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dCS Lina Network DAC | Standalone Desktop DAC

Sale price$13,650.00


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Decades of DAC refinement come together in the dCS Lina DAC

  • dCS Ring DAC technology with ultra-black background
  • Elevate any headphone or two channel system
  • Network streaming with the dCS Mosaic platform - supports Hi-Res streaming via Roon, Spotify, TIDAL, UPnP, and more!


This is for the dCS Network DAC unit ONLY. You can check out our page for the full dCS Lina Stack System here.

You can also check out our review for the complete Lina System here.

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A New Beginning Built on a Long History of DAC Technology

The Lina Network DAC is both a continuation and a new beginning. Its design combines renowned dCS technologies with new innovations developed for headphone listeners, resulting in a bold new interpretation of the dCS experience, and a complete reimagining of form and function.

With the Lina Network Streaming DAC, dCS has taken core playback technologies, including the dCS Ring DAC™ and Digital Processing Platform, and added new innovations developed for headphone listeners. These include their first ever touch-screen display, a streamlined user interface for easier navigation, and a powerful flex-rigid circuit board which allows for the delivery of all the features you’d expect from a dCS DAC but in a much smaller chassis.

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Stunning Results

The result is a powerful, supremely capable product designed for use in a wide range of environments, from living rooms to studios and workspaces. With its wide dynamic range, crisp and clear playback, expansive soundstage, and tonal neutrality, it provides a deeply natural, highly detailed, and profoundly musical sound that encapsulates dCS' singular approach to audio.

Add unique headphone optimization technology, an elegant and tactile design, and a high-performance streaming platform, and you have a hugely versatile source that delivers spectacular sound however you choose to listen. Designed to inspire, inform and entertain, it will give you a whole new perspective on the artists and recordings you love.

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  • Dimensions: 4.78" (H) x 8.66" (W) x 13.35" (D) (121.5mm x 220mm x 339mm)
  • Weight: 16.3 lbs (7.4kg)
  • Finish: Black machined aluminum with crystal LED display
  • Network Interface: RJ-45 ethernet
  • Electronics
    • dCS Ring DAC and Digital Processing Platform on flex ridged PCB
    • Stream Unlimited S800
    • Automatic voltage switching
  • Digital Inputs
    • (x2) AES/EBU on 3 pin XLR 44.1-384kS/s
    • (x1) S/PDIF BNC Coax 44.1-192kS/s
    • (x1) S/PDIF on RCA 44.1-192kS/s
    • (x1) Toslink 44.1-96kS/s
    • (x1) USB Type B 44.1-384kS/s, PCM and DSD, DSDx2 in Async Mode
    • (x1) USB Type A connector for mass storage devices (navigated using Mosaic)
  • Streaming Compatibility
    • UPnP
    • Qobuz
    • Deezer
    • Tidal
    • Internet Radio
    • Spotify
    • Apple AirPlay 2 (support at 44.1 or 48kS/s)
    • RoonReady
  • Sample frequencies and formats
    • 44.1-384kHz
    • DSD 64, 128
    • Native DSD + DoP (input dependent)
  • Analog Outputs
    • (x1) Stereo pair 3 pin Balanced XLR
    • (x1) Stereo pair RCA
  • Upsampling
    • Multi-stage DXD oversampling with switchable DSD
    • Will clock to 44.1-192kHz
  • Word Clock: (x2) Word Clock inputs on 75 Ω BNC connectors
  • Filters
    • PCM mode: 2 filters + MQA
    • DSD mode: 4 progressive filters
  • Crossfeed Settings
    • Standard crossfeed
    • dCS Enhanced crossfeed (E1)
    • dCS Enhanced crossfeed (E2)
  • Power
    • IEC inlet & power switch on rear panel
    • 90-120v & 220-240v, 50/60Hz nominal
    • Automatic voltage switching
  • Power Link (on/off synchronization across other components): (x2) RJ45
  • Frequency Response (on filter 1)
    • Fs = 44.1 or 48kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz
    • Fs = 88.2 or 96kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >38kHz
    • Fs = 176.4 or 192kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >67kHz
    • Fs = 352.8 or 384kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz
    • DSD64 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >90kHz
    • DSD128 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz
  • Residual Noise (6v output)
    • 16-bit data: Better than –96dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted
    • 24-bit data: Better than –113dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted
  • Spurious Response: Better than –105dB0, 20Hz-20kHz
  • L-R Crosstalk: Better than –115dB0, 20Hz-20kHz

In the Box

  • dCS Network DAC
  • (x1) Mains cable, 6.6' (2m)
  • (x2) XLR cables, 1.64' (0.5m)
  • (x1) Ethernet cable, 6.6' (2m)
  • (x1) Power Link cable, 1.64' (0.5m)

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