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Elac Alchemy Series DDP-2 DAC/Preamplifier

Elac Alchemy Series DDP-2 DAC/Preamplifier

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Elac Alchemy Series DDP-2 DAC Preamplifier

Alchemy transforms your listening.

The Alchemy DDP-2 combines three components in one elegant piece of gear to give you the highest-quality digital-to-analog converter, preamp and digital streamer that Elac knows how to make. They then combined it in a single chassis only 1U (44.45 mm) high.

This preamplifier offers maximum flexibility, while incorporating DAC and streaming functions to make the DDP-2 the centrepiece of your digital system.


  • Dual 32 bit/384 kHz DAC operating in digitally balanced mode
  • Custom-selectable DSP filter profiles.
  • Selectable resolution enhancement upgrades 16 bit to 24 bit, and 24 bit to 32 bit.
  • DSD up to 4X
  • Ultra-low phase noise Phase-Locked Loop jitter filter.
  • MQA capable.
  • Discovery, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Roon endpoint.
  • High-efficiency switching power supply for digital stages.
  • Home theatre bypass mode
  • Fully discrete FET, with DC servo-control
  • Ultra-low-noise DC voltage regulators
  • Digitally controlled analogue volume control
  • Toroidal transformer and linear power supply for analogue stages
  • Ethernet port for software updates, command and control.
  • 12 V trigger with pass-through
  • IR control and learning
  • OLED Display for clear user information
  • iOS and Android app configuration


Digital Inputs
USB, (2) Coaxial, (2) Optical, AES/EBU, (2) I2S (Alchemy & HDMI)

Streaming Inputs
Ethernet, Bluetooth, WIFI

Supported Services
PCM, DSD, DoP, ROON endpoint, Spotify Connect, AirPlay option, MQA capable (MQA Coming Soon)

Frequency Response (Digital)
10hz-20khz +/- 0.2dB

Nominal THD+N (digital)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (1 kHz) (Digital)

Sample Rates: 
44.1, 48. 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384KHz

Output Voltage (Digital)
7.0V RMS @0dBFs

Analogue Inputs
XLR Balanced, (2) RCA Unbalanced

Input Impedance
RCA=18K, XLR=36K

Frequency Response (Analogue)
10hz-20khz +/- 0.2dB

Nominal THD+N (Analogue)

Signal-To-Noise Ratio (1 kHz) (Analogue)

Output Voltage (Analogue)
>10.0V RMS

Crosstalk (L-to-R or R-to-L)
>110dB 10-1K, >80dB 1K-20K

Gain: 12dB (Input Dependent)

Output Impedance: 50 Ohms

Analogue Outputs
XLR Balanced, (1) RCA Unbalanced (Fixed Gain) (1) RCA Unbalanced (Variable)

Dimensions (HxWxD)  
51 mm
 x 445 mm x 381 mm, including jacks

Net Weight
6.35 kgs

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