Wondering if anyone's heard the Calyx Coffee yet? Just got released in Oz at Wicked Digital. Looks a fair bit like the Calyx Kong. Hoping someone might have heard it.
The new Calyx Coffee is a 24bit/96kHz USB DAC that offers both line level RCA output for direct connection to your sound system or powered monitors, as well as headphone output capable of driving more difficult headphone loads.
Coffee features an ESS Sabre DAC chipset that offers 112DB of dynamic range with patented Hyperstream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator. The USB port offers plug and play simplicity via an asynchronous connection to your computer.
The line level outputs are muted when a headphone is inserted, allowing you to keep your system connected at all times.
In what is a first for a product of this kind, the Calyx Coffee offers control of the host source. So if you are running iTunes, Foobar or J-River on your computer, the top mounted controls of the Coffee will control the host application. If you have the Camera Connection Kit for your Apple iPad, you can control that too.
Finally, like it's more costly sibling, the Calyx DAC, Coffee is milled from a solid billet of aluminium making it a very solid and beautiful audio device to use.
- USB type: Asynchronous
- Format: 24bit/96kHz
- Outputs: 1 x Lineout, 1 x 3.5mm Headphone
Edited by VaSpn - 8/28/11 at 5:11am