Metronome | AQWO, THE DAC + SACD/CD HYBRID
AQWO, THE DAC + SACD/CD HYBRID
AQWO was first introduced at the Munich HighEnd Show in May 2018. It is the first SACD player ever developed by Métronome.
Like all the combos designed by Métronome, AQWO perpetuates the analog sound quality either in playing discs and in digital to analog conversion. The device has got a number of digital inputs and outputs, allowing the use with different sources. The 6.5″ large touchscreen is easily readable from a far distance.
Optionally, AQWO can be installed with valve analog outputs (in the factory or later), and like all the Métronome converters, AQWO decodes PCM and DSD (up to x8 = DSD512).
AQWO is more massive and robust than the older generations of devices from Métronome, and is still available in Silver or Black finishes.
Pickup Mechanism :
SACD D&M with customizations and Delrin® puck
32 bits / 384 kHz dual mono, 2 internal converter chips
Digital Inputs :
USB asynchronous type B (32/384)
S/P DIF 75 Ohms RCA x2
AES-EBU 110 Ohms XLR x2
Optical Toslink x2
Digital Outputs :
I²S HDMI proprietary
S/P DIF 75 Ohms RCA
AES-EBU 110 Ohms XLR
Unbalanced 1.4/2.5/3 V RMS @0dB – 47 kOhms, connecteurs RCA
Balanced 1.4/2.5/3 V RMS @0dB – 600 Ohms, connecteurs XLR
Optional tube outputs with additional boards
Power supply :
3/4 toroidal transformers with Schaffner filters, 10 independent regulation lines
Voltage : 100 – 120/240 V – 50/60 Hz
Métronome standard remote
Other characteristics :
Power Consumption : 40 VA
425 x 130 x 415 mm
Weight : 15 Kg