USB DACs

Peachtree Audio sonaDAC US$ 1,299

DAC/preamp/headphone amp.

PCM 32bit/384kHz and 5.6MHz DSD 

Added 2015

Perreaux Audiant DP32 $2.895

Digital Inputs: 1 USB (asynchronous 24/192)
1 AES/EBU (XLR)
2 Coaxial (RCA)
2 Optical (Toslink)
Digital to Analogue Converter: ESS Technology Sabre³² Reference ES9018 32-bit DAC
Input Word Length (maximum): 32-bit (AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical)
24-bit (USB)
Input Sample Rate (maximum): 192kHz (all inputs)
Analogue Inputs: 1 Balanced/Unbalanced (selectable)
1 Unbalanced Line/Home Theatre (selectable)

 

Added 2014

Primare DAC30 € 2350

USB audio class 2 compliant DAC with USB receiver by XMOS.

PCM 24 / 192 Khz
Crystal DSD DAC CS4398 (BD32)
Fully balanced analogue output stage (BD32)
Inputs: 1x asynchronous USB-B, 1x AES/EBU, 3x Optical, 3x Coax S/PDIF

Outputs: 1 pair XLR and 1 pair RCA (both 4,3V)

Added 2014

PrismSound CALLIA 1795/ $1,895

DAC/pre-amp/headphone amp

Inputs:

  • USB Audio Device Class 2.0 (UAC2)
  • SPDIF
  • Toslink

Added 2016

Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital   399,-

 

DAC,pre-amp/headphone amp.

Dual mono construction  

• High end ESS Sabre ESS9038 dual DAC  

• Proprietary clock circuity design  

• Organic polymer capacitors and thin film miniMELF resistors  

• MQA hardware decoding  

• DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 & DSD512 (DSD over PCM)  

• Up to 24bit/192kHz for optical & coax inputs  

• 7 selectable digital filter characteristics  

• 1 proprietary optimum transient digital filter  

 

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Added 2017

PS Audio NuWave $995

It allows the user to select 192kHz upsampling or bypass all upsampling.

Input: USB (XMOS), SPDIF (RCA), Toslink

Output: RCA and XLR

 

Added 2015

PS Audio DirectStream Junior US$3'999

 

Converts all inputs to DSD

Digtial audio inputs I²S, Coax, XLR Balanced, TOSLINK, USB, Ethernet (UPnP)

Sample Rates I²S,S/PDIF, and USB: 44.1kHz to 352.8kHz 16bit, 24bit, DSD 64, DSD 128

TOSLINK: 44.1kHz to 96kHz 16bit, 24bit

Added 2016