AudioQuest Dragonfly Black USB DAC

AudioQuest Dragonfly Black USB DAC AudioQuest Dragonfly Black USB DAC AudioQuest Dragonfly Black USB DAC AudioQuest Dragonfly Black USB DAC AudioQuest Dragonfly Black USB DAC

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What Hifi Awards, 2016

'Best DAC Under £100' 


| Play all music files, from MP3 to high-resolution |
| Compatible with Apple & Windows PCs |
| Compatible with iOS and Android Devices |
| Asynchronous Class 1 USB Data Transfer, Streamlength protocol |
| Fixed output Feeds Preamplifier or AV receiver |
| Medium Output (1.2 volts) |
| 32-Bit ESS 9010 DAC with minimum-phase filter |
| Analogue volume control |



The original Dragonfly took the industry by storm in 2012 as one of the best and most compact USB DACs at its price-point, a reputation strengthened and reiterated by multiple awards, five star reviews and glowing remarks from consumers and critics alike. Its accessible price tag and commendable ease-of-use allowed the Dragonfly to exist as one of the rare audio products that bridge the gap between the desires of the audiophile enthusiast and mainstream music lovers. 

While the first instance of the Dragonfly set new standards and definitions for the micro-DAC market, its USB power draw meant that it was only compatible with computers. Consumers have expressed a strong interest in a more portable version since it was released, a Dragonfly that could be used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets reliably. While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only. 

AudioQuest have just announced the launch of two new micro-DAC options that resolve this issue; the Dragonfly Black and Dragonfly Red. Both are set to surpass the quality and performance of the Dragonfly v1.2 as better sounding, more flexible, longer lasting and better value solutions. AudioQuest unveiled the two models at CES, making the cut for various 'Best of Show' lists, including What Hifi's 'Best of CES 2016' award. 

The Dragonfly Black comprises of a high-quality 32-Bit ESS 9010 digital-to-analogue conversion chipset, with minimum-phase filter. This superior technology works in unison with an asynchronous class 1 USB data-transfer to ensure that the signal being decoded is done so without error and with premium quality. 


DAC Chipset 32-bit ESS 9010 DAC
Filter Minimum Phase
               Output Voltage                1.2 Volts (Medium)
Compatibility Windows PC
Apple Mac
Apple iOS Devices
(With Apple Camera Kit)
Android Devices
(With AQ Dragontail Micro USB Adapter) 
Output Feed Fixed

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