PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell

Fully Balanced Analog Preamplifier with full-featured DAC

List Price: 1699.0
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The Stellar Gain Cell™ combines the benefits of an exceptional analog preamplifier and a full-featured DAC. Fully balanced analog circuitry from input to output, the Stellar Gain Cell builds upon years of research and innovation in the art of Class A analog amplification and state-of-the-art digital reproduction. Together, or separately, they create an extraordinarily rich, full-bodied musical experience few standalone products can match. The Stellar Gain Cell is the perfect foundation for those unwilling to compromise sound quality. Rich. Lush. Powerful. A music lover’s answer to spiraling cost-no-object equipment without sacrifice.

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  • Class A balanced analog preamplifier

  • Full function DAC

  • Class A headphone output

  • Remote control

  • Fixed or variable DAC mode

  • 2 output 12 volt triggers

Analog preamplifier

  • One balanced analog input

  • Three single ended analog inputs

  • Analog Gain Cell stage

  • Fully balanced input to output

  • Balanced XLR analog output

  • Single ended RCA analog output

  • Home theater bypass

  • Direct coupled without any capacitors in output signal path

Digital To Analog Converter

  • Four digital inputs

  • I2S input

  • Digital Lens technology

  • Native Mode

  • Three user selectable digital filters

  • Compatible with PS Audio DMP for SACD playback in DSD

  • DSD direct through I2S

  • 192kHz asynchronous coax input

  • 384kHz asynchronous USB

  • 96kHz asynchronous TOSLINK input

  • Single and double rate DSD

  • CPLD input (FPGA) lowers jitter, waveshapes, reduces propagation delay

  • Native mode standard

  • No added Sample Rate Conversion

  • High current class A hybrid output stage

  • Passive output filter lowers transient distortion

  • Direct coupled without any capacitors in output signal path

  • High bandwidth output stage -3dB 60kHz

  • Low jitter clocks

  • High Current oversized analog power supply

  • 7 voltage regulators

  • High speed power supply diodes

  • Massive 15,000 mFd low ESR capacitors

  • ESS Hyperstream

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