Aqua has become known for doing things "their own way". The La Scala DAC is an example of this design mindset. It uses a non-filtered R2R DAC system, and is capable of up to 24bit/384 kHz, or DSD128 resolution. Like all Aqua products, the La Scala has a modular internal build system so that future upgrades are easily implemented.
While the La Scala features the optological conversion system used in the more expensive Formula xHD, it also has a pair of ECC81 tubes for a hint of warmth and smoothness. All in all, the LA Scala is an incredibly transparent DAC with a hint of sweetness.
Price - $10,990.00
The Formula xHD is truly a reference level digital/analog converter. It is built with painstaking attention to detail, using clever design and premium parts. The Formula xHD implements the ultimate in R2R ladder design. There is no digital filtering. The digital section (including the clock) and analog section are completely isolated from each other using galvanic and magnetic isolation. You think that sounds good? Wait until you hear the DAC itself.
If only the best will do, buy this.
Price - $21,990.00
The La Diva Transport is the perfect playmate for any DAC. It features a wide variety of outputs - including seldom seen ST glass fibre - and an etherCON RJ45 connection for a jitter free link to any Aqua DAC. In addition, the internal modular construction ensures that the La Diva can be kept current in case the good folks Aqua come up with any improvements down the road.
The La Diva is a well built, versatile, and highly musical Transport. Essentially, this is Aqua's attempt at an all out assault on compact disc reproduction.
Price - $12,490.00
The multi award-winning LinQ streamer adheres to the same modular build concept and ingenuity of function as every other Aqua product. through its use of HQ Player, the LinQ is capable of presenting any music service you care to name in an extraordinarily competent fashion, and has a variety of modules so that it can be configured to perform to your exact requirements.
A terrific performer, and future-proof to boot.
1 Module UPnP DLNA or NAA - $8,990.00
2 Modules UPnP DLNA and NAA - $10,990.00
HQPlayer Core + NAA incl. Signalyst License - $11,490
3 modules UPnP + HQPlayer Core + NAA incl. Signalyst License - $12,900.00
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