New Organik DAC for Selekt DSM – Edition Hub

Linn writes: “It is also our great pleasure to announce the very welcome and hotly anticipated arrival of Organik DAC for Selekt DSM, in both a stereo and higher-performing dual-mono variant. Selekt DSM: Edition Hub, featuring stereo Organik DAC, comfortably surpasses the performance benchmark set by previous-generation Klimax DSM with Katalyst. The top-performing, dual-mono Organik in Edition Hub raises that bar higher still.”

Technical Detail

There are many different types of ‘discrete’ DAC. Although simply making something ‘discrete’ does not necessarily result in high performance. The performance advantage of Organik comes from its unique combination of:
Modulation method – Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Delta-Sigma
Conversion stage – Discrete Analog Finite Impulse Response (AFIR)
Implementation – Ultra-stable power, precision clocking, and expert PCB design
When employed together, the PWM modulator and AFIR conversion stage are immune to many of the problems that affect other discrete designs — where small errors in switching times or resistor values can generate distortion.
However, in order to realise the full potential of this conversion method, great attention must also be paid to other factors such as power supply, clocking, and perhaps most importantly, the physical layout of the circuit board.
Organik uses an 8-layer circuit board, facilitating optimal delivery of power and clocks to the DAC. Power for the conversion stage is generated by a discrete regulator, and delivered using multiple internal power planes.
Clock traces are matched to within fractions of a millimetre, to ensure that every part of the DAC receives its clock at precisely the same time. All these elements work in harmony to create an analog signal with incredibly low levels of noise and distortion — far lower than anything we’ve ever achieved before.