a PC or MAC computer. Streaming from a PC requires an additional (ASIO) driver software to be installed and possibly a USB2 driver, if your computer hasn't already got one. USB cables up to 5 metres (16.4 feet) may be used with the RUBY 2 DAC.
Technical Specification:
  • Digital Inputs: 2 x TOSLINK Optical, 24 Bit 192 kHz / 2 x SPDIF Co-Ax, 24 Bit 192 kHz / USB Class 2 audio 24 Bit 192 kHz max / Bluetooth, based on CSR Bluecore technology - No additional software drivers are needed
  • DAC Type: One Wolfson WM8742 capable of 24 bit 192 kHz.
  • SNR: > 125dB (A weighted stereo at 48 kHz)
  • THD: < 0.001% at 48 kHz sample rate
  • FM Frequency Range: 76 - 108 MHz, dependent on region. Region selectable via Menu
  • Number Of Pre-Set Stations: 100
  • FM Sensitivity: -3.5 dBuV
  • Frequency Response: 30 Hz- 16 kHz -1dB
  • THD: < 0.05%
  • Stereo Separation: > 40dB
  • Signal To Noise: > 70dB (Full limiting) Stereo

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