PrimaLuna EVO 100 Tube DAC

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PrimaLuna EVO 100 Tube DAC

 

The EVO 100 DAC is a musical tour de force, incredibly analog-natured, and built for a lifetime of demanding audiophile use. There is zero, nada, nothing under double its cost that can touch it. ... PrimaLuna has produced a world-beater with imaging, breadth, and depth of musical presentation that leaves you wondering how you put up with most other digital gear. ... My HIGHEST audiophile recommendation goes to the PrimaLuna EVO 100 Tube DAC. Absolutely wonderful!
— ROBERT H. LEVI, POSITIVE FEEDBACK, APRIL 2019

 

With the PrimaLuna EvolutionEVO 100 DAC, technique is quickly forgotten and the accent is on the music. Which is as it should be but sometimes isn’t, regardless of the price range. Sometimes technology predominates and options such as various filters, DSD, MQA, analogue inputs, volume control, takes priority presumably to impress the less experienced. That's something no PrimaLuna has been tempted to do. It's music, music and music that matters.
— RENÉ VAN ES, THE EAR, AUGUST 2019

 

The EVO 100 does a certain trick - it offers a clearly tube sound, uniquely "analog", but one that is not over-done, so to speak. ... It does its magic, deepens the midrange, emphasizes part of the bass range, gently smoothes the treble. However, it has a respect for the musical matter it deals with.
— WOJCIECH PACULA, HIGH FIDELITY, AUGUST 2019

 

Introducing the world's first tube-based data clocking device: the SuperTubeClock™

By incorporating a low-noise mini-triode vacuum tube into the digital clock, this boldly conceived design provides vastly superior resolution, detail retrieval, improved clarity, increased definition and detail from top to bottom. Find out more.

Specifications

Inputs: USB, AES/EBU, Coax, Optical

Outputs: Stereo RCA

Sample rate
PCM (all inputs): 16-24 bit, 44.1-192 kHz
DSD (USB): DSD64-128 (DoP)
DSD: DSD64 (DoP)

DAC: TI (Burr Brown) PCM1792A
Upsampler: TI (Burr Brown) SRC4192

Tube complement: 2 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AU7, 2 x 5AR4

Dimensions (WHD): 11 x 7.5 x 15.9" 

Weight: 28.7 lb