AudioQuest DragonFly Asynchronous USB Digital-Audio Converter (DAC)



Product Description

DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac® or Windows® PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source. Whether you’re on the go or at home, listening on ear buds or connecting your computer to a stereo system, DragonFly reveals all the emotional expression and nuance that makes your favorite music, or movies, so enjoyable. However you connect it, DragonFly simply and easily makes any computer sound better. How DragonFly Does ItThe heart of DragonFly is the 24-bit ESS SabreTM conversion chip, a high-performance solution that’s typically found in better CD and Blu-ray DiscTM players. DragonFly can accept audio and music files ranging from MP3s and CD-standard 16-bit/44kHz to native 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution, regardless of music file format. DragonFly uses a very sophisticated “asynchronous*” USB audio data transfer protocol. Rather than sharing crucial audio “data clocking” functions with the computer, DragonFly alone commands the timing of the audio data transfer, dramatically reducing digital timing errors. Even when the iTunes volume slider is used, DragonFly’s high-resolution analog volume control carries out the instructions in the analog domain for the best sound quality. And DragonFly’s analog circuits are di
Connects directly to headphones, powered speakers or an amplifier for stunning audio
User-selectable for either a Variable or a Fixed output
Sophisticated Asynchronous USB Audio Data Transfer
24-bit/96kHz capability
64-position analog volume control