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Denafrips Gaia & Terminator-Plus DAC Configuration Guide

Setup
Denafrips Gaia Clock Sync
  1. Press Setup button once (enter setting mode)
  2. Press OPT button twice
  3. CLOCK light should be on/off as you press the OPT button momentarily
  4. CLOCK light on = enable clock in
  5. To confirm the setting, press Setup button once
Denafrips Terminator-Plus DAC Clock Out setting
    1. Press Mute button to engage mute/setting mode
    2. Press Input- button momentarily multiple times. You will see the LED light up in the following sequence as you press/release the Input button
      – COAX (No clock output)
      – AES1 (44.1K/48K)
      – AES2 (24/25Mhz) <- for Soundaware
      – OPT (45/49Mhz) <- for GAIA
      – I2S-A (Clock out disable, note that CLOCK LED will be off too)
I²S Pinout Configuration
  1. Select I²S Input
  2. Press the Mute button once to enter configuration mode
  3. Press the Phase button momentarily, 1X 2X 4X will turn on/off in a fixed pattern to denote binary 000-111​
  4. Wait for 10s
  5. DAC back in operational mode
Suggestion For I²S Matching With The Source, i.e. DDC/Transport/Streamer
  1. Connect the I²S cable
  2. Turn down the volume (minimal)
  3. Play a familiar music (PCM first, followed by DSD)
  4. Run through the I²S setting of the DAC, 000-111
  5. One of the modes should match with the source for both PCM and DSD playback.

It’s recommended to go through the Audio Tone Test to make sure the L/R channel, in phase/out of phase correctness.