dCS Vivaldi Upsampler


The dCS Vivaldi Upsampler is a pinnacle in digital audio engineering, promising to revolutionize your listening experience and elevate your music collection to unprecedented heights.


This masterful device functions as the cornerstone of a digital audio system, seamlessly connecting various sources to deliver a transformative auditory experience. The Vivaldi Upsampler boasts a wired network connection, enabling the streaming of high-resolution audio files from computers or network storage via UPnP. Additionally, its asynchronous USB input allows direct computer connection, supporting high-resolution audio up to 192kHz and DSD in DoP format while ensuring immunity to jitter from computer master clocks.

Within a complete Vivaldi digital audio playback system, the Vivaldi Upsampler imparts a performance marked by effortless realism, consistently delivering a more vibrant, three-dimensional, transparent, and effortless rendition.

Operating as a digital-to-digital converter, the Upsampler accesses music from any digital source and converts it to high-resolution DXD, DSD, or standard high-resolution PCM. The results are extraordinary—a transformative listening experience that unveils a new level of sonic depth and clarity.

Key Features:

  • Limitless Versatility: With a range of selectable digital inputs, including RJ45, USB, AES, S/PDIF, SDIF-2, and TOSLINK, the Upsampler caters to a diverse array of digital sources, enhancing the performance of Red Book CD and high-resolution audio from digital streamers.
  • Clocking Excellence: Building on dCS’s pioneering use of external clocks, the multi-stage Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) system in the Vivaldi Upsampler establishes new standards for accuracy and jitter control.
  • Intuitive Control: The Upsampler offers user-friendly control options, including a full-color front panel menu, the Vivaldi Controller App, or the premium dCS remote control. The Vivaldi Controller App further simplifies the control experience by enabling users to manage DAC inputs and volume.
  • Seamless Updates: The dCS approach to programmable logic ensures easy software updates, facilitating the addition of new features, performance upgrades, and adaptability to evolving digital formats.


  • Type: Digital-to-Digital Converter
  • Finish: Silver or Black
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 444mm/17.5” x 435mm/17.2” x 125mm/5.0”. Allow extra depth for cable connectors. Allow space for airflow around the unit.
  • Weight: 14.2 kg/31.3lbs.
  • Digital Inputs: Network interface on an RJ45 connector, USB 2.0 interface on a type B connector, AES3 on a 3-pin female XLR connector, SPDIF on RCA Phono, BNC connectors, and TosLink optical connector, SDIF-2 PCM interface on 2x BNC connectors + Word Clock.
  • Digital Outputs: 2x AES3 on 3-pin female XLR connectors, 2x SPDIF on RCA Phono and BNC connectors.
  • Upsampling Rates: 24-bit PCM at various sample rates or DSD (1-bit data at 2.822MS/s).
  • Word Clock I/O: Word Clock input on 2x BNC connector, Word Clock output on 1x BNC connector.
  • Spurious Responses: Better than -100dB0 @ 20Hz-20kHz for Fs> 32kS/s, 20Hz-14kHz for 32kS/s.
  • Power Supply: Factory set for 100, 115, 220 or 230V AC, 49-62Hz.
  • Power Consumption: 15 Watts typical/18 Watts maximum.

The dCS Vivaldi Upsampler stands at the forefront of digital audio technology, offering an unrivaled listening experience with its advanced features, impeccable craftsmanship, and exceptional performance. Elevate your musical journey with this extraordinary device.


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