"when the priority is the 'analogicality' and
continuity of the sound, then AudioNemesis will be the only choice.
DC-1 is my reference in its range."
is a very young company born after 20 years of experience of the
owners/designers. We would like to offer very high quality audio
systems at the right price. Our experience in tube
and solid state audio (from source to loudspeakers) give us a different
sensivity. So, all designs are original, simple, effective.
Nothing of the appearence, no slogan. Every product is balanced
in designing, manufacturing and sound. We think that balance
is the most important aspect, only with balance we can find music. No
excess, no peculiarity, no false sound.
We offer several levels. For a higher number you can reach better
results and "more" music. Level 1 is the entry level to the AudioNemesis
world, nut it has nothing of the standard entry level product.
DC-1 is a very special digital to
analogue converter with choices rare even in top of the line creations
and never seen before in this class of audio products. No operational
amplifiers, no feedback, no standard low cost parts. We cut any
unuseful part and cost. Our long experience in audio circuit gave us a
clear road, and we started developing this product.
We believe that audio circuits must be designed without feedback. So,
the analogue output stage of DC-1 is zero-feedback, all
discrete,with top active and passive parts: Toshiba, Dale,
ERO. Anything has been chosen for the music only. This is why the DC-1
has a lower than standard voltage output: we reduced at minimum the
output stage to increase at maximum the music. The S/PDIF input (RCA)
has a digital transformer made by Scientific
Conversion: this is a rare choice also in cost-no-object products and
it is very important for the music. The digital section has a very
short audio path, to reduce noise. We have chosen the zero-oversampling
technique, rich of music and perfect for this class of product. We
believe that less is better and our long experience in digital up-grade
has taught us that we must avoid jitter related to sound signal in all
possible ways and in any design, also in zero-oversampling ones. So, we
designed a re-clocking circuit, using a high
Due to the choice of zero-oversampling, the D/A converter is important
and we didn't use a common one but a multibit type.
The power transformer of the DC-1 has one secondary for the digital
section and one for the analogue, and it is made with top quality core,
usually user in audio output transformers. In order to improve ESR,
many low value electrolythic capacitors have been used in place of one
or two with high value ones. Six shunt regulated power supplies can
be found in the DC-1. Shunt regulation is expensive, rare and very good
sounding. It's difficult to find this technique even in high cost
We reduced any kind of noise coming from the power supply in many ways.
It's very important to have clean, pure and fast power supplies. To
improve the performance, we designed a custom mains filter.
• multibit D/A converter
• zero oversampling
• zero feedback all discrete output stage
• internal reclocking circuit
• low jitter effect on sound
• high quality components
• Scientific Conversion input digital transformer
• very short signal path (digital and analogue)
• 6 shunt regulated power supplies
• very large use of HDG to stop any vibration
• custom mains filtering
• 75 ohm S/PDIF digital input
• RCA stereo output
• 3 years warranty
• 14 days trial