“Tranquility” is defined as a measure of calmness and serenity. For the majority of audiophiles, this definition is more typically attributed to analog sources than to digital ones. However, digital greatness has from the beginning been the ability to convey huge transients from a relative deep black space accompanied by a very low distortion spectra. These sonic attributes are trademark digital strengths. But, what about true harmonic naturalness, soundstage depth, space, and sonic decay? These have traditionally analog strengths yet they have proven elusive to digital, until now...
Class Leading Designs
With an emphasis towards harmonic naturalness, soundstage depth, space, and sonic decay, the Tranquility DAC and Essential USB cable are the culmination of over three years of research by an assembled team of engineers who previously worked at Bell Laboratories. For these designers, being audiophile music lovers and hard core analog gurus themselves, it was imperative to find the elusive sonic characteristics so readily and easily exhibited by analog sources and subsequently incorporate them into a unique digital solution.
Things like correct timbre, especially in the upper frequencies and particularly the presentation of cymbals, huge soundstage depth and the ability to capture natural decay were all paramount for the assembled design team. While realizing these goals, amazing dynamic contrasts commonplace with digital were not compromised. Each and every component was analyzed many times over to have an impressive sonic quality on the final sound. Many new circuit refinements were discovered, developed and incorporated.