PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC

PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC

$ 2,895

DAC/ClassA HP Amp


PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC


The PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell Dac combines the benefits of a full-featured DAC with a Class A pre/headphone amp.  The analog Class A pre-amplifier controls its output level with multiple power supplies.   The Stellar DAC has a fully balanced circuitry from input to output and independent jitter-reduced inputs.

The Stellar Gain Cell DAC’s output level is controlled by the analog Gain Cell.   The Gain Cell eliminates additional circuitry in the signal path by varying its gain in response to front panel controls.

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Features of the Stellar Gain Cell DAC

  • Class A balanced analog preamplifier
  • Full function DAC
  • Class A headphone output
  • Remote control
  • Fixed or variable DAC mode
  • 2 output 12V triggers

Analog preamplifier

  • One balanced analog input
  • Three single-ended analog inputs
  • Analog Gain Cell stage
  • Fully balanced input to output
  • Balanced XLR analog output
  • Single-ended RCA analog output
  • Direct-coupled without any capacitors in output signal path

DA Converter

  • Four digital inputs
  • I2S input
  • Digital Lens technology
  • Three user-selectable digital filters
  • Compatible with PS Audio DMP for SACD playback in DSD
  • DSD direct through I2S
  • 192kHz asynchronous coax and TOSLINK inputs
  • 192kHz asynchronous USB
  • Single and double rate DSD
  • CPLD input (FPGA) lowers jitter, waveshapes, reduces propagation delay
  • Native mode standard
  • No added Sample Rate Conversion
  • High current class A hybrid output stage
  • Passive output filter lowers transient distortion
  • Direct-coupled without any capacitors in output signal path
  • High bandwidth output stage -3dB 60kHz
  • Low jitter clocks
  • High Current oversized analog power supply
  • 7 voltage regulators
  • High-speed power supply diodes
  • Massive 15,000 mFd low ESR capacitors
  • ESS Hyperstream

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