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Metrum HEX USB DAC with AES option, black



Metrum HEX USB DAC with AES option, black

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2 168,25 €

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2 891,00 €

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Metrum HEX USB DAC, black

AES-EBU module

This module provides Hex-owners with the ability to generate a balanced digital input for their systems. This removes all airborne interference from your digital source and thus generates data with less jitter and noise. The module is plug and play and boasts both effective design and superior components - such as the Lundahl LL1574.


After choosing the Aurix for headphone monitoring, STS Digital has decided to use our Hex dac to monitor the entire recording process. It is due to its ability to reproduce a very neutral sound as it comes directly from the recording console, without the intervention of digital sound processing.

Our Flagship DAC is a continuation of the theme which began with the Quad. With the Metrum Octave we doubled the dacs over and above the Quad using a total of 8 high speed dac chip-sets, 4 per channel. The result was much improved resolution with lower noise and distortion.”

“For the Hex we have doubled the boards and improved upon these attributes even further. The Hex uses 16 of these industrial high speed dac-chipsets, 8 per channel and operates in full differential mode. In addition it has 1 x BNC coaxial, 1x RCA coaxial, 2 x optical, an optional USB and AES/EBU input.”

Due to fully galvanic separation of these DAC boards, three toroidal transformers are used to feed the DAC boards, control logic and USB. Consequently, frequency response, distortion and channel separation are all improved.”As a result the dac sounds very close to real analogue.

Input sample rates possibilities extend further than the Octave too. All inputs will handle up to 24/192, except toslink which is held to a maximum of 24/96. Outputs are both balanced and single ended.

Metrum HEX USB ЦАП specifications:

Working principle:

Nos dual mono dac. 8 Dacs pro channel in differential mode


45 VA via 3 separated torodial transformers

Mains voltage:

110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz


1x optical, 2x coaxial (1x BNC and 1x RCA)


AES/EBU and USB  (optional)


2x RCA  Neutrik © cinch connectors. 2x XLR balanced output

Output voltages

RCA: 2 Volts RMS


XLR: 4 Volts RMS

Frequency response:

1Hz - 20 khz -2.5 dB. 44.1 kHz sampling


1Hz - 65 kHz - 3dB.  192 kHz sampling


0,03 % THD


-130 dB related to 2 Volt RMS

Output impedance:

RCA 40 Ohm. XLR 80 Ohm

Sampling rate:

Optical 44 - 96 kHz sampling rate.


Coax and AES/EBU: 44 -192 kHz. USB 44 - 192kHz sampling rate


320 x 85 x 320nmm


5500 grams




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Metrum HEX USB DAC with AES option, black

Metrum HEX USB DAC with AES option, black

Metrum HEX USB DAC with AES option, black