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I'm actually more interested in the 4xESS9018 Desktop DAC they're releasing next June
Interesting that they wont give any kind of estimate on the DX100 - clearly, it wont be 'sub $250', but I'm sure they are equally unwilling to say 'over $500' .... .
Color: Black|Dull Silver Price: $ 179.00 Package Weight: 400 g
- True 24Bit/192K USB-DAC, supports bit for bit decoding.
- Asynchronous USB transfer
- WM8740 DAC chip
- Up to 24Bit/192K coaxial output
- RCA output and Line out.
- Built-in +/- 5V class A headphone amplfiier that run off of USB power
- Full aluminum case
- Measures 60W*93L*22H (mm), and weights 108g
- Comes with USB Cable, and Leather pouch
Cool, it's out! I have absolutely no use for it, but, looks nice and small
Can the D7 be used as a usb>spdif converter? I have been looking into getting one of those.
So its not portable? It only runs off USB? There is no battery?
Yes it can, but is it in the same league as HiFace or HagUsb... I don't think so. Then what's the purpose for you m8...
Looks like there is no battery inside. Else they would state that there is in features list.
No battery? Nothing to do here for me... unsubscribed
so basically its a desktop DAC?
dac/amp, usb only
looks like they downgraded again from the 8741 to the 8740
oh hey... it's class A now, that's interesting!
I had many of the same concerns about being 'tied to my laptop' when I bought the MSII, but you quickly realise that its only a problem if you planned to use the DAC with sources that dont have a USB port - I cant extract the digital signal from any of my DAPs, so its a non-issue for me. That said, my paltry few shekels are earmarked for other things - still keen to hear impressions on this gadget.
hey, at least it is really cheap, I guess it will be a pretty good idea to stack the P4 and the D7 together to create a non-balanced mini system giving the fact you can find a nice short RCA to 3.5mm cable..
It's got a 3.5mm lineout on the front.
Hmm I were hoping for something a little more high-end but who knows perhaps it sounds good.
USB 3.0 ports offer 900 mW ... but not sure if only, when a USB 3.0 Device is connected to it. Btw: Is there a limitation in some way on what can be sent through USB, apart from just its bandwidth? I'ts not such a bad device, even for the price ... it's an external high end soundcard. Others aren't much cheaper usually.