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AKM releases to production the new flagship D/A converter (DAC) solution AK4499EX and AK4191 for a complete separation of digital and analog circuitry.
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) has released to production the new flagship stereo D/A converter (DAC), the VELVET SOUNDTM | VERITATM AK4499EX, which achieves world-class S/N and THD characteristics. Alongside the AK4499EX, AKM has also released the AK4191 Digital Filter and ΔΣ Modulator. The AK4499EX + AK4191 two-chip solution makes it easy to achieve excellent performance with completely independent digital and analog circuitry.
D/A converter (DAC) solution AK4499EX and AK4191 reproduces ultra-high-resolution sound sources: up to 1536kHz sample rate, 64-bit PCM; or 44.8MHz sample rate DSD.
World's Highest Analog Performance
The newly developed "DWA (Data Weighted Averaging) Routing Technology" suppresses noise caused by manufacturing process factors and achieves world-class analog characteristics (S/N: 135dB per channel / THD: -124dB).
Ultra-Refined High-Resolution Audio Playback
In addition to adopting a completely separated digital/analog circuitry solution, the design was further refined based upon AKM's latest high-quality sound design techniques. The system reproduces all musical information, down to the most minute detail, to achieve a "sound as if you were there" experience.
The new "asynchronous operation mode" feature in the AK4191 makes it possible to completely separate the digital and analog portions of the clocking.
The AK4499EX + AK4191 two-chip solution provides high-precision D/A conversion with a low-jitter clock.