AQWO was first introduced at the Munich Show in May 2018. It is the first SACD player from Métronome.
Like all the DAC+CD hybrids from the brand, AQWO performs the same analogic sound quality in its function of D/A converter, and beneficiates of numerous digital inputs and outputs allowing a great versatility. Its also has a comfortable touchscreen of 6.5 inches and 21/9.
AQWO has also an optional tube output kit, which can be pre-installed in our workshops or be ordered later. AQWO decodes both PCM and DSD formats up to 512 (x8).
A bit more big in size and robust compared to the former generations of Métronome devices, AQWO is available as always in silver and black finishes.
Pickup Mechanism :
SACD D&M with customizations and Delrin® puck
32 bits / 384 kHz dual mono, 2 internal converter chips
Digital Inputs :
USB asynchronous type B (32/384)
S/P DIF 75 Ohms RCA x2
AES-EBU 110 Ohms XLR x2
Optical Toslink x2
Digital Outputs :
I²S HDMI proprietary
S/P DIF 75 Ohms RCA
AES-EBU 110 Ohms XLR
Unbalanced 1.4/2.5/3 V RMS @0dB – 47 kOhms, connecteurs RCA
Balanced 1.4/2.5/3 V RMS @0dB – 600 Ohms, connecteurs XLR
Optional tube outputs with additional boards
Power supply :
3/4 toroidal transformers with Schaffner filters, 10 independent regulation lines
Voltage : 100 – 120/240 V – 50/60 Hz
Métronome standard remote
Other characteristics :
Power Consumption : 40 VA
425 x 130 x 415 mm
Weight : 15 Kg