The Absolute Nausicaa converter is the top end of M├ętronome converter series, and has inherited of the most recent developments and proprietary improvements performed by M├ętronome with a very high level of quality achievement.
Nausicaa is available with several optional accessories, such as ELEKTRA power supply and specific silent-base support.

The four D/A converters using the best 24 bit/192 kHz technology with 32 bit internal processing permit fast music restitution with clearer an deeper sound.
The upsampler and the D/A converters are fixed on an independent PCB plugged onto the main board, allowing possible future upgrades.

Balanced analog outputs are driven by two powerful high-end Lundahl transformers from Sweden.

Each digital input uses its own receiver for a lower level of jitter.

The analog stage includes four operational amplifyers typicall chosen for their sound quality, fast transitions and exceptional audio quality.

Nausicaa may come with optional specific silent base support and ELEKTRA power supply.

  • D/A Converter resolution: 24 bit/192 kHz technology with 4 converters
  • Sample rate converter:
    • Dynamic range capacity: 175dB
    • Distortion + noise: -140dB
    • Internal processing: 32 bit
    • Input frequency range: from 32 to 211 kHz
  • Analog stage line with 2 operational modes:
    • Mode 1:
      • Solid-state stage line
    • Mode 2:
      • Tube stage line
      • Dynamic range capacity: 140 dB
      • Frequency bandwidth: 10Hz - 25 kHz +/- 0,1dB Class A
  • Digital Inputs:
    • All the 4 inputs accept from 44.1 to 192 kHz signal
    • S/PDIF 75 Ohms RCA connector
    • AES/EBU 110 Ohms XLR connector
    • Toslink connector
    • USB asynchronous
  • Analog outputs:
    • Unbalanced 2.5V RMS@0dB -47K Ohms - RCA connectors
    • Balanced 2.5V RMS@0dB -600 Ohms - XLR connectors
  • Elektra power supply for C8: Specific AC filters. 3 main toroidal transformers and 11 separate independent regulation lines
  • Voltage: 100 - 120/240 VAC - 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 40 VA
  • Dimensions & Weight:
    • Converter unit (WxHxD): 450 x 150 x 460 mm Weight: 15kg
    • Power supply (WxHxD): 450 x 105 x 435 mm Weight: 15 Kg
    • Silent base support (WxHxD): 450 x 90 x 415 cm Weight: 14 kg