DENAFRIPS - Terminator Plus 12th

Desktop R-2R Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)
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In case you receive the DENAFRIPS - Terminator Plus 12th with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

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- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this DENAFRIPS - Terminator Plus 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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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.

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
Indoor Use

DAC Chip
You may not even realise it, but most of us use a digital-to-analogue converter (commonly known as a DAC) daily. Built into your computers, tablets and smartphones, a DAC is fundamental to unlocking the convenience of digital music. Any device that acts as a digital sound source will need a DAC to convert digital audio to analog. A DAC converts the digital information stored in “0s and 1s” into an analog signal that's passed to speakers or headphones and ultimately our ear. In short, DACs play a large part in making digital music hearable. 

While this technical process is undoubtedly impressive, the DAC embedded into your smartphones or laptops is nowhere good enough to listen to your favourite music recordings in high quality. So, if you want to listen to music in high quality, an external DAC is essential to allow headphones or speakers to perform at their potential. An external DAC, first and foremost, will improve audio quality dramatically.

Balanced Output

Connect With USB
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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The DENAFRIPS Terminator Plus 12th DAC is built upon the success of the award-winning original Terminator DAC. The DENAFRIPS engineering team pushed the boundaries further in all aspects to reach new heights. The top-quality performance of the Terminator plus 12th DAC is for the serious audiophile who seeks the very last bit of ultimate refinement. If you’re a music lover and you want the best listening experience, one of the key ingredients in the quality of your sound is the digital-to-analogue converter or DAC. The Terminator plus 12th DAC hosts a proprietary USB Audio Solution powered by STM32F446 Advanced AMR Based MCU. DENAFRIPS redesigned and optimised circuitry, allowing it to be used as a high-end DAC with computers/streamers. It supports 24bit/1536kHz PCM data stream and native decoding of DSD up to DSD1024. It comes with a licensed THESYCON USB Driver for the Windows Platform. The DENAFRIPS Plus 12th DAC also allows you to switch between NOS & OS modes. In OS mode, the PCM 44.1kHz or 48kHz-based audio data are up-sampled to the maximum rate of PCM1411.2 or PCM1536. There is no up-sampling of the DSD audio signal. Experience a journey through music with the brand-new Terminator Plus 12th DAC!

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The Terminator Plus 12th is equipped with 26Bit R-2R DAC to decode the PCM data stream and 32 steps FIR analogue filters hardware decoder to decode the DSD data stream. The PCM and DSD formats can be perfectly decoded, simultaneously, thanks to these designs. It is rare in the current market that an R-2R DAC can hardware decode both the PCM and DSD formats.

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Clean power equates to the foundation of good sound. A dedicated linear power supply unit, designed and encased in a 1.5mm thick metal alloy enclosure, can be found underneath the DAC motherboard with an additional steel plate divider between the DAC motherboard and PSU box - for extra EMI/EMF shielding. The box-within-box design not only eliminates the inherited problems of the dual box solution, but it also presents the details and attention DENAFRIPS put into the Terminator II/Plus 12th DAC. Beefy dual O-Core Transformers for Digital and Analog sections, Ultra-Low ESR, Long Endurance Reservoir Capacitors, and multi-stages super linear power supply, ensuring ultra-precision, low ripple power supply charging up DAC.

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The DENAFRIPS Terminator plus 12th DAC features OCXO and Adaptive FIFO Buffer Reclocking to help reproduce accurate sound. The OCXO (Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillators) module physically connects the two boards, and its R-2R ladder network arrays and Digital Processor Board are isolated. The physical isolation yields even lowered noise floor, achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio. The DENAFRIPS Terminator plus 12th hosts dual OCXO operating at 45.1584Mhz, 49.152Mhz - 1024x of the based sampling rate of 44.1kHz and 48kHz. Encapsulated in a metal casing located at the centre of the DAC, these OCXOs offer ultra-low phase noise and ultra-accuracy. The dual OCXO is powered by the completely redesigned power supply circuitry (encapsulated, shielded, underneath the main boards), supplying a constant current to the OCXO. The adequate power reserves ensure the linearity and stability of the OCXO. The DENAFRIPS approach to address the jitters issue by FIFO Buffer Reclocking. The adaptive FIFO buffer store the source digital audio data in the memory. These data are read from the memory using the ultra-low phase noise, ultra-accuracy OCXO, located right in the DAC. This technology is close to perfection, especially so with the local OCXO. The jitter is minimal, without any hiss or noise floor.

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3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this DENAFRIPS - Terminator Plus 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.

Read more about Denafrips's warranty in India.

Crafting Exquisite Soundscapes for Audiophiles

Denafrips incorporated in the year 2012, focuses on developing high-end audio equipment at a very affordable price. Through the years of intense Research & Development and continuous improvement, Denafrips has finally settled with their product range which is equipped with R-2R ladder DAC technology. The reason behind this direction is that the team at Denafrips strongly believe that the R-2R DAC technology is the best way to reproduce music.Among their line-up of high-quality equipment, Denafrips DACs have gained a massive following for their distinct sound and are adopted by many.

Fun fact:The name, Denafrips, stand for D-ynamic, E-xquisite, N-atural, A-ttractive, F-idelity, R-efined, I-ntoxicating, P-ure, S-ophisticated - This means a lot to the team, and it is the house sound of Denafrips products.

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May, 2022


" if you’re after a breathable type of sound, hefty bass, full-bodied midrange and clear but inoffensive trebles, then Denafrips Terminator Plus is the easiest recommendation to make."

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