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The giant killer Ares series R2R Dac now in all aluminum chassis in color and a new power supply plus a few boosts without a boost in price! 

To commemorate DENAFRIPS’s 12 years of digital audio excellence, the ultra popular entry-level R2R Ares II DAC in 12TH annivesary edition is introduced. Most notable addition to the ARES 12TH the i2s over HDMI digital input plus a new improved capacitor bank and the usage of better regualtors for even clearer sound and lower noise floor. 


ARES 12TH Anniversary Edition

  • I2S Input
  • True NOS R-2R DAC
  • Enhanced Power Supply


Technical Highlights

  • Proprietary R2R + DSD Architecture
  • True balanced 24BIT R2R + 6BIT DSD (32 steps FIR Filters)
  • Low Thermal Effect, High Precision Hand-Matched 0.01% Resistors      
  • FEMTO Crystal 45.1548MHz, 49.152Mhz     
  • Low Noise Power Supply
  • FIFO Buffer
  • Digital Signal Processing via FPGA
  • DSD1024, PCM1536 Supports On USB Input
  • Proprietary USB Audio Solution via STM32F446 Advanced ARM Based MCU
  • Licensed Thesycon USB Driver For Windows Platform
  • Driverless On Mac & Linux



  • DSD64-DoP On All Input
  • DSD1024* On USB Input Only


  • 24bits / 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz On All Input
  • 1536kHz* On USB Input 


Sampling Mode: Oversampling OS / Non-Oversampling NOS


Digital Input  

  • Coax x 1
  • TOSLink x 1
  • I2S x 1
  • USB2.0 Type B


Analog Output          

  • RCA at 2.0Vrms, 625 Ω
  • XLR at 4.0Vrms, 1250 Ω


Frequency Response: 20-70KHz -3dB

THD+N: 0.004%

S/N Ratio: 115dB

Dynamic Range: >119dB

Stereo Crosstalk: -124dB


AC Power Requirement: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz ( User Select Worldwide Voltage )

Power Consumption: ≤20W

Dimension: 215W x 230D x 45H mm (Feet +18mm)

Package Dim: 375 x 330 x 115 mm

Package Content: DAC & Power Cord. No remote control.

Weight: 3.5 Kg           

Color: Black


Warranty: 12 Months   

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