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CEntrance Inc. HiFi-M8 Portable LX DAC (PRO)

B&H # CEHFM8LXPRO Mfr # HIFI-M8 LX PRO
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Product Highlights
  • Use Balanced or Unbalanced Headphones
  • XLR Balanced & 1/4" Unbalanced Outputs
  • Supports iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac, PC
  • 3 Adjustable Levels of Output Impedance
  • 3 Adjustable Levels of Headphone Gain
  • 3 Adjustable Levels of Bass Boost
  • 3 Adjustable Levels of Treble Boost
  • Battery or Wall-Powered Operation
  • Charge Phone/Tablet Off Power Adapter
  • Made in USA

Headphones and a phone or a laptop can be added to the HiFi-M8 Portable LX DAC (PRO) from CEntrance Inc. to have an audiophile listening experience. This professional-level listening device offers a combination of features, audio fidelity, choice, and flexibility.

This unit supports Apple devices natively, extracts audio information digitally, and converts it to analog internally, for good sound quality. It combines clear audio quality, a long-lasting battery, a choice of digital inputs, and numerous sound-shaping features to create good sound.

Built Tough
The HiFi-M8 Portable LX DAC is lightweight and durable. The body is laser-engraved and custom-styled, with the curves being smooth on the hand and easy on the eye. Extra scratch-protection and an elegant look is given by the anodized aluminum finish.
Digital Inputs
The HiFi-M8 device is a portable DAC/Amp with iPhone/iPad/iPod and USB inputs. It can be used with a computer and with an iPhone. When a switch is flipped, the 3-position power lever acts as a source selector.
Portable
The HiFi-M8 Portable LX DAC packs a powerful Lithium-polymer rechargeable battery for a high amount of power density, offering quick charge cycles and long play time between charges. 4 LED indicators provide a convenient way of vewing battery charge status.
Dual Core
This device uses a dual-core XMOS microprocessor to achieve the dual functionality of a USB DAC and an iPhone dock. It runs custom CEntrance code, supporting 24-bit/192 kHz, asynchronous USB audio.
Driver Support
This HiFi-M8 device supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution with Macs and PCs. With Macs, no drivers are required. For Windows, CEntrance offers a free download of its Unversal Driver.
Tone Shaping
This device supports most headphones and offers high output level. The built-in gain, impedance, and tone-shaping switches allow for dialing the sound just right.
Worldwide Use
The HiFi-M8 Portable LX DAC is designed for real-world use. The included power supply works around the globe and provides rapid charging for the HiFi-M8 device and the attached Apple device. It accepts a wide range of voltages, from 9 to 20 V and can even be charged from a car or a boat.
Digital Connection
The HiFi-M8 device features robust, large-style USB jacks. These jacks will provide reliable service over a long time, and allow use of audiophile USB cables.

This device comes with a stylish, custom-made 30-pin cable for connection to iPhone 3/4/S as well as a USB cable for connection to laptops.
Additional Features
Support for unbalanced or balanced headphones, IEMs, and overhead; choice of portable or desktop operation (battery or wall-powered); 3 levels of output impedance for enhanced headphone linearity; 3 levels of headphone gain for headphone sensitivity matching; 3 levels of bass sonic shaping for matching to various headphones; 3 levels of treble sonic shaping for matching to various headphones; ability to charge the phone/tablet off the power adapter while playing..
Digital
Resolution 24-bit (Also supports 16-bit)
Sample Rate USB: 44.1 , 41 , 88.2 , 96 , 172.4 , 192 kHz
Interface USB host and device compatible
Clock Local: 10 ppm precision, unmeasurable jitter
Compatibility iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, and PC
Analog
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 80 kHz
Output Impedance 1, 2, 10 Ω, selectable
Output Power 1.5 W (total), drives 16 to 600 Ω headphones
Maximum Output Level +13.5 dBV (32 Ω load)
+18.6 dBV (300 Ω load)
+19.0 dBV (600 Ω load) 1
Please Note:

Listening to IEMs or other high sensitivity headphones at maximum level may damage your hearing.

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General
Audio Output XLR balanced and 1/4" unbalanced jack, 3.5 mm adapter included
Headphone Amp Direct Class-A, no caps in the signal path
Power AC: Globally compatible, 90 to 240 VAC power supply included
DC: 9 to 20 VDC (3 A) from external adapters, car, boat, and more
Internal Power Supplies: Battery-isolated, filtered ±15 V, clean analog rails
Dimension L x W x H 5.0 x 3.2 x 1.2" (127.0 x 82.0 x 33.0 mm)
Weight 11.9 oz (340.0 g)
CEntrance Inc. HiFi-M8 Portable LX DAC (PRO)
  • 3.5mm Adapter
  • 90 to 240 VAC Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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