Using the same ultra-purist non-oversampling direct-coupled R-2R typology, NOS AD1862 ladder DAC chips, and LC choke-input power supplies, as the award-winning Mystique EVO, the Mystique X delivers even more of that Mystique magic.
Our ultra-purist R-2R topology has no digital filters, noise shaping, upsampling, oversampling, or error-correction. Our discrete, class A, direct-coupled, analog output stage has no output capacitors or transformers to limit bandwidth or color the sound. To further reduce noise floor we use no digital input processors or FPGAs. And to optimize S/PDIF performance and lower noise floor even further, we have a unique USB lift to eliminate all clocking noise from inside the chassis.
Five independent power supplies and nine Belleson SPX ultralow-noise ultrahigh-dynamic regulators isolate each stage in the digital and analog circuits. For effortless instantaneous dynamics, we incorporate an LC choke-input power supply schema with custom Lundahl chokes in the analog supplies. Advanced hybrid star-plain grounding lowers noise floor even more. And an AC to DC ground lift switch allows you to isolate DC ground from AC, chassis, and Earth grounds.
All of these typologies result in an incredibly low noise floor and ultrafast instantaneous dynamic response. The lower the noise floor and the faster the power supply's dynamic response, the more subtlety and nuance you can hear in your music. The result is the most natural time, tune, tone, and timbre possible from a digital source. Effortless micro-dynamics, incredible micro-detail, and organic harmonic structure.
Our technology brings you closer to the original musical performance.