AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp

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AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp
Key Features
  • ESS ES9038Q2M DAC Chip
  • Plugs Into an Available USB Port
  • Provides Improved Sound Quality
  • 32-Bit ESS 9601 Sabre Headphone Amp
The DragonFly Cobalt from AudioQuest is a flash drive-sized Digital Audio Converter (DAC), preamplifier, and headphone amplifier that natively connects to a USB Type-A port, or a USB Type-C port using an included USB Type-A to USB Type-C adapter. It provides improved sound compared to the Red and Black models thanks to a 2.1V output, 64-bit digital volume control, an ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip, a PIC32MX274 microcontroller draws less current and improves processing speed, and improved power filtering reduces the effects caused by Wi-fi, Bluetooth, and cellular noise. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, the DragonFly Cobalt drives most headphones using its 3.5mm / 1/8" jack, and can also be connected to powered speakers, amplifiers, and receivers.
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AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt Overview

The DragonFly Cobalt from AudioQuest is a flash drive-sized Digital Audio Converter (DAC), preamplifier, and headphone amplifier that natively connects to a USB Type-A port, or a USB Type-C port using an included USB Type-A to USB Type-C adapter. It provides improved sound compared to the Red and Black models thanks to a 2.1V output, 64-bit digital volume control, an ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip, a PIC32MX274 microcontroller draws less current and improves processing speed, and improved power filtering reduces the effects caused by Wi-fi, Bluetooth, and cellular noise. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, the DragonFly Cobalt drives most headphones using its 3.5mm / 1/8" jack, and can also be connected to powered speakers, amplifiers, and receivers.

The DragonFly Cobalt features a native resolution of up to 24-bit / 96 kHz formats and takes advantage of monoClock technology to produce sounds with resolution and clarity that are greater than DACs with multiple clocks, and the StreamLength asynchronous USB code helps ensure improved audio delivery with low jitter, resource load, and minimal packet errors. A smart LED indicator on the DragonFly shows the sample rate and status of the incoming signal. Additionally, DragonFly's analog circuits are direct-coupled from the ESS converter chip's output, avoiding the need for any extraneous components in the signal path.

General Features

Plays music files, including MP3 to MQA and high-resolution audio
Compatible with Windows and Mac
Compatible with iOS devices using an Apple Camera Adapter/Connection Kit
Compatible with Android devices using a DragonTail or other USB adapter for Android devices
MQA rendering
Drives headphones directly
Fixed output feeds a preamp or AV receiver
Asynchronous transfer helps ensures digital timing integrity
UPC: 092592098398

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt Specs

Native ResolutionUp to 24-Bit / 96 kHz
Supported Sample Rate44.1 kHz (Red LED)
48 kHz (Green LED)
88.2 kHz (Yellow LED)
96 kHz (Light Blue LED)
MQA (Purple LED)
Output2.1 Vrms at 10,000 Ohms or Higher; 16 Ohms Minimum for Headphones
MicrocontrollerMicrochip PIC32MX274
DACESS ES9038Q2M
Headphone AmplifierESS Sabre 9601
Volume Control64-Bit Digital
Dimensions0.5 x 0.7 x 2.2" / 12 x 19 x 57 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.385 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.3 x 6.1 x 1.2"

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