|The DAC 1794OCU is the first “MyST” combine made with using a delta-sigma converter.|
Given that not everyone likes the analytical, accurate and technical style of sounding multi-bits this was to happen sooner or later. The need to create a device with a more usual sound for a wide range of music fans has long time coming.
However, even in this case, we didn’t follow the usual way and didn’t use what is most fashionable. We chose the old, but still the best (in our humble opinion) delta-sigma converter - PCM1794.
As a result, we got a device that very competently and harmoniously balancing on the verge of two pillars for music fans: beauty and sound accuracy.
If you describe the character of the 1794OCU sound in short, you can note the overall sound saturation, its lightness, excellent control of sounds, excellent detailing.
Maybe, LF is not so biting and drums as in multi-bits, but they are more thick and weighty, they have more "mass". Moreover, LF are dense and clear. They have no problems with control, no hint to buzzing, mumbling and excessive rubber that is inherent to many modern delta-sigma converters. Such LFs will like to those who don’t like the “dry” analytical style (as in 1862), but don’t really want to go into “taste” when quality is cut for the sake of taste.
Needless to say about MF - in the modern world, almost any quality device transmits them practically perfectly. But nevertheless it should be noted a great combination of smoothness, transparency, purity of the MF (MF are the basis of all audio). Amazing sound readability, resolution, detailing - it's all there. Actually, as it should be in the devices that created for extremely accurate recording playback.
But the theme of HF can be developed a little bit wider:
I think that many connoisseurs of high-quality sound have a deal with the fact that in modern audio, the theme of HF has slid into a banal lifted up or/ and simulated allocation of HF, in order to call it “detailing” later. At the same time, the HF quality slide down either to a crystal-like ringing, or to a shushing and rustling.
Unfortunately, this trend has become comprehensive, even very expensive and eminent products have become susceptible to this “disease”. And many music fans have grown up not realizing that this isn’t a detailing in principle, and it has nothing to do with high-quality sound reproduction.
And that why we are glad to introduce you the DAC 1794OCU. We understood all these problems and really tried to get rid of them as possible. HF can be classified as detailed and having resolution in this device. They have a distinct separation of sounds from each other. It’s not just “shushing” with “rustling”. There are such concepts as attack and roll-off. There is really useful information. You have a gradation of sounds, their separation from each other, and their uniqueness not only from melody to melody, but even inside the particular melody.
Well, these HF will be more pronounced than in our multi-bit devices, since 1794OCU is a delta-sigma converter. It may like to people who prefer a more accented sound on HF.
Well, as a reminder. As a basis for the amplifier, the HiAmp amplifier circuit is traditionally used (as in all others versions of the OCU series).