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  1. AudioQuest JitterBug

    Improve Digital Sound From USB On Desktop Computers Or Laptops

    Can Be Used At Home Or On The Go

    Simple & Effective Upgrade

    Special Price $125.00 (Normally Regular Price $139.00 )
  2. AudioQuest DragonFly Black

    32-Bit ESS Sabre 9010 Digital-To-Analogue Conversion Chip With Minimum Phase Filter For Detailed, Dynamic, And Natural Sounding Music

    Compatible With Windows, Apple And Most Android Devices

    3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack Provides Direct Headphone Connection, Plus Fixed Or Variable Line-Level Output

    Special Price $165.00 (Normally Regular Price $185.00 )
  3. Questyle M12 Portable Amplifier/DAC

    High Performance Ultra-Portable Amplifier/DAC

    Auto High/Low Gain Settings For Different Headphone Types

    PCM 384kHz/32bit & DSD256 Playback, MQA Compatible

    USB-C Input & 3.5mm Headphone Output

    Available Online Only

    Priced from $199.00
  4. AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC

    Award-Winning Portable USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    32-Bit ESS Sabre 9016 Digital-To-Analogue Conversion Chip

    Compatible With Apple & Most Android Devices

    Stereo Mini-jack Provides Direct Headphone Connection

    Special Price $299.00 (Normally Regular Price $365.00 )
  5. ProJect Pre Box S2 Digital

    Digital Stereo Preamp With Built-In Headphone Amp

    Dual Mono DAC With Dual High End ESS Sabre ESS9038 DACs

    Optical, Coaxial & USB Inputs; 8 Selectable Filters

    USB Powered (Connect To A Laptop)

    Priced from $449.00
  6. Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 DAC

    Latest-Generation Wolfson Microelectronics 8742 24-Bit Digital-To-Analogue Converter

    Asynchronous USB Technology For Reduced Timing Jitter And Better Sound With Computer Audio

    Optical, Coaxial And USB (Type B) Inputs; RCA Audio Output

    Priced from $449.00
  7. AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC

    Award-Winning Portable USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    32 Bit ESS ES9038Q2M For More Natural Sound

    Compatible With Windows & Apple Devices

    Stereo Mini-Jack Provides Direct Headphone Connection

    Special Price $460.00 (Normally Regular Price $550.00 )
  8. Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC (Lunar Grey)

    Small Size, Great Sound, Dual Hi-Res ESS DACs

    Support For MQA, PCM 32bit/768kHz & DSD512 Files

    Optical, Coaxial, USB, aptX Bluetooth Inputs

    6.3mm Headphone, RCA & XLR Outputs

    Bonus Offer: Buy This Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC & Get A Free 1 Metre WireWorld Luna 8 RCA Interconnect To Improve Performance, Valued At $99 RRP

    $1,099.00
  9. Audiolab M-DAC+ DAC/Preamp

    Compact Size, Great Sound, Hi-Res ESS DAC

    Support For PCM 32bit/384kHz & DSD256 Files

    Optical, Coaxial, AES/EBU & USB B Inputs

    USB A Input For Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod

    6.35mm Headphone, RCA & XLR Outputs

    Priced from $1,715.00
  10. Quad PA-One+ Preamplifier; DAC; Headphone Amp

    Versatile Component Considered One Of The Best Available

    Balanced, RCA, Coaxial, Optical and USB Inputs 

    Standard 6.35mm Output & 4-Pin Balanced Output, Preamp RCA Outputs

    Special Price $2,950.00 (Normally Regular Price $3,095.00 )
  11. Quad Artera Play+

    Stereo Pre-Amplifier With Built-In CD Player & DAC

    Digital Media Playback Centre, aptX Bluetooth

    32bit/384kHz PCM & DSD256 Playback

    Highest Quality Sabre ESS9018 32 Bit DAC Chip

    Priced from $3,199.00
  12. NAD M12 Master Series Digital Stereo Pre-Amplifier/DAC

    Preamp With Digital Inputs For A Network Music Player, Disc Player, Computer & Virtually No Audible Distortion

    Modular Design Construction Allows You To Add Bluesound Wireless Streaming

    Includes Bluos Streaming Module

    Special Price $5,699.00 (Normally Regular Price $6,299.00 )
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Digital To Analogue Convertors

A Digital-to-Analogue converter (DAC or D-to-A) is a device that converts a digital code to an analogue signal - the signal which is recognised by our human senses. All consumer 'digital' components have a DAC, but if you're reading this it is probably because you've come to realise that adding a better DAC to your system (including your computer sound) can make dramatic improvements to your musical enjoyment. There are many types of DACs for almost any application.

There are several different styles of DACs available. Some are designed purely to be used with your headphones. Others are designed to be primarily used with your home audio set-up but these will also work well with headphones. These days, most of our DAC customers use it for listening through headphones and one reason is surely because you get a tremendous amount of bang for your buck. These portable USB DACs primarily serve as a compact headphone amplifier for your computer. You can also use it to connect your computer to a stereo system. Some models draw their power from your computer's USB port — no extra power supply is needed. Models that have built-in batteries are great for use with a smartphone or portable music player.

Desktop USB DACs also connect to your computer through USB. Unlike portable DACs, some desktop models need AC power to operate. They feature line-level audio outputs for connecting powered speakers or an amplifier. Need to know which one suits your needs best? Please give us a call Monday to Saturday.

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