Audio Alchemy DDP-1 + PS5 is a true high-end combination. Never before a system this good at this price point.
– (1) Audio Alchemy DDP-1 Digital Decoding Preamp / DAC/ Headhone Amp
– (1) Audio Alchemy PS-5 Power Supply Upgrade
DDP-1. Digital Decoding Preamp / DAC / Headphone Amp
In an attempt to make this new digital world a better sounding place, Audio Alchemy set out to create the highest quality Preamp/DAC/Headphone Amp that could deliver exceptional, world-class sound for under $10,000. The result is the DDP-1 – a three-in-one powerful all-analog preamplifier, DSD-compatible digital-to-analog converter with dual digital signal processors and a headphone amp, all housed in one compact machined-aluminum chassis for under $2,000.
Refine & Redefine Digital
Unlike most digital preamps and DACs, the DDP-1 employs sophisticated digital processing that gives it superior sound quality, dramatic noise reduction and flexibility. The ability to select from four output filter profiles and output resolutions means that you can get the most out of each digital file. Layered on top is Audio Alchemy’s world-renowned jitter control technology, which gives digital files that smooth, velvety analog quality we all love. Add the modular PS-5, a balanced power supply to maximize the DDP-1’s dynamic range and filtering to produce a rich sound that can compete with much larger and more expensive units.
The digital section uses dual 32/216 PCM/DSD AKM DACs with seven digital inputs. Internal DSPs provide four output filter profiles and user-selectable output resolution. A proprietary DAC configuration raises dynamic range of digital signals by approximately 8 bits, and a multistage phase-locked loop reduces jitter to the picosecond level. The analog section provides discrete FET driver and output stages, a high-precision Alps volume control and XLR and RCA inputs and outputs.
· 3-in-1 Analog preamp, DAC with dual digital signal processors and headphone amp
· Resolution enhancement from 16 to 24-bit and 24 to 32-bit digital signals
· 7 digital inputs supporting a myriad of music players, PC’sand media devices
· 3 analog inputs to ensure your entire music collection stays on heavy rotation
· Optional balanced power supply to boost overall performance
· Small highly attractive design equally at home in tabletop or desktop use in smaller rooms or offices or highend system rack
· A USB connector allows easy firmware updates
· Control is easy, thanks to an IR remote and illuminated front LCD
Power Supply Upgrade
For DDP-1 owners, the PS-5 is an easy and affordable way to improve dynamics, lower the noise floor, and enhance detail, spaciousness and musicality. It immediately and substantially elevates the performance of the DDP-1 by adding a much more advanced and capable power supply. It also complements the aesthetics of the DDP-1, by nesting into the unit, so the PS-5 looks like an integral part of the system rather than an add-on accessory.
Direct Ground Connector Technology
Powerful center conductor that provides the best possible ground connection for your components.
Double Inverted Helix Coil technology
Cable winding technology with windings in reversed directions. This technology minimizes inductance drastically.
Ultra-Quiet Phono Stage
The PPA-1 uses all-analog, discrete FET gain and EQ stages to transform the microscopic grooves in vinyl records into stunningly lifelike music. It includes all the features that serious vinyl enthusiasts demand, such as continuously variable input loading, MC/MM gain switching and XLR and RCA outputs. It can also be upgraded by adding the PS-5 power supply, which can simultaneously power the PPA-1 and one other Audio Alchemy component, such as the DDP-1 digital preamp.
The new, second generation Norse Series power cords deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. Combined with silver-plated OFC solid-core conductors and FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrical and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-impedance current and voltage transfer.
The complex topology of the MMF conductors is especially effective in dissipating mechanical energy present on the AC line, which otherwise enters your delicate electronics. Frey 2 adds additional conductors, further diminishing low-level storage and charging effects creating wider, faster dynamic response, resulting in a more dramatic, involving and realistic musical response. Consistency of design and materials across the entire Norse Series means that you can easily create a clearly prioritized, no compromise system-wide cable solution, from wall socket to loudspeaker terminals, with each link in the chain specifically optimized for purpose, finally unleashing your equipments’ full performance potential.
The Blue Heaven power cord seems like a conventional, three-core AC cord, but don’t be fooled. The use of Nordost’s proven, proprietary high-speed, low-loss Micro Mono-Filament construction and FEP insulation throughout transforms its performance – and the performance of your system. When it comes to your equipment’s power-supply, you need quality as well as quantity, and the Blue heaven power cord delivers both, making it the crucial foundation stone on which to build your system’s performance.
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The DM P-1 Digital Music Player gives you all your high-quality digital music, conveniently organized, easily accessed and delivered with uncompromised fidelity, providing an easy way to access audiophile-grade digital music files.
Audio Alchemy engineered the DMP-1 to find high-quality music files stored on NAS drives, networked computers, or USB sticks or drives, then send the converted music through its USB output, or via the optional jitter-free 12s interface, to the Audio Alchemy DDP-1 digital preamp/DAC/Headphone amp.
The result is a sound so clean, so rich, so smooth, it’s hard to believe it’s digital. In addition, for compatibility with DACs from other manufacturers, there is an AES/EBU, Coaxial and Optical output.
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