Details for the DACport and DACport LX are listed below. The LX version is designed for people who want to use an external headphone amp. Both versions are available with a stereo 1/4"-RCA Y-cable for an additional charge. Use the drop-down menu below to make your selection.
DACport - Amazingly Revealing DACport and DACport LX are reference-quality, stereo 24-bit / 96kHz Digital to Analog Converters (DAC). They sound so good, they reveal the subtlest detail in your music. DACport includes a Class-A Headphone Amplifier. DACport LX is designed for people who want to use an external headphone amp. Featuring CEntrance's proprietary AdaptiWave™ 24-bit USB audio technology, JitterGuard™ clock management system, and highest dynamic range, DACport and DACport LX redefine the portable USB DAC.
Take the Show on the Road DACport and DACport LX make the 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. With plug 'n play operation, both products pack a lot of features into the cigar-sized, anodized aluminum tube and set new standards in portability, convenience and sound quality.
Set up could not be easier. When you plug your DACport (or DACport LX) into a USB port on your computer, it takes over as the main sound card and is ready right away. Nothing to install, just plug 'n play!
DACport at a Glance...
CEntrance's AdaptiWave™ High Resolution USB audio technology offers true 24-bit / 96kHz audio quality. This eliminates any resampling artifacts in the OS. This is how your music is meant to be heard!
For 16-bit soundcards, Windows may downgrade 24-bit audio files to 16-bits, adding noise. DACport is a 24-bit device, ensuring that Windows sends it audio with no changes, "bit-for-bit", at all supported sample rates.
The art of digital-to-audio conversion is in the quality of the clock. CEntrance's JitterGuard™ clock management system uses military spec clock oscillators with 10ppm precision.
Capacitors introduce distortion. DACport's Class-A audio circuit is direct-coupled (capacitor-free), maintaining audiophile quality all the way to the line output or the headphones.
DACport's advanced, low-distortion Class-A amplifier circuit runs on super-clean 18V rails (±9V, bipolar supply). Higher voltage means more 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. DACport is RoHS, FCC and CE-compliant, which ensures safety and protects our environment.
DACport and DACport LX are designed and assembled by CEntrance in USA. When you purchase a our products you are bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. Thank you for your support!
Reviewer Comments "My Mac connects to studio monitors, and the difference using DACport compared to the internal audio is a revelation. If you have the bucks, this is the ticket to audiophile computer playback." - Craig Anderton, EQ
"I wholeheartedly recommend CEntrance’s DACport: A great-sounding product at a great price! Its clean, grain-free presentation with airy high frequencies provided me with hours of fatigue-free headphone listening. The CEntrance DACport demonstrates superb audio engineering in both the digital and analog domains." - John Atkinson, Stereophile
"A very handy playback system for anyone who needs to travel light without compromising audio quality — and it could also be a perfect replacement for an audio interface for the musician who prefers to work totally ‘in the box’." - Martin Walker, Sound on Sound
"DACport manages to sound like a much more expensive product than it actually is. DACport's class A amp offers sonic refinement that is a gift that keeps on giving, delivering a precise, suave and sophisticated sound that will appeal to many listeners. " - Chris Martens, AV Guide
"I was literally floored when I put on my Sony MDR-7509's and listened to a track. Detail, depth, space... There were all the details I loved in the music, down to instrument string noise and vocal rasp at the end of some of the words and the tails on the reverbs that lasted until they decayed... For music listening alone, this is a huge leap up... I would say unreservedly, buy this and match it with your best headphones and retire to a dark room to listen in bliss... If you mix or master on headphones exclusively, I give it another "must-have" rating. " - Mark Kondracki, Sonic Scoop
"I was instantly struck by the amount of level available… real enthusiasm and a surprising amount of detail. CEntrance DACport can be considered a fine package, especially when it's build quality, ease of setup and use is considered… an interesting concept that is very well executed." , - TJ, Hifi World
"The DACport (as a DAC/amp) beats ALL the portable DAC/amps that I have had come through here for review, but some by a larger margin than others.... The DACport bass and treble extension are very good, while the mids are full and rich without becoming forward. Overall I find it to sound very balanced and refined. I liked it right out of the box and only felt it open up slightly and smooth out a little with a few hours. " -Larry Ganz, Head Fi
Audiophile-grade D/A converter plays 24-bit/96 kHz HD music with bit-perfect accuracy.
Headphone amp designed for listening without fatigue, offers clarity, soundstage and detail.
No drivers needed. Plug 'n play operation with most laptops, nettops and music servers.
No power adapter—Both products use USB power and work anywhere you take your laptop.
DACport's 1/4-inch headphone jack drives the most advanced headphones on the market.
Sample Rate 96kHz (Also: 44.1 kHz, 48kHz and 88.2kHz)
Resolution 24-bit (Also supports 16-bit)
Connection USB1.1 or 2.0, driverless
Communication AdaptiWave™ - our proprietary USB technology
Local clock 10 ppm precision, 1 ps jitter
Compatibility Any computer running Mac, PC, Linux, or iOS
Frequency Response 20Hz...40kHz +/-0.2dB
Dynamic Range 113 dB, re +12 dBu, max gain
THD+N 0.0018% / -95 dB (FS, 1kHz)
Noise Floor 7 µV RMS (A-weight), max gain
Audio Output Stereo 1/4" jack
LX output level +6dBV
Input power USB bus (no external power supply needed)
Internal power supplies ±9V, super-clean, dual analog rails
Unit Dimensions: 4.5" (11.4cm) L, 1" (2.5cm) W, 1" (2.5cm) H