Tag: USB DAC

Audioengine D1 USB DAC

How quickly do things change? Just a couple of years ago a headphone enthusiast could count the number of headphone DACs in a handful of seconds. Now, in the early months of 2012 the list is significantly larger and growing with each passing day. Specifications: DAC type: Dual Mode USB and Optical (SPDIF) Inputs: USB/Optical
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Tec-on Model “55” Integrated Amp/USB DAC

Specifications RCA single-ended inputs USB DAC (accepts 16-bit 44.1/48kHz) EL84 x 2 output tubes [fitted with 6P14 “Beijing” in current production] 5755 Raytheon NOS driver tube Self-biasing Zero global negative feedback Choke input filter Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) @ 1kHz, 8 Ohm less than 1% at 4.5 Watts Frequency Response: 17Hz – 27kHz (-3 dB);
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Musiland MD10 USB DAC

If 2007 wasn’t, then for sure 2008 is the year for music servers. Add-on products are popping up right and left, leading to a myriad of choices and some definite confusion among music server newbies. One of the most fascinating DAC units is the multi-purpose Musiland MD10. It has a tremendous feature set for a
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DIY: Poor Man’s Music Server (with apologies to Sooloos)

Some months back Sooloos brought to the market a stunning evolution in music servers. Combining a 17” touch panel screen (Control), rectangular computer module (Source), hard drive modules (Store), and an advanced software package. It has taken the music server system to a new level of sophistication along with a stratospheric price tag of $12,900.
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Benchmark DAC1 USB

Specifications USB, XLR balanced, BNC coaxial, and TOSLINK optical digital inputs Compatible with Windows Vista/XP/2000 and Mac OS X without driver installation Elected low-impedance 10, 20, or 30 db pads on bal- anced outputs Jumper-selected low-impedance 10, 20, or 30 dB pads on balanced outputs -10 dBV unbalanced RCA analog outputs, +13.5 dBu maximum output
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