Tracktion has premiered their new Copper Reference stereo vacuum tube interface, the first product that claims to feature the new Sabre Pro 9038 DAC chip capable of 140dB DNR and -122 THD.
Working closely with ESS Technology, the leading high-performance audio DAC and ADC chip provider, Tracktion has designed the Copper Reference to unseat the Sabre Reference Digital Audio Converter as best-in-class. The Copper Reference input path contains dual AKM ADC’s run in parallel and summed to gain an extra 3 dB of dynamic range. The dual vacuum tube stage adds warmth to the signal allowing the addition of subtle to fully-blown tube saturation, but can be bypassed, if not desired.
No pricing has been announced, but Tracktion hopes to have the Copper Reference on shelves this spring.