If a case is the body that houses a complex structure, then the dial is the very face of a watch, into which we gaze. It’s also what allows the hundreds of components inside a watch to make sense. The dial is a wafer of metal that interprets for us that tiny world of wheels, levers, pinions, and springs beneath it, separating them from the hands and glass. Making a dial is less a branch of watchmaking, more a dedicated craft in itself. Since the dial is the part of the watch that speaks to us, it must be not only beautiful and harmonious, but also clearly legible. Dial makers and finishers use age-old handcraftsmanship skills, alongside trade secrets passed down through generations. A dial takes four to six months of production process work, and from 50 to 200 operations, including decorative techniques. The MP-D201 DAC is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.
Why lose one more second denying yourself the pleasure of the Vitus Audio Masterpieces?
At Vitus Audio we’d like to think that our Masterpiece Series consists of a range of products that are ahead of their time. To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Further more, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractor technology to the limit of the achievable. The MPD201 DAC asserts itself as a digital control center of supreme level. It contains dedicated inputs and outputs to interface to basically everything digital. With a built in master clock and sample rate converter, it reduces jitter to the lowest level possible. Combined with four stereo DACs in the analog stage, the unit offers the best possible precision with today’s technology. The analog stage offers a true balanced configuration and our relaybased volume, optimized for the MP-D201 DAC
Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPD201 DAC
The MP-D201 is a true masterpiece in every sense of the word. The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal road map for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we decided to bring development forward and launch this very special series early. We think it is somewhat fitting for a range of products that are ahead of their time! The complexity of all the MP products has put our engineering team to the test, as the technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to the extreme, to
satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series. To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Furthermore, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractors technologies to the limit of “possible”. The MP-D201 is the supreme level of digital control centres. It has all the needed I/O’s to interface to basically everything digital1 and with it’s modular design, new interfaces can be added as their technologies satisfy our high quality demands. With the built in masterclock and sample rate conversion, it reduces jitter to the lowest level possible. Combined with the four stereo dacs in the analog stage – it gives the best possible precision achievable with todays technologies.
The analog stage uses the same type of discrete modules found in the MP-P201 and MP-L201 and offers true balanced configuration, including our well-known relay based volume. This offers superior performance over any digital volume on the market today. Used together with a separate preamplifier, the build in volume can naturally be fully bypassed. These extra features, makes the MP-D201 a full preamplifier for the person who primarily uses digital sources, and has only need to a few analog inputs.
Product Type : True balanced DAC / Preamp
Master Clock / DAC : VA Module – upgradable / DAC : 4 x AD1955 in mono configuration
Sample rate / Resolution : 792khz using Engineered S8 DSP module / 24 bit
Inputs : 2 x Digital RCA (S/PDIF) / 2 x Digital XLR (AES/EBU) / 1 x USB (no DSD support)
Input Resistance : Digital 110 Ω XLR – 75 Ω RCA / Analog 10 kΩ XLR – 10 kΩ RCA
Outputs : 1 x XLR analog / 1 x RCA analog
Analog Options : Analog volume control / 1 x XLR analog + 1 x RCA analog inputs
Remote Control : Sold seperately
Dimensions : 130 (H) x 435 (W) x 430 (D) mm
5″ (H) x 17″ (W) x 17″ (D) inch
Weight : 25 Kg