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TAD Labs DA1000 DAC Ex-Demo

TAD Labs DA1000 DAC Ex-Demo

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TAD Labs own Ex-Demo Stock - Excellent condition - Manufacturered 2013. Comes with 1 Year warranty.

This model embodies the philosophy and technical standards behind TAD’s dedication to conveying all the passion contained within music. Testifying to this is the latest development derived from our top-end, highly praised TAD-D600 disc player: the Ultra-High C/N*1 Master Clock UPCG*2. To ensure precise reproduction with no tonal changes, TAD focused on minimizing low frequency distortion caused by noise from the clock itself occupying the same spectral region. Designed to achieve a pure low-noise signal approaching the upper limits of audibility, our highly innovative master clock is featured in this model.

To convey all the emotion and passion of the original source, reproduction must be precise and pure. A natural consequence of TAD’s relentless pursuit of this audio philosophy, the Ultra-High C/N Master Clock UPCG is combined with high-quality, parallel connected, dual differential independent D/A converter ICs for both the left and right channels. To reduce residual noise, even at high sample-rates, a discrete I/V conversion circuit is utilized. D/A conversion with virtually flawless accuracy is now a reality.

All internal parts and circuits are designed and constructed with care and precision. From the careful alignment between the theory and practice behind our selection, and use of component parts subjected to an uncompromising reiterative testing and auditioning process, this is the very essence and DNA of all TAD audio equipment.

For example, utilizing high output toroidal power transformers in dedicated independent power supplies for analog and digital circuits eliminates potential mutual interference, and easily handles the power and speed demands of high resolution sound reproduction.

We've also included one of our latest developments, the Asynchronous USB Communication Engine. Playback via USB input is capable of handling PCM audio data up to 384kHz /32 bits, and DSD audio data up to 5.6MHz*3. TAD is now equipped to handle the very best high resolution audio formats to bring you closer than ever to the original musical performance.

*1 C/N: Carrier to Noise ratio

*2 UPCG: Ultra-high Precision Crystal Generator

*3 For Apple Macintosh products. For Windows PCs, PCM audio data is at a sampling rate of 192kHz, with a rate of 2.8MHz in the DSD format.



Model No.

Analog Audio Output

Balanced output: XLR stereo x 1

Unbalanced output: RCA stereo x 1

Headphone terminals x 1

S/N Ratio


Digital Audio Input

Input jacks/ XLRx1 coaxialx2 opticalx1 USBx1

Compatible sampling frequencies/ XLR, coaxial inputs: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Optical input: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz

USB input: 44.1kHz*1, 48kHz*1, 88.2kHz*1, 96 kHz*1, 176.4kHz*1, 192kHz*1, 352.8kHz*2, 384kHz*2

Digital Audio Output

XLRx1 coaxialx1

USB Operating Environment

USB 2.0 high-speed

Power Supply Voltage

AC 120V, 60Hz (USA/Canada)

AC 220V to 240V, 50Hz/60Hz (Europe/Asia)

Power Consumption


Power Consumption During Standby

0.5W or less


440mm (W) x 150mm (H) x 406mm (D)

(17 11/32 in. (W) x 5 29/32 in. (H) x 16 in. (D))



(36.4 lb)

*1 Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OS 10.6 and later

*2 Mac OS 10.6 and later

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Delivery & Returns

Delivery & Returns

We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).

For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.