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Pathos Converto MK II DAC / Preamp / Headphone Amplifier

Pathos Converto MK II DAC / Preamp / Headphone Amplifier

Regular price R 24,500.00
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A fully balanced DAC built around SABRE chips with a headphone amp, and entirely handmade in Italy

Converto Mk2 is a DAC amplifier with high quality performances and built up by selected fine components. It allows satisfying all those music lovers who want to get the best from their digital source. 

Converto Mk2 supports a fully balanced circuit and gives appropriate input options, such as coaxial S/PDIF, optic S/PDIF, USB of type B and analog RCA line.

Inside can be found an integrated amplifier, designed for headphones fans. Its minimal construction conveys elegance.

Available in Silver or Black.

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HiDac Mk2 means music without borders and easy to manage: this way the goal that the Lab Pathos has been established before tackling this new adventure. The answer was ready and clear with the birth of HiDac Mk2, giving many performances at 32 bit and 384 KHz, due to the new ESS9018K2M converter, and prodding the best, easier and more complete enjoyment of digital music.
HiDac Mk2 will be able to receive all your music from your PC by USB or from a digital source by S/PDIF.</p>


Digital input sample rate
S/PDIF: 32 bit up to 384 KHz
USB: PCM 32 bit up to 384 kHz, DSD64, DSD128
Analog stage: Fully balanced, Class A, zero feedback
Dynamic range: 120 dB
S/N ratio: -110 dB
THD: <0.01%
Analog line output: 1 x balanced XLR, one x RCA
Output impedance: <30 Ohm
Max FIX output level: 3.2 V RMS
Variable output level: 0 - 6.3 V RMS

2 x USB B
1 xS/PDIF Toslink
1 x analog line RCA (only for headphone)

Headphone specifications
Output power: 1 W @ 16 ohm
Output impedance: <0.2 ohm
Output level: 7 V RMS
Frequency response: 10 Hz – 100 KHz
THD: < 0.02%
Main voltage: 90-250V 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 10W
Dimensions: 7.87" x 8.9" x 2.75" mm
Weight: 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)


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Exceptions / non-returnable items

  • Pre-order goods
  • Pre-owned goods
  • Goods previously used for demonstration purposes and which have been marked as such
  • Goods which have incurred physical damage
  • Sale items or gift cards.

Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

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Items accepted for return
  • We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not
  • You will be entitled to indicate whether you wish to exchange the item or receive a refund.
  • Should you elect to select a full refund, such refund will be made to you within 30 days of the date of acceptance of refund.
  • We will notify you and either arrange for our couriers to collect the item from you or ask you to return the item to our current location, dependent on your original order’s shipping method.

Damages and issues
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and correct it.


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