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ARCAS

"ARCAS, DENAFRIPS' high-end streamer, is meticulously designed to offer an unparalleled sound experience, prioritizing exceptional audio quality above all else."

ARCAS represents a significant advancement from the already impressive ARCE streamer, offering enhanced features tailored for discerning audiophiles. 

 

Both models share support for popular streaming protocols like Roon Bridge (with Roon Ready pending), HQPlayer NAA, Airplay, and DLNA, ensuring a versatile playback experience.

 

However, ARCAS distinguishes itself with additional premium components and expanded connectivity options. Featuring DENAFRIPS' custom-made, hand-picked OCXO (Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator) for superior timing accuracy, Arcas provides more versatile digital outputs including duo I2S and duo AES/EBU.

 

These advancements empower users to effortlessly enjoy their music library with uncompromised sound quality and connectivity.

FOUNDATION of GOOD SOUND

ARCAS boasts an enhancement in the form of a 80VA O-Core Shielded Transformer. This transformer is meticulously crafted in-house by DENAFRIPS engineers, utilizing UPOCC copper.

 

The oversized 80VA O-Core Shielded Transformer delivers substantial power to the multi-stage linear power supply of the ARCAS Streamer. This improvement ensures that the ARCAS receives an abundant and stable power supply for optimal performance.

A unique Streamer Module - developed by DENAFRIPS engineer in-house - incorporating a Quad-Core ARM Cortex Processor, High Quality Crystal Oscillators, LT Fast Transient Response, Low Noise, and LDO Regulators.

Tailored Operating System (OS) optimized to deliver a euphoric sound experience

The FPGA chip within this product embodies DENAFRIPS' extensive expertise in Digital Signal Processing, incorporating advanced techniques such as FIFO buffering and reclocking via a highly accurate OCXO (Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator) for exceptional timing accuracy.

 

Additionally, digital signals are meticulously safeguarded through Galvanic Isolation utilizing Opto-Couplers, ensuring pristine signal integrity and minimizing interference.

ARCAS offers a choice between two elegant colors, silver and black, both enclosed within a robust anodized aluminum chassis.

 

This sought-after option caters to the preferences of potential customers who desire a compact streamer with the added allure of a silver color variant.

ARCAS Streamer Anatomy

The ARCAS streamer boasts an impressive architecture, meticulously crafted to provide an unmatched audio experience. Here are some key components that contribute to its exceptional performance

  • Sturdy Anodized Aluminum Chassis: Ensuring durability and shielding against interference, the robust aluminum chassis of the ARCAS streamer promises structural integrity.

  • Sound Quality Focus: Built with an unwavering commitment to sound excellence, ARCAS caters to discerning audiophiles who demand nothing short of exceptional audio reproduction.

  • Enhanced Compatibility: Embrace a world of versatility with support for roon Bridge (roon Ready pending) and HQPlayer NAA, ensuring seamless integration with diverse playback systems.

  • Stream Anywhere, Anytime: From Airplay to DLNA support, ARCAS empowers you to stream your favorite audio content effortlessly from compatible devices.

  • Versatile Playback Options: Dive into your music library with ease, whether it's from USB drives, SD cards, or network-attached storage (NAS), ARCAS offers versatile playback solutions.

  • Stylish Color Choices: Choose between sleek silver or timeless black, allowing you to match ARCAS seamlessly with your setup and personal style.

  • Precise Timing and Digital Isolation: Boosted with a high-performance OCXO (Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator), ARCAS ensures precise and accurate timing for FIFO buffering and reclocking, while carefully crafted digital isolation and digital outputs further enhance signal integrity.

  • Pursuit of Audio Excellence: From the non-switched AC mains socket to the UPOCC O-Core Transformer, every engineering decision reflects DENAFRIPS' relentless pursuit of audio perfection, positioning ARCAS as one of the best-sounding streamers on the market.

ENHANCED FEATURES

The ARCAS streamer boasts versatile digital output capabilities, with a standout feature being the i2s connection. This enables users to seamlessly connect the streamer to external DACs that support this unique and high-fidelity digital connection, such as the DENAFRIPS VENUS II 12th-1. This integration ensures a superior audio signal transmission, enhancing the overall audio performance for discerning audiophiles and music enthusiasts.

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Furthermore, the ARCAS streamer is equipped with dual external master clock inputs, offering users the flexibility to connect an external master clock, such as DENAFRIPS MCLK Terra, Aether, or the DENAFRIPS flagship DACs Terminator II and Terminator Plus.

 

This synchronization enables the ARCAS streamer to leverage the superior precision and stability of the external crystal oscillator, further enhancing the audio performance and delivering a more refined and accurate playback experience. The option to synchronize the clock with advanced master clocks opens up new possibilities for achieving the highest level of audio quality for audiophiles who seek the pinnacle of sound reproduction.

Streamer for MUSIC LOVER

The ARCAS streamer's anatomy embodies meticulous design choices, premium materials, and an unwavering dedication to delivering an exceptional sound quality experience. It stands as a testament to DENAFRIPS' commitment to audio excellence, blending cutting-edge technology with versatile features to redefine the boundaries of audio performance.

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