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Unleash a New
Dimension of Sound

Discover the First Hi-END reference DAC developed by SOUNDAWARE for 4 years.

Hi-END Level Reference DAC

Jinling DSP Technology | 3 + 1 Decoding Modes | High Quality Materials

DAM1 is a high-end reference DAC designed by SOUNDAWARE for 4 years. It uses Jinling DSP audio processing architecture to achieve NOS and 1bit DSD decoding without oversampling and digital filtering, resulting in improved sound coherence and clarity. DAM1 is made with luxurious materials and is called the "Dream DAC" by the R&D team and users. It focuses on the core function of pure decoding and maintains the performance of each output interface at almost the same level.

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Key Features


Powerful -170dB Distortion


5 Picoseconds


3 + 1 Upscaling Decoding Modes


Hi-END and Global Clock


Powerful -170dB Distortion

Jinling DSP's precise 32bit SRC and ASRC performance, and cutting-edge filter function, offers a solution to the lack of monotonicity and linearity present in many delta-sigma chips. With these advanced features, it can elevate your audio system to new heights, while also reducing the need for complex clock requirements.


5 Picoseconds

Using advanced DPLL+FIFO+ASRC technology, this cutting-edge device reduced jitter issues from SPDIF (coaxial, optical, AES) to IIS - ensuring that your music is delivered with stunning accuracy and precision. DAM1 delivering an output jitter of SPDIF to IIS to as low as 5ps - a staggering 10 times lower than the industry reference level of 50ps.

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3 + 1 Upscaling Decoding Modes

ALL NOS, ALL DSD, Normal (Sigma-delta), and SAW decoding methods each bring their unique characteristics and listening experiences. With the intelligent SAW sound mode, the DAC intuitively selects the optimal decoding method based on input channels and music formats. With the 3+1 decoding modes, you can now tailor your listening experience to match your unique style and preferences.


Hi-END and Global Clock

The DAM1's digital output is elevated by the reference level audio frequency clock, featuring a rare +-0.05ppm and -145dBc/Hz (1KHz) noise after heating stabilization. With full analog linearized frequency adjustment output and a global unified clock, the sound quality of coaxial, optical, AES, or USB to IIS will always reach a nearly equal level. Get ready to be blown away by the unrivaled audio quality of the Jinling DSP+.



Built-in PA1 USB Reference Module

The PA1 USB reference module integrated into our device features patented USB processing technology from sound reference technology. This innovative technology minimizes the impact of noise and regenerates the clock signal, resulting in a significantly lower impact of USB input on sound quality.


I2S Pinout Configuration

16 kinds of IIS & DSD HDMI inputs at your disposal, embrace the full potential of DSD256 and PCM384kHz. Experience unparalleled convenience with our industry-referred protocol compatibility function, streamlining the configuration process. Harness the power of our advanced Jinling DSP technology, delivering impeccable debounce and SRC functions, enabling HDMI input to achieve a reference-level performance.



Pure Mono DA Decoding 0.0001X% 129dB

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Experience the essence of pure and simplified digital-to-analog conversion with Jinling DSP. With its high-performance filter and SRC functions, the DA process becomes effortless and transparent. The NOS mode, free from oversampling and filtering, handles the entire PCM DA process seamlessly, as does the 1bit DSD mode. For comparison or external digital processing, we've also included the traditional sigma-delta decoding mode without DSP.

DAM1 features two internal DA modules dedicated to the left and right sound channels, ensuring minimal crosstalk and interference. This purity and simplicity result in exceptional static performance, surpassing even the best static scores. The following are the outstanding indicators of our mass-produced products at 24bit 44.1kHz:


Split Design

both the DAC and power supply are housed separately, eliminating any interference and vibration caused by mutual proximity. Additionally, we've incorporated four internal shields to minimize interference from the display screen, PA1 module, Jinling DSP, and DA module.

The aviation-grade current interface ensures high current and ultra-low internal resistance, optimizing the power supply's performance. To enhance your listening experience, we offer customizable DC cables that not only showcase superior cable quality but also provide various sound styles to choose from.


Musical Power Supply


Super Capacitor Power Supply

LP1 Customized Version: a harmonious blend of captivating sound and high performance. Experience enhanced musicality, building upon exceptional audio restoration, for an elevated listening experience. This tailored version retains the remarkable qualities of traditional Hi-END DACs while offering an even more advanced and refined sound. Immerse yourself in an audio journey that transcends expectations.


LPX Super Capacitor Version: Unleash the power of reference-level high-fidelity. With the remarkable instantaneous discharge capacity of the supercapacitor and its inherent purity, experience unparalleled levels of power, detail, dynamics, and control. Customize your musicality and fine detail performance by selecting different DC cables and shock absorption options. Elevate your audio experience to extraordinary heights with LPX Supercapacitor Version.

I/O Connections

Experience the seamless integration of USB output with the PA1 Reference Module, eliminating USB noise interference and achieving the pristine USB performance of the PA1 Reference Version. With its versatile switch function, unleash the full potential in specific scenarios, supporting DSD256, PCM384kHz, and full MQA expansion.

  • Optical (192KHz, DSD64)

  • AES (384KHz, DSD128)

  • Coaxial (384KHz, DSD128)


Experience reference-level high bit rate SPDIF input like never before. Our advanced Jinling DSP technology seamlessly debounces, buffers, and ASRC processes the signal, ensuring an incredibly low 5ps clock jitter in the SPDIF to IIS output. Elevate your audio to new heights of precision and clarity.


16 IIS & DSD HDMI inputs, supporting DSD256 and PCM384kHz. Enjoy effortless setup with our industry-referred protocol compatibility. Experience superior performance with our cutting-edge Jinling DSP technology, delivering unmatched debounce and SRC functions for a reference-level HDMI input experience.


Experience the best of both worlds with simultaneous RCA and XLR outputs. Delight in the seamless power supply delay, ensuring optimal performance. With two selectable output levels, tailor your audio to perfectly match your preamps, headphone amps, or integrated power amplifiers.


Digital Input

1. USB - PCM384kHz, DSD256 (Standard USB2.0 interface, Built-in PA1 USB Reference Module)

2. Optical input - PCM 192KHz, DSD64 (DoP)

3. AES input - PCM 384kHz, DSD128 (DoP)

4. Coaxial input - PCM 384kHz, DSD128 (DoP)

5. HDMI I2S input - support 16 kinds of IIS&DSD HDMI input line sequence, PCM 384kHz, DSD256

Analog Output

6. RCA - 1.7Vrms/2Vrms

7. XLR - 3.4Vrms/4Vrms

8. Power Connector



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Q1. Why does DAM1 only support PCM384KHz and DSD256?

If we were to support PCM768KHz, the frequency of the main clock would need to be doubled, resulting in a phase noise difference of about 3-6dB in the low-frequency region of the high-performance clock, which is not conducive to sound quality. In addition, supporting higher bit rates would require a power supply with a higher output voltage, which is not well-suited to the supercapacitor power supply used in DAM1. Furthermore, the cost and maturity of the current 384KHz and DSD256-related chips or details are more mature and lower, whereas many DSD512 or PCM768KHz are still in their infancy and would significantly increase the cost of DAM1.


Q2. Why doesn't DAM1 have a preamp function or network interface?

DAM1 is a pure DAC focused on core decoding capabilities, and we don't want it to be overpriced. Currently, DAM1 is very balanced in all aspects, and any increase in functionality would lead to skyrocketing costs. Our aim was to produce a Hi-END level reference decoder that many audiophiles and deep music lovers can afford.


Q3. Which input interface has the best sound?

Since both the SPDIF input and the USB input use the same local master clock, the principle is not very different. However, the actual impact of the interface, such as optical fiber, will be slightly worse due to photoelectric conversion factors. If your USB output is very bad or if the coaxial is more ordinary, the sound will not be very good, so it depends on the state of the input source. Therefore, each interface does not have any shortcomings, and you can select the appropriate one based on the actual sound source/transport status.


Q4. Can we customize the power supply for DAM1?

This is prohibited because the DAM1 host is a very sophisticated DAC that is very sensitive to power fluctuations and noise. We have tried to connect the same voltage power supply to the DAM1, resulting in damage to the DAM1 power supply. Therefore, we also warn on the back of the power supply and in the manual that non-official power supplies are not allowed to be connected to DAM1.


Q5. What aspects is DAM1 sensitive to, and how should we pay attention?

DAM1, as a Hi-END DAC, is undoubtedly very sensitive and enables you to hear details that you would not otherwise hear. With a high analytical power speaker system, it's easy to tell the difference between different configurations, shock absorption schemes, and power supplies. DAM1 is sensitive to DC wire and shock absorption, so you can optimize and adjust the default DC wire and shock absorption of DAM1 to achieve unexpected results.

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