I bought this new in June of 2012 and was very impressed with the sound of this little DAC. It was my main DAC until I just recently purchased a Lynx HiLo. I have the original box, USB cable and power wall wart.
The new Wyred 4 Sound µDAC is the perfect solution for digital streaming and is now shipping. Whether it be for a second system or to begin digital streaming for the first time, the µDAC is an inexpensive solution and our favorite sounding under $400.00 DAC. There are currently a handful of DACs available with a similar foot print to the µDAC but this DAC plays like a big DAC that is in a small box.
There are two S/PDIF inputs which support 24 bit 192 kHz signals as well as an asynchronous USB input for computer streaming. All inputs provide excellent low jitter performance expected from a price tag much higher. From Internet radio to high res streaming the µDAC will not miss a beat. Wyred has used the very same USB technology used in the $1000.00 DAC-1! They were even able to include an ESS Sabre DAC to take full advantage of the limited real-estate in this 3.5”x3.5” chassis.
Not only will the µDAC perform sonically, its soft lines and smooth finish make for a sleek looking product. Made from machined aircraft-grade aluminum with the W4S logo as a lock light (lights up blue when the DAC is locked onto a signal!), the µDAC is very functional yet so simple. Power is fed directly through USB when streaming from a computer. When using the S/PDIF inputs the USB cable is plugged into an outlet using the supplied adapter. It is designed and built in the USA. It comes with a 3 year factory warranty