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Centrance DACPort HD Portable Reference DAC Amp with DSD

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  • Audiophile-grade AK4490 D/A converter
  • Amp offers clarity, soundstage, detail
  • Ergonomic, side-mounted rotary volume control
  • Perfect tracking
  • Plug 'n play with Mac, Linux. Driver available for Windows
  • USB powered
  • Building upon the legacy of the original DACport, we offer two new models featuring modern technology, improved sound quality, and a smaller package. DACport Slim and DACport HD are reference-quality portable listening devices. And they are amazingly revealing. The sound quality is so awesome, you will hear detail in your music you never thought was there.

    Both models feature a Stereo Digital to Analog Converter and a Class-A Headphone Amplifier with digital volume control. DACport Slim tops out at 192kHz, while HD takes it up a notch, delivering full 384kHz resolution, and DSD, so you can play any high-resolution files. Also, DACport HD offers a higher output level and can drive more headphones.

    With DACport Slim and DACport HD, CEntrance redefines the portable USB DAC. Again.

    Take the Show on the Road
    Make your audiophile experience portable. Listen to pristine-quality playback anywhere - at a coffee shop, at work, or on a trip - no need to sacrifice sound quality for portability. With plug 'n play operation on Mac and Linux, and a driver available for Windows, both products pack a lot of features into the lighter-sized, anodized aluminum chassis, setting new standards in portability, convenience and sound quality.

    By special arrangement, DACport Slim is available only at Massdrop's website. DACport HD is available everywhere.

    Key Features:

    • Audiophile-grade AK4490 D/A converter plays HD music with bit-perfect accuracy.
    • Amp designed for listening without fatigue, offers clarity, soundstage and detail.
    • Ergonomic, side-mounted rotary volume control for single-handed adjustment.
    • Volume control with perfect tracking, so your L/R channels are always in balance.
    • Plug 'n play operation with Mac and Linux. Driver available for Windows.
    • No power adapter or batteries - both products use USB power from your laptop.
    • Aircraft aluminum chassis, anodized for extra scratch protection and durability.
    • 1/8-inch headphone jack drives the most advanced headphones on the market.

    Product Specifications:

    Digital Specs

    • Max Sample Rate (Slim): 192kHz (Also: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4kHz)
    • Max Sample Rate (HD): 384kHz (Also: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352kHz), DSD
    • Max Resolution (Slim): 24-bit (Also supports 16-bit)
    • Max Resolution (HD): 32-bit (Also supports 16 and 24-bit)
    • Connection: USB 2.0, asynchronous
    • Local clock: Mil-spec clock, 10 ppm precision, 1 ps jitter
    • Compatibility: Any computer running Mac, PC, Linux. Driver is available for Windows.

    Analog Specs

    • Frequency Response: 20Hz...40kHz +/-0.2dB
    • Dynamic Range (Slim): 109 dB, re +11.5dBu, max gain
    • Dynamic Range (HD): 112 dB, re +14.5dBu, max gain
    • THD+N (Slim): 0.003 percent (FS, 1kHz)
    • THD+N (HD): 0.002 percent (FS, 1kHz)
    • Audio Output: Stereo 3.5mm (1/8") jack, headphone or line output

    Headphone Amplifier

    • Output Impedance: 1 Ohm
    • Amplifier Type: Direct Class-A, no caps in the signal path
    • Max Level (Slim): 2.9 V rms / +11.5 dBu
    • Max Level (HD): 4.1 V rms / +14.5 dBu
    • Output Power (Slim): 450mW (total), drives 600 Ohm headphones
    • Output Power (HD): 775mW (total), drives 600 Ohm headphones

    General Specs

    • Input power: USB bus (no external power supply needed)
    • Gain Switch: 20dB range
    • Internal power supplies: +/-9V, dual, super-clean analog rails
    • Unit Dimensions: 3" (7.6cm) L, 1.1" (2.9cm) W, 0.4" (1.1cm) H
    • Weight: 2.5 ounces (72 grams)

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    Centrance DACPort HD Portable Reference DAC Amp with DSD

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    4 out of 5 stars   Centrance DACPort
    January 14, 2017
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    Review submitted for Centrance DACPort HD Portable Reference DAC Amp with DSD (CENDACPORTHD)
    Pros: Good Design
    Cons: The "Low" "Gain" and "High" switch is badly designed. You need a sharpie to use it.
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    5 out of 5 stars   perfect lightweight DAC+amplifier for headphones
    January 14, 2017
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    Review submitted for Centrance DACPort HD Portable Reference DAC Amp with DSD (CENDACPORTHD)
    Pros: * low impedance output * no audible noise or distortion - THD+N stays low enough even under moderate load (was measured with 30KHz low pass filter; I definitely cannot hear THD below 0.01%, and if you feel like your hearing abilities are way better than that - ignore this statement) * enough power and voltage swing to drive adequately loudly majority of dynamic headphones * small to fit in your pocket, yet you will hardly feel major need for a better device to listen to music with most headphones * DSD support (if you care to set up)
    Cons: * Windows requires a driver (available on CEntrance website, win10 still in beta), works as is in macOS though * gain switch is a bit weird (need a pen or pencil to reach it) * audible click when turned on (not enough to damage anything, just a tiny bit annoying) * noticeably heats up when used, wouldn't try to connect it to tablets or mobile phones due to energy consumption concerns (even if it works) * wouldn't recommend to use it as DAC if amplifier connected to it cannot deal with high-frequency noise (have some doubts on ultrasonic components it might generate beyond 30KHz, which is not important for headphones and beyond human hearing limits too)
    Other Comments: a very nice little device to use with your computer when bigger DAC/headphone amp is not practical - a perfect match for office or occasional travel with a laptop
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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