Digital Audio Bliss DACmini™ CX is not just a USB D/A Converter. DACmini CX is one of the world's highest-performing digital audio devices. Its precision-engineered audiophile circuitry is designed to elevate your system's sound quality to a new level. Featuring 192kHz/24-bit performance over SPDIF and 96kHz/24-bit, driverless connectivity over USB, an analog input, and both headphone and line-level outputs, DACmini is an extremely flexible device that can upgrade the sound quality of any audio system. It easily connects to such sources as a Mac desktop or laptop (including Mac mini), Windows desktop or laptop, music server, iPod/iPhone, Apple TV, Airport Express, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Squeezebox, to name just a few, providing a variety of ways to create an audiophile playback system.
Versatile Audio Hub DACmini is designed to be the centerpiece of your digital audio system. It returns the warmth to your digital audio without being obtrusive. Our customers describe DACmini's sound as having "Transparent highs, tight bass, and clarity in the mid-range only found in products well above the $1000 price range." DACmini is also a versatile home audio hub, featuring a line-level input for your portable music player, an S/PDIF input for your digital sources, and a Class-A Headphone Amplifier that can drive virtually any headphones with lowest distortion. Placed near your computer monitor, it becomes the center of your desktop audio system.
Perfect Partner for Mac Mini DACmini is styled to stack perfectly with an Apple Mac mini, making for an exceptional small-footprint music server. However, connectivity is not limited to Mac. DACmini works with Windows and iPad just as well. Improving upon our successful portable DACport and featuring our amazing1 USB audio technology, DACmini is a perfect way to listen to High Definition music at home.
Reviewer Comments "DACmini may look Apple-playful on the outside, but it’s built like a fighter plane on the inside. The sound is reminiscent to that of certain great pieces of Pass Labs equipment." - Chris Martens, AV Guide
"I was moved by an almost analog-like quality I got from the DACmini." - Andy Schaub, Positive Feedback
"Low volume channel balance is very good with my most sensitive custom IEM on the DACmini, yet it has enough power for several different full size headphones... I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far." - HeadphoneAddict, 15,000+ posts
"I don't have another amp that pairs so well as does my DACmini with my LCD-2. I now find that I automatically reach for my LCD-2 & turn on my DACmini when I sit down at my PC... Michael & his CEntrance guys have done it again. I use my DACport with my iPAD almost exclusively now, usually with IEMs, but with my LCD-2 I now almost exclusively plug in the mini." - AustinHorn, hundreds of posts
Driverless USB implementation featuring full 24/96 resolution
Virtually unmeasurable jitter, for amazing clarity and definition
Exceptional noise immunity via a galvanically-isolated design
Headphone amplifier offers clarity, soundstage and no listening fatigue
Machined aluminum chassis looks great on a desktop or equipment shelf
Resolution 24-bit (Also supports 16-bit)
Sample Rate USB: Up to 96kHz, S/PDIF: Up to 192 kHz
Interface USB1.1 or 2.0, driverless
Local clock 10 ppm precision, unmeasurable jitter
Compatibility Any computer running Mac, PC, or Linux
Nominal Output level +6.0dBV (RCA outputs)
Frequency Response 20Hz...40kHz; +0.0dB / -0.1dB (Line or Digital inputs)