DENAFRIPS - Ares 12th

Desktop R-2R Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)
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This DENAFRIPS - Ares 12th comes with a warranty from Denafrips that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.

You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!

Ideal for
Desktop Use

Balanced Output

R2R Ladder

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.

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Coaxial, TOSLink & I²S


Incorporated in 2012, DENAFRIPS is based in the charming Chinese city of Guangzhou, where it began as a manufacturer and designer of high-end audio equipment. They firmly believe that high-end audio equipment does not necessarily have to come at a steep price. With their line of audio products, DENAFRIPS has an unwavering commitment to audio perfection that has won the community of audiophiles over. DENAFRIPS's lineup of R-2R DACs has received excellent praise. DACs, DDCs, Pre-amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, and Headphone Amplifiers make up their current product line. Since their release, their DACs have caused a stir in the high-end audio industry. Continuing their legacy, DENAFRIPS has released the Ares 12th Anniversary Edition, Pontus II 12th Anniversary Edition, Venus II 12th Anniversary Edition, Terminator II 12th Anniversary Edition and Terminator Plus 12th Anniversary Edition to commemorate 12 years of unrelenting audio excellence.

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DENAFRIPS has been known to develop and design R-2R DACs for years. The Ares II, now renamed the Enyo, was a great success and had been widely praised in the audiophile community because of its purely analogue sound. DENAFRIPS has taken things forward and has redesigned the Ares 12th to include an I2S input incorporated with NOS/OS (Non-Oversampling/Oversampling) button control. The DENAFRIPS Ares 12th has been developed with a redesigned front panel and has seen performance enhancements. The Ares 12th DAC might be a crucial component of your stereo audio system if you enjoy music and want it to sound good, expressive, and analogue-like.

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The DENAFRIPS Ares 12th features a proprietary Balanced 24-bit R-2R + 6-bit DSD architecture that delivers pure organic sound. With support for up to 24-Bit/1536KHz, native DSD1024 (Direct Stream Digital) and PCM1536 (Pulse Code Modulation), the Ares 12th is a Digital To Analogue Converter with R-2R DAC and discrete resistors. Equipped with the R-2R DAC technology, the Ares 12th DAC has the most proficient architecture to produce high-quality sound with NOS/OS (Non-Oversampling/ Oversampling) and Slow/Sharp filters. With the option for Non-Oversampling mode, the signal fed to the DAC remains at its native sampling rate without additional processing. The Ares 12th is a true NOS DAC. Experience music in its purest form with the all-new Ares 12th DAC!


The other thing crucial to an R-2R DAC architecture is the ultra-precise resistors. Designed through a high-cost manufacturing process, the 0.01% high precision resistors of the DENAFRIPS Ares 12th make for a high-end DAC technology. These resistors are meticulously chosen and matched using a machined process and regular human intervention to ensure quality standards and Low Thermal Effect. The Digital Signal Processing on the Ares 12th is done through an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array), allowing you to experience music like never before.

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The DENAFRIPS Ares 12th hosts an enhanced Linear Power Supply section with a 'DENAFRIPS' capacitors bank. A large heatsink is attached using adhesive on top of the constant current LDO Linear Regulators. The FPGA, modular USB module, and the Balanced R-2R Ladder Networks are powered by eight(8 multi-stage LDO Linear Regulators. The oversized O-Core transformer is hand-wound by DENAFRIPS with multiple layers of copper shielding between the windings to reduce the EMI/EMF (Electromagnetic Interference/ Electromotive Force).

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The DENAFRIPS Ares 12th includes an I2S input with NOS/OS (non-oversampling/oversampling) button control. It has been developed with a redesigned back/front panel. The DENAFRIPS Ares 12th I2S can be connected to DENAFRIPS DDC (Digital To Digital Converter) or compatible I2S transport to take advantage of the I2S connection. The front panel consists of input selection buttons like USB, COAX, OPT, I2S, OS/NOS, Phase, and Mute. The rear panel has also seen a revamp offering XLR & RCA as analogue outputs with Coax, Optical, I2S, and USB as inputs increasing the scalability of the Ares 12th.

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