dCS Bartók APEX DAC and Streamer

Sale price$29,995.00
Colour: Silver


Configuration: Standard

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dCS Bartók APEX DAC and Streamer

dCS Bartók APEX DAC and Streamer

Silver / Standard

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dCS Bartók APEX DAC and Streamer


The latest iteration of the Bartók APEX takes the listening experience to new heights. Building upon the original's powerful, dynamic, and detailed soundscape, the new Bartók APEX incorporates elements of resolution and refinement that were previously only attainable with the Rossini or Vivaldi APEX.

Crafted by the skilled engineers at dCS, the Bartók APEX has been designed to inform and inspire. Its exceptional transparency sets a new standard for audio reproduction, allowing the system to reveal the finest details, textures, and subtleties that are often overlooked by other systems.

From the broadest dynamic swings to the most delicate shifts in tone, the Bartók APEX effortlessly uncovers every aspect of a recording with a sense of control and refinement. Its meticulous craftsmanship and obsessive attention to detail are evident in every aspect of its design and assembly, which takes place by hand at the company's headquarters in Cambridgeshire, England.

In short, the Bartók APEX represents a relentless pursuit of musical purity and a reimagining of the limits of sound reproduction. It is a masterpiece of audio engineering that is sure to delight even the most discerning audiophile.

Key Features

  • Latest generation dCS Digital Processing Platform brings state-of-the-art signal processing and flexibility
  • dCS Ring DAC™ fitted, as used in the dCS Vivaldi digital playback system
  • High-quality streaming from TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer and internet radio via the dCS Mosaic Control app
  • Roon Ready, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and UPnP compatible
  • USB, AES, Dual AES and S/PDIF digital audio inputs
  • Headphone amplifier with balanced and unbalanced outputs, suitable for high and low impedance headphones
  • Accepts encrypted SACD data from dCS Transports via Dual AES inputs. Oversampling design with switchable DSD upsampling; user-selectable PCM and DSD filters
  • Multi-stage DXD oversampling design with switchable DSD upsampling; user-selectable PCM and DSD filters
  • Auto clocking system improves ease of use and minimises jitter
  • Multi-stage power regulation and twin mains transformers to isolate the DAC section from the headphone amplifier.
  • Firmware-upgradeable for future functionality and performance upgrades


Converter Type:  dCS proprietary Ring DAC™ topology

Digital Inputs:

1x Ethernet network port 

1x USB 2.0 interface (B-type)

2 x AES/EBU inputs

1 x SPDIF on RCA Phono connector,

1 x SPDIF on BNC

1 x SPDIF optical on TOSLINK 

Analogue Outputs

1 x pair balanced outputs on 2 x XLR connectors. 

1x pair unbalanced outputs on 2 x RCA connectors

World Clock Inputs: 2 x Word Clock Inputs on 2 x BNC

Weight: 16.7kg 

Dimensions: 444mm x 430mm x 115mm