Exposure adds DSD to 2010S2 DAC

Exposure Electronics has just announced an upgrade to the 2010S2 DAC, enabling the latter to handle DSD music files.

The 2010S2 DAC is an affordable digital-to-analogue converter with excellent, engaging musicality and a surprisingly un-digital sound. The new upgraded edition, available now, is able to handle single-rate DSD (DSD x64 or DSD 2.8mHz) through the USB input, as well as PCM support up to 24-bit / 192kHz.

There are also three coaxial and two optical inputs, all capable of handling files up to 192kHz. The former are of the BNC variety, giving a better connection than the usual RCA type.

Further key features include:

• Multiple stages of regulation for SPDIF input receiver, USB input, clock oscillator, DAC and output stage for accurate output.
• Very clean master clock to SPDIF input receiver and USB input to ensure low jitter operation.
• Discrete filter and output stage for optimum performance (no op-amp ICs).
• Digital output can be switched ‘on’ or ‘off’ (and is re-timed) to reduce the jitter level as compared to SPDIF input. This function can also be used to convert USB input to SPDIF output.
• Headphone output.
• Remote control.

Available in either titanium or black, the 2010S2 DSD DAC features all-aluminium casework and Exposure’s trademark sleek, minimalist design.

Technical specifications

Inputs USB2 XMOS, coaxial (3), optical (2)

Supported sample rates / bit depth PCM 44.1kHz to 192kHz @ 24-bits DSD over DOP x64 (2.8mHz) using XMOS solution

Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.2dB

Total harmonic distortion <0.005% at 2V RMS @ 1kHz Signal to noise ratio >110dB ref 2V RMS output @ 1kHz

Channel separation >60dB @ 20Hz – 20kHz

Mains supply 110/120V or 220/240V, 50/60Hz (factory set)

Power consumption 20VA

Dimensions 90mm (h) x 440mm (w) x 310mm (d)

Net weight (unpacked) 5kg

Gross weight (packed) 7kg

Warranty 3 years

Pricing & availability

The Exposure 2010S2 DSD DAC is available now priced at £920 (including VAT).

Current owners of the existing 2010S2 DAC can upgrade to the new DSD version at a cost of £400 (including VAT and return shipping).