ESI Dr. DAC nano - USB Digital to Analog Converter

ESI Dr. DAC nano - USB Digital to Analog Converter

ESI Dr. DAC nano - USB Digital to Analog Converter


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Product Highlights

  • Stereo
  • S/PDIF Output (Shared with Analog Out)
  • Headphone Amplifier
  • USB Bus Powered

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ESI DR.DAC NANO overview

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The Dr. DAC nano from ESI is a 2 channel digital to analog (DAC) converter that connects to the USB port of a computer. The DAC is perfect for Windows and Mac OS X users who want better sound output over what their computer's internal converter offers.

The digital source can have up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution, while the output of the unit can be either analog line level, or optical S/PDIF via a mini plug optical transmitter. The analog output can also power most consumer headphones.

Digital to analog converter
USB audio interface
Optical S/PDIF output via 3.5mm mini plug optical transmitter (up to 24bit/96kHz)
Headphone amplifier that can power 16 to 300Ω headphones
Non PCM (Dolby Digital, dts) pass through support
Analog Devices AD8397 high output current amplifier
Plug and play under Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X
In the Box
ESI Dr. DAC nano - USB Digital to Analog Converter
  • USB Cable
  • 3.5mm Mini Plug to TOSLink Optical Converter
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    ESI DR.DAC NANO specs

    ADC Not applicable
    DAC 16-/24-bit
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
    Analog In Not applicable
    Analog Outputs 1 x 1/8" TRS mini
    Digital Input Connectors USB
    Digital Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" TRS mini shared with analog output

    3.5mm mini plug to TOSLink optical converter included

    Word Clock Not applicable
    Maximum Output Level 3VRMS
    Dynamic Range 103dB
    Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
    THD + N Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Requirements USB bus
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.8 x 2.4 x 0.7" (45 x 60 x 17mm)
    Specialties Tenor TE7022L USB streaming audio controller with 12MHz USB full speed operation
    National Semiconductor LM2663M switched Ccpacitor voltage converter
    Precision +/-5ppm 12.000MHz TCXO for lowest clock jitter
    Low ESR Tantal capacitor
    High quality 4 layer PCB board
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.6 x 1.3"

    ESI DR.DAC NANO reviews

    Dr. DAC nano - USB Digital to Analog Converter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item - clear, no interference! Small, clear sound. No interference. Best computer setup I've found. Other USB DACs (24/96) don't allow for volume control from computer. No problems here. Toslink digital output (mini) but not needed. Could not find speakers to match though I have found a few. Not as high quality as Focal CMS however. 2012 CES products are mimicking this item with USB sticks. Same concept. Highly recommended. South Korean manufacturer, sold in Germany.
    Date published: 2012-01-15
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