Metrum Acoustics ADAGIO
Metrum Acoustics ADAGIO
  • 6,820.00€

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What more can you do after launching one of the best dac’s available today? We are aware that our current flagship Pavane is hard to beat but at least one idea was not realized yet. The idea of having a decent volume control to prevent a necessary pre-amplifier could improve performance dramatically. However, we also know that the way of introducing such device in the signal chain can also have a negative effect.

Experiments were made and as result the best sound was coming directly from our Transient™ modules. Even the digital approach did not convince us but still one idea was not tried yet. Especially in case of R2R ladder dac’s it is quite easy to change the output voltage of the dac by changing its reference voltage but to realize this, dedicated dac boards were designed to get the best regulation possible.

Like our Pavane, “forward correction” techniques are used to drive both mono dac boards. The result of this process is an extremely high linearity, right down to -140 dB, which gives the Adagio a realistic 24 bit dynamic range. The Adagio is a step forwards as it omits a pre-amplifier. It is musical, honors the Non-oversampling principle and simultaneously incorporating the technological progress that has been made over the years.


Weight10 kg

Dimensions54 × 43 × 22 cm

Voltage & Color

110V Silver Line USB, 110V Black Line USB, 230V Silver Line USB, 230V Black Line USB, 110V Silver Line I2S, 110V Black Line I2S, 230V Silver Line I2S, 230V Black Line I2S


24 Bit balanced dual mono volume controlled DAC

Non oversampling DAC

Forward (FPGA) corrected

4 DAC'S per channel in differential mode

75 VA via 3 separated toroidal transformers

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

Input 1x optical, 2x coaxial 1x BNC and 1x RCA AES/EBU and USB

Output 1x stereo pair single ended variable max. 2 Volts RMS

Output 1x Stereo pair XLR: variable max. 4 Volt RMS

Frequency Response 1Hz – 20 khz -2.5 dB. 44.1 kHz sampling

Frequency Response 1Hz – 65 kHz – 3dB .192 and 384kHz (USB)

Distortion 0.006 % THD

Noise Floor -155 dB related to 2 Volt RMS

Output impedance RCA 100 Ohm, XLR 320 Ohm

Sampling rate Optical 44.1 – 96 kHz

Sampling rate Coax and AES/EBU: 44.1 -192 kHz

Sampling rate USB 44.1 – 384kHz

Dimensions 440 x 320 x 85 mm

Weight 10KG

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