Highest performance, streaming-enabled stereo D/A converter
"dac8 Stereo is a result of many years of our pursuit to get the most from the flagship Sabre D/A chips. While it shares the analog architecture with the dac8 PRO, the dac8 Stereo combines 4+4 channels to double the dynamic range and push the measured performance to the levels thought to be unattainable. It also adds Raspberry Pi 4 on top, a widely accepted, community-supported single board computer that enables it to play audio from network storage or streaming services.
In our design process, we ended up diverging completely from the D/A chip manufacturer guidelines. The main idea behind the products is that, ultimately, it is the implementation that creates the performance and character."
Pavel Krasensky, dac8 Stereo designer
From CNC machining to PCB assembly, Okto Research products are built for you in central Europe. We keep most of the production in-house and for the rest, we work with local suppliers and manufacturers to ensure the highest quality, because only that will make us proud to deliver our products.
Due to supply chain issues, a limited amount of units is being released for sale at a time. Please contact us if you have an EU VAT number and want to make a purchase with VAT excluded.
Practical, reliable, beautiful. While the dac8 Stereo can learn commands from any remote, we recommend the original Apple Remote
Choose a custom output voltage that matches your amplifier. Available in range from 1 to 12V RMS. Please specify the requested value in your order note.
There is currently no ongoing dac8 Stereo tour, but one is planned for EU and US. If you sign up, we are going to contact you when a tour unit is in your area and available. The participation is free except for the shipping cost to the next participant. The tour order is dependent on location, not sign-up date.