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Hear every detail in stunning clarity and fidelity

To commemorate DENAFRIPS’s 12 years of digital audio excellence, the Terminator II 12th Anniversary Edition features performance enhancements one would never thought possible.

If you’re a music lover and you want the best listening experience, one of the key ingredients in the quality of your sound is the digital-to-analog converter or DAC.


Terminator II 12th DAC is a trickle down of the Terminator Plus 12th DAC. The high similarity at a lower price tag is certainly a big welcome to the price conscious audiophile community. 

Gold x Silver x Copper Alloy O-Core AC Transformers

Clean power equates to the foundation of good sound. A dedicated linear power supply unit, designed and encased in a 1.5mm thick metal alloy enclosure, can be found underneath the DAC motherboard with an additional steel plate divider between the DAC motherboard and PSU box - for extra EMI/EMF shielding. 


The box-within-box design, not only does it eliminates the inherited problems of dual box solution, it presents the details and attentions DENAFRIPS put into the Terminator II/Plus 12th DAC.


Beefy dual O-Core Transformers for Digital and Analog sections, Ultra-Low ESR, Long Endurance Reservoir Capacitors, and multi-stages super linear power supply, ensuring ultra precision, low ripple power supply charging up DAC.



The TERMINATOR-II/PLUS Digital Processing Board and R-2R ladder network arrays are completely isolated. The two boards are physically linked by the OCXO module. The physical isolation yields even lowered noise-floor and achieved higher signal to noise ratio.


“The BEST clocks are the clocks inside the DAC”.

The TERMINATOR-II/PLUS is equipped with dual OCXO operating at 45.1584Mhz, 49.152Mhz - 1024x of based sampling rate of 44.1kHz and 48kHz. Encapsulated in a metal casing, located at the center of the DAC, these OCXO are specially designed for high-end audio applications with ultra-low phase-noise and ultra-accuracy. The dual OCXO are powered by the complete redesigned power supply circuitry (encapsulated, shielded, underneath the main boards), supplying constant current to the OCXO. The adequate power reserves ensure linearity and stability of the OCXO.


The DENAFRIPS approach to address the jitters issue by the FIFO BUFFER RECLOCKING. The adaptive FIFO buffer store the digital audio data in the memory. These data are read from the memory using the ultra-low phase noise, ultra-accuracy OCXO, located right in the DAC.

The data bits are converted to analogue signal by the true balanced R-2R ladder network arrays. The linearity of the conversion is guaranteed by the high-precision thin film resistors, with low thermal effect temperature coefficient of the low 10/15ppm.


The Terminator II/Plus high precision OCXO CLOCK-OUT can be used to synchronize the devices support the following audio frequencies.  

  • 44.1KHz, 48KHz

  • 22.5792Mhz, 24.576Mhz

  • 5.1584MHz, 49.152Mhz

Equipment with matching clock input frequencies can now be synchronised with the CLOCK-OUT feature of the Terminator II/Plus DAC. 


  • Aurender W20SE

  • Soundware D300/D300 REF

Not all DACs are created equal. 


The excellent performance of the TERMINATOR-II 12th DAC tick most of the boxes of serious audiophile who seek the very fine musical enjoyment.

It is a state-of-the-art Digital to Analog Converter, one of the finest available on the market. 

*Footers seen on the photos are after-market. Actual footers shipped with the DAC are SS spike and spike shoe.

Above information taken from Denafrips Website.



  • Proprietary R2R + DSD Architecture 

  •  True balanced 26BIT  R2R +  6BIT DSD (32 steps FIR Filters) 

  •  Matched Precision Thin Film 0.005% R-2R Network Arrays 



  •  Encapsulated Ultra Low Noise Power Supply 

  •  High Precision Oven Controlled Crystals OCXO 

  •  Total isolation of Digital and R-2R Boards 

  •  Adaptive FIFO Buffer and Reclocking 

  •  DSD1024, PCM1536 Supports On USB & I²S Input 

  •  Proprietary USB Audio Solution via STM32F446 Advanced AMR Based MCU 

  •  Licensed Thesycon USB Driver For Windows Platform 

  •  Driverless On Mac & Linux 

  •  Dual AES/EBU Input Supports 

  •  Sharp/Slow Filters Option 

  •  I²S Pinout Configuration 

  •  I²S DSD Channel Swap Configuration 



  • DSD64 / 2.8224MHz (DoP) on Coax/AES/Opt Input 

  •  DSD1024 / 45.1584MHz * On USB & I²S Input Only 

  • PCM 24bits / 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz On All Input 

  •  1536kHz* On USB & I²S Input 


Digital Input

  •  Coax via RCA 

  •  TOSLink x 1 

  •  AES/EBU x 2 (Dual AES/EBU L/R Channel Input Supported) 

  •  USB2.0 Type B 

  •  I²S via HDMI LVDS 

  •  I²S via RJ45 LVDS 

  •  I²S via RJ45 LVCMOS 


Analog Output 

  • RCA at 2.2Vrms, 625 Ω 

  •  XLR at 4.4Vrms, 1250 Ω 


Sampling Mode

  •  Non-Oversampling NOS 

  •  Oversampling OS 


  • AC Power Requirement 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (Worldwide Voltage) 

  • Power Consumption ≤20W 

  • Frequency Response 20-40KHz -0.2dB 

  • THD+N 0.0018% 

  • S/N Ratio 127dB 

  • Dynamic Range >132dB 

  • Stereo Crosstalk -110dB 

  • Dimension 430 x 380 x 105 mm 

  • Weight 19 Kg 

  • Color Silver / Black 

  • Warranty 36 Months 

For more information or to purchase this item please contact us here or call us on the number below.


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