Holo Audio – Cyan 2 DAC


Introducing Cyan2, the pinnacle of audio precision and clarity. Immerse yourself in a world of unparalleled sound quality with this high-end digital-to-analog converter (DAC). A little giant. Utilizing cutting-edge R2R discrete ladder DAC technology, Cyan2 delivers an authentic and true-to-source audio experience. Say goodbye to oversampling artifacts and embrace the purest form of sound reproduction.

Designed for audiophiles and music enthusiasts, Cyan2 supports non-oversampling, providing a pristine audio signal that stays true to the original recording. Elevate your listening experience to new heights with DSD 1024x support, ensuring every nuance and detail of your favorite tracks is faithfully preserved.

Upgrade your audio setup with Cyan2 and rediscover the art of sound. Immaculate craftsmanship meets state-of-the-art technology, making Cyan2 the go-to choice for those who demand audio excellence.

In stock (can be backordered)


Product Description:

The newest HoloAudio offering is the Cyan 2 DAC.  We are quite proud of the Cyan 2 and confident in saying we think you will find it most impressive as well. It’s a true balanced discrete resistor ladder DAC with both PCM and DSD support packed into a smaller footprint of desktop space. The Cyan 2 has several “trickle down” technologies from it’s bigger brothers and we are excited to introduce this product at a more affordable price.


Cyan 2 “青2”, A new generation DAC of fully discrete resistor network (commonly known as R2R). Relative to its predecessor the Cyan “青”, the Cyan 2 “青2” has the following improvements:

• Equipped with R2R network and vector step resistor network at the same time. The R2R network is used for primary digital-to-analog conversion of the PCM stream, and the vector step resistor network is used for primary digital-to-analog conversion of the DSD stream.

• The new generation of de-glitch technology can provide full-amplitude de-glitch without increasing the noise floor and other adverse effects.

• Based on this new generation of technology, Cyan 2 “青2” Can provide >106db SINAD and >127db dynamic range.

• USB supports sampling rates up to DSD1024 and PCM 1.536M.

• The USB interface uses proprietary firmware with ultra-low latency, a highly reliable data transmission, ideal USB eye pattern measurements that contributes to 2-4 times higher performance than official firmware.


Digital input
COAXIAL, OPTICAL, AES PCM 44.1-192K (24bit)
USB (galvanically isolated) PCM 44.1-1.536M (32bit)
DSD 64-512X (DOP)
DSD 64-1024X (Native)
I2S PCM 44.1-1.536M (32bit)
DSD 64-1024X
Analog Output
PCM 48K NOS THD+N 0.0005% @1K (-106dB)
DNR -127dB
Voltage Output 2.5Vrms(RCA), 5.0Vrms(XLR)
DSD 128X THD+N 0.0002% @1K (-114dB)
DNR -115dB
Voltage Output 1.25Vrms(RCA), 2.50Vrms(XLR)
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (chassis) 300x200x48mm / 11.8″ x 7.9″ x 1.9″ (WxLxH Dimensions do no include protruding parts)
Weight  3.5kg / 7.72lbs
Power Specifications
Power input (configurable, Based on label on bottom of chassis) 220-230V 50/60Hz – Fuse spec : 2A SB 5x20mm
110-115V 50/60Hz  – Fuse spec : 4A SB 5x20mm
Power Consumption 20W
Other included items Power Cable (USA ONLY) x1
USB Cable x1

Other Notes:

• Functions include: Auto Input Selection – LED indicator lights for each sample rate type as well as for input selection.

• Cyan 2 does not have buttons or remote control.


     note: This is special order item (will show “in stock” if able to order, this means we have the parts available for this DAC and the order can be placed), with a typical 5-6 week build time and 4-6day shipping time to USA customers. This is the current estimate for production and shipping. Please do not order if you do not to accept the terms to wait for the production/shipping times. Once order has been placed, We will add your order to our production list. The order is considered a special order item and there will be no cancellations or refunds. The product is guaranteed not to be DOA and has multiple levels of quality control testing before it’s shipped out to you. We are confident you’ll be happy with your purchase.

note: Cyan 2 will ship approx 5-6 weeks from time the order is placed. Holiday Delays may occur and out of our control.

Please read more about NOS vs OS (MUST READ article to explain why we recommend NOS)

Note: KitsuneHiFi is the only source to buy 110V versions of HoloAudio products, all other sources are 220V only! We can sell model to support any Voltage 100/110/220/230/240v  50/60hz etc.

WARRANTY – 3 years warranty, both parts and labor, cover one way shipping (return shipping once product is confirmed a warranty claim). Be sure to buy directly from HoloAudio or HoloAudioUSA<– this is KitsuneHiFi 😉

Download Windows System Icons HERE (image of kitsunetunededition logo)

Cyan 2 User Manual (ENGLISH) HERE

Cyan2 Win10/Win11 – ASIO Driver download v5.57.00 – 2023 2/23- download HERE

Shipping estimation for USA/CA locations are 150usd.

NON USA customers please contact the appropriate HoloAudio Dealer in your area.

if you are in Europe and potential other areas nearby, please contact our European Authorized HoloAudio Dealer for the best service and support in your area, Magnahifi.com

If you are in UK area please contact our dealer Eliseaudio for the best support in UK area specifically.

If you are in South Korea, please contact our dealer in South Korea – SonorisAudio 

If you are in India , please contact Vividhifi, your source for HoloAudio in India.

If you are in Australia, please contact IndiHifi.com.au, your source for HoloAudio in Australia


CE Certified for the European Market


note: i2s pin out is HoloAudio spec. Similar to PSaudio however left and right channel is swapped for DSD content.

note: i2s is NOT the same as HDMI Audio/Video. NEVER plug HDMI  devices into the i2s products like HoloAudio Cyan2. Be sure it’s i2s or IIS compliant with compatible pin out configuration.

note: i2s is not hot swappable, so never plug or unplug i2s cables when the devices are powered on. Always turn off both devices before plug/unplug of cable. And Ideal length for i2s HDMI cable is approx 0.3-0.6M or common size is 0.5M. Generally speaking the flatwire type cables are more ideal than round wire type cables for i2s protocol applications.


Please watch online reviews below (more coming soon)







Tim & Dawn Connor – HoloAudioUSA and KitsuneHiFi

We operate under strict business ethics and values. Our company motto we are always proud to mention to our customers, “Time will tell…” and this means that our products will earn the respect in a matter of time once people get their chance to test it themselves. Many companies need fancy buzz words and marketing to sell their products, we truly only need our customers to try our products and share their experience with others. Word of mouth is how our business thrives and we have many happy customers! We encourage others to try all the competition in the market and directly compare and see what type of value you are receiving. We are confident in our products and know that in time, our products will sell themselves once people get a chance to try them.  We offer tremendous value and quality without sacrificing on performance.


Jeff Zhu – HoloAudio  – founder/engineer

Jeff Zhu is the man behind this engineering achievement. Below are some comments that have been shared by Jeff to better explain this DAC in his own words.  HoloAudio is founded by Jeff Zhu and the USA division was a partnership formed with Tim Connor and his wife, Dawn Connor.


Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 19 × 5 in


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