BALTIC 1 & 3 DAC
Baltic-1 DAC is in fact a mix of two dacs - first being Amber 3 DAC on steroids, and second - it's mother - is so called Level 4 - our most sold dac ever from a couple of years ago. We put everything that we could from that legendary design into Baltic.
You get tons of very cool features here, at a price that is almost too good to be true: Big Lampi chassis, double thickness front panel, new engraved rear end, tube based, choke filtered power supply with directly heated dual diode - 5C3S or 5U4G or 274B or GZ37 or 5W4R. The tube section is a very refined SRPP with the legendary 6N6P tube. Our favorite noval tube of all times. We used it for first 5 years of the company, then flirted with many others, only to return to the almighty 6N6P in this unique project. The digital section is shared with GG2 - the 53 Engine with 512 DSD and 760 kHz PCM.
Add Copper Caps, remote controlled preamp section, all metal remote, newest ladder resistor volume boards, balanced circuit, - all in one neat package.
By special request we have a Special Edition variant based on even better tube - Ecc182 Philips.
The Baltic project is our attempt on the pinnacle design made with noval tubes. The whole noval tube kingdom is the biggest one, with tens of tube models and thousands of brand / version variations. These tubes today can cost as little as 2 Euro or as much as 500.
Our highest level DACs, in order to surpass the quality of noval tubes by a small margin, had to come from DHT kingdom, but Baltic, a result of our 10 years efforts and experiments and prototyping - push the noval design to absolute limits. It makes the Baltic our highest model with Noval tubes. One could argue that the Baltic is in fact the turbocharged Amber 3 on steroids, but there is more than meets the eye.
This DAC comes in our typical 4 variants: SE, Balanced, SE+Volume, Bal+Volume.
Volume controlled model has a display, remote, auxiliary analog inputs - SE and XLR for other sources like turntables, tuners, reel-to-reel etc
5 years warranty
W x H x D = 430 x 130 x 500 [mm] Weight net 13 kG, gross 19 kg.
Output impedance 200 Ohms
Choice of inputs ( a sum of three is maximum) S/PDIF RCA, S/PDIF BNC, AES/EBU, Toslink, USB2.
BALTIC -3 DAC
Balanced Tube DAC (Premiere October 2020)
In our endless efforts to research and design DACs, we arrived at this breakthrough design. Combining everything we know about DAC designing, at an unbeatable value. Our goal was to get as close as we can to the Golden Gate sound, but at roughly 1/3 budget.
The resulting DAC positions itself with technology and sound between the Amber3 and the Golden Gate 2. This DAC is a big leap in sound quality over the Baltic 1.
We are very proud of this DAC, being worthy of our 10th anniversary in this industry and showing the best LampizatOr qualities at a slightly more affordable price point.
Every unit is SE and Balanced at the same time, no need to configure the unit as balanced.
True balanced topology with four monophonic channels - one per each phase of stereo sound.
Engine #53 our best selling engine also with DSD512 on board
True Copper output capacitors
No volume control even as an option
4 digital inputs: USB, SPDIF, TOSLINK and AES/EBU in every DAC
New tube topology that redefines what is possible with tubes in the DAC
Fully tubed, directly heated dual diode rectified, CLC filtered anode power supply.
PCM 384 kHz, DSD x512, fully balanced from input to output
Output impedance 200 ohm per phase
Output level: 2 Vpp (low gain) or 6 Vpp (hi gain) @0dB
Operating systems: USB input is compatible with Windows, Linux and MAC (the only limitation is that MAC plays max DSDx256)
Tube Compliment: 2 pieces of 5963 JAN (or ECC802), 2 pieces of 6N8PA, (or CV181-T or 6H8C or 6SN7GT) one rectifier DHD : 5U4G or 274B or 5C3S or 5Y3 or GZ37 or 5R4WGB.
Select colors: Front panel: charcoal, silver, champagne, white, red.
Top chassis: charcoal, silver, white, red, at extra cost: real copper. Front button: Blue, Orange/Amber, White, Red, Green
Extra cost: custom fit flight case, Copper top, premium tubes.
Warranty 5 years.
MSRP price 4900 Euro plus VAT