The TERMINATOR-PLUS DAC is built upon the success of the TERMINATOR DAC. DENAFRIPS push the boundaries further in all aspects, to reach the new heights.
DIGITAL / ANALOGUE ISOLATION
The TERMINATOR-PLUS Digital Processing Board and R-2R ladder network arrays are completely isolated. The two boards are physically linked by the OCXO module. The physical isolation yields even lowered noise-floor and achieved higher signal to noise ratio.
OVEN-CONTROLLED CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS – OCXO
“The BEST clocks are the clocks inside the DAC”.
The TERMINATOR-PLUS is equipped with dual OCXO operating at 45.1584Mhz, 49.152Mhz - 1024x of based sampling rate of 44.1kHz and 48kHz. Encapsulated in a metal casing, located at the center of the DAC, these OCXO are specially designed for high-end audio applications with ultra-low phase-noise and ultra-accuracy. The dual OCXO are powered by the complete redesigned power supply circuitry (encapsulated, shielded, underneath the main boards), supplying constant current to the OCXO. The adequate power reserves ensure linearity and stability of the OCXO.
ADAPTIVE FIFO BUFFER RECLOCKING
The DENAFRIPS approach to address the jitters issue by the FIFO BUFFER RECLOCKING. The adaptive FIFO buffer store the digital audio data in the memory. These data are read from the memory using the ultra-low phase noise, ultra-accuracy OCXO, located right in the DAC.
The data bits are converted to analogue signal by the true balanced R-2R ladder network arrays. The linearity of the conversion is guaranteed by the high-precision thin film resistors, with low thermal effect temperature coefficient of the low 10/15ppm.
MASTER CLOCK ECO-SYSTEM
With the GAIA and AVATAR matching clock input, the digital front-end can now be synchronized with the CLOCK-OUT feature of the Terminator-Plus DAC.
The Terminator-Plus high precision OCXO CLOCK-OUT can be used to synchronize the devices support the following audio frequencies.
WORLD'S FINEST DAC
The top-quality performance of the TERMINATOR-PLUS DAC is for the serious audiophile who seek the very last bit of ultimate-refinement.
It is a state-of-the-art Digital to Analog Converter, one of the finest available on the market. Reimagined flagship.
*Footers seen on the photos are after-market. Actual footers shipped with the DAC are SS spike and spike shoe.
Denafrips has hit one out of the park. It’s now clear how they’ve built a loyal following in less than a decade. After many weeks of very enjoyable listening sessions, the Terminator-Plus proved a distinct step up in sound quality from my Bryston BDA-2 DAC in every regard.
HFA Award Highly Recommended
This DAC is simply without flaws. It sets the standard not only at its retail price but it’s one of the finest DACs that I have heard irrespective of the cost.
The effect is very interesting and simply addictive
Terminator Plus by Denafrips sounds as if its creators wanted "analog" sound in the LP release (let me remind you that the "master" tape sounds quite different than most vinyls).
A truly high-end converter for little money, which is why it receives the RED Fingerprint award from us .
6moons Audio Review
The Terminator-Plus does more than just revisit a power supply with ultra capacitors for better-than-battery performance. It does more than just revisit the layout of the signal path to further lower noise. It upgrades its clocks then adds outputs for them to control the clocks of upstream gear. That's its biggest advance!
Srajan Ebaen, Editor @ 6moons
The Next Best Thing Studio
This is the long waited review of the Denafrips Terminator and Denafrips Terminator Plus DAC. These are regarded as one of the best R2R Dacs for the money and I am glad they are able to offer such serious audiophile Dacs for not so serious audiophile price tag.
Jay @ NBT
The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel
The transparency is shockingly good. The first time my wife listened to music over the Terminator-Plus, she immediately noticed things in the arrangement she hadn't heard before. She has no interest in equipment and even less in technology. She just loves music. That's what the Terminator-Plus does; it opens up any recording so much more than anything i have heard in my setup #1.