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Resonessence Concero HP DSD DAC and Headphone Amplifier

CODE: RESONCONHP


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 HP is three things in one: first, it is the Resonessence upgradable FPGA DSP core with all the proven filters and algorithms of the CONCERO family; second, it uses the 32bit ES9018-2M Sabre DAC in both PCM and DSD modes to provide high quality audio; and finally it provides a state-of-the-art headphone driver capability.

The CONCERO HP delivers digital music directly from your computer USB or audio S/PDIF source to your chosen headphones with exceptionally low distortion (< 0.001%) and high dynamic range (> 112dB).

Similarly to all the CONCERO family, the CONCERO HP enumerates on the PC as a USB Audio 2.0 device (by use of our freely provided Thesycon USB Audio 2.0 driver), and natively on the Mac. But in addition, CONCERO HP also enumerates as a Human Interface Device  (HID) which allows its volume control to drive the volume level in the music player directly.

When internal up-sampling is being used (taking your 44.1kS/s or 48kS/s to 176.4kS/s and 192kS/s) pressing the center of the volume control knob cycles through the Resonessence up-sampling filters for you to optimize your listening experience.

( These last two features mean that no remote control is necessary with the CONCERO HP, but if you prefer to use a remote control, CONCERO HP responds to the Apple IR Remote just like the other CONCERO family members.  )

( A configuration utility on both PC and MAC is provided to configure the CONCERO HP to use S/PDIF as either an input or as an output to enable S/PDIF bridge mode. This configuration utility is provided so that the CONCERO HP requires no remote control to access all the features. You can change the configuration as often as you like, the configuration you chose is stored in the CONCERO’s non-volatile memory chip. )

Important note: the volume level that you set on the CONCERO HP is stored in your music application. Both the PC and MAC have the feature that the last setting of the volume is restored when you use your CONCERO HP for a second or subsequent time. However, the very first time that you use the CONCERO HP, both Window’s and the MAC OS will initially set the volume to 0dB – ie to the maximum level. Take care therefore when first using the CONCERO HP that you have the headphones unplugged and set the volume to a lower level before listening. This initial volume level of 0dB may also apply if you use a different USB port for your CONCERO HP. Our engineers suggest that certain software music players may store a different volume level for each USB port.

CONCERO HP is designed to be the only audio device you need to take your library of digital music in whatever format you choose, to your high quality headphones. Laptop, CONCERO HP and quality headphones together make an outstanding audiophile system.

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 384kS/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 ES9018-2M Sabre DAC. In addition, we have added an S/PDIF input/output for those configurations that do not use a USB data source.

CONCERO HP 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.