ELAC Alchemy Series Preamplifier/DAC/Streaming End-Point (AS-DDP2-BK)

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Integrate high-quality streaming in your digital system smoothly with this ELAC Alchemy Series preamplifier. The custom-selectable digital signal processing filter profiles let you choose resolution levels effortlessly up to 384kHz, while the ultralow phase-locked loop jitter filter function delivers high-fidelity transmissions. This ELAC Alchemy Series preamplifier and streamer features a digitally controlled analog volume for easy use, and the OLED display allows simple monitoring.


Designed ground-up by the ELAC team, the new Alchemy Series gives birth to a marriage of technologies, bringing further advances to a name known for delivering performance and build quality far exceeding its price. Every component incorporates relevant, well-thought-out features and topology that is important to critical listeners, like discrete implementation of power supply, preamplifier and signal processing to bring you best-in-class sound. With years of experience in award-winning analog and digital products, the Alchemy Series establishes a new standard for value in the world of high-end audio separates.

Alchemy Transforms Your Listening

The Alchemy DDP-2 combines three components in one elegant piece of gear to give you the highest-quality digital-to-analog converter, preamp and digital streamer we know how to make. Then we combined it in a single chassis only 1U (1.75 inches) high. The preamplifier offers maximum flexibility, while incorporating DAC and streaming functions to make the DDP-2 the centerpiece of your digital system.


  • Dual 32 bit/384 kHz DAC operating in digitally balanced mode
  • Custom-selectable DSP filter profiles
  • Configurable up-sampling to 384 kHz
  • Selectable resolution enhancement upgrades 16 bit to 24 bit, and 24 bit to 32bit
  • DSD up to 4X
  • Ultra-low phase noise Phase-Locked Loop jitter filter
  • MQA capable
  • Discovery, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Roon endpoint
  • High-efficiency switching power supply for digital stages
  • Home theater bypass mode
  • Fully discrete FET, with DC servo-control
  • Ultra-low-noise DC voltage regulators
  • Digitally controlled analog volume control
  • Toroidal transformer and linear power supply for analog stages
  • Ethernet port for software updates, command and control
  • 12 V trigger with pass-through
  • IR control and learning
  • OLED Display for clear user information
  • iOS and Android app configuration


Digital Inputs
  • USB
  • 2 Coaxial
  • 2 Optical
  • I2S (Alchemy & HDMI)
  • Streaming Inputs
  • Ethernet
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • Supported Services
  • PCM
  • DSD
  • DoP
  • ROON endpoint
  • Spotify Connect
  • Frequency Response (Digital) 10hz-20khz +/- 0.2dB
    Nominal THD+N (Digital) <0.01%
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio (1 kHz) (Digital) >110dB
    Output Voltage (Digital) 7.0V RMS @0dBFs
    Analog Inputs
  • XLR Balanced
  • 2 RCA Unbalanced
  • Input Impedance
  • RCA = 18K
  • XLR = 36K
  • Frequency Response (Analog) 10hz-20khz +/- 0.2dB
    Nominal THD+N (Analog) <0.001%
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio (1 kHz) (Analog) >110dB
    Output Voltage (Analog) 10.0V RMS
    Crosstalk (L-to-R or R-to-L)
  • >110dB 10-1K
  • >80dB 1K-20K
  • Gain 12dB (Input Dependent)
    Output Impedance 50 Ohms
    Analog Outputs
  • XLR Balanced
  • 1 RCA Unbalanced (Fixed Gain)
  • 1 RCA Unbalanced (Variable)
  • Dimensions

  • Height: 2 in
  • Width: 17.5 in
  • Depth: 15 in
  • Weight
  • 6.4 kg
  • 14 lbs
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