Atlantic DAC was made 3 years ago, to the memory of Lukasz Fikus’ sailing trip across the Atlantic ocean. It was meant to put in one attractive package as many features of the most desirable audiophile wish list – as possible. From early 2019 we redesigned the Atlantic, mainly to enable the last missing feature from that wish list – ability to roll (change) tubes. The use of octal base pinout, compatible with power tetrodes and pentodes, plus only one and common 6,3 V heater voltage, enabled us to offer tens of different tube types to be used alternatively. Hence the new name – TRP = Tube Rollers Paradise. Just one internet tube store offers 120 tube models compatible with Atlantic TRP DAC. Add to it the multiplication of NOS brands etc. We tested TRP with circa 20 tube types, and frankly we haven’t found one that plays bad.
Moving upwards from Amber and Baltic, you get the first DAC that doesn’t use so called small signal tubes but instead – we use the overkill power tubes, acting like small signal. They are way off the typical operating points used in amplifiers, and that’s why these tubes in our DAC are not stressed, not running out of steam, but instead acting with unheard-of authority, ease, grace and dynamics. The resulting sound character of this DAC is a whole level better than obtainable from any noval or octal tube, forget Ecc88, ECC81, 6SN7 or the like. You owe it to yourself to hear what such pentode system can do. It would be like the first ride in a V8 car. There is – simply speaking – no going back.
GOLDEN ATLANTIC 2 TRP DAC
So called Golden Atlantic 2 DAC is very popular among our customers due to the exclusive real copper top. It is not a mere decor, or copper clad steel. it is a sheet of pure German copper. We decided to create an exclusive luxury version of the Atlantic – the Golden Atlantic. For the price increase of 2000 Euro you get : Copper Top, WBT sockets at the back, premium power supply capacitors, Better tubes from the best ones we know, elegant flight case custom made for this product and Stacore footers.