Metronome Technologie c|AQWO
c|AQWO becomes in 2019 the new top high-end digital to analog converter of Métronome brand. And of course it keeps the famous switch from solid-state to tube function !
c|AQWO is great amonsts the greats, delivering a sound reproduction with an exceptional sound stage, achieving the performance of having at the same time the details that you audophiles are waiting for but staying warm and musical like analog. The emotion is here !
This is the perfect device for both audiophiles loyal to their CDs, or those who enjoy the high-resolution music, like the DSD.
Presented in two boxes with the Elektra external power supply, you may get it in the Silver or Black aluminium finishes.
32 bits / 768 kHz dual-mono, 2 internal converter chips
Internal characteristics :
Dynamic range capacity : 175 dB / Distorsion + noise : -140 dB
Internal processing 32 bit / Frequency bandwidth 32 - 211 kHz
Analogic output integrates 2 output modes :
Solid state / tube (whan option implemented)
2 tubes JAN6922 Class A polarization
Bandwidth : 10 Hz - 50 kHz +/- 0.1 dB
Dynamic range capacity : 140 dB
Digital inputs :
All inputs accept signals from 44.1 to 192 kHz :
S/PDIF 75 Ohms RCA connector
AES/EBU 110 Ohms XLR connector
Optical Toslink connector
HDMI and USB type B : PCM from 44.1 to 384 kHz, DSD up to 22.5MHz
Analogic outputs :
Unbalanced adjustable 1.4 - 2.5 - 3 V RMS @0dB -47 KOhms – RCA connectors
Balanced adjustable 1.4 - 2.5 - 3 V RMS @0 dB - 600 Ohms – XLR connectors
Power supply :
4 toroidal transformers with 11 independent regulation lines
100 VAC - 50/60 Hz Japan
120/240 VAC - 50/60 Hz Other countries
Other characteristics :
Consumption : 90 VA max
Dimensions (LxHxP) : 430 x 120 x 420 mm
Weight : 12 kg
Elektra (LxHxP) : 450 x 80 x 420 mm
Weight : 12.7 kg