D/A Converters Reviews & News – ecoustics.com http://www.ecoustics.com everything electronic Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:34:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Parasound Introduces ZoneMaster 4 DAX Four Zone 192kHz DAC & Crossover http://www.ecoustics.com/products/parasound-zonemaster-4-dax-dac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/parasound-zonemaster-4-dax-dac/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:26:56 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/parasound-zonemaster-4-dax-dac/
Parasound announced the ZoneMaster 4 DAX, the first four zone DAC with crossovers for the custom installation industry. The 4 DAX was designed in response to custom installers who create multi-zone systems based around the Sonos Connect, Heos Link, BlueSound Node or Google Chromecast Audio, and are looking to upgrade their clients’ digital sound quality, […]]]>
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Meridian Debuts Ultra DAC for Audiophiles: Finest Ever? http://www.ecoustics.com/products/meridian-ultra-dac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/meridian-ultra-dac/#respond Wed, 01 Jun 2016 19:24:17 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/meridian-ultra-dac/
Meridian Audio today announced their ultimate, hand built Ultra DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) that is capable of playing virtually any recording format including DXD, DSD64 and DSD128 (DoP), or MQA at up to 384kHz/24-bit. It is the first product in the world to include MQA Limited’s Hierarchical Converter Technology, which employs multiple converters to […]]]>
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Meridian Explorer2 USB DAC http://www.ecoustics.com/products/meridian-explorer2-usb-dac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/meridian-explorer2-usb-dac/#respond Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:08:31 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/meridian-explorer2-usb-dac/
Meridian Audio today introduced Explorer2, a $300 portable, compact and rugged USB DAC capable of delivering best-in-class audio performance, including compatibility with MQA ‘Master Quality Authenticated’ lossless audio files. Building on the original, award-winning Explorer, the new model features a significantly more powerful DSP capability than it predecessor. It is this advanced Meridian-designed digital signal processing, […]]]>
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Arcam miniBlink Bluetooth Streaming microDAC http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-miniblink-bluetooth-streaming-microdac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-miniblink-bluetooth-streaming-microdac/#respond Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:30:58 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-miniblink-bluetooth-streaming-microdac/
Arcam just released the $149 pebble-shaped miniBlink microDAC that upgrades the audio-fidelity over standard Bluetooth music streaming. The miniBlink uses the advanced Bluetooth front-end and DAC technology from Arcam’s High-Definition Bluetooth $300 rBlink, but has been carefully re-engineered to lower the price by 50%. The miniBlink uses a high-density moulded enclosure, with an internal aerial […]]]>
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Chinon CH-DA260U USB DAC http://www.ecoustics.com/products/chinon-ch-da260u-usb-dac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/chinon-ch-da260u-usb-dac/#respond Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:36:42 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/chinon-ch-da260u-usb-dac/
Chinon has introduced the $149 CH-DA260U digital-to-audio converter (DAC) with built-in amplifier and digital output, which offers a superior listening experience from PCs, smartphones, tablets and mobile devices. The CH-DA260U features a USB audio input, along with coaxial and optical digital outputs, so it will connect to virtually any audio or AV equipment that supports […]]]>
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Marantz NA8005 Network Audio Player and DAC http://www.ecoustics.com/products/marantz-na8005-network-audio-player/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/marantz-na8005-network-audio-player/#respond Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:36:17 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/marantz-na8005-network-audio-player/
Marantz announced a $1,200 Network Audio Player and DAC (Digital-analogue converter). Engineered to reproduce a rich and full spectrum of sound from all of today’s popular music sources, the Marantz NA8005 is equipped with an Ethernet port to make connections with a home network. Access thousands of Internet radio stations and the popular music streaming service Spotify Connect as […]]]>
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Arcam airDAC Wireless DAC http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-airdac-wireless-dac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-airdac-wireless-dac/#respond Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:58:58 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-airdac-wireless-dac/
Delayed since last year due to AirPlay component shortages, the Arcam airDAC is being relaunched in April 2014 with markedly increased functionality and a new free SongBook UPnP Control App. Arcam claims its airDAC is the only audiophile-grade Airplay product in existence and now features UPnP Streaming, plus two secondary digital audio inputs. It has high-class […]]]>
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Denon DA-300USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier http://www.ecoustics.com/products/denon-da-300usb-dac-headphone-amplifier/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/denon-da-300usb-dac-headphone-amplifier/#respond Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:01:51 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/denon-da-300usb-dac-headphone-amplifier/
Denon announced the DA-300USB, their first stand-alone high-definition USB digital to analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier for audiophile playback of digital music files.  Equipped with a range of advanced digital technologies, the DA-300USB connects via asynchronous USB to the computer and features the ability to decode both PCM (traditional digital audio format) and DSD (Direct […]]]>
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Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC http://www.ecoustics.com/products/cambridge-audio-dacmagic-xs-dac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/cambridge-audio-dacmagic-xs-dac/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:55:38 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/cambridge-audio-dacmagic-xs-dac/
Cambridge Audio introduced a pint-sized Digital to Analog Converter that enhances the audio output from your computer. The DacMagic XS connects to any USB port on one side, with standard headphone jack on the other. A built-in headphone amp increases the punch of your headphones, delivering 10 times more power than most laptop soundcards can […]]]>
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Rotel RDD-1580 USB DAC http://www.ecoustics.com/products/rotel-rdd-1580-usb-dac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/rotel-rdd-1580-usb-dac/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 01:42:29 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/products/rotel-rdd-1580-usb-dac/
Rotel just announced the RDD-1580 USB Digital-to-Analog Converter that offers the finest audio reproduction possible from any digital source whether it be legacy PC sources or the latest digital file formats.  At its heart, the RDD-1580 makes use of Wolfson’s WM8740 stereo digital-to-analog converter. But where competitive products use only one of these converters […]]]>
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