The RUBY 2 DAC is the latest plug-in upgrade module for the EVOLUTION 50A and EVOLUTION 100A integrated amlifiers, bringing Bluetooth functionality, an FM radio tuner, and digital connectivity via USB 2 and SPDIF.
Employing similar topology to the EVOLUTION 50CD, the RUBY 2 DAC uses a single Wolfson WM8742 DAC chip.
Bring Bluetooth to Your EVOLUTION 50A/100A
The RUBY 2 DAC also adds the highly useful feature of Bluetooth connectivity to your EVOLUTION 50A or EVOLUTION 100A amp. So smart phones, tablets, and other Bluetooth enabled devices can be synced to the amp and your favorite music streamed wirelessly.
FM Radio Tuner Built In
In addition to this surprising amount of connectivity in such a small module, Creek have also incorporated the same FM tuner circuit, used in the brilliant AMBIT module, to provide FM connectivity to the RUBY 2 DAC. Sound quality is further improved over the AMBIT module by selecting the tuner's digital output and converting that to analog via the RUBY's own high-end DAC.
PC or MAC Connection via USB 2
The Class 2 USB input is capable of playing high resolution music files, up to 24 bit 192 kHz, from either a PC or MAC computer. USB cables up to 5 metrs (16.4 feet) may be used with the RUBY 2 DAC.
- 4 x SPDIF inputs for both optical and co-axial connection
- USB 2 input, to stream high resolution audio content to the amplifier from a computer or streaming device and can be controlled via the EVO remote control
Technical SpecificationsDIGITAL INPUTS 2 x TOSLINK Optical, 24 Bit 192 kHz, 2 x SPDIF Co-Ax, 24 Bit 192 kHz, USB Class 2 audio 24 Bit 192 kHz max
DAC TYPE One Wolfson WM8742 capable of 24 bit 192 kHz
SNR > 125dB (A weighted stereo at 48 kHz)
THD < 0.001% at 48 kHz sample rate
FM TUNER PERFORMANCE
FM FREQUENCY RANGE 76 - 108 MHz, dependent on region
NUMBER OF PRE-SET STATIONS 100
FM SENSITIVITY -3.5 dBuV
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30 Hz- 16 kHz -1dB
THD < 0.05%
STEREO SEPARATION > 40dB
SIGNAL TO NOISE > 70dB (Full limiting) Stereo