Pontus is DENAFRIPS premium DAC. To achieve the highest possible audiophile grade sound quality within the price constraint. Pontus adopted its technologies found in the flagship TERMINATOR. Yes, that’s right, Pontus is designed around the similar architecture of the flagship TERMINATOR.
The chassis is made of massive aluminium plates, securely fastened and no visible sign of bolt from the front panel and top cover. The all-aluminium enclosure, double up as shielding and anti-resonance, the criteria for audiophile.
The Pontus is true balanced, dual mono R-2R network arrays DAC. Each channel is equipped with independent high-speed FPGA to control the 24-bit decoding by means of 4 sets of 0.01% R-2R network. This design has very small linear error, high decoding speed, low digital noise, not only to ensure that the audio signal is low distortion, but also to ensure a very low background music noise; allow listener to enjoy the true music with dark background.
Pontus further enhanced the linear power supply design compared to the Ares. The power supply is encapsulated in a thick metal alloy, equipped with dual o-core transformers, completely isolated super linear regulator, multistages power supply for digital and analogue sections, ensuring low noise, high availability power supply to the DAC.
The Denafrips Pontus is small in ticket price but big in sound. A very high price vs. value product. A great first step into the high end world of R-2R dac's. Where's the best place to audition the Pontus?sale outside of Hong Kong At your own home of course! Loaner demo unit is available upon request. Please contact us for details.
*** Denafrips products are not for sale outside of Hong Kong