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    Denafrips Venus II 12th DAC

    The Digital To Analog Decoder for attentive Audiophiles

    To commemorate DENAFRIPS’s 12 years of digital audio excellence, the VENUS II 12th Anniversary Edition features several performance enhancements at components level that might not be visible by the naked eyes but certainly audible for the seasoned and trained audiophiles' ears. 

    The original VENUS II DAC was awarded the 'Best Digital Component of 2022' by A British Audiophile. The 12th Annv. Ed enhancements took it to another level.


    FPGA DSP Module
    - FIFO & Reclocking
    Galvanic Isolatation
    - Optocoupler

    Tuned Capacitor Bank
    - Electrolytic + Film Caps [EVOX/WIMA] 

    R-2R Ladder Network
    - True Balanced R-2R
    - Hand-picked tight tolerance resistors

    Silver DC Cable
    - Twisted silver cable for power delivery from PSU to DAC Module

    The VENUS II 12th is a true balanced, dual mono R-2R Ladder Network Arrays DAC. Each channel is equipped with independent high-speed FPGA to facilitate the digital signal decoding by means of 4 sets of 0.005% R-2R network. The choice of such design yield very small linearity error, high decoding speed, low digital noise, not only to ensure that the audio signal is of very low distortion, but also to ensure a very low background music noise; allow listener to enjoy the true music with quiet, black background. 

    All digital input are FIFO buffered and reclocked by the on board TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator). The excellent rejection of word-clock jitter makes DENAFRIPS DAC less reliance to the source equipment clock quality. VENUS II 12th can transform your consumer grade computer, CDPlayer to high-end sound quality.

    Enhanced PSU & Transformer

    • Redesigned Power Supply Module with Dual O-Core Transformers 80VA x 2

    • High-biased constant current delivery to the Digital and Analog circuitry via Silver Cable 

    Divide & Conquer 

    • Encased PSU Box is shielded underneath of the DAC Motherboard with additional MU-Metal divider in between to enhance the electrical-interference rejection

    Clean power equates to the foundation of good sound. A dedicated linear power supply unit, designed and encased in a 1.5mm thick metal alloy enclosure, can be found underneath the DAC motherboard, along with a MU-Metal divider in between.


    The box-within-box design, not only does it eliminates the inherited problems of dual box solution, it presents the details and attentions DENAFRIPS put into the premium DAC design.


    Beefy dual O-Core Transformers 80VA x 2 for Digital and Analog sections, Ultra-Low ESR, Long Endurance Reservoir Capacitors, and multi-stages super linear power supply, ensuring ultra precision, low ripple power supply charging up DAC.

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    The VENUS II 12th is ideal DAC for attentive, critical-listening Audiophiles and Music Lover who value micro and macro details, great soundstage width and depth, imaging, and slight warm for musicality. VENUS II 12th a High-End DAC - probably one of the most critical components for High-Fidelity systems.

    Description Parameters
    R-2R DAC  Proprietary R2R + DSD Architecture 
      True balanced 26BIT  R2R +  6BIT DSD (32 steps FIR Filters) 
      Low Thermal Effect, High Precision Hand-Matched 0.005% Resistors  
    Highlight  Encapsulated Ultra Low Noise Power Supply 
      Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator TCXO 
      Adaptive FIFO Buffer and Reclocking 
      DSD1024, PCM1536 Supports On USB & I²S Input 
      Proprietary USB Audio Solution via STM32F446 Advanced AMR Based MCU 
      Licensed Thesycon USB Driver For Windows Platform 
      Driverless On Mac & Linux 
      Dual AES/EBU Input Supports 
      Sharp/Slow Filters Option 
      I²S Pinout Configuration 
      I²S DSD Channel Swap Configuration 
    DSD  DSD64 / 2.8224MHz (DoP) on Coax/AES/Opt Input 
      DSD1024 / 45.1584MHz * On USB & I²S Input Only 
    PCM  24bits / 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz On All Input 
      1536kHz* On USB & I²S Input 
    NOTE*  USB Firmware V3.4.1 - PCM1536 / DSD1024 supports disabled for compatibility with macOS  
    Digital Input  Coax 1 via RCA 
      Coax 2 via BNC 75 Ω 
      TOSLink x 1 
      AES EBU x 2 
      USB2.0 Type B 
      I²S via HDMI LVDS 
    Analog Output  RCA at 2.0Vrms, 625 Ω 
      XLR at 4.0Vrms, 1250 Ω 
    Sampling Mode  Non-Oversampling NOS 
      Oversampling OS 
    AC Power Requirement  100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (Worldwide Voltage) 
    Power Consumption  ≤20W 
    Frequency Response  20-70KHz -3dB 
    THD+N  0.0020% 
    S/N Ratio  120dB 
    Dynamic Range  >121dB 
    Stereo Crosstalk  -110dB 
    Dimension  320 x 330 x 80 mm 
    Weight  8.5 Kg