Mimesis 20H

Mimesis 20H - D/A Converter

Through the years, Goldmund has built a renowned expertise in the digital audio domain thanks to its Alize D/A converter technology. The Mimesis 20 History includes the latest Alize 7 D/A circuitry that was originally developed for the Telos 5000 which, along with its new aesthetic, makes it the most prestigious and technologically advanced Goldmund converter.

The Mimesis 20H case is built of eloxed aluminum that gives it its Goldmund signature style but its front panel has a new look with carved inclined planes that throw the gold plate into relief.

It is with the use of additional metals such as brass that the ultimate asymmetrical grounding has been integrated to this unit, eliminating spurious vibrations preventing them to affect the signal.

The Alize 7 circuit is a stepped D/A with an extended dynamic range of >130dB, and a perfect time alignment correction. The sonic effect is a much deeper silence, with greatly improved micro-dynamics and a spectacular transparency.

This result is also due to the integrated power supply feeding the Alize circuits. It is inspired from the newly designed power supply used with the Mimesis 22H Analog Preamplifier and guarantees a perfectly pure power is delivered to the unit.

The Mimesis 20H DA converter offers 6 inputs (with the same input circuit as in the Mimesis 32 acoustic processor) including: 1 = RCA, 2 = Toslink, 3 = RCA & AES/EBU, 4 = RCA & Toslink, 5 = RCA & ATT, 6 = USB And 4 outputs (RCA and XLR).

Dedicated to ultra high end systems the Mimesis 20H is the reference 2-channel DA converter that all serious audiophiles or customers in search of the most pristine sound want in their listening room.

Goldmund recommends using the Mimesis 20H along with its latest analog preamplifier: The Mimesis 22 History.

  • DIGITAL INPUTS
    • Dig In 1: S/PDIF coaxial (RCA 75 Ohms)
    • Dig In 2: Toslink Optical
    • Dig In 3: S/PDIF coaxial (RCA 75 Ohms) and AES/EBU balanced (XLR 110 Ohms)
    • Dig In 4: S/PDIF coaxial (RCA 75 Ohms) and Toslink Optical
    • Dig In 5: S/PDIF coaxial (RCA 75 Ohms) and ATT Optical
    • Dig In 6: In6 USB AUDIO (384 kHz/Bit depth up to 32 compatible DSD over PCM)

Any inputs from 1 to 5 can receive stereo audio encoded signal up to 192 kHz/Bit.

  • ANALOG OUTPUTS
    • 1 x Analog RCA outputs and 1 x XLR balanced analog outputs (LEFT)
    • 1 x Analog RCA outputs and 1 x XLR balanced analog outputs (RIGHT)
  • D/A CONVERTER CIRCUIT
    • 2 x Goldmund ultra-linear phase proprietary circuitry enhanced Alize 7 with enhanced dynamics
    • Bandwidth: 20Hz-20kHz -0.2dB typical
    • Typical non-linearity : below 1dB at -100dB
    • Typical phase error between channels: < 0.5degrees
    • Output voltage: 2Vrms unbalanced, 4Vrms balanced
    • THD < 0,001% (0dBFS, 80KHz bandwidth measurement)
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
    • 6 x button Input channel selection (Ch1 - Ch6) with separate led signal locking (green)
    • 1 x Mute button with led signal standby (orange)
    • 1 x standby button with led signal standby (orange)
    • Separate Led display (orange)
  • POWER
    • 3 Separate power transformers (25 W in use, 2 W in standby)
    • 1 transformer that is always under voltage
    • 2 transformers that are cut off for energy savings when the unit is on standby mode
    • Nominal AC line voltage : 100V, 115V, 200V or 230V
    • Input voltage range : +/- 10%
    • Fuse 1.6A
  • SIZE AND WEIGHT
    • 440 W x 344 D x 140 H (mm). 20 kg
  • WARRANTY
    • 3 years, parts and labor