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Denafrips Hermes Digital Converter

The HERMES is our premium Digital To Digital Converter. It took us a good 3 years to perfect the development. It leveraged the technologies found in our award-winning DAC, namely, Proprietary FPGA DSP Processing, FIFO Buffer & Reclocking, Industry Leading USB Audio Interface Solution via STM32F466 Advanced AMR based MCU. 

Essentially, the HERMES is trickled down from the Gaia DDC. The major differences between the Gaia / Hermes are:
 

  • OCXO in Gaia is of superior quality

  • Gaia chassis is made of full aluminum panels

  • Hermes front panel is aluminum, chassis is made of metal alloy

  • Hermes available in black only

 


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More than 8 sets of Ultra Low Noise, Precision Linear Power Regulars along with oversized O-Core Transformer, delivers clean power to the digital circuitry effortlessly. 

We do not limit the HERMES to process only the USB signal. We raised the bar. The HERMES accepts USB, SPDIF (Coax, TOSLink, AES/EBU) inputs. These digital signal data-stream will be FIFO buffered and reclocked via the Precision Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator OCXO. This process eliminates the jitter to negligible level, ensuring the digital output signal are free from the harmful jitter noise. The use of OCXO plays an important role here.

 

If you are still on the fence to look for a D/D Converter that can potentially improve the sonic performance of your system, look no further. HERMES is probably the best companion that work with most DAC brands & models in the market. Own it and get it setup in your system to hear the difference.

 

Technical Highlights

  • Proprietary FPGA DSP Processing Architecture
  • FIFO Buffer and Reclock with Internal Crystal
  • Precision Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator OCXO
  • Optical Isolated All Digital Input Interfaces
  • Proprietary USB Audio Solution via STM32F446 Advanced AMR Based MCU
  • Licensed Thesycon USB Driver For Windows Platform
  • Driverless On Mac & Linux
  • Dual AES/EBU Output Supported
  • External Clocks Input Supported

 

DSD  

  • DSD64-DoP On All Input & Output
  • Upto DSD512 On USB Input & I²S Output

PCM  

  • 24bits / 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz On All Input & Output
  • Upto 768kHz On USB Input & I²S Output

 

Digital Input  

 

  • Coax SPDIF via RCA
  • TOSLink x 1
  • AES/EBU x 1
  • USB

 

External Clock Input  

  • 45.1548MHz
  • 49.152Mhz

 

Digital Output          

  • Coax SPDIF via RCA
  • TOSLink x 1
  • AES/EBU x 2
  • I²S HDMI LVDS Standard
  • I²S RJ45 LVCMOS Standard

AC Power Requirement: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (Worldwide Voltage)

Power Consumption: ≤20W

Dimension: 330W x 240D x 50H mm (Feet +18mm)

Package Content: DDC. No remote control & Power Cord.

Weight: 4.5 Kg           

Color: Black