Digital to Analog Conversion on steroids
The Pavane gives you more weight, body, tonal richness, and a more natural sense of the space of the recording. Or to put it more plainly, it fleshes out your music more!
Think clarity. The Pavane does a wonderful job of presenting even the most complex music in a natural and inviting manner with every last ounce of nuance in tact. There’s no artificial sounding edge, no sense of a flat cutout image, basically none of digital’s nastier stuff. In some cases this can also come with a somewhat dark and muddy sound but that is absolutely not the case with the Pavane; think clarity.
The Pavane allows you to hear into the recording and the recording’s quality. This is somewhat of a good news/bad news proposition in that you’ll really hear what’s there.
Pure & Simple
According to reviewers the Pavane by Metrum Acoustics is clearly onto something with the new DACs and that something, according to many ears, is musical enjoyment. Pure and simple.
The Pavane is available in black or silver. The used top panel is a sandwich of steel and 4 millimeters of tempered black coated glass and gives the Pavane very distinctive looks.
The Pavane is build up with a double well damped frame and will avoid vibrations due to the use of bituminous material. Around this strong body beautiful shaped aluminum panels are used to make it even stronger. The chosen approach masks the use of screws from most important directions. As standard a remote will be delivered to control the available digital inputs.
Balanced Dual Mono Non oversampling DAC
Forward (FPGA) corrected
4 DAC'S per channel in differential mode
45 VA via 3 separated toroidal transformers
110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz
Input 1x optical, 2x coaxial 1x BNC and 1x RCA AES/EBU and USB
Output 1x stereo pair single ended 2 Volts RMS
Output 1x stereo pair XLR balanced 4 Volts RMS
Frequency Response 44.1 kHz sampling 1Hz – 20 khz -2.5 dB
Frequency Response 192 sampling 1Hz – 65 kHz – 3dB and 384kHz (USB)
Distortion 0.006% THD
Noise Floor -155 dB related to 2 Volt RMS
Output impedance RCA 100 Ohm, XLR 200 Ohm
Sampling rate Optical 44.1 – 96 kHz
Sampling rate Coax and AES/EBU: 44.1 -192 kHz
Sampling rate USB 44.1 – 384kHz
Dimensions 440 x 320 x 85 mm