Connect With USB
AES, I²S, Coaxial & TOSLink
A TRUE BALANCED, DUAL-MONO R-2R DAC, AT A NOT-SO PREMIUM PRICE
Denafrips PONTUS II is a premium DAC that adopts many technologies from the Terminator DAC. This is done to achieve the highest quality of sound while keeping in mind the cost constraints. This no-compromise approach trickles to the exterior chassis, which is seamless having no visible bolts. DENAFRIPS have even upgraded the DSP board and enhanced several other aspects of PONTUS II.
HIGH DECODING SPEED, LOW DISTORTION FOR A HIGH-END SOUND QUALITY HIGH DECODING SPEED, LOW DISTORTION FOR A HIGH-END SOUND QUALITY
The Denafrips PONTUS II is a true balanced, dual-mono R-2R network array DAC. What this means is each channel is equipped with an independent high-speed FPGA to control the decoding by means of 4 sets of 0.01% via the R-2R network. This design has a very small linear error, high decoding speed, low digital noise. This not only ensures that the audio signal has low distortion but also to ensure a very low background music noise. All digital inputs in the PONTUS II are FIFO buffered and re-clocked by the onboard FEMTO clocks. This excellent rejection of word-clock jitter makes Denafrips PONTUS II DAC less reliant on the source equipment clock quality.
ALUMINIUM CHASSIS AND ENCAPSULATED LINEAR POWER SUPPLY
The chassis for the Denafrips PONTUS II is made of sturdy aluminium plates, securely fastened with an internal bracket and no visible sign of bolt from the front panel and top cover. The all-aluminium enclosure doubles up as shielding and anti-resonance which is an important criteria for audiophiles. Denafrips further enhanced the device with a linear power supply design compared to the ARES II. This power supply is encapsulated in a thick metal alloy, equipped with dual o-core transformers, completely isolated super linear regulator, multistage power supply for digital and analogue sections, ensuring low noise, high availability power supply to the DAC.
EASY ACCESSIBLE FRONT PANEL
PONTUS II’s front panel is designed for easy access to most of the functions the device has to offer. This includes input switching, phase invert, choosing between oversampling or non-oversampling mode, mute button and a mode button that doubles as a filter button, toggling between slow or sharp digital filters.
MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR IO (INPUT/OUTPUT)
Denafrips PONTUS II has multiple input options to choose from. This includes - Coaxial 1 via RCA, Coaxial 2 via BNC 75 Ω, TOSLink x 1, AES EBU x 2, USB and I²S via HDMI LVDS. The PONTUS II has two analog output options - RCA at 2.0Vrms, 625 Ω and XLR at 4.0Vrms, 1250 Ω.
|R-2R DAC||Proprietary R2R + DSD Architecture
True balanced 24 BIT R2R + 6 BIT DSD (32 steps FIR Filters)
Native DSD decoding with 0.01% precision resistors
|HIGHLIGHTS||Encapsulated Ultra Low Noise Power Supply
FEMTO Crystal 45.1548MHz, 49.152Mhz
Adaptive FIFO Buffer and Reclocking
DSD1024, PCM1536 Supports On USB & I²S Input
Proprietary USB Audio Solution via STM32F446 Advanced AMR Based MCU
Licensed Thesycon USB Driver For Windows Platform
Driverless On Mac & Linux
Dual AES/EBU Input Supports
Sharp/Slow Filters Option
I²S Pinout Configuration
I²S DSD Channel Swap Configuration
|DSD||DSD64-DoP On All Input
DSD1024* On USB & I²S Input Only
|PCM||24 bits / 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz On All Input
1536kHz* On USB & I²S Input
|NOTE : USB Firmware V3.4.1 - PCM1536 / DSD1024 supports disabled for compatibility with macOS|
|DIGITAL INPUT||Coax 1 via RCA
Coax 2 via BNC 75 Ω
TOSLink x 1
AES EBU x 2
I²S via HDMI LVDS
|ANALOG OUTPUT||RCA at 2.0Vrms, 625 Ω
XLR at 4.0Vrms, 1250 Ω
|SAMPLING MODE||Non-Oversampling NOS
|AC POWER REQUIREMENT||100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (Worldwide Voltage)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20-70 KHz -3dB|
|S/N RATIO||120 dB|
|DYNAMIC RANGE||>121 dB|
|DIMENSIONS||320 x 330 x 80 mm|
|COLOR||Silver / Black|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Denafrips PONTUS II|
|2. User Manual|
|GENERIC NAME||Digital Audio Converter|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
3 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Denafrips - PONTUS II comes with a warranty
from Denafrips that covers manufacturing defects.
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Writers' Choice Awards for 2020
“The soundstage is holographic, the bass is punchy and deep, the midrange is unbelievably creamy and rich yet incredibly detailed at the same time. ”Read More
"The PONTUS II premium R2R DAC provided months of trouble-free signal processing that held an air of analog sound – soft-edged and rounded without the crisp-edged detail that shortens listening sessions."Read More
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