Apogee Electronics Groove - 24-Bit 192 kHz USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier For Mac and PC

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Apogee Electronics Groove - 24-Bit 192 kHz USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier For Mac and PC
Key Features
  • ESS Sabre 32-Bit Hyperstream DAC
  • 4x Quad Sum DAC Converters per Channel
  • Constant Current Drive
  • Time Domain Jitter eliminator
Designed for the discerning audiophile, mixing, and mastering engineer alike, the Apogee Groove is a 24-bit 192 kHz USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier for both Mac and PC computer systems. The DAC is powered by your computer's USB bus and can be used with either headphones or powered monitors using a Y cable from the unit's 1/8" stereo output.
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Apogee Electronics Groove - 24-Bit 192 kHz USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier For Mac and PC

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Apogee Electronics Groove Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Quad Sum DAC
  • 3Constant Current Drive
  • 4Recommended Headphones

Designed for the discerning audiophile, mixing, and mastering engineer alike, the Apogee Groove is a 24-bit 192 kHz USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier for both Mac and PC computer systems. The DAC is powered by your computer's USB bus and can be used with either headphones or powered monitors using a Y cable from the unit's 1/8" stereo output.

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and built in the USA from premium aluminum, the device leverages an 8-converter ESS Sabre 32-Bit DAC chip in a novel Quad Sum arrangement. Both the left and right channels of the stereo feed utilize four digital to analog converters which are summed together to lower distortion and improve dynamic range. The device also implements a Constant Current Drive design which provides ample power at any impedance and ensures a smooth and balanced frequency response.

Simply connect the unit to your Mac or PC computer via the included USB micro B cable to enhance the listening experience of your favorite DAW or music program such as iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, and more. LED illuminated volume up and volume down/mute buttons provide hands on control of your listening experience. An integrated leash loop allows you to attach a leash to the unit to help keep it safe. It also comes with a convenient carrying pouch.

Quad Sum DAC

Utilizes four digital to analog converters per channel for reduced distortion and improved dynamic range

Constant Current Drive

Ensures ample power and a smooth frequency response to headphones of different impedance

Recommended Headphones

Sennheiser HD 800
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 380 Pro
Sennheiser Momentum
UPC: 805676301419

Apogee Electronics Groove Specs

Mac System RequirementsComputer: Intel Mac 1.5 GHz 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
PC System RequirementsPC 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
I/O1x USB Micro B
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo
D/A Converter
ResolutionUp to 24-bit at 192 kHz
Chip8-channel ESS DAC (4 DACs per channel)
THD+N600 ohm load at 16 dBu: -107 dB
30 ohm load at 10.5 dBu: -100 dB
Dynamic Range117 dB (a-weighted)
Frequency Response10 to 20,000 Hz ±0.2 dB
Max OutputInto 30 ohms: 225 mW
Into 600 ohms: 40 mW
Power5 V, 500 mA, via USB 2.0 bus
Dimensions (L x W x H)3.74 x 1.18 x 0.63" (95 x 30 x 16 mm)
Weight0.10 lb (45.35 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.4 x 3.1 x 2.3"
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