EARMEN has a new “ultra high-res fully-balanced” wireless desktop DAC out now, and the Serbian’s outfit’s Tradutto is priced to tempt audiophiles on the hunt for a high-end and high-value digital processor.
“This sophisticated DAC has a wide range of abilities to offer. Tradutto is a piece-of-art device with the power to enhance the sonic performance of your system. It lets you enjoy music from any source, such as coaxial, USB, Toslink connections or HD Bluetooth. Wherever songs are played from, Tradutto stays true to the character of every instrument and uncovers a musicality you’ve never heard before,” the press literature says.
Driving the Tradutto is the highly-regarded ESS Saber DAC ES9038Q2M chip that handles digital audio files of up to 32-bit/768kHz or DSD512 resolution.
“The ES9038Q2M DAC allows outstanding sound performance and the whole circuit is optimised to draw less current and improve power filtering, resulting in low interferences from Wi-Fi, cellular, and Bluetooth signals.”
Yes, it supports MQA, and has digital optical, digital coaxial and USB inputs, for connection to CD players, phones, tablets, games consoles, laptops or other digital audio sources. And, course, Bluetooth – built in is Qualcomm HD Bluetooth 5.1 circuitry.
The DAC chassis is constructed from a “full block aluminum chassis, which makes it extremely durable and robust.”
“The PCB is embedded in a solid aluminium housing, giving the board greater protection inside the housing and additional insulation from external influences. The clock is carefully adjusted and has minimal jitter. The digital and analogue part of the circuit is also carefully separated by the power supply.”
The Earmen Tradutto is available on pre-order right now at US$699/€699, go to the website for details.