• Roon Ready Program

Roon is an incredibly rich and engaging way to browse and organize your music. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, or on other products which include Roon Core.

Being Roon Ready means that SFORZATO network players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to your network player.

Together, Roon and [partner] deliver the power, flexibility, and performance of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available. 

Learn more about Roon partner programs.

  • ESS flagship DAC Chip

Twin left and right ES9038Pro are used for D/A conversion. The ESS DAC no longer relies on internal jitter removal, running in perfect sync with signal input. The high-fidelity clock and scrupulously arranged clock wiring and architecture ensure perfectly synchronized, jitter-free audio.

  • External Clock Input

DSP-030EX feature a clock generator (TCXO) with outstanding low phase noise (120dBc/Hz @ 10Hz). If you wish to enjoy still further fidelity, the units come equipped with a 10MHz master clock input.

  • External Power Supply

DSP-030EX features an external power enclosure, completely shutting out noise and vibrations from the transformers. Designed to efficiently disperse vibration, spiked feet right under the toroidal transformers supports the enclosure.

  • Noise Suppression

Using a eight-layer circuit board with a wide top/bottom grand plane allows the majority of digital signals to be arrayed within the mid-layers. Heavy shielding reduces noise to the utmost. Non-magnetic noise absorbing sheets and shield casing cover noise generating components like the CPU, which provides network connectivity, and the clock circuit area, achieving robust noise suppression.

  • MQA

What is MQA?

MQA(Master Quality Auhenticated)

MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of theoriginal master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.

How does MQA work?

The DSP-050EX includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. ‘MQA’ indicates that the product is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. ‘MQA.’ indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

  • Support Format

44.1kHz – 384kHz 16/24/32bit (fixed / float)

DSD64/128/256 (2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz) 1bit dsf, diff

Gapless playback is supported in all format.

  • Size

Main unit 390 (W) x 327 (D) x 85(H)
Power unit 234 (W) x 236 (D) x 92 (H)