March 25, 2019, 9:25 am

DACs

Digital-to-analog converter is a device that converts a digital signal into an analog line-level output that can then be fed into an amplifier to drive.

Cozoy TAKT

Cozoy TAKT DAC Dongle Review

Cozoy is a Hong Kong outfit which was founded in 2014 on the back of a simple vision - to strive for ultimate sonic reproduction and functionality and on that basis,...
FiiO Q1 Mark 2

FiiO Q1 Mark 2 DAC/Amplifier Review

Apple’s closed-source iOS system, coupled with its decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016 has made it challenging to play hi-res audio files on the iPhone. While...
ESS Sabre to integrate MQA

SABRE DACs from ESS Technology to integrate MQA Rendering

ESS Technology announced that they will introduce versions of their SABRE® audio DACs that feature integrated MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) rendering, making it easier for audio hardware manufacturers looking to incorporate MQA...
Audirect Whistle DAC/Amplifier

Audirect Whistle DAC/Amplifier Review

As shared in an earlier commentary, Evolution of the 3.5mm jack. It has been more than a year since Apple announced that the iPhone 7 would arrive sans the 3.5mm jack...
Audinst HUD-DX1

Audinst HUD-DX1 DAC/Amplifier Review

The Audinst HUD-DX1 is a solid state headphone DAC and amplifier combo from Audinst, Korea. Audinst is a company established in 2009 with the goal of bringing PC-based audio components to...