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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • ESS Sabre 32-Bit Hyperstream DAC
  • 4x Quad Sum DAC Converters per Channel
  • Constant Current Drive
  • Time Domain Jitter eliminator
  • Volume Up and Volume Down/Mute Buttons
  • Asynchronous Clocking
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Enhance iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Pandora
  • 1/8" Headphone Output
  • Premium Aluminum, Built in the USA
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  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Apogee Electronics Groove - 24-Bit 192 kHz USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier For Mac and PC
  • USB Cable
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mac System Requirements Computer: 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 Requirements 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
    I/O 1x USB Micro B
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo
    D/A Converter
    Resolution Up to 24-bit at 192 kHz
    Chip 8-channel ESS DAC (4 DACs per channel)
    THD+N 600 ohm load at 16 dBu: -107 dB
    30 ohm load at 10.5 dBu: -100 dB
    Dynamic Range 117 dB (a-weighted)
    Frequency Response 10 to 20,000 Hz ±0.2 dB
    Max Output Into 30 ohms: 225 mW
    Into 600 ohms: 40 mW
    Power 5 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)
    Weight 0.10 lb (45.35 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 3.1 x 2.2"

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