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Ferrum Audio ERCO DAC and Headphone Amplifier


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Designed to get the very best possible sound from your digital sources via optical, coaxial or USB with RCA and XLR outputs. Can be further upgraded with Ferrum's Audio's HYPSOS.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Ferrum Audio

Tech Specs

- Headphone output gain: balanced -5.8 dB, +6 dB, +17.8 dB; single ended -11.8 dB, 0 dB, +11.8 dB
- Operation: fully balanced, proprietary IC power amp
- Power inputs: 5.5/2.5 mm DC connector center positive; proprietary FPL 4-pin DC connector (FPL)
- Analog inputs: RCA (Consumer level; Pro option with future software update)
- Digital inputs: USB-C (all formats); S/PDIF optical (up to 24-bit/96 kHz, DoP64); Coaxial (up to 24-bit/192 kHz, DoP64)
- DAC chip: ESS Sabre ES9028PRO
- PCM sample rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 / 352.8 / 384 kHz
- DSD sample rates: 2.8224 / 3.072 / 5.6448 / 6.144 / 11.2896 / 12.288 MHz
- MQA: decoder and renderer
- DAC resolution: PCM up to 384k@32bit; DSD up to 256 (11.2 MHz / 12.2 MHz)
- Headphone jack outputs: balanced 4.4 mm (TRRRS); unbalanced 6.35 mm (TRS)
- Line outputs: balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA (both Consumer level; Pro with future software update)
- Volume control: analogue with bypass option (bypass for line outputs only)
- Frequency response: 10 Hz – 30 kHz (+/- 0.05 dB) 10 Hz – >200 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
- Output power unbalanced: 300 mW into 300 Ω; 1,7 W into 50 Ω
- Output power balanced: 1.2 W into 300 Ω; 6.1 W into 50 Ω
- THD on balanced output: < 0.00018% / -115 dB, 1 mW into 16 Ω; < 0.00018% / -115 dB, 100 mW into 16 Ω
- THD on unbalanced output: < 0.00032% / -110 dB, 1 mW into 16 Ω; < 0.00057% / -105 dB, 100 mW into 16 Ω
- Dynamic range analog: 130 dB (A-weighted)
- Dynamic range digital: 120 dB (A-weighted)
- Input impedance: 47 kΩ
- Output impedance unbalanced: 22 Ω on pre-amp
- Output impedance balanced: 44 Ω on pre-amp
- Output impedance Headphones: < 0.3 Ω
- Power consumption: idle <15 W
- Power adapter: 100-240V AC to 22-30V DC
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 21.7 cm x 20.6 cm x 5 cm / 8.6” x 8.1” x 2.0”
- Weight: 1.8 kg / 3.97 LBS

Product Description

Ferrum Audio ERCO DAC is designed to get the very best possible sound from your digital sources via optical, coaxial or USB with both single-ended (RCA) and balanced (XLR) outputs.

Of course it can be used as a dedicated DAC in a hi-fi or headphones system with the benefit of an excellent onboard headphone amplifier. It can also be used with/without the matching HYPSOS power supply upgrade (not included) which is shown together with ERCO in several photos for reference.

ERCO allows for enhanced transparency across the soundscape which in turn gives you a less fatiguing listening experience that allows you to truly appreciate the music.

Purist Digital to Analogue Conversion

The ERCO headphone DAC is designed to be the best of the best – a DAC without compromise, whilst combining all the tools that make the Ferrum family one of the most respected product line ups in the Hi-Fi world today.

Keeping it clean

The ERCO combines over two decades of experience with latest technology to deliver a clean and clear soundscape by using Ferrum technology that sets them apart from other brands, while combining with unbeatable self-developed Digital to Analog conversion all thanks to the ESS Sabre DAC chip.

Choosing your output

You can use any of your own high-end headphones that use either the 4.4mm or 6.35mm headphone outputs, or for the ultimate in performance using a set of XLR or RCA loudspeakers on the desktop. Either option allows for perfect clarity across the 10 Hz – 30 kHz (+/- 0.05 dB) 10 Hz – >200 kHz (+/- 1 dB) spectrum. 

Power Link

The ERCO brings in the option to pair the unit with HYPSOS (not included) that truly allows the ERCO to shine and regulate the power to ensure a long life of the unit, this is achieved by the FPL (Ferrum Power Link) that unleashes the ERCO to the max.

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