DAC Edition 40

Digital-analogue converter, digital-coaxial and digital-optical input

Oehlbach´s extra-class DAC Edition 40 converts digital into analogue audio signals. High-resolution encoded signals are received through a coaxial or optical input. The desired input may be set with a switch and the signals will then be output through a two-channel RCA output. A high-quality AK4396 chip inside the device is responsible for loss-free digital-to-analogue conversion. The handy DAC Edition 40 is suitable for PCM-format audio sources and supports audio signals up to 192 kHz/24 bit. A USB connector or mains adapter may be used as the power supply.

One of the most important steps in high-quality music reproduction is the digital-analogue conversion of electrical signals. At Oehlbach, we therefore only use strictly selected components with technical properties of above-average quality. The AK4396 D/A converter is suitable for high resolution sampling rates up to 192 kHz/24 bits and produces only minimal non-linear distortions despite the huge frequency range. The extremely high tolerance to digital jitter is another distinctive feature of the D/A converter from Asahi Kasei. In addition to PCM, 1 bit DSD data signals, needed for the perfect reproduction of DVD audio and SAC media, are also processed.


  • 2xRCA
  • Toslink
  • Jack Socket
  • RCA

Signal Type

  • Audio

Signal Direction

  • uni-directional

  • AKM AK4396 High Performance Stereo DAC 24- carat gold-plated contacts
    Automatic scanning-rate recognition Up to 192 kHz and 24-bit audio support
    Almost jitter-free timing recovery Digital optical and coaxial input
    Analogue output via stereo cinch and 3.5 jack Very handy and compact design
    Power supplied via 5V/USB
  • Resolution up to 24 bit
    Supported sampling rates 32kHz/44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz/192kHz
    Permissible relative humidity: 5% to 90%
    Temperature range: -15 to + 45 °C
    Power supply Main voltage: 5 V DC / 1.2 A
    Dimensions 63 mm x 23 mm x 68 mm

Color Variants

Designation Art. No. Unit Colour
DAC Edition 40 6074 1.00 Stck. Champagner