Sugden Sapphire DAP-800 Digital Analog Preamplifier
The Sugden DAP-800 can be the control centre of your audio system with its six analogue inputs and six digital inputs as well as two single ended and one balanced output.
Sugden use independent power supplies throughout so in effect there is a separate DAC and analogue pre-amp housed in a single chassis – perfect for both the DAP-800’s analogue and digital domains.
The pre amplifiers’ analogue stage incorporates a Sugden VCV circuit in its most advanced form. This circuit has a high impedance input section, current gain stage which drives a folded cascode stage into a Class A output stage. This delivers a sophisticated sound that is neutral and transparent.
The digital section of the DAP-800 incorporates the same unique digital to analogue conversion as Sugden’s stand alone DAC-4. Sugdens experience in designing digital products now stretches over twenty five years and they pride themselves on the analogue natural sound they have achieved. The DAP-800 has a number of advanced features. To reduce jitter and control errors during play back there is a dedicated transceiver circuit, this re-formats data prior to the digital to analogue converter. A unique conversion method is employed without oversampling or filtering in the digital domain, instead the designers chose an analogue filter resulting in very wide bandwidth capability.
The interface accepts most digital formats including a ‘plug and play’ USB input for streaming music directly from a computer or dedicated music streamer.
Standard finish options are either black or silver – please contact us directly for Sugden’s custom colour options service!