Denafrips Terminator-Plus R2R DAC


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The Flagship

The Terminator-Plus DAC is built upon the success of the Terminator DAC. Denafrips push the boundaries further in all aspects, to reach new heights.

Technical Highlights
  • Proprietary R2R + DSD Architecture
  • True balanced 26BIT R2R + 6BIT DSD (32 steps FIR Filters)
  • Matched Precision Thin Film 0.005% R-2R Network Arrays
  • Encapsulated Flagship Ultra Low Noise Power Supply
  • High-end Oven Controlled Crystals OCXO
  • Adaptive FIFO Buffer Reclocking
  • New Improved Digital Signal Processing FPGA Code
  • DSD1024, PCM1536Supports On USB & I²S Input
  • Proprietary USB Audio Solution via STM32F446 Advanced AMR Based MCU
  • Licensed Thesycon USB Driver For Windows Platform
  • Driverless On Mac & Linux
  • Dual AES/EBU Input Supports
  • Sharp/Slow Filters Option
  • I²S Pinout Configuration
  • I²S DSD Channel Swap Configuration
  • DSD64 (DoP) on Coax/AES/Opt Input
  • DSD1024* On USB & I²S Input Only
  • 24bits / 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz On All Input
  • 1536kHz* On USB & I²S Input

USB Firmware V3.4.1 – PCM1536 / DSD1024 supports disabled for compatibility with macOS

Sampling Mode

Non-Oversampling NOS / Oversampling OS

Digital Input
  • Coax via RCA
  • TOSLink x 1
  • AES/EBU x 2
  • 0 Type B
  • I²S via HDMI LVDS
  • I²S via RJ45 LVDS
  • I²S via RJ45 LVCMOS
Analog Output
  • RCA at 2.0Vrms, 625 Ω
  • XLR at 4.0Vrms, 1250 Ω
Clock Output
  • 1KHz, 48KHz
  • 5774Mhz, 24.576Mhz
  • 1548MHz, 49.152Mhz
Frequency Response

20-40KHz -0.2dB



S/N Ratio


Dynamic Range


Stereo Crosstalk


AC Power Requirement

100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (Worldwide Voltage)

Power Consumption



430W x 380D x 125H mm (Including feet)

Package Dimensions

610 x 570 x 275 mm

Package Contents

DAC only. No power cord & remote control.


19 Kg




36 Months

Owner’s Manual
USB Driver

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Featured Reviews

HIFICRITIC – Audio Excellence Award

The Terminator Plus is a thoughtful, well-executed and knowingly-voiced piece of audio technology; evidence that we should take their engineering skills and sensitivity to audio quality very seriously.
Credit: Kevin Fiske @ HIFICRITIC Magazine

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Yes, it is an overachiever

A month spent with Denafrips Terminator Plus was enough to understand that we’d see several times as much on its tag if it were dressed fancier somewhere in Europe with according logo on its forehead or bonnet. Yes, it is an overachiever this massive, but Chinese origin and price to sell don’t make it any less real. If I were after a DAC now, I would look no further considering what this one does.
Credit: Dawid Grzyb @ Hifi Knights

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If you want the best, this could be it

As you can guess I was impressed by this DAC. For me, it makes a big statement in having all the right audiophile components, measures superbly well and has a sound quality that makes it exceptional with great detail and superb naturalness. At the price……er…..a bit of a bargain. If you want the best, this could be it.
Credit: George Sallit @ Hi-Fi Wigwam

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Denafrips has hit one out of the park

It’s now clear how they’ve built a loyal following in less than a decade. After many weeks of very enjoyable listening sessions, the Terminator-Plus proved a distinct step up in sound quality from my Bryston BDA-2 DAC in every regard.
Credit: Evan McCosham @ SoundStage! Hi-Fi

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HFA Award Highly Recommended

This DAC is simply without flaws. It sets the standard not only at its retail price but it’s one of the finest DACs that I have heard irrespective of the cost.
Credit: Christiaan Punter @

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The effect is very interesting and simply addictive

Terminator Plus by Denafrips sounds as if its creators wanted “analog” sound in the LP release (let me remind you that the “master” tape sounds quite different than most vinyls). A truly high-end converter for little money, which is why it receives the RED Fingerprint award from us.

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6moons Audio Review

The Terminator-Plus does more than just revisit a power supply with ultra capacitors for better-than-battery performance. It does more than just revisit the layout of the signal path to further lower noise. It upgrades its clocks then adds outputs for them to control the clocks of upstream gear. That’s its biggest advance!
Credit: Srajan Ebaen, Editor @ 6moons

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Steve Guttenberg Audiophiliac

Today it’s all about Denafrips’ new flagship DAC, the Terminator Plus.
Credit: Steve Guttenberg

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The Next Best Thing Studio

This is the long waited review of the Denafrips Terminator and Denafrips Terminator Plus DAC. These are regarded as one of the best R2R DACs for the money and I am glad they are able to offer such serious audiophile DACs for not so serious audiophile price tag.
Credit: Jay @ The Next Best Thing Studio

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The transparency is shockingly good

The first time my wife listened to music over the Terminator-Plus, she immediately noticed things in the arrangement she hadn’t heard before. She has no interest in equipment and even less in technology. She just loves music. That’s what the Terminator-Plus does; it opens up any recording so much more than anything I have heard in my setup #1.
Credit: The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

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