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Musiland Monitor 01 US / USB DAC

Musiland Monitor 01 US / USB DAC

Budget USB-powered outboard DAC’s seem to be coming all the rage. At a recent meeting with a client at a coffee shop in a rather bohemian-style section of Portland, Oregon I counted four people using such devices. Even before then I would spot one among all the customers using smart phones for personal music. The size of these units goes from that of a memory stick, to the size of a deck of cards. The Musiland Monitor 01 US/USB is equal to the latter.

Specifications:

  • High Speed USB Connection
  • Independent APU MU6010 for 24 bit/192kHz audio processing
  • Optical toslink digital output
  • Stereo RCA, 3.5mm headphone analog output PLUSE high quality digital power management Support 24bit/192kHz digital output
  • Specialized ASIO driver – support Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Aluminum alloy chassis for minimum interference
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Maximum sampling rate: 24bit/192kHz
  • Digital output: Optical toslink
  • Analog output: Stereo RCA, 3.5mm headphone
  • Digital S/N: 140dB (A-weighted)
  • Digital dynamic range: 140dB (A-weighted)
  • Distributor: Gateshop on Amazon.com
  • Price: $107.99

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