Desktop R-2R Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)
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In case you receive the DENAFRIPS - VENUS II 12th-1 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this DENAFRIPS - VENUS II 12th-1 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

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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.



Established in 2012 and based in the scenic city of Guangzhou, DENAFRIPS specialises in crafting premium audio equipment with a core philosophy that top-tier audio gear can be affordable. Dedicated to audio excellence, DENAFRIPS has gained a loyal following among audiophiles, particularly for their acclaimed line of R-2R DACs. Their product range includes DACs, DDCs, Pre-amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, and Headphone Amplifiers. The DACs from DENAFRIPS have made a significant impact in the high-end audio realm. Marking 12 years of digital audio excellence, the Venus II 12th-1 Anniversary Edition showcases performance enhancements at the component level, offering discernible improvements for seasoned audiophiles. For music enthusiasts in search of high-quality, expressive, and analogue-like sound, the Venus II 12th-1 DAC stands as a valuable addition to any audio system.

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The Venus II 12th-1 stands as a true balanced, dual-mono R-2R Ladder Network Arrays DAC. Each channel incorporates an independent high-speed FPGA for digital signal decoding, utilising 4 sets of 0.005% R-2R networks. This design choice ensures minimal linearity error, high decoding speed, and low digital noise. It guarantees not only very low distortion in the audio signal but also a quiet, black background, enhancing the listening experience. All digital inputs undergo FIFO buffering and reclocking by the onboard TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator). The DAC's exceptional rejection of word-clock jitter reduces dependence on source equipment clock quality. The Venus II 12th-1 can elevate the sound quality of consumer-grade computers and CD players to a high-end level. It caters to discerning audiophiles and music lovers who prioritise micro and macro details, expansive soundstage, imaging, and a touch of warmth for musicality.

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Clean power equates to the foundation of good sound. A dedicated linear power supply unit, enclosed in a robust 1.5mm thick metal alloy case beneath the DENAFRIPS Venus II 12th-1 DAC motherboard, incorporates a box-within-box design with an MU-Metal divider. This configuration eliminates issues associated with dual-box solutions and showcases DENAFRIPS' meticulous attention to premium DAC design. The setup includes robust dual O-Core Transformers (80VA x 2) for both Digital and Analog sections, Ultra-Low ESR, Long Endurance Reservoir Capacitors, and a multi-stage super-linear power supply. This design ensures an ultra-precise, low-ripple power supply for charging up the DAC. In the VENUS II 12TH-1, DENAFRIPS introduces a simplified AC main power socket, not as a cost-cutting measure but as a testament to their commitment to high-quality power supply as a fundamental element for superior sound. To achieve this, DENAFRIPS customises the AC mains power socket in-house using UPOCC gold-plated copper. The non-switched AC mains socket in the VENUS II 12TH-1 is a deliberate step towards achieving an exceptional level of perfection.

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The DENAFRIPS Venus II 12th-1 now boasts an anodised aluminium chassis available in both silver and black colour options, catering to those who prefer a more compact DAC with a silver finish. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the Venus II 12th-1 enhances the already impressive build quality of the Venus II 12th. This new iteration includes an I²S input and has undergone a redesign of both the back and front panels. The I²S connection enables compatibility with the DENAFRIPS DDC (Digital To Digital Converter) and other I²S transport options. The front panel incorporates input selection buttons for USB, COAX, OPT, I2S, OS/NOS, Phase, and Mute. Meanwhile, the rear panel has been upgraded to offer XLR and RCA as analogue outputs and Coax, Optical, I²S, and USB as inputs, providing increased flexibility for the Venus II 12th-1.

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3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this DENAFRIPS - VENUS II 12th-1 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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