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Playback Designs Merlot Digital To Analog Converter *SOLD


*Excellent condition
*No scratches or dents
*No box

Product Description

The Merlot is a new design from ground up and borrows elements from the existing 5- and 3-series product lines and combines them with new technologies in a novel and cost effective package. Like all Playback Designs products, the Merlot was designed from the inside out to maximize sonic performance which is competitive with many much higher priced converters and often even outperforms them.

With its many unique features it is the centre piece of the entire Sonoma series. It ties all the various products together, the Syrah Music server, the OpBox disc player and the Pinot ADC. There is no audio format, no sample rate that cannot be played on the Sonoma series, even analog audio can be played. And then there is recording...a feature that is not commonly associated with playback. This system gives the Swiss Army Knife a new meaning.

Key Features:
-Up to 384kHz PCM and up to 11.2MHz DSD
-USB, AES, Coax, PLink inputs
-Headphone output with separate volume control
-Balanced and unbalanced line level outputs
-Differential discrete DAC (standard “Playback Designs” architecture)
-Software upgradeable by end user
-Recording software for file creation on computer


Power Supply: AC 230V, 50Hz
Consumption: 100W max.
Analog Audio Outputs: XLR: 3.4Vrms @ 1kHz full level, pin 2 Hot
RCA: 1.7Vrms @ 1kHz full level
Weight: 3.5kg / 8 lb
Operating Temperature: +5°C to +30°C
Ext. dimensions (W x H x D): 36 x 8 x 23 cm, 12 x 3.25 x 9 inches

Return & Refund Policy

All Pre-Owned items have been tested before listing.
• We encourage buyers to test and verify the equipment condition at our showroom (1 Coleman Street, The Adelphi, Unit 03-35) — pre-owned condition as shown on our listed page.

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