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Resonessence Concero USB DAC and S/PDIF Bridge
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Resonessence Concero HD DSD DAC and S/PDIF Bridge

CODE: RESONCONHD


Price: £785.00

(Including VAT)

CONCERO is a family of 384kS/S outstanding audio DACs. We have listened to customers and industry experts who asked us to deliver a sound signature similar to that of the INVICTA with fewer features and in a simplified format. CONCERO is that product. It is the Asynchronous USB Audio 2.0 and Jitter Reduction elements of the INVICTA driving the latest ESS Sabre DACs. CONCERO uses the 24bit ESS ES9023 Sabre DAC, CONCERO HD and CONCERO HP both use the 32bit ESS9018-2M Sabre DAC. In addition, we have added an S/PDIF input for those configurations that do not use a USB data source. The CONCERO also allows USB input to S/PDIF output in a bridge mode.

CONCERO HD connects the Resonessence upgradable FPGA based DSP engine to the new 32bit ESS ES9018-2M Sabre DAC for high performance, high sample-rate PCM up to 384kS/s from the USB Audio 2.0 port. In addition, it also contains the Resonessence 4x up-sampling filters that will accept 44.1kS/s and 48kS/s data streams from USB or S/PDIF and convert them to 176.4kS/s and 192kS/s respectively.

CONCERO HD activates the ES9018-2M’s internal DSD processing engine to support Direct Stream Digital (DSD64 and DSD128) from the USB Audio 2.0 port using DoP standard version 1.1. CONCERO HD can operate as a USB to S/PDIF bridge in all modes except the DSD128 mode (that more would result in an S/PDIF stream data rate that exceeds the S/PDIF specification. DSD64 however does work, DoP data packets are send out on the S/PDIF in that mode).

CONCERO HD is designed from the ground up to deliver on the promise of Direct Stream Digital in addition to high sample rate PCM. It brings the latest ESS Sabre DAC chips and the latest standards in audio processing to your existing power amplifier and loudspeaker configurations.

CONCERO is the digital processing core of the INVICTA, including its proven Asynchronous USB Audio 2.0, Outstanding Jitter Reduction  capability and the Proprietary Resonessence up-conversion filters delivering 176.4kS/s & 192kS/s from your 44.1kS/s & 48kS/s sources. CONCERO is designed to help you access Resonessence Audio Engineering capabilities while maintaining all your existing audio equipment.

CONCERO is a 192kS/s outstanding audio DAC. We have listened to customers and industy experts who asked us to deliver a soundstage approaching that of the INVICTA in a simplified format. CONCERO is that product. It is the Asynchronous USB Audio 2.0 and Jitter Reduction elements of the INVICTA driving the ESS ES9023 Sabre DAC. In addition, we have added an S/PDIF input/output for those configurations that do not use a USB data source.

CONCERO is designed to help you access Resonessence Audio Engineering capabilities while maintaining all your existing audio equipment.

  • Plug CONCERO into an active USB port and CONCERO enumerates as an audio output device. Now you can use CONCERO with your favorite music player on the MAC or PC, and experience a new level of audio clarity. CONCERO will optionally up-sample your digital 44.1kS/s and 48kS/s provided over the USB, into both an analog output from its internal ESS Sabre DAC’s into your existing audio pre-amplifier inputs, and into a 24 bit ultra low jitter SPDIF stream.
    If you prefer to provide your own data at higher than 48kS/s, CONCERO will render it bit-perfect into the DAC and SPDIF stream while providing exceptional jitter removal.
     
  • Plug CONCERO into a power-only USB port (of the type used to charge cell phones or similar), and finding no active host, CONCERO will configure to accept SPDIF input. Once again offering to up-sample 44.1kS/s and 48kS/s into high quality 176.4kS/s or 192kS/s, or render it bit-perfect and jitter reduced into to the internal Sabre DAC for your pre-amplifier inputs.

CONCERO responds to the Apple IR Remote for you to conveniently control the USB host track selection and play/pause, and on-the-fly select the ideal internal filter to suite your taste. No glitch or artifact is generated during filter switching, allowing you to audit the filters and choose the optimum.