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Oppo Digital Sonica DAC - Audiophile DAC & Network Streamer

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SONICA DAC
Audiophile DAC & Network Streamer



ESS ES9038PRO SABRE DAC

High Resolution Audio Player

App Control via Smartphones and Tablets

Sonica DAC Back View

 

High Performance Audio and Versatility
Sonica DAC pairs the absolute sound quality of a traditional audiophile DAC with the convenience and versatility of a high resolution network player. Whether you're connecting a computer via USB, or streaming from DLNA servers on your computer or NAS drives, Sonica DAC ensures that you're hearing your favorite music at its best.

Music Without Limits
Sonica DAC allows you to access your favorite music in many different ways. It can be used as a traditional DAC to improve the audio performance from your computer via USB, as a high resolution media player decoding audio from connected USB storage devices, or even as a network streamer playing content from DLNA servers and via AirPlay and Bluetooth.

Convenient Control and Connectivity
Sonica DAC is controlled via a dedicated app for smartphones and tablets, allowing you to easily find and access content from DLNA servers, connected USB drives, and streaming services such as Tidal and Spotify. (A smartphone or tablet running Android or iOS is required.)

Sonica DAC Front View

Top of the Line Digital to Analog Performance
Sonica DAC is equipped with ESS Technology's ES9038PRO 32-bit HyperStream DAC. As the flagship of the ESS SABRE PRO series, the ES9038PRO sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with its best in class 140 dB of dynamic range.

Clean Power for Clear Music
Sonica DAC's audio circuitry is powered by a massive toroidal power transformer, which offers superior efficiency and significantly lower exterior magnetic field interference compared to traditional laminated steel core transformers.

Fully Balanced Design
Sonica DAC's audio output path is fully balanced from the DAC chip all the way to the XLR outputs, and even the RCA output signal is converted from the balanced output. The balanced design provides better common-mode noise rejection, improves signal quality, and results in better channel separation by eliminating the common ground return path.

Play and Stream High Resolution Music
In addition to its traditional DAC capabilities, Sonica DAC is also a high resolution network player that can decode audio files up to 24-bit 192 kHz from formats such as FLAC, WAV, and Apple Lossless, as well as DSD64 files from DLNA servers and connected USB drives.

Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
Sonica DAC supports Apple AirPlay, which allows you to stream your music from iTunes, iOS devices, and OS X computers to Sonica DAC through your network. In addition, Bluetooth support adds another layer of convenience, allowing you to quickly connect your mobile devices to Sonica DAC to stream music.

Asynchronous USB DAC
Sonica DAC turns any computer into a high performance audio source by bypassing the typically low fidelity, poor quality DACs found in traditional computer soundcards. The asynchronous transfer mode uses the high precision clock inside the Sonica DAC rather than relying on the computer's clock. The USB DAC input supports PCM up to 768 kHz 32-bit and up to DSD512.

Easy Integration with the Sonica Multi-Room Speaker System
Sonica DAC brings high-resolution audio playback, network streaming, and mobile device connection to your existing home audio system. As a member of the OPPO Sonica product family, the AUX input of Sonica DAC enables you to connect existing analog audio source to the Sonica multi-room network. Add some Sonica Wi-Fi speakers and enjoy your favorite tunes anywhere in the house.

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE AUDIO

  • Top-of-the-line Digital-to-Analog Performance
    With more and more music coming from digital sources, the DAC is one of the most important components for digital audio playback. OPPO Sonica DAC is equipped with an ES9038PRO 32-bit HyperStream DAC chip at its core. The flagship of the ESS SABRE PRO series, ES9038PRO sets a new benchmark for audio excellence.
  • Clean Power for Clear Music
    Sonica DAC’s audio circuitry is supplied with a linear power regulator drawing from a massive toroidal power transformer. A toroidal power transformer offers superior power efficiency and much lower exterior magnetic fields over traditional laminated steel core transformers. The toroidal linear power supply provides a very clean and robust power source to the audio components.
  • Fully Balanced Design for the Best Signal Quality
    Sonica DAC’s audio output path is fully balanced from the DAC chip all the way to the XLR jacks. Even the RCA output signal is converted from the balanced output. The balanced design provides better common-mode noise rejection and improves signal quality. It also provides better channel separation by eliminating the common ground return path.

 

 

MUSIC WITHOUT LIMITS
  • Play and Stream High Resolution Music
    Play music files of many formats from USB drives attached to the Sonica DAC, or from home network computers and servers connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Stream music from your smartphone and tablet via Wi-Fi using the Sonica app. The Sonica DAC is a high resolution audio player and decoder capable of decoding audio files up to 24-bit / 192 kHz from formats such as FLAC, WAV and Apple Lossless, as well as DSD files at 64x sample rate. (A smartphone or tablet running Android or iOS is required.)
  • Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
    Sonica DAC supports Apple AirPlay, which lets you wirelessly stream your music from iTunes, an iOS device, or an OS X computer to Sonica through your Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth is another convenient way to connect your mobile device or laptop computer to Sonica DAC and play music. Sonica DAC makes it simple to pair with Bluetooth-enabled devices to get the music flowing.
  • Asynchronous USB DAC for Computer Audio
    By bypassing the low fidelity, poor quality DAC of traditional computer soundcards, the Sonica DAC turns any computer into a high performance multi-media source by converting digital audio to analog through the ES9038PRO chip. The asynchronous transfer mode uses the high precision clock inside the Sonica DAC to drive the audio signal, not relying on the clock quality of the computer. The USB DAC input supports PCM up to 768 kHz 32-bit and DSD up to 22.5792 MHz (DSD512).
  • Easy Integration with the Sonica Multi-Room Speaker System
    Sonica DAC brings high-resolution audio playback, network streaming, and mobile device connection to your existing home audio system. As a member of the OPPO Sonica product family, the AUX input of Sonica DAC enables you to connect existing analog audio source to the Sonica multi-room network. Add some Sonica Wi-Fi speakers and enjoy your favorite tunes anywhere in the house.

 

CONVENIENT CONTROL & CONNECTION
  • Control via Sonica App
    Use the free Sonica app on your smartphone or tablet to stream and control your music. Invite friends to join the party by running the app on their phones too. The same Sonica app also controls Sonica Wi-Fi speakers that you may have. With the Sonica app, you are in the conductor’s seat.
  • Easy Connection with Source Components and Amplifiers
    Sonica DAC provides both XLR balanced and RCA single-ended outputs, and the outputs can be set to volume-controlled or bypass, making it suitable for connecting to either pre-amps or power amplifiers. 12V trigger input and output make it possible to turn on and off the entire audio system with one click. In addition to the USB DAC input and network streaming, Sonica DAC also offers coaxial and optical digital inputs for additional digital audio sources.
  • Classic Design with Contemporary OLED Display
    Sonica DAC sports a classic aluminum chassis with the familiar volume and source selection knobs. A 2.8-inch OLED display complements the brushed metal front panel, offering read out of the current volume and detailed information about the audio signal.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

General
Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.0 x 3.0 x 12.2 inches, 254 x 76 x 360 mm
Weight 10.4 lbs, 4.7 kg
Power Supply AC 110-120 V ~ / 220-240 V ~ 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 30 W (operation), 0.5 W (standby)
Trigger Input 3.5 V - 15 V, 10 mA minimum
Trigger Output 12V, 100 mA maximum
Operating Temperature 41°F - 95°F, 5°C - 35°C
Operating Humidity 15% - 75% No condensation
USB Audio Input (USB B Type)
Input Format Stereo PCM, Stereo DSD (DoP v1.1 or native)
PCM Sampling Frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz, 705.6 kHz, 768 kHz
PCM Word Length 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit
DSD Sampling Frequencies 2.8224 MHz (DSD64), 5.6448 MHz (DSD128), 11.2896 MHz (DSD256), 22.5792 MHz (DSD512, native mode only)
Profile USB 2.0, USB Audio 2.0
Coaxial and Optical Digital Audio Inputs
Input Format Stereo PCM, Stereo DSD (DoP v1.1 or native)
Sampling Frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Word Length 16-bit, 24-bit
DSD Sampling Frequencies 2.8224 MHz (DSD64)
AUX Audio Input
Input Impedance 10k Ohm
Maximum Input Level 2 Vrms
USB Ports (Type A)
Profile USB 2.0, mass storage only
Audio Format Support AAC, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, M4A (Apple Lossless) ALAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, DSF, DFF
Maximum Sampling Rate PCM up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, DSD up to 2.8224 MHz (DSD64)
Wireless Standard
Wi-Fi 802.11.a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1

DAC Performance Specifications

Specification XLR Output RCA Output
Output Level 4±0.4 Vrms 2±0.2 Vrms
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 160 kHz (+0/-2.4 dB)
20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0/-0.04 dB)
20 Hz - 160 kHz (+0/-2.4 dB)
20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0/-0.04 dB)
THD+N at 1 kHz (A Weight, 20 Hz- 20 kHz) < -115 dB < -115 dB
Channel Separation > 120 dB > 120 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
(A Weight, 20 Hz- 20 kHz)
> 120 dB > 120 dB
Dynamic Range
(1 kHz -60 dBFS, A Weight, 20 Hz- 20 kHz)
> 120 dB > 120 dB

Warranty Information

As Canada's leading OPPO dealer and an OPPO-Authorized Service Center, we offer In-Canada Warranty Service and Support. When purchasing your player from us, you get the complete benefit of the manufacturer's warranty terms with the added convenience of having your warranty (and all associated parts and labour) supported by us - right here in Canada!

For complete information on what is covered under warranty, visit:http://www.oppodigital.com/OPPO-Product-Warranty.aspx

We also offer an exclusive direct exchange warranty in addition to the factory warranty at no additional charge. Local clients can simply have their units exchanged within the warranty period and clients across Canada can ship their units back to us (at their cost) at which point another unit will be promptly - shipped out (at out cost). In line with OPPO's warranty terms, it is at our discretion to replace your unit with an open box, reconditioned, or new unit.

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Product Reviews

  1. Dangerous

    Posted by Mike Popovic on 21st Aug 2017

    Buyers beware :) Bought this unit that has mixed online reviews from audio experts, mostly to be used as DAC for my Cambridge Audio CXC transport, and occasional Spotify streaming...Based on online reviews wanted to give it a trial of 30 days, but after burning it in and listening to it, was quite stunned as to how this awkwardly looking unit actually delivers some fine, fine sound...It produces nice, wide stage with nice instrument placement and great timing, without sound colouration and distortion, which is what I was after...Although this DAC is not cheap, it is also not expensive considering the sound it gives, and I have to say that for the looks of it and small front display I wanted to rate it four, but in reality, at least to me, sound is all that matters, and for that it deserves nothing less than five stars. Combined with all modern inputs and outputs, Sonica app works very reliable, and same applies to wi-fi streaming - works fine without a single glitch...I am fan of wired connections, for due diligence reasons, but in this case either way you want to stream your music, it's super reliable. Seems like new ESS chipset is pot of gold, coming to sound it gives...Also noticeable is very small heat dissipation, even after few continuous days of running, and there is no passive or active ventilation on this unit!? So really, OPPO, hands down to what you did here (other than looks and small unreadable display, but I don't really care about that part)...This product is impossible to return now under 30 day trial offer, as it is just fantastic...All the testing (and enjoying) done through balanced Audio Sensibility XLR's, TEAC AI-3000 Distinction Amp, and Martin Logan ESL's, wired with Audio Sensibility Statement cables.

  2. awesome

    Posted by Brent Mullins on 10th Apr 2017

    This product is even better than I expected
    Oppo you're amazing
    Solutions av great to deal with

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