Audioengine

Audioengine D1 Premium 24-Bit DAC

$299.00
  • [Premium Quality Audio Speakers, Headphones, & Amplifiers] - NZ Audio
  • [Premium Quality Audio Speakers, Headphones, & Amplifiers] - NZ Audio
  • [Premium Quality Audio Speakers, Headphones, & Amplifiers] - NZ Audio

Audioengine

Audioengine D1 Premium 24-Bit DAC

$299.00

Audioengine D1 Premium 24-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter) allows you to bypass your computer’s soundcard or headphone output and send audio through USB or optical. D1 is the perfect digital interface between your computer and music system and will improve the sound of ALL your music. The USB-powered DAC features make it truly portable, combined with a headphone amplifier, which makes it even more so.

Versatile

The D1 DAC is the perfect way to get great-sounding music not only from your computer but also from your TV, Apple TV, DVD/BluRay player or CD player. What’s more, as well as accepting a signal through the USB input, it also offers the option of an optical connection, which also has the benefit of accepting content of up to 192kHz/24-bit, rather than the USB connection’s 92kHz/24-bit limitation. The Audioengine is well-sorted for its primary (USB) function – it will work with both PCs and Macs without the need for any extra drivers on the computer and comes complete with a 2m USB cable.

Designed For the Computer Audiophile

With its high signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion, D1’s sound quality is usually only heard in more expensive DACs. If you listen to music with a set of headphones plugged into your computer, the D1 offers an immediate upgrade over the DACs, headphone amp, and dock on your computer. The high-performance headphone output was designed for a broad range of headphones and will satisfy even the most demanding headphone enthusiasts.

Easy Setup

Setup is easy and straightforward as no special software is needed, making D1 a true plug-and-play solution. The D1 outputs connect to any audio system or powered speakers, such as the Audioengine A5+ or A2. Power for the D1 is provided via the USB bus, so there is no external power supply to connect. Also, D1 uses Toslink digital input; it’s compatible with the digital output of an Apple TV, or other music players with Toslink available in a simple stereo system. To take advantage of this, you will need a USB power cord, but we believe the added improvement to be worthwhile.

See and Hear the Difference

Audio quality and visual aesthetics are the areas that Audioengine designers pay most attention to and have created a feast for both the eyes and ears. Keeping products simple and maintaining a high standard of excellence seems to be the overarching goal at Audioengine, and the D1 is no exception. The rounded anodized aluminum case of the D1 reflects the traditional Audioengine design and the audio fidelity is typical of Audioengine’s commitment to great sound at an affordable price. D1 is another masterpiece of artistry and technical prowess that close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi and even if you’re not an audio enthusiast, be assured that your music will sound better!

FEATURES

Desktop or portable digital-to-analog convertor
Mac or PC plug-and-play, no drivers to install
High-performance headphone amp included
USB and optical inputs
USB-powered, no separate power supply needed
Stream bit-perfect HD audio with low jitter
Based on high-performance AK4396 DAC

WORKS WITH

Any computer (Mac or PC)
Headphones
Apple TV or any product with optical outputs
Powered speakers
Any audio system with mini-jack or RCA inputs

WHAT’S IN THE BOX (SENDER)

(1) D1 DAC
(1) USB cable, 2ft (0.6m)
(1) Microfiber product bag
(1) Setup guide
(1) Product line brochure

Specifications



DAC type
USB and Optical

Inputs
USB audio
SPDIF Optical

D/A converter
AKM4396

USB transfer mode
Asynchronous dual clock

USB controller
TI1020B

USB device class
Type 1.1 or above

Input bit depth
16 bit, 24 bit

Input sample rate (USB)
32kHz-96kHz native playback
188.2kHz & 192kHz re-sampled to 96kHz

Input sample rate (optical)
32kHz-192kHz native playback

Outputs
Analog RCA L/R stereo
Analog 3.5mm mini-jack stereo

Full-scale output level
2.0V RMS

Output impedance
2 ohms

Recommended headphone impedance range
10 ohms to 10K ohms

Headphone amplifier
OPA2134

Optical receiver
CS8416

Frequency response
10Hz-25KHz (+/- 0.5dB)

SNR
(DC to 20 kHz) >110dB

THD+N
(1kHz FS 96kS/s) <0.0025%

Crosstalk
-85db

Input bit depth
16 bit, 24 bit

Input sample rate (USB)
32kHz-96kHz native playback
188.2kHz & 192kHz re-sampled to 96kHz

Input sample rate (optical)
32kHz-192kHz native playback

Power requirement
USB 5V DC, 200mA

USB power filtering
2-stage redundant regulation

Product dimensions
3.5×3.75×1″ (89x95x25mm)

Shipping weight
1.0lbs (0.5kg)

Environmental
Operating Temperature: 32 to 95 degrees F
Non-operating Temp: -4 to 113 degrees F
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Included accessories
USB cable, 2ft
Setup guide
Microfiber bag

D1 Internal Converter
The D1 uses the AK4396 DAC, which is well-regarded for its low noise and high fidelity. Due to the high signal-to-noise specs of the AK4396 and the added benefit of double redundancy power source conversion and filtering, the D1 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics. The D1 can process digital audio at any bit depth up to 24-bits and any sample rate up to 192kHz.

D1 Headphone Amplifier
The D1 includes a headphone amp based on the TI OPA2134 low noise opamp. The high-performance headphone output was designed for a wide range of headphones and will satisfy even the most demanding headphone enthusiasts.

D1 Power
The D1 is powered directly from the USB bus and power is passed through two stages of regulation to ensure no USB bus power variations affect the audio quality.

D1 Volume Control
Volume is controlled directly from the D1 front panel via the digitally-controlled analog potentiometer.

 

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