DAC 5.1x Professional Edition


DAC5.1x Professional Edition ( Finished Product)

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DAC 5.1x Professional Edition

We are excited to announce our newest finished product: the ANK DAC5.1x Professional Edition – These units are hand crafted in a limited production environment where we build them one at a time and sonically test them to ensure an impeccable standard of sonic results and extreme build quality. ANK is mainly a DIY company but this has allowed us to experiment over the years with the ultimate parts quality to achieve the best results in the very demanding world of digital reproducti0n. We feel the Dac 5.1 Professional Edition is one of the very  highest possible expressions of digital reproduction.

Experience digital reproduction like a high end cartridge on your turntable – be amazed at the extreme analog details, three dimensionality and soundstage coming from your digital files! The DAC5.1 is reserved for the finest audiophile systems that need ultimate resolution to drive their high end speakers and amplifcation !


We took a look at our very successful DAC4.1 and 4.1x  series with triple c core outputs and  audionote signature parts and decided to take every area up to the max – Power Supply , Line Stage , IV transformers , Digital DAC Board ,Parts complement and design philosophy.

 Visit  out our HI RES GALLERY of the DAC5.1 Professional Edition

to show construction and completed pictures


Taking the art of digital reproduction to the highest form…


DAC 5.1 Specifications

  • Output Tubes: 12au7 & ECC99/5687
  • Rectification Tube: 5u4g/WE 274B
  • Inputs (any 2 switchable):
    • 1. Standard 75 Ohm RCA (S/PDIF)
    • 110-ohm AES/EBU (XLR) S/PDIF
    • USB (optional board)
  • Outputs: Single Ended Stereo RCAs & Balanced Stereo XLRs.
  • Output level: 2.0V RMS both channels
  • Output impedance: 13 Ohms
  • Width: 38.1 cm (15 inches)
  • Height: 14.6 cm (5.74 inches)
  • Depth: 40.6 cm (15.98 inches)
  • Weight: 14 Kg (30.86 lbs)
  • Chassis: 3mm Aluminum (Black Powder Coat)

*Tube rolling guide on our site for ECC99 position

Parts Complement & Features

  • Dual Mains Transformers for High Voltage and FIlaments
  • 3 Wide Band Chokes
  • 2 x Hi-B Triple C-Core CC-410 Output Transformers Lugged ( uses can supply high end silver wire for upgrades)
  • 2 x Large Can ( 40mm)   I/V Transformers
  • DualTorriodal Digital Transformer
  • Signature Digital PCB (pre-assembled) with AudioNote Tantalums and Charcroft pf caps
  • Professional Edition uses AudioNote Non magnetics Resistors
  • AudioNote Copper .22uf 600v   Film Caps*
  • Elna Cerafine Bypass Caps (gain stage) ( Professional Edition uses Kasaii Electrolytics non polar)
  • PTFE Silver Plated Hookup Wire
  • Audio Note Silver RCA’s
  • Super Regulation for Digital Circuitry
  • Analog Output board uses 12au7* & ECC99*  ( tube swapping guide available)
  • SPDIF / AES switchable ( USB option)
  • PCBs: Sturdy PCBs with 2oz copper trace and thick grounding/ HT traces