AudioQuest Dragonfly Red USB DAC
Free UK Delivery
WHAT HIFI AWARD WINNER 2016
'Best DAC 100+'
| KEY POINTS |
| 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 |
| High Output (2.1 volts) |
| 32-Bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter |
| Bit Perfect volume control |
AudioQuest Dragonfly Red USB DAC
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 has 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 Red comprises of a high-quality 32-Bit ESS 9016 digital-to-analogue conversion chipset, with a 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. Its high output of 2/1 volts means that it's able to optimise essentially all headphone models on the market today, even demanding models that may otherwise be difficult to power.
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.
|DAC Chipset||32-bit ESS 9016 DAC|
|Output Voltage||2.1 Volts (High)|
Apple iOS Devices
(With Apple Camera Kit)
(With AQ Dragontail Micro USB Adapter)
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