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MICRO DAC

Sale Price: $89.00 CDN
Original Price: $119.00 CDN

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Micro DAC is a USB digital-to-analog (DAC) converter with two outputs, one analog and one digital (optical). It's ideal for converting the audio from your computer into a high-quality analog format without needing to carry anything larger than a flash drive. The sound quality available from the typical headphone jack on a portable device or coming from the standard-issue sound card found in virtually every computer leaves a lot to be desired. Micro DAC delivers a marked upgrade in sound quality, compared to just plugging your headphones directly into your unit's headphone jack.

Use the 1/8-inch analog output to connect any headphones, and enjoy vibrant high-fidelity sound. There is a gain switch that boosts the signal level, so you can drive even high-impedance headphones to a robust loudness level. And since virtually all high-quality audio equipment has an optical digital input, Micro DAC's optical digital output is perfect for driving that equipment with a pure digital signal - especially valuable since most computers do not have a digital output.

Micro DAC has a rugged aluminum housing and is USB-bus-powered. Getting professional-quality audio from your computer couldn't be easier!

Features:

• Aluminum housing for ruggedness while traveling
• 1/8" headphone output
• 1/8" coaxial digital output
• Gain switch for high-impedance headphones, to easily drive any model
• Slim, small design for portability
• Professional audio quality
• USB-bus-powered
• Windows 10 Compatible

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As laptop is my main source of music (streaming, CD, downloaded files), on top of the several headphones that I owned, I decided to try out the M-Audio micro DAC. While I can't compare with how other DAC do (this is my first experience), the result was astounding, paired with my Sennheiser HD-558 and Skullcandy Grind. The bass is solid and punchy now and detailed mids. The sound is full, and volume - I only need to set it to 1 to 5 out of 100 now. Your can also choose High/Low impedance. The only bad thing is now I realize how much I have been missing, which for sure I am going to make up by bring it to the office. Would be nice if there is bluetooth as well (it works with my Android TV box - but would require very long cable).
Posted by Beck on Dec 10, 2016
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