AudioQuest DragonFly DAC

AudioQuest DragonFly DAC

AudioQuest DragonFly DAC

B&H # AUDRAGONFLY MFR # DRAGONFLY
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Product Highlights

  • Plugs Into an Available USB Port
  • Provides Improved Sound Quality
  • 24-bit ESS Sabre Conversion Chip
  • 1/8" Jack Outputs Directly to Headphones
  • Decodes Resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Can Also Feed Preamp or Power Amp
  • Compatible with Mac and PC
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  • 1Description

The AudioQuest DragonFly DAC is a flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB port. It features a 24-bit ESS Sabre conversion chip that bypasses the computer's sound card to deliver higher quality sound from your Mac or PC. Its 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo output can connect a set of headphones or allow patching to a larger audio system.

The DragonFly DAC can accept audio files ranging from MP3s and CD-standard 16-bit/44.1kHz to higher resolution 24-bit/96kHz formats. Using USB protocol, DragonFly commands the timing of the audio data transfer, dramatically reducing errors. Two discrete onboard clocks are used to optimize performance for the native sample rate of the audio being played. A smart LED indicator on DragonFly shows the resolution 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.

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AudioQuest DragonFly DAC
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Compatibility Mac or PC
    Connector 1 1 x USB-A male
    Connector 2 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS stereo female
    DSP 24-bit ESS Sabre conversion chip
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
    Bit Depth 16- or 24-bit
    Dimensions Not specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 6.1 x 1.3"

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