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La Scala MKII: upgrading to the Optologic DAC
We are pleased to announce that both the Formula and La Scala MKII Optologic digital to analogue converter will be DSD 64 and 128 compatible.
This upgrade has required significant optimization of the FPGA code which has also improved sound quality.
Firmware update will enable single and double rate DSD playback to existing and new DAC owners.
DSD Playback Now Available for Aqua Optologic DACs
Introducing New Formula
Uncompromising digital connection from to La Diva cd transport to La Scala DAC, La Voce DAC

etherCON RJ45 (AQlink) connection to DAC can carry I2S serial bus, employs CAT6 cable can connect both RJ45 and professional etherCON RJ45
Jitter free digital interface AQlink (I2S protocol)
D111 XLR | D112 AT&T ST Fiber | D113 RCA | D114 TOSLINK

The AQ-i modular is a new set of DAC input for La Voce S2 with High Resolution platform.
La Voce S2 - New AQ-i modular system
Version 1.61b ( certified for Windows 10 )

Apple MAC OS and Linux OS are native support, no need to install drivers software
USB Audio driver Class 2.0 certified for Windows 10
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A never ending story. Again, La Scala D/A converter proves that an instant classic does not mean a product whose destiny is to become obsolescent, like most of the products in the high-end world.
Now, after the first appearance in the flagship Formula DAC, the proprietary D/A conversion system developed by Aqua is now available for La Scala MkII dac.
So, current Owners, have now the opportunity to upgrade their unit in order to reach to the revolutionary Optologic D/A conversion system.

La Scala MKII Optologic DAC >
The Formula Dac is the first in the Aqua - Acoustic Quality’s production to show a proprietary D/A conversion system, that we name Optologic Dac. This conversion system follows the same multibit technology (already used in the previous world acclaimed dacs such as La Voce and La Scala) but with a discrete R2R resistors ladder instead of Burr Brown PCM1704 dacs.

Formula DAC >
Aqua R&D redefines the sonic performance of the Formula DAC
New proprietary hybrid 2-stage XMOS xCore XE216 + FPGA

The Formula xHD features the following upgrades and modifications as compared to the Formula DAC:
-    New firmware release 3.0 for the main FPGA (DAC) with optimization of the code
-    New USB board with hybrid architecture cod. A108

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The new S3 | La Voce to the next level.
The La Voce DAC is a modular design, so aqua releases the new D/A conversion module for La Voce S3 with Discrete R2R Ladder DAC architecture.
Owners of original La Voce can upgrade to La Voce S3 Discrete DAC.

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