Sonnet Morpheus DAC
Sonnet Morpheus is a R2R ladder Non Over Sampling DAC that utilises 4 SDA-2 DAC chips built in-house.
The Morpheus will give you more weight, body, tonal richness, and a more natural sense of the space of the recording. Or to put it more plainly, it fleshes out your music more! This new range does a wonderful job of presenting even the most complex music in a natural and inviting manner with every last ounce of nuance intact. There’s no artificial sounding edge, no sense of a flat cutout image, basically none of digital’s nastier stuff. In some cases this can also come with a somewhat dark and muddy sound but that is absolutely not the case with the new Sonnet Morpheus DAC.
Sonnet Morpheus DAC Features
-It uses 4 SDA-2 custom built chip
-Lossless volume control, the volume control does not use any transformers or potentiometer that introduces noise and channel imbalance but the Morpheus has a unique implementation of the noiseless volume control that directly alters the reference voltage inside the DAC chip. The DAC chip was designed from scratch to support such implementation, this results in noise less volume control and has same quality of output at all volume levels.
-FPGA based Forward correction method- Each channel is split into two 12 Bit stream in the digital domain then processed by individual DAC chips in most linear region of the DAC and then combines the processed signal in Analogue domain. This is unique and results in outstanding signal to noise ratio and channel separation.
-Configurable for fixed output to be used with integrated amplifier.
Pure & Simple Digital to Analog conversion with Volume control
What more can you do after launching one of the best DACs available today? The idea of having a decent volume control to prevent an analog Pre-Amplifier could improve performance dramatically. However, we also know that the way of introducing such device in the signal chain can also have a negative effect.
Experiments were made and as result the best sound was coming directly from our new fully balanced dac modules. Especially in case of R2R ladder DACs it is quite easy to change the output voltage of the DAC by changing its reference voltage . The SDA-2, a new generation DAC module was designed to get the best regulation possible.
The result of this process is an extremely high linearity, right down to -140 dB, which gives our products a realistic 24 bit dynamic range. It is musical, honors the Non-oversampling principle and simultaneously incorporating the technological progress that has been made over the years.
Sonnet Morpheus is a balanced Non Oversampling DAC
Two SDA-2 dac modules per channel in differential mode
Power supply 15VA 110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz. Power required max 8 Watts
Input 1x optical, 1x coaxial and 1x AES/EBU and USB
Output 1x stereo pair single ended 2 Volts RMS
Output 1x stereo pair XLR balanced 4 Volts RMS
Frequency Response 44.1 kHz sampling 1Hz – 20 khz -2.5 dB
Frequency Response 192 kHz sampling 1Hz – 65 kHz – 3dB and 384kHz (USB)
Distortion 0.004% THD
Channel separation 120dB
Noise Floor -155 dB related to 2 Volt RMS
Output impedance RCA 100 Ohm, XLR 100 Ohm
Sampling rate Optical 44.1 – 96 kHz
Sampling rate Coax and AES/EBU: 44.1 -192 kHz
Sampling rate USB 44.1 – 384kHz
Aluminum six button remote control included.
MQA soon available as an option.
I2S option can be installed instead of the USB module
Dimensions 290 x 250 x 60 mm
SONNET MORPHEUS REVIEWS
1.Review on 6moons.com
“What is so interesting about Sonnet’s Morpheus is that it further refines the best Metrum made in the past which is quite a benchmark, then sells for less than half.”
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2. Review on alpha-audio.net
“We had a special guest at the office! A new brand: Sonnet. We tested their very first product: the Morpheus dac / pre-amp. But to be fully honest: Sonnet is not really new. The front-man is Cees Ruijtenberg. And we know Cees from Metrum Acoustics. So… he has a long, long track record. Are you interested in his latest creation? Check the video-review by Jaap Veenstra.”
3. Review on monoandstereo.com
“Sonnet Digital Audio Morpheus continues the legacy set by Ruijtenberg’s previous products at Metrum Acoustics and for Sonnet Digital Audio he went back to the drawing board and created something that goes beyond expectations..”
Introducing Morpheus by Sonnet Digital Audio, a powerful Digital Pre Amplifier. Here’s the Sonnet Morpheus Manual