The Paganini range expanded the feature set of the one-box Puccini to offer a system that elevates the musical performance still further. Elegant yet powerful Paganini was the entry point to the magic of digital separates, offering all the functionality needed for the unique dCS ownership experience.
Paganini shares many of the same key technologies found in the Scarlatti range with the main differences being the elegant industrial design and CD/SACD transport mechanism.
The dCS Ring DAC™ found in all dCS DACs is a discrete balanced design that supports all high resolution musical formats up to DSD. The optimised DSP filters available in Paganini DAC ensure that you can extract every last nuance of musical detail and emotion by tuning the system to your personal preference.
Paganini Upsampler is designed to act as the hub of a digital audio system and will transform your listening experience, taking your music collection to levels you have not heard before. Accessing music from any digital source, Paganini Upsampler converts the audio from its native sample rate to either DSD (1-bit data at 2.822 MS/s) or standard high resolution PCM (24-bit data up to 192kS/s).
Paganini Transport is built to the highest specification and features a sleek, solid aluminium fascia, thick aluminium casing, metal buttons and a smooth transport mechanism. Its TEAC Esoteric™ UMK5 drive is robustly constructed and features a metal tray built specially for dCS. All signal processing and electronics in the Transport are designed and developed in-house by dCS.
Clocking is vitally important in any digital audio system because timing errors that occur in the DAC will be converted directly into errors in the analogue output. dCS DACs can act as the system master clock, but listening tests have shown that there is no substitute for a high-quality, dedicated master clock.