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dCS Lina Master Clock

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This Grade 1 Master Clock uses dual crystal oscillators to deliver a precise and stable clocking reference. Used as part of a complete Lina system, it enhances all aspects of sound for an even more immersive listening experience.
  • Allows the Lina Network DAC to be locked to a master reference signal for enhanced audio performance
  • Minimizes jitter and irregularities that can cause distortion

Overview

The Lina Master Clock is a product inspired by dCS's absolute dedication to achieving the highest possible standards of sound reproduction. It is informed by dCS's experience developing master clocks for professional and home use - something we’ve been doing for over 30 years - and the feedback we’ve received from listeners and audio experts who’ve experienced significant sonic benefits after adding a dCS master clock to their system.

Designed for use with the Lina Network DAC, it uses two crystal oscillators to deliver a precise and stable clocking reference for all audio formats and frequencies. When paired with the Lina DAC, it allows the DAC’s internal clock system to be locked to a master signal for even greater precision and enhanced audio performance.

Its standalone design ensures sensitive clocking components are protected from factors that can cause interference. Each crystal oscillator is also oven-controlled to ensure its performance remains consistent, even under changing conditions and temperatures.

Designed for maximum reliability and longevity, it is a silent but powerful component engineered to operate with absolute precision and consistency, so you can experience the best possible performance from your system. Combined with the Lina Network DAC and Headphone Amplifier, it delivers an even more profound and immersive listening experience, and helps ensure the audio you hear sounds exactly as it should.

Features

 Dual crystal oscillators - one for 44.1kHz and one for 48kHz - ensure accurate clocking for all audio formats and frequencies.

• Standalone design with dedicated chassis and electronics minimizes risk of clock signal interference.

• Oven-controlled oscillators ensure a consistent and stable performance, even under changing conditions.

• Minimizes the risk of jitter and delivers a notable increase in sound quality when streaming or listening via USB.

• Delivers clock signal accurate to > +/-1 ppm. Uses proprietary clocking technology refined over three decades, for unrivaled precision and longevity.

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Specifications

  • Clock Type: Grade 1 Master Clock, with oven-controlled crystal oscillators
  • Product Dimensions: 121.5mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 339mm (D)
  • Weight: 7kg
  • Finish: Black machined aluminum
  • Startup Time: Typically 10 minutes to rated accuracy
  • Clock Accuracy: Better than +/-1 ppm when shipped over an ambient temperature range of +5°C to +45°C
  • Word Clock Outputs: 2 x independently buffered TTL-compatible output on 75Ω BNC connectors, Output 1: fixed at 44.1kHz, Output 2: fixed at 48kHz
  • Power Link (synchronizing on/off state with other products): 2 x RJ45
  • Power: 90-120v & 220-240v, 50/60Hz nominal; Consumption 10W
  • Included with Lina Master Clock: 1 x Mains cable [2m]; 1 x Power Link cable (0.5M); 2 x BNC [0.5m]