CEntrance DACportable (DAC & headphone amp)
What we think in the Inner Sanctum:
The amazing CEntrance DACportable is a battery-powered DAC (digital-to-analog-converter) and headphone amp that lets you take world-class sound everywhere you go.
You can use it with your iPhone, Android phone, DAP (digital audio player) and computer. This remarkable versatility means you never have to settle for mediocre sound again.
With high-gain and low-gain settings, you can get the best sound from power-hungry full-size headphones as well as sensitive in-ear monitors.
Sound-shaping adjustments for both bass and treble are subtle but noticeable, letting you contour the sound to your own preferences, depending on which headphones you are using and the music you are playing.
Come take a listen and hear what you've been missing!
From the manufacturer:
DACportable - dotting all the i's
In 2009 CEntrance redefined portable Hi-Fi with a revolutionary product called DACport, a small, USB-powered soundcard. DACport's amazing sound quality earned it a place on the Stereophile recommended components list for 6+ years!
In 2015 we added HD support, offering DSD playback, picosecond clocks and sampling rates up to 384kHz. The ultra-slim DACport HD immediately became a hit and sold thousands of units within months of introduction.
It's hard to build upon the legacy but we were determined to push the envelope even further. On customers' request, we've added a Rechargeable Battery and our legendary HiFi-M8 EQ, offering total freedom and sonic flexibility.
DACportable dots all the i's. And yet, it's extremely travel-friendly. It is our best portable product yet. Check it out for yourself! You will not be disappointed.
DACportable is a reference-quality audiophile listening device. The sound quality is so awesome, you will hear detail in your music you never thought was possible.
Featuring the amazing AK4490 Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) coupled with AmpExtreme—our own powerful, Class-A Headphone Amplifier with digital volume control, this product will transport you muscially to new heights.
DACportable supports full 32-bit, 384kHz resolution and DSD, so your equipment investment is future proof. There is plenty of clean output power. This means you can use your favorite headphones without worrying if it will be loud enough.
Take the Show on the Road
Make your audiophile experience portable. Listen to pristine-quality playback anywhere—at a coffee shop, at work, or on a trip—no need to sacrifice sound quality for portability. DACportable packs a lot of features into the stylish, anodized aluminum chassis, setting new standards in portability, convenience and sound quality.
VelvetSound™ series D/A converter plays all your high-res music perfectly.
AmpExtreme™ headphone amp offers clarity, soundstage and detail.
Volume control with digital tracking keeps channels in perfect balance.
Ergonomic, side-mounted slider allows single-handed volume adjustment.
Works with Mac, Windows, and Linux OS, and most phones and tablets.
Li-Po battery plays for 8 hours without draining your phone's battery.
Anodized aluminum chassis offers extra scratch protection and durability.
1/8-inch headphone jack lets you play it loud with most headphones!
Bit-4-Bit Digital Audio
With over 100 licensing clients under our belt (Benchmark, McIntosh, Lavry, others), CEntrance wrote the book on USB audio. We designed DACportable as a true 32-bit device, ensuring"bit-for-bit" audio fidelity, at all supported sample rates, across all supported OSs.
Precision Clock Oscillator
The art of digital-to-audio conversion is in the quality of the clock. CEntrance's clock management system uses military spec clock oscillators with 10ppm precision. Our JitterGuard™ clock cleanup system earned us enthusaistic reviews from Stereophile and dozens of other audio publications.
Class A Headphone Amp
Capacitors introduce distortion. DACport's Class-A audio circuit is direct-coupled (capacitor-free), maintaining audiophile quality all the way to the headphones.
18V internal power
DACport's advanced, low-distortion Class-A amplifier circuit runs on super-clean 18V rails (±9V, bipolar supply). Higher voltage means lower distortion, higher headroom and more output power to drive any headphones.
Our products are sold all over the world and we go to great lengths to ensure compliance with international regulations. DACportable is RoHS, FCC and CE-compliant, which ensures safety and protects our environment.
Made in America
DACportable is designed and assembled by CEntrance in USA from components sourced from around the world. When you purchase our products you are bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. Thank you for your support!
Resolution: 32-bit (Also supports 24-bit)
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.4 kHz, 384 kHz
DSD Support: DSD64 and DSD128
Clocking: Two custom, mil-spec clocks, 1 ppm precision, 1 ps jitter
Sreaming LED: Lights up when digital audio is streaming
Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS.
Freq. Response: 20 Hz...40 kHz
S/N Ratio: 110 dB
THD+N: 0.002 %
Crosstalk, 1kHz: -111 dB
Output Impedance: 1 Ohm
Output power, 32ohm: 775 mW (total)
Supported Headphones: 16...600 Ohm
Max Output Level, 1kHz: 4.1 V rms / +14.5 dBu
Audio Output: Gold-plated 3.5mm headphone jack
Headphone Amp: Class-A with super-clean, bipolar power supply
AC Adapter: Standard 5V adapter with USB "micro B" plug
DC Powering/Charging: +5V (2.1A) from external adapter, such as iPad charger
Internal supplies: Battery-isolated, triple-filtered ±9V, analog power supply rails
Unit Dimensions: 98 mm (L) x 41 mm (W) x 21 mm (H)
Shipping Weight: 550 g
Chassis Material: Scratch-resistant, lightweight anodized aluminum
Battery Specs: Rechargeable Li-Polymer, 8 hours play time
Cables: Same cable can be used for Audio or Charging
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