Digital Audio Convertor News
Pro-Ject's DS2 range of new mini separates offer complete systems with a wide range of functionality and a minimal footprint.
Onkyo is introducing their new DAC-HA300 D/A Converter/Headphone Amplifier/SD Player to bring high-fidelity headphone amplification and D/A decoding for Hi-Res Audio to your everyday...
New range of DACs from the creators of the 'legendary' Da Vinci. The prices for the Geek Out start at £199 rather than £20,000, however.
Chord will be in Bristol to promote their new portable DAC that they are ever so excited about. There's other stuff too, including the DSX1000 streamer.
Digital to Analog Convertors (DAC) are essential in today's digital world of MP3 and other music files. The main purpose of the DAC is to change the digital data (like an MP3) into an analog signal that can then be output to an amplifier.
All digital playback devices have built-in DACs and as you can imagine, quite a few of these are not up to doing the absolute best job. This is why there is a growing market in stand-alone DACs.
It is in the headphone market where we see the largest market for stand-alone DACs. These usually also incorporate a headphone amplifier all in the same unit.
Some of the most popular brands include Arcam, Meridian, Asus and Chord.