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When I found out Cees Ruijtenberg has started a new company, Sonnet Audio, I had to hear his latest creation, Morpheus. Now with the Pasithea Cees has doubled the chips and given us a true class leading DAC. My first listen to the Pasithea showed incredible grace, clarity, spaciousness and almost indescribable note purity that encompasses the source integrity to the utmost. The Pasithea is currently rarely available due to chip shortages, and every moment with this DAC is a treat.
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More info from Sonnet:
Pasithea, the personification of relaxation and meditation. It is fair to say that in our latest design this has been achieved. A new dac above the Morpheus, with better specifications and more versatile. But above all, a soundscape as if it had come directly from the recording engineer's mixing console, without any degradation. There are few words to describe a product that does its work so neutrally. This is the Pasithea in a nutshell.
Because of the enormously energy-efficient electronics, there was room to add even more high-end technology within the dimensions of our standard enclosure.. Eight dacs were used to take various specifications to greater heights. Linearity , lower distortion , even at extremely low levels and a noise floor 10 dB lower than the Morpheus. The eight SDA-3 modules developed for this design collectively have a very low output impedance so that any load can be driven. Flexibility has also been increased and inputs such as I2S and USB are standard without having to swap modules.
Special attention to linearity. In addition to the fact that a dac should have no errors so that the data in the digital domain matches the value in the analog domain, noise plays another important factor here. If the noise is low it will be possible to make the last steps visible so that there is a real 24 bit performance.