VENUS II is, in fact, closer to the TERMINATOR despite its physical size is exactly the same as the little brother PONTUS.
VENUS II is upgraded with TCXO, DXD/DSD1024 DSP board, EVOX/WIMA caps, as well as - most importantly - the MU Metal sheet shielding in between the main DAC board and the encapsulated PSU enclosure.
The VENUS II is true balanced, dual mono R-2R network arrays DAC. Each channel is equipped with independent high-speed FPGA to control the decoding by means of 4 sets of 0.005% R-2R network. This design has very small linear error, high decoding speed, low digital noise, not only to ensure that the audio signal is low distortion, but also to ensure a very low background music noise; allow listener to enjoy the true music with dark background.
All digital input are FIFO buffered and reclocked by improved Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators TCXO. The excellent rejection of word-clock jitter makes DENAFRIPS DAC less reliance to the source equipment clock quality. Venus can transform your consumer grade computer, CDPlayer to high-end sound quality.
LINEAR POWER SUPPLY
VENUS II further enhanced and refined the linear power supply design of the PONTUS with premium components. The power supply is encapsulated in a thick metal alloy, equipped with dual o-core transformers, completely isolated super linear regulator, multistage power supply for digital and analogue sections, ensuring low noise, high availability power supply to the DAC.
VENUS II DAC is a high-end DAC that fits most audiophile systems despite its modest asking price.
*Footers seen on the photos are after-market. Actual footers shipped with the DAC are aluminum cone shape with anti-slip bumper.