Hegel Music Systems HD30 US$4,800


DAC / Streamer (UPnP) / Pre-amp


DAC resolution: Dual mono 32 bit/192 kHz multilevel sigma-delta DAC
Line output: 2.6 VRMS
Digital inputs: 1 coaxial, 3 optical, 1 USB, 1 ethernet, 1 BNC, 1 AES/EBU
Analog outputs: 1 fixed line level (RCA), 1 fixed line level (Balanced XLR)
Distortion: Typical 0.0005%
Frequency response: 0 Hz - 50 kHz
Noise floor: Typically -150 dB


Added 2016

Henry Audio USB DAC 128 mkII USD 249.00

Henry Audio USB DAC 128 mkII is the result of an international collaboration.

All the source code and schematics are Open Source. Henry Audio USB DAC 128 mkII works with asynchronous USB Audio Class 1 and 2. It supports sample rates up to 192kHz. The audio converter works on Windows, Linux and Mac. 

Added 2016

iBasso D7 US$ 179

Portable USB DAC with volume control and headphone out.

- True 24Bit/192K USB-DAC, supports bit for bit decoding.
- Asynchronous USB transfer
- WM8740 DAC chip
- Up to 24Bit/192K coaxial output
- RCA output and Line out.
- Built-in +/- 5V class A headphone amplfier that run off of USB power
- Full aluminum case
- Measures 60W*93L*22H (mm), and weights 108g
- Comes with USB Cable, and Leather pouch

iFi iDAC US$ 299

Pre-amp with line out and headphone out.

ESS Hyperstream Chipset

Signal to Noise Ratio: >111dB(A)
Dynamic Range(-60dBFs): >111dB(A)
Crosstalk: <-102dB(1KHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion(THD): <0.005%
Jitter: Below measurement limit
Frequency Response: 3Kz to 33KHz + 0.1dB/0.3dB
Headphone section:
Output Power: >150mW(15Ω)
Signal to Noise Ratio: >97dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.003%(400mV/300R)
Noise: <-86dBu(A)
Output Impedance:(Zout): <10Ω
Power Consumption: < 2.5W
Dimensions: 158(l)x68(w)x28(h)mm
Weight: 193g(0.43lbs)
Added 2014