dCS Lina Network DAC


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The heart of your Lina system, our powerful network streaming DAC delivers extraordinary sound from any digital source

Compatible with all digital audio formats
Supports hi-res streaming from Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Deezer, AirPlay & more
Features our renowned dCS Ring DAC TM and Digital Processing Platform

• dCS Ring DAC™ system and Digital Processing Platform ensure audio is reproduced with absolute integrity, for a highly detailed, musical and deeply natural sound

• dCS Mosaic platform supports hi-res streaming via Roon, Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, TIDAL, Internet Radio and Apple AirPlay

• Flexible firmware provides unlimited scope for future upgrades, with new features and enhancements delivered via simple software updates

• Patented dCS Expanse technology offers enhanced headphone optimisation, for a more natural and immersive experience when listening to a wide range of stereo recordings

• Touch screen UI with customisable menu allows listeners to easily control playback and adjust system settings

• All-new electronic and mechanical design delivers a vast range of features in a compact and elegant format

Product Dimensions / Weight
121.5mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 339mm (D) 7.4kg

Analogue Ouputs
• 1 x stereo pair 3 pin balanced XLR
• 1 x stereo pair unbalanced RCA

L-R Crosstalk
Better than –115dB0, 20Hz-20kHz

Streaming Compatibility
Supports the following platforms and services:

• UPnP
• Qobuz
• Deezer
• Tidal
• Internet Radio
• Spotify
• Apple AirPlay 2 (support at 44.1 or 48kS/s)
• RoonReady

Digital Inputs
• 2 x AES/EBU on 3 pin XLR 44.1-384kS/s
• 1 x S/PDIF BNC Coax 44.1-192kS/s
• 1 x S/PDIF on RCA 44.1-192kS/s
• 1 x Toslink 44.1-96kS/s
• 1 x USB Type B 44.1-384kS/s, PCM and DSD, DSDx2 in Async Mode
• 1 x USB Type A connector for mass storage devices (navigated using Mosaic)

Frequency Response (set to filter 1)
• Fs = 44.1 or 48kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz
• Fs = 88.2 or 96kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >38kHz
• Fs = 176.4 or 192kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >67kHz
• Fs = 352.8 or 384kS/s +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz
• DSD64 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >90kHz
• DSD128 +/-0.1dB, 10Hz-20kHz -3dB @ >100kHz

Residual Noise (6v output setting)
• 16-bit data: Better than –96dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted
• 24-bit data: Better than –113dB0, 20Hz-20kHz unweighted

Sample frequencies and formats
Supports the following audio formats
and sample rates:

• 44.1-384kHz
• DSD 64, 128
• Native DSD + DoP (input dependent)

Additional information


Black, Silver