By combining a fantastic 3-input dac with a great sounding cd player, we’ve designed a one-box solution that will simplify and dramatically improve your digital music experience. Connect it to a computer, Sonos, Apple TV, Airport Express, any digital streaming device, or simply play a cd and you’ll be amazed by the improvement in sound. The c-dac15.3 is easy to operate and partners beautifully with our matching a15.3 integrated amp.


  • 24bit/192kHz Burr-Brown PCM 1796 DAC
  • 3 input (optical, coax, usb-b) 24bit/192kHz Wolfson WM8805 DAC
  • brushed aluminum faceplate
  • mid-ship mounted vibration damped CD transport
  • high efficiency toroidal power transformer
  • gold plated stereo output
  • coax digital output
  • plays CD, CD-R/RW
  • removable power cord
  • special padded vibration damping feet
  • voltage switchable
  • system remote control
  • easy to view display
  • black finish


Technical Specifications

Analog Outputs

  • Frequency response: 20Hz- 20KHz, +0dB / -0.5dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 105dB
  • Dynamic: >95dB
  • Channel separation: >100dB, 1kHz
  • THD: <0.002% (A-Weighted)
  • Output Level: 2.2V, 1kHz Output impedance: 100


Digital input section


  • Input format: 0.5Vpp/75 (IEC60958-3 compliant)
  • Input signal sampling frequency range: 32kHz to 192kHz



  • Input format: JEITA CP-1212
  • Input signal sampling frequency range: 32kHz to 96kHz



  • Supports standard sample rates: 32 kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz
  • Resolution: 16Bit to 24Bit


Digital Output


  • Output impedance: 75
  • Open Voltage: 1.0 Vp-p
  • Load Voltage: 0.5 Vp-p
  • CD DAC: Burr-Brown PCM 1796 24 bit/192 kHz



  • Transport: Sanyo HD850
  • Digital Output Connection: Coaxial: 75 ohm



  • Dimensions: w16.9 x d13.2 x h3.1 in (w430 x d336 x h79 mm)
  • Weight: 11 lbs. pkgd. (5 kg)
  • Supplied Accessories: Mains Lead, Remote Control, 2 x AAA Batteries,


Radio Interference

The c-dac15.3 is a digital audio device that has been designed to very high standards of electromagnetic compatibility. Dac cd players generate and can radiate RF (Radio Frequency) energy. In some cases this can cause interference with FM and AM radio reception. If this is the case, keep the dac cd player and its connecting cables as far from the tuner and its antenna. Connecting the c-dac15.3 and the tuner to different mains sockets may also help to reduce interference.

USA – This product complies with FCC requirements.