Holo Audio May

Discrete R2R DAC with linear compensation

  • Natural, analog sound with no compromise
  • Full DUAL mono with dedicated DAC module and O-Type Transfromer for each channel
  • Best measurements of any NOS R2R DAC
  • Up to DSD1024 and PCM1.536MHz
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Version: Level 1
Regular price
$4,364.00
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Holo Audio May

Vendor: Holo Audio

Holo Audio May

$4,364.00

Vendor: Holo Audio

Holo Audio May

$4,364.00
Version: Level 1

This new DAC “May” is the design of a new generation, it’s HoloAudio’s finest technology all designed by Jeff Zhu, the engineer behind these great products. It’s a full discrete R2R type of audio decoder and does not have off the shelf-DAC chip! This is a bespoke custom-designed core DUAL MONO DAC modules that are truly a breakthrough with technology for any DAC chip today.

The May is here to achieve new heights, new dynamics and simply a full spectrum of audio to please the aural senses.

The May DAC (all three models) supports DSD1024 native and PCM 1.536MHz output! Theoretically it can do DSD2048 and PCM 3.072Mhz however is untested at this time. Also, we have worked hard to reduce the common click noise with all dacs when switching from DSD to PCM. This sound click sound has been reduced significantly with a special circuit design. The May DAC has the new and exclusive USB Enhanced module (L2 and KTE ONLY) which has our FPGA with the new Titanis 2.0 and custom firmware to improve USB Eye Pattern and reduce latency to near zero as well as reduce jitter to very very low levels. The USB module has completely new code written to optimize performance and reduce latency significantly. Low frequency performance (-40db) is also improved. The “enhanced” USB xmos module is twice as powerful/capable as the one that is used in the Spring2.

Feature
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3 KTE
Wiring
Copper
Copper
1.5mm pure OCC silver
DAC Modules
standard
standard
Hand selected DAC modules for best measurements and dynamic range
DAC Module Covers
n/a
n/a
Copper Shield Covers
IEC Faston Connectors
standard
standard
Pure silver/rhodium plated faston connectors
Fuse
Shurter Gold fuse
Shurter Gold fuse
Red Nano brand fuse with graphene and quartz filtering materials and gold-over-silver contacts
Capacitors Type A
Vishay
Vishay
Upgraded KTE capacitors (provide intoxicating voicing and are beyond subtle improvements over L1/L2)
Capacitors Type B
Mundorf EVO silver/gold caps
Custom made HoloAudio 1000V 1uF caps
Custom made HoloAudio 1000V 1uF caps
USB Module
XMOS xu208
Enhanced XMOS xu208 with Holo Audio Titanis 2.0 circuit
Enhanced XMOS xu208 with Holo Audio Titanis 2.0 circuit
Remote Control
n/a
Yes
Yes
Chassis Decals
Standard
Standard
Special Kitsune Tuned Edition branding inside and out (pure copper Kitsune fox emblem on top panel)
technical specifications
DAC Type
Full discrete R2R
Conversion Modes
  • NOS (Non-Oversampling)
  • OS (Oversampling)
Input Sample Rates
  • PCM: 44.1kHz up to 1,536kHz
  • DSD: up to DSD1024
  • 2x I2S (each with configurable pins for maximum input compatability)
Digital Inputs
  • Optical
  • SPDIF RCA
  • SPDIF BNC
Analogue Outputs
  • Balanced XLR (5.8V)
  • Single Ended RCA (2.9V)
Dimensions (W*D*H)
16.93 × 11.81 × 6 in
Weight
19kg
Fuse
Shurter Gold fuse type (2A SB 5x20mm for 220v)
Package
  • DAC chassis
  • Power Supply chassis + umbilical chord
  • Remote control RMT-1 (for Levels 2 and 3 only. Note: no volume as May DAC is not a preamp)
  • Manual
  • Note: no mains power cable is included

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