Heed DAC Card v2.1 brings upgrades to Obelisk range

The Heed Audio Obelisk range, which includes the Award-winning Heed Obelisk si integrated amplifier, has gained a new digital to analogue converter with the arrival of the Heed DAC Card v2.1.

Available either fitted in the Obelisk da DAC at £1500 – the standard da is £1300, and will continue to be sold – or as a £450 upgrade for the Obelisk pre or existing owners of the da, the new card brings 192kHz/24-bit capability to the range courtesy of Woldson's WM8741 DAC chipset.

This also allows the choice of three selectable digital filter settings, adjusting the high frequency roll-off curve to tailor the sound to the equipment with which the product will be used and the user's room acoustics.

Filtering is set via board-mounter jumpers, and offers the choice of ‘linear phase soft knee’, ‘linear phase brickwall’ and ‘minimum phase soft knee’ roll-offs.

The new HEED DAC Card v2.1 is available now.

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Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.