On the standard, 432 EVO have used the motherboards USB output to connect to your USB DAC. In the High-End and Aeon models, they go further by having a dedicated USB output card and on the Aeon amd Master models this USB output is superclock driven. In those models, the OS and under the hood software tuning, invisible to the end-user, but clearly audible, is also much more refined. However the USB output of the Standard combined with the real-time kernel and it’s single Sbooster BOtW MK II true linear Power Supply is already a big step-up compared to those who use a PC, MAC (inc Mac Mini) or laptop as their source feeding a USB DAC.
The Standard can run full Roon or Logitech Media Server and our sublime 432 Hz enabled player, which can also play bit-perfect to the highest possible quality. It also features a bit perfect Teac CD drive for ripping your CD collection.
432 Hz is one of the ways to tune musical instruments, and is also known as the Tuning Note “A” and A = 432. Music tuned to 432 Hz sounds better than contemporary music which is tuned at A = 440. The famous Stradivarius for example was tuned to 432 Hz according to the Verdi tuning. During historical periods when instrumental music rose in prominence (relative to the voice), there was a continuous tendency for pitch levels to rise, also known as the pitch inflation. A higher pitch, such as our current A = 440 standard sounds sharper, louder and more “fresh”, but also more aggressive, which is not a quality audiophiles are looking for. The 432 EVO offer you the possibility to convert your existing music on the fly into the better sounding 432 Hz, without any resolution loss. Several ‘best of show’ awards that 432 Evo have won are the ultimate proof and recent research by Maria Renold and a group of 2000 people showed that 90% preferred 432 Hz. For purists 432 Evo still offer bit perfect mode on par with the best CD transports or up-sample only mode for those who want to tune the sound. All these modes are live switchable!
Connects to your USB DAC.
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