Dedicated Source Components
“ Intro: JDS Labs, Is an American company based in Collinsville, Illinois. They make headphone amplifiers & DAC’s. Mr. John Seaber is the man behind JDS Labs. We might remember JDS Labs when they produced the popular cmoy-BB amp & later on, their Objective2 which was a game-changing amplifier. JDS Labs has also manufactures their own products: C5/D Portable amplifier/DAC,...” --YoYo JoKeR
“ I know a lot of people say a DAC is a DAC is a DAC, but I’m not one of them. A DAC’s chipset and its implementation, among other things, play a very real role in determining how it sounds. Well, the OL DAC doesn’t really sound like anything, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. Quite the contrary. The OL DAC is audibly transparent, which makes it a great reviewer’s tool. But what about...” --SoundApprentice
TRANSFORMER ISOLATED S/PDIF Coaxial S/PDIF input is fully isolated using a Pulse transformer, to minimize the possibility of ground loop noise. 4-LAYER PCB All JDS Labs DACs are built on 4-layer printed circuit boards to achieve proper USB characteristic impedance of 90 ohms. USB AUDIO CLASS 2 EL DAC supports up to 32/384kHz audio using a dedicated 45/49MHz clock pair. While we claim no...