dac1 special edition

Non Oversampling DAC with Tube Output

With the ever-expanding market of digital audio, both files and online streaming services, more and more people are discovering the world of digital audio. Furthermore, in the past few years many of the most demanding music lovers and audiophiles have discovered the unique sound of non-oversampling DACs to make the most of their digital audio sources.
The biggest challenge for any DAC is the sound and not the ‘numbers’’. Digital by default sounds very different when compared to analog and we at Lab12 have spent countless hours striving for the perfect voicing that resembles the very best qualities of analog.
The result is one of a kind emotional and transparent sonic performance that is only possible due to Lab12’s refined design choices. Dac1 Special Edition uses no less than eight matched Phillips TDA1543 DAC chips in a complex parallel configuration, allied with a dual triode tube output stage. As with all of the Lab12 products, each and every part has been selected for its sonic value that brings identifiable and coherent benefits to the final sound you will hear.
Dac1 is THE 21st century’s digital to analog converter that reassembles the best qualities of vinyl playback without compromising at any stage.
As all Lab12 products, Dac1 Special Edition also comes with two color choices of glass blasting anodizing finish.


• Asynchronous USB input
• Non Oversampling mode
• Triode tube I/V analog output stage (Gold Lion Genalex tube)
• 6 Separate Regulated Power Supplies
• Gold plated RCA Teflon (input, output)
• Analog retro Nissei VU meters
• 5mm Aluminum face panel with luxury painting
• Five Years Guarantee


• Power: 210 - 240VAC 50Hz (110 - 120VAC 60Hz)
• Power consumption: 70 VA max
• Inputs: 1xSPDIF (Coaxial RCA), 1xUSB2, (Optional Toshlink input)
• Frequency response: 20Hz to 20 KHz +0dB/-1dB
• THD: lower than 0.2%
• Rated output level: 2.25Vrms
• Tube complement: 1x Ε88CC dual triode
• Available colors: Matt Black, Pearl White,Custom color
• Dimension (WxHxD): 43x11x29 cm
• Weight: 7 Kg