Aries Cerat LTD is located in Cyprus, in the town of Limassol. This manufacturer has concentrated on HiFi in th HighEnd segment, and has a number of amplifiers in the product range, both integrated and separates. And a common feature of the majority is that there are tubes involved. Aries cerate also has a range of loudspeaker models, sometimes holding unconventional constructions.
Today we are used to DACs living in tiny boxes, much smaller than typical HiFi Components. PocketDAC has become a term in a wave that many manufacturers have jumped on. Aries Cerat has gone in the opposite direction. Kassandra Mk2 weighs 60kg and has a cabinet that shatters the common framework for HiFi components.
In Kassandra Mk2 the manufacturer has had ambitions to produce a DAC "as good as it gets," and costs seems to have been no object. Delta-sigma DACs are the most common around today, but Aries cerate believes that R2R provides the best results. And they have chosen AD1865, an 18 bit R2R-converter. A total of 16 pieces - 8 pcs. in parallel per. channel.
In the analog stage trhey have used triodes. And if you think triodes in the picture looks unlikely small, you get it all wrong. It`s the cabinet on Kassandra Mk2 being unlikely big!
Kassandra Mk2 is also available in a signature version, with improved power supply.
Read more about Kassandra Mk2 at Aries Cerate .
Audio Art is stated as Norwegian importer of Aries Cerat.