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Denafrips Pontus II DAC Configuration Guide

Setup
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.

Filter Selection (Effective In OS Only)
  1. Press the Mute button once to enter configuration mode
  2. Press Mode momentarily
    – OPT LED On = Slow Filter
    – OPT LED Off = Sharp Filter
  3. Wait for 10s
  4. DAC back in operational mode
Dual AES/EBU Input
  1. Press the Mute button once to enter configuration mode
  2. Press INPUT+ momentarily, CO1, CO2 LED will turn on/off
    – CO1 On = Dual AES/EBU Input Enabled
    – CO2 Off = Dual AES/EBU Input Disabled
  3. Wait for 10s
  4. Ares II back in operational mode