Tidal Audio writes: “What if CD’s or any digital 44.1KHz signals could sound like native high resolution formats? What if one does not need upsampling, oversampling, clocking, re-clocking, PCM-to-dsd, tube-warm-up or any other trick to make digital sounding analog again? And what if we thought that the word “DAC” was not ‘good enough’ anymore to describe the purpose of the device itself?
TIDAL proudly presents: the all new TIDAL Camira DMC Digital Music Converter™. As the name says, it is a Digital to Music Converter. Being a state-of-the-art TIDAL proprietary and whole dicrete R2R ladder DAC it uses a radical new way to make music out of zero’s and one’s: ARTS – TIDAL’s Analog Signal Remediation Technology. The result is a reproduction of especially 44.1 KHz signals back to reality – without changing the signal at all.”

The Camira is the reference  digital-analog-converter from TIDAL – and its performance is so radical that we gave the device a new name: Camira DMC Digital Music Converter™. Designed without compromises it offers a true digital to analog output conversion, no matter PCM or native dsd.

The Camira TIDAL’s proprietary Analog Signal Remediation Technology (ASRT). With it, we are able to bring back the analog signal from any 44.1 KHz signal, which contains the most used formats: every CD and every music streaming services. In a sound quality only known from native high resolution formats or analog sources.
The TIDAL Camira uses none of the existing technologies like upsampling, oversampling, clocking or re-clocking. None of this is necessary since it uses an unique FPGA technology remediating the 44.1 KHz signal back to analog in combination with a fully discrete non-oversampling ladder DAC. 
Of course it also has all the TIDAL classic build details, for e.g. such as the original TIDAL reference pure silver hollow conductor cable inside from the power input to the PCB input. But first above all it is delivering one hell of a sound quality. We would go so far and say even: second to none.
At TIDAL specifications and specialties are in the end of the day only single aspects to form a complete result out of it. And such thing could not be brought down to single parts or numbers. This would be like making conclusions of the wine by eating the grape the wine was made from. But afterwards one can find some details to give at least some small background informations.
Hearing is believing.
  • pure discrete designed 24 bit non-oversampling R2R ladder DAC without pre-ringing and post-ringing
  • proprietary USB-to-I²S interface directly into the I²S interface of the ladder DAC without detouring USB-to-SPDIF > SPDIF-to-I²S > I²S-to-DAC
  • proprietary ASRT Analog Signal Remediation Technology: Field Programmable Gate Array for most precise timing informations for and between the left and right channel incl. timing correction and remediation processing of 44.1 KHz signals
  • true balanced output concept without any sound-changing inverted signal generation (like with transformer outputs)
  • every function-module has its own voltage supply, separated for each channel, left and right, for e.g. such as for the amplification, the DAC, the PCM-unit and the USB-module and others. All together 20 ultra low noise voltage supplies.
  • the best cables are: no cables at all. Therefore you will not find any connectors, cable bridges or anything like it at the Camira. The only wiring we are using inside is an original TIDAL Reference hollow conductor silver cable from the power input directly soldered onto the PCB board – no compromise.
  • 2 x digital input AES (XLR)
  • 2 x digital SPDIF (coaxial BNC, cinch RCA)
  • 1 x asynchronous USB class 2 input for PCM and DSD/DXD audio formats
  • up to 384 KHz sampling rate
  • 384 KHz/24 bit PCM and up to DSD256 over USM
  • no drivers needed for MAC OS and Linux
  • drivers for Windows
  • DSD by DoP and native over ASIO interface for Windows
  • 0,01% tolerance precision resistors
  • femto clock ultra low noise oscillator (-169 dB)
  • fully discrete Class-A output amplifier
  • ultralow-ESR organic capacitors
  • Dimensions: 44cm x 13cm x 39cm / 17.3″ x 5.1″ x 15.3″ (width x height x length)
  • Weight: 24 lbs. / 11 kg