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GROOVE

Your Price: $249.00 CDN

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Portable USB DAC and headphone amp for Mac and PC

Apogee Groove takes the same high quality audio technology found in the world's most prestigious recording studios and delivers it to your laptop. Connect Groove to your computer's USB port and your headphones or powered speakers to Groove's audio output. It's that easy. Groove's output provides ample power at any impedance and Apogee's Constant Current Drive technology makes your headphones sound their best. You'll be amazed by the difference in sound quality - the precise stereo image, punchy bass and stunningly clear high-hats.

Highlights:

• USB 2.0 connection to Mac and PC
• Up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
• ESS Sabre DAC
• Enhances your iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal or other music listening experience
• Constant Current Drive provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
• Quad Sum DAC, 4 DACs per channel for highest dynamic range and lowest distortion
• Asynchronous clocking
• Multi-color LEDs for status and level indication
• Powered by USB
• Top panel buttons for adjusting volume level
• Compact and portable (95mm L x 30mm W x 16mm H)
• Premium aluminum build quality
• Built in the USA

Specifications:

D/A Conversion
THD+N: -107 dB with 600 Ohm load @ 16 dBu
(-109 dB with 600 Ohm load @ 16 dBu-Anniversary Edition)
THD+N: -100dB with 30 Ohm load @ 10.5 dBu
(-101dB with 30 Ohm load @ 10.5 dBu-Anniversary Edition)
Dynamic Range: 117dB a-weighted
(119dB a-weighted-Anniversary Edition)
Frequency response: 10Hz 20K +/- 0.2dB
(10Hz 20K +/- 0.1dB-Anniversary Edition)
Max output level:
- 225mW into 30 Ohm
- 40mW into 600 Ohm
8 channel ESS DAC (4 DACs per channel)

System Requirements:

MAC OS:
Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
OS: 10.8 or greater
Connection and power: Any available USB port
Driver: Mac Core Audio. No download or installation necessary.

WINDOWS OS:
PC or laptop manufactured after January 2006
Intel Core 2 @ 1.6 GHz or AMD equivalent
Memory: 1 GB RAM minimum
Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)
Connection and power: Any available USB port
Driver: Register to download from Apogee's website

In the box:
- Groove
- USB Cable (1')
- Carrying pouch
- Product booklet (Quick Start Guide, Warranty Information)
- Instructions for download of software and complete documentation
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