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Introducing the next generation Bartók APEX

The dCS Bartók now benefits from our Ring DAC APEX hardware upgrade - marking a new era in the life of our renowned DAC, Music Streamer, Upsampler, Pre-amp and Headphone Amplifier system

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When we release a new product at dCS, it marks the beginning of a journey that continues throughout its lifespan. Our engineers continually research how to improve existing technologies and products, making new features and benefits available as we develop them – a process motivated by our drive to deliver an unrivalled experience for listeners.

Often, innovation comes in the form of software. With our recent Bartók 2.0 software update, we improved DSD upsampling, and added new mapper settings and filter options. The dCS Bartòk now includes three Mapper settings, plus DSD128 capability and an additional filter setting for DSD.

Our products also feature a modular approach to construction. This allows us to offer major hardware upgrades to existing owners, allowing them to benefit from and participate in our latest discoveries. When we launched our new, improved Ring DAC APEX hardware in 2022, we were able to offer this to both new and existing owners of the dCS Vivaldi DAC, Vivaldi One, Rossini DAC, and Rossini Player.

This upgrade, which delivers a number of measured and sonic benefits, is now available with the dCS Bartók: our all-in-one playback system.

Bartók APEX is a distillation of our past, present, and future. Drawing on all that we've learned from over three decades of audio innovation, it combines a DAC, Music Streamer, Upsampler, Pre-Amp and optional Headphone Amplifier in a single chassis to deliver a remarkable experience for headphone and stereo listeners.

This latest upgrade allows us to once again take the Bartók's world-leading measured performance to a new level—providing an even more immersive musical experience for owners.

You can find out more about the Ring DAC APEX and Bartók APEX via the links below.

The New Bartók APEX Further Elevates the Listening Experience

The Bartók APEX retains the original's powerful, dynamic and detailed soundscape and adds elements of resolution and refinement previously only achievable with the Rossini or Vivaldi APEX.

The latest-generation Ring DAC APEX hardware brings several benefits: noise and distortion have been further reduced, and linearity increased by over 12dB. Our subjective listening tests, in turn, have revealed a number of sonic improvements, with listeners noting enhanced dynamics, rhythm and timing, greater soundstage resolution and image focus, blacker backgrounds, and a heightened sense of realism.

These benefits are delivered in addition to the new features made available with the launch of the dCS Bartók 2.0 software upgrade.

About the Bartók APEX

Bartók APEX combines precision engineering with an elegant and timeless aesthetic.

It features the latest generations of our pioneering Ring DAC™ APEXclocking architecture, and digital processing platform —a unique combination of hardware and software unrivalled in its sonic and technical performance.

This next generation system retains the original's powerful, dynamic and detailed soundscape, and adds new levels of resolution and refinement.

Designed and hand-assembled at our Cambridgeshire headquarters, it is built to delight, inform and inspire, and deliver an outstanding experience for years to come.

Learn more about the Bartok APEX here.

Ready to experience Bartók APEX for yourself? Head to our Dealer Locator page to find a distributor or retailer near you.

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If you have any further questions or would like assistance booking a demo, please contact our Customer Service Team.

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