The Katana's analog stage benefits from a complex design offering excellent performance. This is based on discreet PDOs from SparkoS Labs. This brand specializes in high-performance audio components, operational amplifiers and discrete controllers. It therefore has particular know-how, enabling it to offer exceptional PDOs. The Katana takes advantage of this know-how by integrating no less than 6 simple SS3601 discrete PDOs, filtered at input and output with LDOs for extremely low noise. Each DAC is then manually configured under real operating conditions and programmed for THD+N compensation to reach a value of -112.75dB. On the connector side, there is a stereo RCA output (unbalanced) but also a balanced XLR output, to solder (connectors sold separately).