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DMS-800 Professional Version (PV) Network Audio Player

About the DMS-800 PV Network Audio Player

When we created the DMS-700, we began thinking about a no holds barred version of the DMS capable of competing with the best of the best in Network Audio Players/Streamers/DACs. First, it would have to exceed the performance of the DMS-700 which is no small feat. After considerable research and design, the DMS-800 Professional Version (PV) was born.

The DMS-800 Professional Version (PV) is a limited-edition marvel. Simply put, the DMS-800PV is our ultimate expression of our famous DMS platform. If the DMS-700 is analog-like, the DMS-800PV IS analog. Bigger, deeper, wider, and smoother in sound, the DMS-800PV is capable of revealing the actual instruments within the recordings and not just the sound of the instruments. This allows for a more dimensional insight into the music, illuminating a more true-to-life sound. Inside, the DMS-800PV is a dual mono design, doubling most everything inside the renown DMS-700. While the DMS-700 utilizes a single digital/analog stage board with a single current output switched resistor 4 channel AK4499EQ DAC (equivalent to 4 DACs), the DMS-800PV uses separate right and left channel digital/analog stage boards. Each stage board has their own 4 channel current output switched resistor AK4499EQ DAC for a total of 8 individual DAC channels for a true fully balanced dual differential circuit. In addition, the DMS-800PV includes a Crystek Oscillator Clock, two separate DSP driver stages, 14 groups of independent regulated power supplies and two independent groups of analog stage regulation power supplies as well as other enhancements. The DMS-800PV has a larger 5” high resolution display and a slightly taller stance than previous DMS models. Inside the DMS-800PV is a marvel of circuitry design regarding power regulation and both digital and analog circuitry.

The DMS-800PV is also Roon Ready and MQA Certified. Like other DMS products, the DMS-800PV allows streaming from on-board TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Spotify Connect, vTuner, or from files stored on a network computer or NAS Drive. If that wasn’t enough, it includes three (3) USB-A ports for listening from connected USB hard drives, flash drives, and even from a SD card. As an extra measure for convenience, the DMS-800PV also includes aptX™ HD input and output (output for Bluetooth speakers or headphones) as well as Airplay.

Additional features include Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity, TruBit™ 7-step Selectable PCM upsampling to 768kHz, and selectable PCM to DSD conversion with selectable 3-step DSD upsampling. Digital inputs include Coaxial (x2), Optical (x1), and AES/EBU (x1) as well as Coaxial and Optical digital outputs, RCA and XLR fully balanced outputs, OSO™ Re-clocking, MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, and a full 3-volt output and variable volume control for direct-to-amplifier connection.

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The following section describes the DMS-800PV basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Master Clock Jitter Below measurable levels
Digital Sampling Rates (Fs) 44.1 kHz to 768 kHz, DSD64 to DSD512
Digital Filter 32-Bit 8x Oversampling Digital Filter
Digital/Analog Converters 2 – 4 channel AK4499EQ for working on true balanced output
BLUETOOTH CSR Bluetooth v 4.0 with aptX® HD for 24 Bit / 48 kHz high definition audio decoder
Analog Filter 3rd Order Bessel
Analog Outputs Balanced XLR, Single – Ended RCA
Digital Outputs Coaxial operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 768 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16 bit to 24 bit, DSD64
Digital Inputs USB x 3, SD Card x 1
BLUETOOTH x1
AES/EBU x1, Coaxial x2, Toslink x1
Digital Input Sample Rate USB/HDD operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 768 kHz, 16 bit to 32 bit, DSD 64, 128, 256 and 512.
BLUETOOTH Sample Frequency (Fs) 48 kHz, 24 bit.
AES/EBU, Coaxial operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 768 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit, DSD64 to DSD256
Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 16bit to 24 bit, DSD64
Control Trigger input 12VDC x1
IR control x1
Communication Ethernet RJ45 full remote configuration interface
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac support MU-MIMO
Power Input Configured at factory for either 110-120 or 220-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
AC Power Requirements 55 Watts
Finish Custom aluminum chassis and faceplate available in either Silver or Black anodized finish
Weight 39.50 lbs
Dimensions 4.25″ H x 17.25″ W x 16.25″ D

AUDIO (LPCM)

Frequency Range 2 Hz – 22 kHz (44.1 kHz)
Amplitude Linearity 0.1 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Phase Linearity 3 degrees (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Dynamic Range 129 dB (1 kHz) XLR OUT
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 127 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 107 dB (1 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0001% (1 kHz)
Audio Output Level 2.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB
Balanced XLR Output +/- 2.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
+/- 3.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB

NETWORK, USB, SD CARD PLAYBACK

Playback Format Supply .dsf, .dff (DSD64, 128, 256, 512), .aif, .aiff, .alac, .flac, .m4a, .mp4, .wav, .ape, .mp3, .aac, .wma, .ogg, .asf
Frequency Range 2 Hz – 100 kHz +/- 3.0 dB
Signal System 16, 20, 24, & 32 bit PCM and 1 bit DSD
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz PCM and 2.822MHz – 22.5792 MHz DSD
Dynamic Range 129 dB @1kHz XLR OUT
DSD System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 127 dB
Audio Output Level 2.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB
Balanced XLR Output +/- 2.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
+/- 3.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB

SPDIF PLAYBACK; COAXIAL, TOSLINK, AES/EBU (lPCM)

Frequency Range 2 Hz – 100 kHz +/- 3.0 dB
Signal System 16, 20, and 24 bit
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz to 768 kHz PCM, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Dynamic Range 129 dB @1kHz XLR OUT
System Clock Frequency 22.5792 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 127 dB
Audio Output Levelb 2.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB
Balanced XLR Output +/- 2.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at 0.0dB
+/- 3.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance) for Volume at +8.0dB

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.

Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.

The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2022

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
The DMS-800PV includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The DMS-800PV LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.


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