Aqua Introduces the New La Voce S3 Discrete DAC

La Voce Upgrade

Aqua of Italy announced last week the release of the new D/A conversion module for La Voce S3 with Discrete R2R Ladder DAC architecture. Because the La Voce Discrete DAC is modular in design, this upgrade takes it to the next level. This release makes good on Cristian Anelli’s, lead designer/engineer, promise to make the La Voce truly modular.

Upgrading to S3 Discrete

Owners of original La Voce can upgrade to La Voce S3 Discrete DAC. The update for the La Voce units of existing owners consists of the following hardware / firmware modifications:

• FPGA / decoding board cod. P608, high-resolution up to 384kHz PCM and DSD128
• R2R Ladder resistors board cod. P607
• USB board cod. P901 with new firmware
• hardware modification of main board P601
• hardware modification of I2S / USB board P603

Further information: Aqua Hifi.

Note from The Audio Beatnik: I always feel I should issue a disclaimer for products that I haven’t personally had the opportunity to review or hear at a show. From my search on the internet and from talking to a dealer who carries this line, I am impressed that this is one product I really do want to get to hear. So, with any luck, you may see a full review on this website in the future.

2 thoughts on “Aqua Introduces the New La Voce S3 Discrete DAC”

    1. Great! We’ve already talked to the importer and will be meeting with them at AXPONA to schedule a review slot. We’re anxious to hear it ourselves as well.

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