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ALO Audio Island

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #429 in Headphone Amplifiers


Pros: Great build, nice sound, DAC + Amp combo, USB powered, different gain levels available

Cons: USB powered, requires drivers on Windows, reduces laptop battery life

Really quick, bought this at Canada Computers for a song, and it's been a great piece of kit! I had been agonizing on picking on a portable DAC/Amp combo for use with my laptop on the go, and this fit the bill perfectly. Blows the stock audio jack out of the water for sound quality, tightening up the low end, and opening up soundstage on the cans I've been using with it (SHP9500 and UE900), and construction quality looks like it's built to last. 

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ALO Audio Island

The power and performance of balanced audio has arrived in The Island.  Spacious sound stages are delivered with a superior sonic punch.  Chewy bass lines underpin sparkling highs.   Specially machined volume knob paired with 3 gain stages gives you finer control of your listening, regardless of your headphone selection.  The 24 Bit / 192 kHz capable Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC chip offers plug and play convenience with high-fidelity asynchronous fully balanced performance on both PC and Mac.  (PC’s require included drivers for 24 Bit /192 kHz playback.) A simple design and anodized aluminum enclosure makes The Island a solid choice for portable listening with your laptop as well as home desktop listening sessions.  Available in Blue, Gold, Silver and Black anodized finishes.

BrandALO audio
LabelALO audio
ManufacturerALO audio
PublisherALO audio
StudioALO audio
TitleThe Island - Blue
Item Height1.22 inches
Item Length1.22 inches
Item Weight0.25 pounds
Item Width3.23 inches
Package Height2.44 inches
Package Length5.98 inches
Package Weight0.65 pounds
Package Width5.24 inches
ProductGroupReceiver or Amplifier
UPCList - UPCListElement729440682262
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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