M-Audio Micro DAC
The M-Audio Micro DAC is a USB digital-to-analog (DAC) converter with two outputs, one analog and one digital (optical). It’s ideal for converting the audio from your computer into a high-quality analog format without needing to carry anything larger than a flash drive. The sound quality available from the typical headphone jack on a portable device or coming from the standard-issue soundcard found in virtually every computer leaves a lot to be desired. Micro DAC delivers a marked upgrade in sound quality, compared to just plugging your headphones directly into your unit’s headphone jack.
Use the 1/8-inch analog output to connect any headphones, and enjoy vibrant, high-fidelity sound. There is a gain switch that boosts the signal level, so you can drive even high-impedance headphones to a robust loudness level. And since virtually all high-quality audio equipment has an optical digital input, Micro DAC’s optical digital output is perfect for driving that equipment with a pure digital signal—especially valuable since most computers do not have a digital output.
Micro DAC has a rugged aluminium housing and is USB-bus-powered. Getting professional-quality audio from your computer couldn’t be easier!
- Aluminum housing for ruggedness while traveling
- 1/8″ headphone output
- 1/8″ coaxial digital output
- Gain switch for high-impedance headphones, to easily drive any model
- Slim, small design for portability
- Professional audio quality
- 16-bit/48kHz audio conversion over a USB connection
- PC: Windows 7
- Mac: OS X 10.8
- One free Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port