DACs

DACs

Digital signals are the norm these days, but if you actually want to hear them, then you need to convert them to something your ears understand. A DAC takes those pulse codes and converts them to silky smooth audio. Nearly every device has one built in though, so why do you need another one? Simply put, the process of converting the signal isn't as straight forward as you think. A better DAC produces a better signal to feed the rest of your chain.

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  • Cyrus Soundkey

    Put simply, Cyrus’ soundKey improves your music…vastly.
    You think the sound is ok when you plug your expensive headphones into your phone? Wait until you hear this!
    To explain a bit more scientifically, music is stored on your phone in various types of digital files. The DAC (Digital-to-analogue Converter) in most phones, laptops and tablets is designed to hit a cost – that means it’s never going to deliver the kind of audio quality that your music files or streaming services are actually capable of delivering.
    SoundKey unlocks your audio, by accessing the raw digital files on your device and processes them using our special hi-fi DAC and amplifier. The analogue music output from soundKey delivers much more detail, more impact, greater precision and a good dollup of WOW.

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    $169.00

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  • M2Tech Hi-Face Two

    Compact size (2x2.2x10.2cm) with hi-end performances hiFace Two USB interface has been conceived to further improve the performance and ease of use of the acclaimed and award-winning hiFace Learn More
  • M2Tech Hi Face Dac

    Compact size (2x1.4x8.8cm) with hi-end performance hiFace DAC has been conceived to make hi-end equipment performance at hand to budget-conscious audiophiles, without any compromise. One hiFace DAC and a laptop, Mac Mini or even an iPad make for a hi-end music file source at the cost of a middle range digital interconnect. Learn More
  • Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100

    Digital to Analogue Converter

    Thanks to a Wolfson 24-bit DAC, a 24-bit/96kHz driverless USB Audio 1.0 input and S/PDIF and TosLink digital inputs, the DacMagic 100 takes the sound from your computer, iPod, TV and other digital devices and adds detail, depth and added clarity to give you a true audio experience.

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  • Denon DA-10 Portable USB-DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    A useful USB-DAC/Headphone Amp to take wherever you go. 

    We found a cache of Headphone accesories cleaning up an old cabinet and need to move on a couple of units. This is one of them.

    Extended battery life (7 hours), carry case makes this a versatile unit.

    Box, warranty all the bits included. Ex-demo unit

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    Regular Price: $699.00

    Special Price $450.00

  • Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

    Digital to Analogue Converter & Preamplifier

    The DacMagic Plus has fantastic new features including wireless device connectivity and stunning audio performance from music of all formats. Thanks to twin DACs it instantly improves audio fidelity from all your favourite digital products allowing you to make your computer, TV, Blu-ray player and other devices a true part of your hi-fi system.

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    Regular Price: $799.00

    Special Price $679.00

  • Chord Mojo

    Chord's Hugo re-defined what one could expect from a portable DAC/Headphone amp. Now it's little sibling is here to blow minds in a smaller chassis. Learn More
    $799.00

  • Chord Poly (Free $200 case if bought with Mojo)

    Poly is a portable music streamer/player that combines with Mojo to wirelessly stream from connected devices and playback from its Micro SD, all with smartphone control. It enables hi-fi sound quality at home or on-the-go, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay and network connectivity and upgrades headphone, car and home audio performance Learn More
  • Rotel T14 Streamer & Tuner

    This is not just any old tuner. While the T14 can receive classic analogue FM stations, it has also been designed to take advantage of Digital Audio Broadcasts (DAB+), as well as all popular internet streaming services. That’s a lot of options, but Rotel’s T14 makes selecting them as simple as the touch of a button. The 30 FM and DAB+ presets provide easy access to all of your favourite music stations. A near endless supply of music sources are supported by the T14 using the DTS Play-Fi iOS and Android Apps including Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Rhapsody, Amazon Music, Deezer and more. Your listening options for radio broadcasts have never been more varied or available at such high quality.

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    Regular Price: $1,319.00

    Special Price $1,250.00

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  • Marantz HD DAC1

    If you are going to be a reclusive introvert escaping reality inside a pair of Hd800 or similar headphones then make the most of the experience by playing them through a dedicated amp like this ... simply gorgeous with wood panelling and retro Chatsworth California styling and ridiculously solid build. If only it had VU Meters like the fantastic Oppo ... Learn More
  • Musical Fidelity MX-DAC

    After years of patient research and development, we are proud to launch our MX-DAC with DSD. With its technical innovation, superb technical performance and excellent build quality, the new MX DAC offers truly outstanding value for money.

    The MX-DAC is a tremendous performer. It has ultra low distortion, very wide bandwidth and low noise. The technical performance of the MX-DAC is on a par with any other DAC at any price. Jitter is about 12pps, s/n ratio is -116dB (‘A’ weighted), linearity is +0.2dB at -116dB, stereo separation is -104dB at 1kHz, frequency response is ruler flat and distortion is 0.00025% at 1kHz and 0.0003% at 20kHz. These technical figures are state-of-the-art and show that our implementation is almost perfect, to ensure completely neutral and accurate digital-to-analogue conversion of any digital input.

    The MX DAC has inputs for: 2 x coax (up to 24bit 192 kHz PCM), 2 x optical (up to 24bit 192kHz PCM) and asynchronous USB up to 24bit 192 kHz PCM as well as DSD 64 and DSD 128.

    Also, all inputs whether from coax, optical or USB, are processed in the DSD domain. This desirable feature gives a warmth and humanity to the sound that simple digital conversion doesn’t achieve.

    The MX DAC has both single ended and balanced outputs.

    The new MX range has beautiful aesthetics and wonderful build quality. The front panel and housing are both from exclusive custom-made extrusions using mil-spec aluminium.

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    $1,750.00

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  • Rotel RC-1572 Pre Amplifier

    The heart of an uncompromising audiophile stereo “separates” system is the preamplifier. Separate components hold the promise of the best possible fidelity, since each device is optimised for its role in the sound reproduction chain. The new RC-1572 stereo preamplifier leverages the design of our flagship RC-1590 preamplifier including its 32bit/768kHz AKM stereo digital-to-analog converter to handle critical signal conversion. Among many refinements, the RC-1572 utilises relay switching for analog sources instead of an IC based switch to maintain the integrity of the signal path for RCA, phono and XLR inputs. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,999.00

    Special Price $1,799.00

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  • Cambridge Audio 851D Digital Pre-amp,

    This is a solid piece of kit that is audiophile and extremely practical in the way people listen to music these days. Digital music now comes from a multitude of sources, but the digital to analogue converters in most PCs, MACs, Laptops or TVs are often an afterthought.

    Bypass the same audio through the 851D’s twin premium DACs in dual differential mode and its 2nd generation Adaptive Time Filtering process and it’ll bring every drop of detail and depth back into your music so it can be heard exactly as it should sound.

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  • Marantz ND8006

    Marantz design engineers have taken everything we learned in developing the Premium Range and applied it to this first-of-its-kind, exquisite player. Introducing "The Complete Digital Music Source Player". The ND8006 delivers renowned Marantz sound from literally unlimited music sources, including online music services, HEOS multi-room technology, locally stored high-resolution audio files, CD audio playback, AirPlay, Bluetooth and more. Easily upgrade any existing audio system to the best of Digital music - along with a mega-portion of versatility. Wherever and however your favourite music is stored, you can now enjoy it in pure Marantz quality. Because Music Matters. Learn More
  • Chord Qutest. Advanced compact DAC, a tiny bit of gorgeous ...

    Qutest is the latest evolution of Chord Electronics’ most affordable standalone DAC, the multi-award-winning 2Qute, which it directly replaces. Qutest is uniquely equipped to bring the benefits of Chord Electronics’ acclaimed proprietary hardware and software technology to a wide range of connected devices. Learn More
  • Musical Fidelity M3s CD Player

    The M3scd has been designed to give outstanding CD reproduction and to be a digital hub. In addition to CD it has 3 digital inputs: coax, optical and asynchronous USB. This makes it particularly useful for set top boxes and/or TV sound improvement. The technical performance is excellent; it has very low distortion, extremely low jitter, excellent signal-to-noise ratio, extremely flat frequency response, exemplary linearity and excellent channel separation. All in all the M3scd gives excellent CD replay and can act as a versatile digital hub at the same time. Learn More
    $2,500.00

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  • Cyrus DAC X Signature, TRADE-IN, Black

    I've never been one to instantly fall in love with upsampling technology but I know when it's done right, as Cyrus has, that it works wonders on your less than perfect digital sources.

    I'm sure you've heard the phrase 'you can't polish a turd'...it's not necessarily true, this DAC can...and to 192kHz at that...

    It also contains Cyrus's re-clocking technology. Any unit that has this in it by Cyrus elevates the musicality, the detail and image of tracks to another realm. It's truly like fairy dust in the way it can imprint a magical musicality to your music.

    Apart from its upconversion and re-clocking technology, this is also simply one very good DAC containing 4 fully balanced 32-bit DAC chips.

    https://www.cyrusaudio.com/support/other-resources/legacy-products/pre-amps-dacs/dac-x-signature/

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  • Roksan K3 CD Player, EX-DEMO, Charcoal

    The Roksan K3 CD player sits between the K2 and M2 CD players by Roksan. Building on the superb K2 CD player, the new Roksan K3 features a heavily overhauled circuit design that gives a fuller & wider soundstage than the K2. The perfect match for the new Roksan K3 amplifier, this CD player exemplifies everything that is good about affordable British hi-fi. Specifications in full; Premium hi-fi CD player Perfect match for the K3 Integrated Amplifier Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,299.00

    Special Price $2,500.00

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  • Musical Fidelity M6sDAC

    For those who have a range of high quality digital sources, whether that's a dedicated streamer, high resolution files from a computer or a CD player/transport, having a superior Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) becomes a necessity. Too often are DACs squished in to the chassis of other electronics where they're not given the care and design integrity they deserve. As people play more and more digital sources, the difference a good separate DAC can make becomes greater.

    The M6sDAC is a full component sized unit where the utmost care has been taken to obtain supreme musical quality. It upsamples files, has exceptional Reclocking circuitry on board, accepts DSD files and has single ended and balanced outputs.

    It has very low distortion and noise floor credentials to let the music shine. Incredible separation and resolution - all the good things you look for in a DAC.

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    $3,000.00

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  • Denon DCD1600NE

    Denon is one of the rare audio brands that continued to actively develop Hi-Fi components and accumulate, refine, and pass down Hi-Fi audio technologies. The DCD-1600NE focuses on achieving the essence of a disc player: ultra-high precision in reading discs and supplying high-quality audio signals to the amp. To achieve this, the signal paths are as short as possible and the whole circuitry is minimized. The engineers also redesigned the disc drive mechanism brackets and the chassis to eliminate vibration, the great enemy of disc players, and achieve ultra-vibration-resistant performance. The information on the disc is now read with impeccable accuracy and a clean, high-grade signal is supplied to the DCD-1600NE’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus circuitry. Besides CD and Super Audio CD playback, the DCD features playback of audio recordings up to PCM192/24 or DSD5.6 recorded on a DVD R/RW for full flexibility and extended access to high resolution audio.

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