Questyle CMA Twelve is a flagship DAC / Headphone Amp from Questyle which inherits the classic desktop design format and outperforms its peers once again. It is designed with four groups of Current Mode amplifiers, exhibiting forceful driving power and an ultra-low distortion level of a mere 0.0005%. Plus the high-performance BIAS Control System, CMA Twelve will give full performance to your headphone or speaker systems and bring you an exceptional listening experience.
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– USB Type B Input: Support 44.1kHz-384kHz/16Bit-32Bit PCM and DSD Native DSD64, DSD128,DSD256, as well as DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 of DoP format (Note: support Win XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10 and Mac OS)
– Digital Input & Output: SPDIF input and output, Optical input, AES/EBU input Support 44.1kHz-192kHz/16Bit-24Bit PCM
– Pre-Amp & DAC Section: Balanced XLR x1 pair, unbalanced RCA x1 pair STANDARD 14dBu: XLR: 5.084V RCA: 2.549V STUDIO 20dBu: XLR: 8.887V RCA: 4.475V THD+N@STUDIO 20dBu: XLR: minimum at 0.00085% RCA: minimum at 0.00115% SNR: XLR:>112dB RCA:> 109dB (non-weighting) (Note: FIX/ADJ: Fixed Output Mode or Adjustable Output Mode of the pre-amp.)
CMA Twelve, the new flagship DAC / Headphone Amp from Questyle inherits their classic desktop design format and outperforms its peers once again. It marks the anniversary of Questyle’s revolutionary Current Mode Amplification technology, invented 12 years ago.
Bringing Out The Sound Quality of Streaming
Digital audio signals from your PC, music server, CD or Blu-ray can be sent to the CMA Twelve via AES, SPDIF, Optical or USB. The core patented technologies of Current Mode Amplification, True DSD and 3x Clock Asynchronous Transmission allow the CMA Twelve to offer outstanding performance from its DAC and pre-amplifier. The specially designed ADJ/FIX switch is used to match with power amplifiers and active speakers.
Questyle Genes Of "Specialty"
The elegant lines and laser etched text for status and volume echo the professional “genes” of the Questyle family. Serious thought for every detail is revealed with the amber glow of each LED indicator against the black or gold, sandblasted chassis.
Mechanical vibration will affect audio signal processing and the resulting sound. To avoid resonance, the CMA Twelve chassis is formed from 10mm-thick aircraft-grade Aluminum 6063, with high precision machining techniques of ±0.02mm.
Nichicon FG capactors
DALE military resistors
Giving Full Performance to Your Headphones
CMA Twelve is designed with four groups of Current Mode amplifiers, exhibiting forceful driving power and an ultra-low distortion level of a mere 0.0005%. Plus the high-performance BIAS Control System, CMA Twelve will give full performance to your headphone or speaker systems and bring you an exceptional listening experience.
Balanced headphones with a 4.4mm connector are a rising trend with many headphone manufactures including Sennheiser, Audio Technica and Sony, launching products with 4.4mm-connections. CMA Twelve is Questyle’s first device to feature the 4.4mm jack and Questyle is committed to support this growing trend.
Current Mode Amplifiers
THD + N
Balanced Headphone Jack
CMA Twelve & CMA Twelve Master
There are two versions of CMA Twelve, the first is the CMA Twelve Standard, the other being the CMA Twelve Master.
The CMA Twelve Master has a “MASTER” laser etching, and features a ROGERS Ceramic PCB to ensure the ultimate performance for sound quality and in specifications. The finish of both the CMA Twelve Standard and CMA Twelve Master are both available in your choice of Golden or Black.