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    From Larry Marcus of Paragon Sight and Sound's most recent newsletter.

    On April 1st, dCS announced its new Vivaldi 2.0 series - bringing a comprehensive package of
    improvements to what many regard as the best digital music source in the world.

    The original Vivaldi was launched in late-2012 to widespread critical acclaim. Music industry professionals and audiophiles alike declared it to be the finest sounding digital front end on sale.

    Comprising the Vivaldi Transport, Vivaldi DAC, Vivaldi Upsampler, and Vivaldi Master Clock, this cost-no-object flagship system pushed the boundaries of what was then possible with digital replay. Vivaldi processed practically every digital format and offered a vast array of input and output configurations. At its heart was a new generation of the dCS Ring DACâ„¢, a unique, bespoke-designed digital-to-analogue converter that offered superlative sound quality and technical performance.

    As with every dCS product, subsequent firmware updates have improved Vivaldi's functionality and performance since its introduction. Now though, dCS has made a number of landmark hardware and software improvements to the system, warranting the 2.0 suffix. The changes are designed to make Vivaldi even easier to use, more flexible, and even better sounding.

    The improvements 2.0 include double-speed DSD upsampling in the Transport, while the DAC gets additional gain settings, a new mapping algorithm, and a new DSD filter. The Vivaldi Upsampler adds the option for double-speed DSD upsampling and a new, galvanically-isolated Network and USB interface board that improves performance and adds support for TIDAL, Airplay, Spotify Connect, plus a new control and music playback App.

    Vivaldi Transport and DAC - April 2016
    Vivaldi Upsampler - May 2016

    Vivaldi DAC and Transport owners can update to version 2.0 by requesting software update discs from their authorized dCS retailer. Vivaldi Upsampler owners wishing to upgrade to Upsampler to version 2.0 will need to arrange for their unit to be sent to an authorized dCS service center to perform the hardware and software upgrade. Please contact us for more information and upgrade pricing.

    Coming soon to Paragon.
    For more information:
    call us at (734) 662-3595
    email [email protected]
    or stop in and see us!
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

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