dCS Lina Master Clock


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Our Grade 1 Master Clock uses dual crystal oscillators to deliver a precise and stable clocking reference. Used as part of a complete Lina system, it enhances all aspects of sound for an even more immersive listening experience

Allows the Lina Network DAC to be locked to a master reference signal for enhanced audio performance
Minimises jitter and irregularities that can cause distortion

• Dual crystal oscillators – one for 44.1kHz and one for 48kHz – ensure accurate clocking for all audio formats and frequencies

• Standalone design with dedicated chassis and electronics minimises risk of clock signal interference

• Oven-controlled oscillators ensure a consistent and stable performance, even under changing conditions

• Minimises the risk of jitter and delivers a notable increase in sound quality when streaming or listening via USB

• Delivers clock signal accurate to > +/-1 ppm

• Uses propietary clocking technology refined over three decades, for unrivalled precision and longevity

Product Dimensions / Weight
121.5mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 339mm (D) / 7kg

Startup Time
Typically 10 minutes to rated accuracy

Clock Accuracy
Better than +/-1 ppm when shipped over an ambient temperature range of +5°C to +45°C

Word Clock Outputs
• 2 x independently buffered TTL-compatible output on 75Ω BNC connectors
• Output 1: fixed at 44.1kHz
• Output 2: fixed at 48kHz