Sony PHA-3 High Resolution USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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Sony PHA-3 High Resolution USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier
Key Features
  • 384 kHz 32-bit PCM Files From Computer
  • 48 kHz 24-bit PCM From Apple Device
  • 192 kHz 24-bit PCM Files From Optical
  • 2.8 and 5.6 MHz DSD Support
The Sony PHA-3 High Resolution USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier can help reveal details and layers in the high resolution audio files stored on your PC, smartphone, tablet or music player. The unit converts Hi-Res signals (PCM up to 384 kHz/32 bit and DSD) from your device's digital output for you to enjoy through headphones. The D/A conversion technology provides a spacious, three-dimensional soundstage with clear channel separation over the amplifier's balanced output.
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Sony PHA3 Overview

The Sony PHA-3 High Resolution USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier can help reveal details and layers in the high resolution audio files stored on your PC, smartphone, tablet or music player. The unit converts Hi-Res signals (PCM up to 384 kHz/32 bit and DSD) from your device's digital output for you to enjoy through headphones. The D/A conversion technology provides a spacious, three-dimensional soundstage with clear channel separation over the amplifier's balanced output.

The device supports PCM files up to 384 kHz/32-bit resolution on a computer, up to 48 kHz/24-bit resolution on an iPhone/iPad/iPod, up to 192 kHz/24-bit through an optical link, as well as 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz DSD files. It can deliver a frequency response of 10 to 100,000 Hz with 0.01% distortion into an impedance between 8Ω and 600Ω. When using the balanced output, the amplifier can supply a maximum of 320 mW (at 32 Ω at 1% distortion) to each channel of the stereo pair.

The combination DAC and headphone amplifier is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X computers and comes with: one digital cable for WALKMAN devices, one digital cable for Xperia mobile devices, two micro-USB cables, one stereo mini audio cable, two USB AC adaptors and four silicone belts.

UPC: 027242879317

Sony PHA3 Specs

Operating EnvironmentCompliant OS:
Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Mac OS X (v10.6.8 or later)

CPU: Intel Core 2 Processor 1.6 GHz or better
Memory: 1 GB or better
USB port (USB 2.0 high speed)
ResolutionPCM:
When Connecting a Computer: Maximum 384 kHz/32 bit
When Connecting iPhone/iPad/iPod: Maximum 48 kHz/24 bit
When Connecting Optical Link: Maximum 192 kHz/24 bit

DSD: 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz
Frequency Range10 to 100,000 Hz (audio in input) with 0.01 or less distortion at 1,000 Hz
Impedance8 to 600 Ω
Maximum Input2 V RMS (audio in)
Maximum OutputBalanced connection: Approximately 320 mW + 320 mW (32 Ω at 1% distortion)
Normal Connection: Approximately 100 mW + 100 mW (32 Ω at 1% distortion)
Audio Output Jack3-pole mini jack (balanced L/R)
Stereo mini jack (normal)
Audio Input JackComputer/WALKMAN/Xperia connecting port
iPhone/iPad/iPod connecting port
Optical input connecting port (OPT IN port)
Stereo mini jack
Power Source5 VDC when using the AC adaptor
Power Consumption13.5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)Without Projecting Parts: 3.150 x 1.142 x 5.532 (80.00 x 29.00 x 140.50 mm)
WeightApproximately 8.15 oz (231 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 5 x 3.3"
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