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As with the DAC-2 and DAC-2 DSD, the special edition DAC-2 DSDse boasts all the remarkable technology of its sister products including the industry-standard ESS 9018 32-DAC, DSD processing, and our proprietary discrete output stages.

Enhancing the already stellar performance of our DAC-2 series, the DAC-2 DSDse includes an array of highly upgraded components: Vishay Z-Foil resistors, ultra-low noise discrete regulators, ultra-fast recovery Scottkey diodes, premium grade inductors, green OLED display and a Rhodium-plated Furutech fuse. The culmination of these enhancements is refined audio performance down to the minutest nuances.

Delivering the highest quality audio of our digital-to-analog convertors, the DSDse is like the DAC-2 on steroids. As with all our DAC-2 products, the DSDse great value for your dollar and carries a five-year warranty.


Accuracy and overall quality of the master clock are crucial to obtaining optimum sound quality. The standard clock is no slouch but you now have the option to upgrade to the highest grade component available in its class. Implementation of this femto grade clock optimizes audio quality by lowering phase jitter by over 80% as well as greatly reducing phase noise in the digital circuit. Clocks of this grade are typically found in DAC's retailing for $5K or more! The DAC-2 DSDse model comes with this clock standard.

DAC-2 DSDse Upgrades:

  • Asynchronous USB input supports up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM and DSD64 + DSD128
  • Improved audio quality through USB input
  • USB 2.0 compliancy & ASIO 2.2 (Driverless support for Mac and Linux systems)
  • Galvanic isolation
  • Custom Vishay Z-Foil resistors (0.1% tolerance and a +/-0.5ppm/°C)
  • Femto Grade Clock (82 fSec phase jitter)
  • Ultra-low noise discrete regulators (100+ times quieter and faster than the stock regulator)
  • Ultra-fast recovery Schottkey diodes
  • Premium grade inductors
  • Rhodium plated Furutech fuse
  • Green OLED display for input, sample rate, volume control, and configuration viewing
Standard DAC-2 Features
  • ESS Reference audio (ES9018) 32 bit DAC
  • W4S proprietary discrete output stages for optimum sonics
  • ESS Time Domain Jitter Eliminator®
  • Automatic oversampling for precise output filtering
  • Fully balanced design with balanced and unbalanced outputs
  • Upgradable Digital, Output, and USB boards (designed for future improvements)
  • Oversized toroidal transformer for solid and noise-free power
  • 88,000uF of filtering with W4S low ESR "super-cap" (same as used in the STP-SE)
  • VFD display for input, sample rate, volume control, and configuration viewing
  • Remote control with features such as balance control and phase inversion
  • Defeatable - 32 bit volume control
  • HT Bypass inputs (selectable via DC trigger)
  • 2x Coax inputs
  • 2x Toslink inputs
  • 1x AES/EBU input
  • 1x Balanced I2S input via HDMI cable (not standard HDMI cable format)
  • 24-bit 192kHz Asynchronous USB input
  • Proprietary drivers for 32/64 bit Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS 10.4, 10.5 , 10.6, 10.8, 10.9 (BETA)
  • Factory selectable mains  115/230VAC
  • Compact size (8.5"W x 4.125"H x 13.5"D)
  • 14 lbs.
  • Covered by a 5 YEAR WARRANTY
  • Typical THD+N 20-20kHz (A-weighted): <0.006%
  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz: ± 0.075db
  • S/N Ratio: >115db
  • Crosstalk: >98db
  • Noise (A-weighted): < 7µV
  • Noise: < 10µV
  • Balanced Output Level: 5.2V (14.2db gain)
  • Unbalanced Output Level: 2.6V (8.2db gain)
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω
  • Channel Tracking: < ± 0.50db

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital-to-Analog Converter (TAS 210)

I have yet to hear any USB DACs under $1500 that I like better
Steven Stone
— the absolute sound

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

you should mate whatever you want to the DAC-2 and move on with your life, for it's that good.
Andrew Robinson
— home theater review

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital-to-Analog Converter

The W4S DAC-2 was easy to set up, easy to use, and sounded fabulous.
Vade Forrester
— Sound Stage! HI-FI

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 Digital-to-Analog Converter

it provides fine detail and superb resolution perfectly integrated with musicality.
Frank Alles
— Stereo Times

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2

Wyred DAC2 makes for a remote-controlled modern music source that not only slaughters legacy digital on convenience, it should sonically outperform any $3.000 CD player you care to name.
Srajan Ebaen
— 6moons

The Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2: Let's All Get Totally Wired

I don't know what kind of filtering the W4S DAC-2 uses but, as Goldilocks said, "It's just right". Like I said, I'm buying the demo.
Andy Schaub
— Positive Feedback Online


If space is the final frontier, the DAC2 will lay out quite the night-sky canvas if it was rolled up in your CDs.
Srajan Ebaen
— 6moons

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 DSDse DAC

The soundstage is vast and uncolored and the leading and trailing edges of notes have great attack and sustain.
Rick LaFaver
— Enjoy the Music

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 DSDse

The Wyred 4 Sound had good body and weight that added a degree of realism to music reproduction not often found with DACs at this price.
Steven Plaskin
— Audio Stream


I frequently felt connected to the music when listening with the DAC-2. The musicians had a strong presence in my room created in a spacious and airy sound scape.
Jerry Seigel
— 10 Audio

The Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 DSDse

The DAC-2 DSDse combines high-end sound and a boatload of useful features including the ability to seamlessly play nearly every file format available.
Gary Beard
— Positive Feedback Online