AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC Headphone Amp.
The AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC headphone amp is a thumb-sized, completely USB-powered headphone amp and Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) unit that significantly improves the quality of your computer-based music listening.
The Dragonfly can also accept a digital signal from iOS or Android devices using the Apple Camera Connection Kit (or AudioQuest DragonTail Android adapter), making it a perfect portable solution for the mobile smartphone or tablet-based audiophile.
The Dragonfly Red plays all high-resolution file types up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. A variable output signal can serve to drive powered speakers or power amps; a fixed output line-level signal robustly feeds your pre-amp or receiver at home. The excellent flexibility of use of the Dragonfly Red amp/DAC is nothing short of impressive. And the fact that this thing is actually smaller than a real dragonfly is equally astonishing!
Of course, the powerhouse Dragonfly Red works beautifully driving high-impedance headphones with improved spaciousness and clearer acoustic textures along with a deeper soundstage image presentation. The Red Dragonfly amp/DAC has a very robust output power of 2.1 Volts to be able to drive extra-power hungry headphones with ease. Truly superior high-end portable headphone sound in a very tiny size at an extremely fair price.
- High output (2.1 Volts) drives almost all headphones including power-hungry models
- 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
- Compatible with Apple or Windows PCs, as well as iOS & Android devices
(requires Apple Camera Connection Kit or AudioQuest DragonTail for Android/OTG adapter)
- Asynchronous Class-1 USB data transfer via Streamlength protocol
- Digital 64-bit 'bit perfect' volume control
- Dual 'master clock' topology minimizes jitter in DAC circuitry
- Direct-coupled design from ESS Sabre DAC chip through analog volume control / output analog driver stage
- Effortlessly powers headphones from 16 Ohms up to 300 Ohms
- Plug & play operation with MAC or Windows
- Tiny size smaller than actual dragonfly!
- Output Power: 2.1V
- Sample Rate: 24-bit/96kHz
- USB Protocol: Asynchronous USB Streamlength
- DAC: ESS Sabre 9016 32-bit
- Volume Control: Digital 64-bit 'Bit-Perfect'
- Dimensions: 62mm (L) x 19mm (W) x 12mm (H)