DENAFRIPS - Pontus II 12th

Desktop R-2R Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)
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Ideal for Audiophiles

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.

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Balanced Output

Connect With USB2.0
AES, I²S, Coaxial & TOSLink

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.


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 Pontus II 12th 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 and has no visible bolts. DENAFRIPS have upgraded the DSP board and enhanced several other aspects of Pontus II 12th.

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The DENAFRIPS Pontus II 12th is a "truly" 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 utilising four sets of 0.01% via the R-2R network. This design has a very small linear error, high decoding speed, and low digital noise. This guarantees that the audio transmission has little background noise and less distortion. All digital inputs in the Pontus II 12th are FIFO buffered and re-clocked by the onboard FEMTO clocks. This excellent rejection of word-clock jitter makes DENAFRIPS Pontus II 12th DAC less reliant on the source equipment clock quality.

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The chassis for the DENAFRIPS Pontus II 12th 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. A crucial requirement for audiophiles is an enclosure made entirely of aluminium that serves as both a shield and an anti-resonance device. 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, an isolated super linear regulator, multistage power supply for digital and analogue sections, ensuring low noise and high availability power supply to the DAC.

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DENAFRIPS Pontus II 12th’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, and toggling between slow or sharp digital filters.

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DENAFRIPS Pontus II 12th has multiple input options. 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 12th has two analogue output options - RCA at 2.0Vrms, 625 Ω and XLR at 4.0Vrms, 1250 Ω.

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3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this DENAFRIPS - Pontus II 12th comes with a 3 Year 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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Nov, 2020

The Mr.Phone

“The soundstage is holographic, the bass is punchy and deep, the midrange is unbelievably creamy and rich yet incredibly detailed at the same time. ”

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"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."

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This is my second DAC. I’ll not reveal the one I already have, but it’s a good DAC boasting almost perfect measurements. I bought the Pontus after having gone through many positive reviews about it. I received the product well in time-as promised by HFzone and it was very well packed. I’m middle aged, so somewhat old school. Quality and attention to detail is of great importance to me. I must say this thing is bulletproof. Solid aluminium chassis. Each component sits precise, touch and feel are top class. Sound quality, well there’s better prose out there describing it, so I’ll just say that the Pontus lays music on a dark velvet landscape. Vocals move closer to you and instruments give each other space to breathe. Not that my previous DAC is a slouch in any manner. It has a tighter bass than the Pontus, but the extra decay in bass gives Pontus more musicality. More furry warmth. Special thanks to Headphone Zone for sharing a variety of audiophile playlists and arranging the product in the promised timeframe.

Hey Prateek, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

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