Young is a high performance, very high value-for-money D/A converter capable of handling up to 384kHz sampling rate and 32 bits resolution (USB input). It features a high-speed asynchronous USB input based on the hiFace technology, further developed to allow for higher sampling rates. A comprehensive input set (S/PDIF on RCA and BNC, AES/EBU on XLR and optical on Toslink) provides great connection versatility. Despite its price, Young encompasses a leading edge technology for data handling and processing. A high performance oversampling filter, custom-made on a programmable logic device (FPGA) implements minimum-phase filters optimized for sound quality which allow for a very low noise floor. A 32 bits -D/A integrated circuit is used in a non-conventional mode to allow for 768kHz internal operation. The synergy between the DAC IC and the custom oversample allows for exceptionally low noise floor and THD. The output buffer uses a special operational amplifier with very low noise and THD thanks to its class-A biased output stage. The small size and stylish look of the Young allow for a noninvasive placement in every living space.
SNR – 121dB (A weighted, 192kHz, 24 bits, 20kHz bandwidth) THD+N – 0.0003% (192kHz, 24 bits) Inputs – 2 x S/PDIF (RCA and 75 Ohms BNC) 1x AES/EBU (XLR) 1x optical (Toslink) 1x USB (USB female Type B) Output – single ended on RCA female Output voltage – 2,65Vrms (7.5Vpp @ 0dBFS) Supply voltage – 15V-18VDC Supply current – 240mA@15V
Size – 200(w) x 50(h) x 200(d) mm
Weight – 1Kg approx.
Sampling Frequencies (kHz) – 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4*, 192*, 352.8, 384 (via USB)
Resolution – 16 up to 24 bit (S/PDIF, AES/EBU, optical), 16 to 32 bit (USB)
Frequency response – 10-20kHz +0.1/-0.5dB (fs = 44.1kHz) / 10-90kHz +0.1/-0.1dB (fs=384kHz)