The Digital Audio Server
The Digital Audio Server (DAS) is a true reference designed for the discerning Audiophile. We believe the DAS to be the finest sounding audio server available today and will easily outperform significantly more expensive audio servers.
Through the application of proprietary circuit designs, novel circuit configurations and six years of research and development have culminated in the realisation of the reference standard DAS.
The DAS is an extremely versatile audio server with two USB inputs, network capability through a LAN connection and an S/PDIF input. The DAS is primarily an audio server and the best performance will be achieved when files are accessed from a USB pen or HDD.
Alternatively digital audio can be streamed from either a NAS, PC, tablet or smart phone over the LAN connection.
The CAAS DAS has been designed to produce the highest audio quality possible. This has been achieved through the following CAAS Audio proprietary technologies.
- World first "Rwave" - Ultra wide bandwidth circuit topology utilising microwave circuit design, layout and stability techniques providing superior signal path fidelity. Read More...
- World first "HDAC" - A NEW bespoke hybrid passive on silicon R-2R ladder DAC network, DC coupled to CAAS Audio's discrete true zero feedback (TZFB) class A buffer stage. Read More...
- World first "iTrans" - Bespoke 8 wire digital interface, featuring data buffering and an ultra low jitter clock, allowing near perfect data re-clocking and bit perfect I2S type digital signal transfer. Read More...
- World first "Fastpower" - 8 bespoke, discrete analogue regulated power supplies and 7 digital regulated power supplies. Read More...
- State of the art - DC coupled from input to output (NO capacitors in the signal path).
- State of the art - Parallel 176.4k up-sampling R-2R DACs with data buffering and ultra low jitter re-clocking.
- State of the art - Dual transformer supplies for near perfect circuit isolation.
- NEW CAAS Audio's R-2R Hybrid Discrete DAC board (HDAC).
- Bespoke software based on the award winning open source Kodi (formerly XBMC) media centre.
- TIDAL music streaming support available via downloadable add-on.
- Play music from an external 3.5" hard drive or USB Pen (2.5" HDD not supported).
- Stream music over your network from tablets, smart phones and laptops. (Windows shares/DLNA/UPnP).
- Two analogue inputs, USB, LAN and S/PDIF.
- Sample rates up to 24 bit / 192kHz (16 bit / 96kHz S/PDIF)
- Accepts multiple file formats (WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE etc...).
- HDMI output for navigating music files on a flat screen TV providing a 10-foot user interface.
- HDMI CEC control via TV remote (CEC enabled TVs only).
- Alternate control through networked devices (smart phones, tablets, web browser etc...).
- Parallel 176.4k up-sampling R-2R DACs.
- 11 regulated power supplies including 4 dedicated discrete regulated supplies.
- Separate transformers for the analogue and digital sections.
- DC Coupled from input to output.
- Available in Silver and Black or All Black.
- 220mm (W), 260mm (D), 65mm (H), 2.8kg.
"Sound quality is out of this world! This is a very special piece of equipment indeed. It has brought my entire music collection back to life & has been a very emotional experience for me. Mids & highs are as pure as the driven snow, bass evil with speed & depth, treble clarity sparkles in the air & has to be heard to be believed! It doesn't matter which style of music you play, the CAAS simply cuts to the very heart of it. My system now has a purity of tone to it, that I could only dream of in the past"
"The result is very encouraging and impressive! It is very obvious that you have achieved excellent integration of the music server and DAC. From the listening result, I would suspect that the digital interface between transport and DAC is about as good as it gets and superior to many I have tried. The DAC itself plays in the upper high end of sound quality (precise imaging, stable and calm, very fine details, smooth without fatigue and good dynamics) and it would take something seriously more costly than the DAS to surpass it in a significant or meaningful way. The whole acoustic presentation from the DAS is very well balanced and put together."