Aries Cerat – Helene

About This Project

The Helene is Aries Cerat’s newest and smallest d/a converter coming out of our labs. Borrowing technology from the Kassandra Series and with the addition of some tricks of its own, Aries Cerat guarantee that the Helene sets new unreachable marks for performance vs price ratio.

Descending from Kassandra Series, the converter banks are implemented around a matrix of eight R2R ladder d/ac (per channel), running in parallel. The two independent banks use eight R2R matrixes from the Analog Devices AD1865NK in current mode.

These are driven by Aries Cerat’s custom logic that handles the sync data and work buses. The SuperClock technology used in bigger models is also standard in the Helene dac, negating the use and need of an external aftermarket Word Clock. The USB input is double Recklocked as well as the digital inputs using the internal SuperClocks of the converter. The digital input Reclocker is as before, bypassable on the fly.