Driven to make hi-fi music more accessible to everyone, Zorloo created the ZuperDAC: a super-portable, budget-friendly USB DAC that’s about the size of thumb drive and weighs just 16 grams. The aluminum housing has a matte metallic finish, and provides interference shielding and solid protection for the electronics within. One of most highly regarded DAC chips on the market, the ESS Sabre ES9018K2M 32-bit DAC supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz/24 bit. Plus, the ESS ES9601 headphone amplifier has a pop-noise suppression design to remove any unwanted power-up and power-down noise.
Fully compatible with USB Audio Class 2 specifications, the ZuperDAC is plug-and-play compatible with Mac OS X and Ubuntu, and can pair with Windows computers using the included USB Audio Class 2 driver. Use an Apple Lightning to USB camera adapter to connect your iPhone, or a USB type C / microUSB to USB-C female adapter to connect to an Android phone. The ZuperDac also works with Raspberry Pi 2 with Volumio Audiophile Music Player Distribution. Please note cables and adapters are not included.
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- Housing: Aluminum
- Sampling rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
- Bit depth: 16, 20, 24
- USB Audio: Class 2
- Signal-to-noise ratio: 115 dB
- Total harmonic distortion: 0.003%
- Output power: 30 mW
- Dimensions, excluding USB connector: 1.8 x 0.9 x 0.4 in (4.6 x 2.3 x 1 cm)
- Weight: 0.6 oz (16 g)