Walter Liederman and Underwood Hifi have announced a High Res DAC with remote controlled preamp and headphone amp that has both vacuum tube outputs as well as solid state.

Liederman went on to explain: “This is the type of high value product that Underwood is all about. It exemplifies our new mantra of Value Innovation in High End Audio. The Discovery Series is all about introducing audiophiles to quality at down to earth prices. This DAC/Control Center is now shipping. This will be followed up shortly with a Peter Madnick Designed MM/MC Phono Stage and a then a Volumio-Powered Music Streamer. These products will tip the scales in Budget Reference for these product groups. Please do not think for a moment that we forgot a Power Amp to complete the Discovery Series. In the same package you will soon see a NEW Class D, Wide-Bandwidth 150 watt per channel Stereo Power Amp (350 watts in mono)”.

Underwood Hifi LSA Discovery DPH-1 DAC/Preamp With Headphone Amp

Discovery DPH-1 DAC

The DPH-1 has an array of four Digital Inputs using the chip set of the AKM AK4118 Digital Input Receiver and the AK 4495 DAC. It decodes PCM to 24/192k as well as DSD. This Preamp Control Centre is complete with a Rotary Encoder Volume Control and has both tube and solid state single ended outputs. The tube buffer stage is based on a GE NOS tube. Both outputs can even be run simultaneously into an amplifier or line-in enabled integrated amp to give you both solid state and tube sonics.

Underwood have included an R-core based Power Supply, audiophile grade caps from WIMA of Germany and Solen from France as well as Dale resistors from the USA.  In addition to USB, coax and optical inputs thay included a BNC input.

Underwood Hifi LSA Discovery DPH-1 DAC/Preamp With Headphone Amp rear view

Price

$799

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