DAC501-MK2-4ch & DAC502-MK2-4ch are Weiss 5 Series 2nd generation D/A converter and network renderer with unique DSP technologies. The different between DAC501 & DAC502 are 1) the width of the chassis 2) DAC502 has 4pin XLR balanced headphone amplifier output. They have identical sound quality and features. The DAC501 / DAC502 (or DAC50x in short) are extremely versatile and pleasantly sounding D/A Converters. They are available for close to 6 years now and still going strong. In our ongoing journey to achieve a live-like music reproduction we now introduce the Mark II versions, called the DAC501-4ch and DAC502-4ch. Our residential audio engineer, Joschka Weiss, says in comparison to the former DAC section the -4ch version “achieves another level of sonic performance”. Read more about the MK2-4ch below. >> What is the purpose of the MK2-4ch versions? The MK2-4ch versions use one of the latest DAC chips with stellar technical specifications. So the MK2-4ch versions make for an enhanced 2 channel DAC, with the same features as the DAC501 / DAC502 units sport. The sonic characteristics of the MK2-4ch versions are on a higher level with incredible transparency and openness. Both line output stages and headphone output stages are built with discrete electronics developed from the standard DAC50x. All standard DAC50x units can be upgraded with the MK2-4ch version. It is a new analog section module to be installed in the unit plus a new software needs to be loaded. It is our goal to keep our equipment upgradeable for long-term securing of your investment. The standard DAC501 / DAC502 units we continue to manufacture. In addition the MK2-4ch versions will be capable to play 4 channels simultaneously once we introduce the necessary software. This also [...]
DAC501/502 & DSP501/502 DAC50x software V2.0.0 is released. (Jun. 11th 2019) / Release Notes: DAC50x. Revision r2097. DSP50x software V2.0.0 is released. (Jun. 11th 2019) / Release Notes: DSP50x. Revision r2095. New Roon Ready feature is added. Brochure 小冊子: English / 繁體 / 简体 / 日本語 Manual 說明書: English / 繁體 / 简体 / 日本語
It is a great share with all fans that Weiss MEDUS has won Product Of The Year (POTY) Awards by Hong Kong HiFi Review magazine. If you would like to read the full review, please click here
MEDUS is group reviewed by Hong Kong HiFi Review magazine! IF you would like to download the PDF, please click here. (12.2MB) .
MEDUS - 和田博已 (Stereosound) 高純度品位鋼琴的余韻直至舞台上方，高貴，豐富地漂動著MEDUS取代前flagshipMEDEA，機能等方面的提升成為品牌最高級型號。本次省略了傳統的firewire接口，成為一款印象更強烈的consumer型號。配合金嗓子DP900播放CD，音質純度極高，清澈透明，感覺到其高品位。鋼琴的余韻直至舞台上方，高貴，豐富地漂動著，感覺著她的力量，低音結他共鳴的豐厚及鋼琴的大小也像能傳達給你一様。使用MAC BOOK PRO播放24/96高清檔案，在空氣中澄澈地表現著空間的描寫，鋼琴手柔和且優雅的與琴弦接觸也能傳達播放DSD規格的交响樂，氣勢不停的申延，音樂細緻的描繪更是天下一品。同時亦充滿著強勁的爆發力。本機遙控功能使她可作數碼前級使用。
If you own MAN301 with Weiss MEDUS or MEDEA+, this news is not much related. You already have our flagship system. 2014 is Weiss Engineering 30th Anniversary, and we plan to have a very special product – The Golden MAN Network Player. Key features: Weiss 30th Anniversary Limited Edition. Manufactured in 2014 exclusively. Premium Golden DAC module. This is based on Weiss own flagship discrete single ended output Operation Amplifier (OP-Amp) design. It uses a discrete, balanced output OP-Amp design which performs at a stellar level. The current MAN301DAC model sports a high quality D/A Converter section which is based on our renowned DAC202 D/A Converter unit. John Atkinson wrote in Stereophile about it: «The Weiss DAC202 is the best-measuring D/A processor I have measured in my quarter-century career at Stereophile. It just doesn`t get any better than this». Hard to beat, you would think, but we did it. Anyone who has compare MAN301DAC with flagships MEDEA+/MEDUS notice the advantages on Weiss discrete OP1-BP. We have modified this modular single ended OP-Amp design and transformed to a new balanced discrete output stages for Golden MAN. This Golden DAC module will be few levels ahead of original MAN301DAC. Anyone heard MEDEA+/MEDUS understands what this means. MAN301Server and MAN301DAC units can be easily upgraded with the Golden DAC module. We think the upgrade prices are far better value than any external DAC in far far more expansive range. Of course there are also huge benefits from MAN301 software platform. For example, if you have not notice, the MAN301 supports DSD and DXD (352.8kHz and 384kHz sampling rate.) file playback. This software platform will be continuous to develop with more features, higher playback audio quality. The upgradable modular design, and [...]
Thank you Audiotechnique and reviewer Paul Leung for the in-depth review!