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Parasound ZM 4 DAX Four Zone 192kHz/24bit DAC & Crossover

Four Zone 192kHz/24bit DAC and Crossover
Manufacturer: Parasound

Description

The ZoneMaster® 4 DAX is the first four-zone, four-source single chassis DAC with integrated crossovers, mono outputs and subwoofer connectivity. The innovative design allows custom installers to upgrade their digital sound quality and add speaker flexibility when creating multi-zone systems based around Streaming Audio Solutions like Sonos Connect®, BlueSound Node®, Google Chromecast Audio®, or Apple Airport Express® etc.

Since all of these streaming devices have their own digital volume control the 4 DAX eliminates the need for additional preamps or house audio controllers. High and low pass crossover options and multiple mono outputs add flexibility previously not possible in a single 1U rack space.

The 4 DAX achieves superior audio performance by using four premium 192kHz/24bit ESS Sabre DACs and four Parasound-designed analog crossovers. Each of the four zones’ analog outputs include full-range stereo, high-pass stereo, full-range mono, high-pass mono and low-pass mono/subwoofer. Each zone includes optical and coax inputs, level adjustments for left and right channels as well as its own 12V output for triggering additional equipment such as amplifiers and cooling equipment. Parasound's ZoneMaster line of multi-zone amplifiers has independent trigger inputs for each zone making them a perfect companion to the ZoneMaster 4 DAX.

Previously, installers would have needed four separate DACs and four crossovers in four separate chassis, taking up precious rack space and making integration with subwoofers and bass limited speakers overly complicated. Combine all this connectivity with legendary Parasound sound quality and it makes the 4 DAX the ideal upgrade to any whole-house audio installation.

The ZoneMaster® 4 DAX comes with dedicated rack mounted accessories, meaning that out of the box it is ready to go.

Parasound ZM 4 DAX - Four Zone 192kHz/24bit DAC & Crossover - Features & Benefits:

Four Independent DACs in a single chassis
High and low pass stereo and mono/subwoofer outputs for each zone
12V trigger output for each zone
Level controls for all channels
192kHz/24bit ESS Sabre DACs with Hyperstream™ jitter eliminator
3 Volt high gain outputs
Optical and coaxial digital inputs
Indicators for digital input signal lock and analogue audio output

Parasound ZM 4 DAX - Four Zone 192kHz/24bit DAC & Crossover - Specifications:

Frequency Response:
 10 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:
 0.009 %
Interchannel Crosstalk:
 84 dB at 20 kHz
Audio Output Level:
 3.0 Volts RMS
S/N Ratio:
 > 100 dB, IHF A-weighted
Supported Sampling Rates:
 Up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM
Digital to Analog Converter:
 ESS Sabre ES9023
DC Trigger Output:
 12 Vdc, 50 mA per zone
AC Power Requirement:
 10 Watts maximum
 90-250 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions:
 Width: 17.25” (437 mm)
 Depth: 14.25” (362 mm)
 Depth: 16” (369 mm) with cables connected
 Height, with feet: 2.5” (105 mm)
 Height, without feet: 1.75” (89 mm), 1U
Weight:
 Net: 5 kg
 Shipping:7.7 kg


Parasound ZM 4 DAX Four Zone 192kHz/24bit DAC & Crossover - Resources & Downloads:

Parasound ZoneMaster Z 4 DAX Four Zone 192kHz/24bit Dac & Crossover Product Brief

Parasound ZoneMaster Z 4 DAX Four Zone 192kHz/24bit Dac & Crossover Manual

Parasound ZoneMaster Range Brochure