The CS-100DAC is a reference grade digital source. It features two ESS ES9038Pro DAC chipset and can native decode up to DSD512 and 32 Bit/ 768kHz. You can select from 7 PCM digital filters and 4 DSD digital filters to fine tune the sound signature for different music genre or even specific music files.
CS-100DAC comes with six digital inputs including an I2S port with HDMI connector. Cayin has also incorporated a genuine audiophile grade pre-amp into CS-100DAC, so that you can create a simple sound system by connect the pre-amp output of CS-100DAC to active speakers or power amplifiers.
Bin Liang, CEO of Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd., parent company of Cayin, said:
While the digital capability of CS-100DAC is remarkable, the analogue section is also a state-of-the-art implementation. On top of the regular high quality solid state output, Cayin has incorporated a set of four 6922 triode vacuum tubes into the signal path, this will allow user to switch between Solid State and Vacuum Tube output with a single button push. This timbre function is available to both single-ended and balanced connection, and is applicable to line output and preamp output of CS-100DAC. The 6922 is an extensive triode tube family with lot of low-cost high quality choice, user can fine tune the sound signature according to their preference or system synergy
To deliver a natural and musical playback, Cayin have installed two extremely low-noise high-precision Crystal Oscillators into CS-100DAC. With RMS phase jitter as low as 0.075ps (0.000 000 000 000 075 second), these are the lowest jitter solution Cayin has implemented so far.
With a 3.95” full color AMOLED display, the input, output and operation status of the CS-100DAC is clearly visible. An IR remote control is supplied as standard, allowing you to select source, adjust volume and change timbre and digital filters at a distance.