Audioquest Beetle USB DAC
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Audioquest Beetle USB DAC
AudioQuest Beetle is a smartly designed Bluetooth and USB digital-to-analog converter, which delivers low-noise, high-fidelity stereo sound. Beetle features USB, Toslink, and asynchronous Bluetooth inputs. As soon as this device detects a digital signal, it automatically selects the correct input. This high-performance digital-to-analogue converter then changes the digital data into a rich, detail-filled sound.
AudioQuest Beetle happens to be the first desktop Bluetooth USB da-converter, which can be conveniently upgraded on the web with the new software or firmware as and when the need arises. The AudioQuest Beetle comes equipped with an inbuilt powerful headphone amplifier. It has a 3.5 mm stereo minijack to provide analogue output feed directly to headphones, powered speakers, amplifier, or even to a soundbar. This minijack supports headphone output with minimum 20-ohm headphone impedance, the variable line-level output for driving powered speakers or power amp, and fixed line-level output for connecting to a preamp or receiver.
The Beetle gets powered via USB bus from your Mac or PC. However, when you are using only the optical Toslink input or the Bluetooth receiver, you will need to power it by using the included external power supply. By making use of Toslink input, you will witness a significant improvement in the sound quality of Apple TV or Sonos Connect. Beetle has been provided with an asynchronous USB (Micro Type B) interface for optimising the sound quality from MP3s, Hi-Res audio, or when connecting to a PC to access the stored audio content.
Its asynchronous Bluetooth input features Beetle's proprietary wireless communication technology. Beetle supports digital files up to 24-bit/96kHz for optical and USB inputs. AudioQuest Beetle Bluetooth and USB digital-to-analog converter sports a slim yet durable design that makes it easy to be moved from one room to other. The device utilizes the latest technology in its USB microcontroller developed by Microchip Technology based at Arizona. Bluetooth and USB compatible Low noise, high fidelity sound 3.5mm headphone jack PC and Mac compatible Slim and durable design
Who is Audioquest?
Audioquest is one of the most well-regarded cable manufacturers in the world, with each cable seeing a level of meticulous detail in both its aesthetic construction, as well as intuitive engineering within to provide an impressive performance. Regardless of whether the cable in question be an analogue or digital interconnect, speaker cable, subwoofer cable or anything with Audioquest's badge on it - only the finest quality materials and construction expertise are used to form an exceptional, industry-leading product.
|Asynchronous USB input||24-bit/96kHz|
|Microchip MX Series microcontroller|
|ESS 9010 DAC (minimum-phase filtering)
|64-bit, bit-perfect digital volume control
(USB and Bluetooth only)
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
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