This is Model 3

The Model 3 was the first digital-to-analog converter in Italy running 96kHz/24bit. It was born as a kit and there was also an up-graded version with 3 toroidal transformers and high quality components in the analog stage.
It ws available in the finishes black satin or silver satin.

The Model 3 is no longer produced by the North Star Design factory, but you can find good working units on the market. We still give tecnical support at our pioneers customers

Technical specifications

  • Sampling rates: 30 kHz to 100kHz
  • Resolution: 16, 18, 20, 24 bit
  • Oversampling: 8x
  • Clock Recovery: Double PLL
  • Dynamic Range: 110dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 109dB (linear)
  • Max Output Voltage: 2 Vms
  • Output Impedance: < 50 Ohm
  • Output Sockets: Gold plated RCA posts
  • Inputs: S/PDIF (RCA coax, TOSLINK optical), 1AES/EBU (XLR balanced)
  • Main Voltage / Power Consumption: 230/115V 50/60Hz 15VA
  • Board Size: 7 in (W) x 6.3 in (D) - 18 cm (W) x 16 cm (D)
  • Chassis Size: 17 in (W) x 6.7 in (D) x 1.95 in (H) - 43.3 cm (W) x 17 cm (D) x 5 cm (H)
  • Weight with package: 11,9lbs. (5,4Kg)