CONFIG GUIDE - VENUS DAC

Basic Operation

I²S Pinout Configuration

1. Select I²S Input

2. Press the Mute button once to enter configuration mode

3. Press the Phase button momentarily, 1X 2X 4X will turn on/off in a fixed pattern to denote binary 000-111​

4. Wait for 10s

5. DAC back in operational mode

Suggestion of I²S Matching with the source, i.e. DDC/Transport/Streamer

1. Connect the i2s cable
2. Turn down the volume (minimal)
3. Play a familiar music (PCM first, followed by DSD)
4. Run through the i2s setting of the DAC, 000-111
5. One of the modes should match with the source for both PCM and DSD playback.


It's recommended to go through the Audio Tone Test to make sure the L/R channel, in phase/out of phase correctness.

Filter Selection (Effective in OS Only)

1. Press the Mute button once to enter configuration mode

2. Press the Mode momentarily

  • OPT LED On = Slow Filter

  • OPT LED Off = Sharp Filter

3. Wait for 10s

4. DAC back in operational mode

Dual AES/EBU Input

1. Press the Mute button once to enter configuration mode

2. Press the INPUT+ momentarily, CO1, CO2 LED will turn on/off

  • CO1 On = Dual AES/EBU Input Enabled

  • CO2 Off = Dual AES/EBU Input Disabled

3. Wait for 10s

4. DAC back in operational mode

Yours Sincerely,

DENAFRIPS TEAM