This is a culmination of the optimum upgrades to the Overdrive, combined with the new Substation AC, all with a new look. This is the first completely fanless, AC-powered Overdrive. The Overdrive SE has these options standard:
USB Hynes reg
D/A Hynes reg
This is the DAC that outperforms Weiss 202, dCS Debussey, Ayre QB-9, PSAudio PWD, LessLoss, Wired for Sound DAC2 and other top contenders. We know this from customer and reviewer feedbacks.
Both the Substation AC and the Overdrive SE have new front panels and a custom knob for the Overdrive. New top covers and heatsink for the Overdrive. The new Overdrive SE package retails for $5999.00
Here are some internal photos of the Overdrive SE and Substation AC:
The Overdrive analog section is wired point-to-point using cotton-covered OCC silver wire from Japan. The power devices are hanging because they connect to the top heatsink of the chassis. There is a baseboard and two daughterboards. Also notice the BNC input connector. The circuit boards on the Overdrive are silver-plated. More expensive than gold, but worth it. Better solder joints with less contaminants. We are the only audio manufacturer to use silver plating to my knowledge.
As you can see, they are both packed with electronics. The Substation AC is enabled by the Hynes regulators. I could not previously do this kind of supply. It has three high-efficiency switcher modules followed by three Hynes regulators. Sounds better than any supply I have used, including the Monolith. Talk about detail, vocal smoothness as well as slam!!
It has Furutek gold-plated input IEC jack and a grounding thumbscrew on the back. Replaces the original Substation and 3 AC adapters.
More photos of the finished chassis coming soon. This will all be on the website as soon as I get the finished panels and knobs and take pro photos.
This is what I will show at the Newport Beach show June 1,2,3. Great show, don't miss it if you are in CA. We will be in the Atrium Hotel room 239.