GETTING in with the times, Exposure Electronics has announced an upgrade to its 2010S2 DAC – DSD compatibility. Yes, good news for computer audio enthusiasts, especially.
The affordable DAC will handle single-rate DSD (DSD x64 or DSD 2.8mHz) through its USB input, as well as provide PCM support up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Also on board are three coaxial and two optical inputs, 192kHz compatible; the coaxial inputs are of the BNC variety, for a tighter connection.
Other features on the 2010S2 include “”multiple stages of regulation for SPDIF input receiver, USB input, clock oscillator, DAC and output stage for accurate output; very clean master clock to SPDIF input receiver and USB input to ensure low jitter operation; discrete filter and output stage for optimum performance (no op-amp ICs); and a digital output that can be switched ‘on’ or ‘off’ (and is re-timed) to reduce the jitter level as compared to SPDIF input.” This last, apparently, can also be used to convert USB input to SPDIF output.
According to the press releases, there’s also an output for headphones, plus a remote control. The unit is available in titanium or black, and sports Exposure’s signature minimalist look.
The 2010S2 DSD DAC is available now for £920; owners of the older version can opt for a factory upgrade to the new version – it will cost £400 (including return shipping but check with your local dealer for region-specific pricing).