Ongaku DAC was developed based on M7-2000DAC, but is different from it in the following points:
- Ultra high precision master clock generator has been adopted.
- KSL power supply unit
- Decreased electro magnetic leakage from digital section.
Thanks to the factor described in the last point above, sound quality can be described as below:
- Better filled low frequency range made expression of deeper emotion possible.
- Better sepration of sounds lessened digital distortion when reproducing harmonies.
For all these, you will for sure be able to discover and indulge yourselves in new charms of CD music.
The man had been called 'Audio Silversmith'; a craftsman in Japanese sense. His generation is an analog disc sect, buthis born curiosity drove him to reproduction of digital discs, too. He started his career from an engineer to align magnetic memory devices for computers, and this shows that he has not always been dedicated only to analog. Having later experienced recording of liver performances, and passionate works to improve Neumann cutting machines, many other sound reproduction equipment as well, he thought of advancement of the present digital reproduction technology.
In the end of the 20th century he completed M-100DAC by collaboration with H. Suzuki of MCS (Micro Components). As it was composed of very unique circuitries, it gained a fame that listeners were liberated from traditional digital sound.
However, because the key component used in it became suddenly unavailable, whereas the marekt was in need of 24-bit version, his right-hand young engineer Masaki Ashizawa developed a 24-bit DAC later named M7-IIK/DAC. This also gained the best praises from the market.
The Silversmith was not satisfied, and was fumbling for introducing KSL technology to power supply section of a DAC. Having too much concentrated in the idea of KSL power supply, he came into a head-on collision with a motorbike. At last the idea has materialized in the first version named Ongaku-DAC. He dared to name it Ongaku, because it can boast its quality to rank with ONGAKU amplifier, reputed as an immortal fine piece.
Nachdem die KSL-Technologie zum Schlüsselteil aller KONDO Geräte avancierte, wurde ONGAKU durch KSL ersetzt. Man wollte den Original Ongaku Vollverstärker nicht durch eine weitere Verwendung des Namens in den Hintergrund drängen besonders, nachdem man sich entschlossen hatte den ONGAKU Classic 211 in KSL-Technologie wieder aufzulegen.
Beide Geräte sind baugleich und bauen auf 24bit/96 kHz- Technik. Der Vorgänger DAC 100 unterscheidet sich durch 16bit-Technik.
Typisch für den KONDO-Wandler:
Er arbeitet ohne Digitalfilter und ohne Oversampling !
|Digital Input|| ||coax (RCA) 16bit ~ 24bit, 32~96KHz|
|Audio Output|| ||unbalanced (RCA) 1.8Vrms|
|Load Impedance [ohms]|| ||100K|
|Abmessungen [cm]|| ||225W x 160H x 395D mm|
|Gewicht [kg]|| ||10|
|Power Rating|| ||45VA|