faceplate with reflective jet black anodize finish
The qualities of the vinyl disc are unquestionable.
LPs convey the purest essence of the musical message. They can communicate
a sense of space, timing, and life. These are things that digital
technology has largely been unable to deliver.
We are now able to offer the magic of the vinyl disc
through digital media. We do this by stripping away the non-necessities
of digital infrastructure. The Ack! Industries dAck! combines a
purist non-oversampling digital filterless design with a modern,
class A solid state output stage incorporating some of the best
operational amplifiers in the world. Our approach is simplicity
without compromise. Every single part of the system has been carefully
voiced using the best available componentry. The result is perfect
purity of tone, dynamics, and sound that connects with you emotionally.
dAck! 2.0 is a complete redesign of the original Ack! Industries
dAck! concept. With the next generation dAck! 2.0, we have addressed
limitations of the original design to provide an equally cohesive
performance but with enhanced characteristics on all fronts.
The dAck! 2.0 is consistent with its predecessor in its performance
in the midrange, but below you will find some major refinements
in its musical presentation that put it at the next level of
Extraordinary pace and timing
Expansion of soundstage with enhanced image specificity
Exceptional transparency with ease of interpretation of instruments
Extension of liquid highs
Taut bass with excellent detail
Remarkable speed of attack and decay
The battery-based power supply provides the foundation
for the dAck!'s unique sound. In most digital to analog converters,
the combination of transformer, rectifier, and filtering circuits
in the power supply, and excessive digital filtering in the conversion
stage, contribute unrestrained and often overbearing transients.
This is something digital sources cannot afford if the end goal
is to convey
The non-oversampling conversion stage is designed
to provide tonal purity, extraordinary soundstage coherence, and
timbral accuracy. But not at the expense of dynamics. Its sound
is never fatiguing.
Small size makes the dAck! easy to fit into any installation.
Its front and rear plates are CNC-machined 1/4" thick aluminum, fitted
onto a distinctive steel enclosure. The circuit is suspension-mounted
onto the rear plate to filter vibrations and the chassis is mass-loaded.
Each unit is meticulously hand-built and tested in a real system before
Ack! Industries BNC connector and digital
connect are bundled
with the dAck! 2.0
Like a high-quality turntable, the dAck! must be started
up before use and powered down after a listening session. The unit
requires consistent charging habits and should not be used for longer
than the recommended listening period before recharge (6-8 hours).
Detailed care and usage instructions are provided in the users manual.
The unit, if cared for as outlined in the users manual, will perform
in its full capacity with the same power cells for years.
Battery replacement is straightforward, taking less
than 10 minutes and requiring no tools.
We have traditionally offered exceedingly high value
and continue to strive to give our customers a high level of performance
and ergonomics at an affordable price. The dAck! 2.0 includes a
high-bandwidth BNC connector input, previously offered only as
an upgrade, to provide >2GHz bandwidth for the digital input.
A BNC-to-RCA adapter is also included for use with RCA-terminated
cables, however the Ack! Industries digital Connect (a true
high-bandwidth 75Ω BNC-terminated transmission line) will
now also come standard with the dAck! 2.0. This means that a consistent
level of performance will be obtained right out of the box. The
dAck! 2.0 output jacks are upgraded to high quality Teflon RCA
parts from Vampire Wire. We recommend use with our analog interconnects
in most systems for best performance.
|dAck! 2.0 digital filterless D-to-A Converter
Includes: Automatic Charger,
Digital Connect, BNC-to-RCA adapter.
Teflon output coupling capacitors are added to enhance texture
and speed in the high frequencies. Highly recommended. A
pre-burn-in process of 350hr is applied. This upgrade
is also available for the dAck! 1.x., bringing the unit to a
highly enhanced level of performance.
|High Output Option
The output level is brought
to 2VRMS for those with only digital
sources or passive preamplifiers
in their systems.
|Replacement battery module - battpAck!:
|dAck! 1.XX battpAck!
For the dAck! version 1.8 or lower.
|dAck! 2.0 battpAck!
For the dAck! version 2.0 or higher.
|Copyright and Trademark Notices
Copyright (c) Ack! Industries and/or its licensors, 2005, all rights
reserved. The Ack! logo is a registered trademark of Ack! Industries.