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It’s been almost four years since the original DragonFly (v1.0) changed the world’s concept of what a portable USB DAC could achieve. A year and half later, DragonFly rocked the audio world again when they introduced the updated v1.2 at a much lower price point. The sound was simply a little cleaner, a little better controlled,
and more relaxed—unequivocally better.
Now with the release of two new versions, Black and Red they have moved the goalposts again.
The black version here keeps the analogue style volume control previously used in the V1.2 version but marries with a freshly designed USB micro-controller that consumes 77% less current allowing compatibility for the first time with Apple and Android devices. This new controller also has a much improved signal to noise ratio allowing AudioQuest's engineers to extract maximum fidelity from the newly integrated 32bit 9010 ESS Sabre DAC chip.
The maximum bitrate has been consciously limited to 24bit/96khz although the chipset can handle greater. This ensures compatibility without the need to download proprietry drivers for example.
The Black version outputs 1.2 volts which is plenty to satisfy amplifier inputs and will power most reasonably efficient headphones with ease. Another new feature ensures that the new Dragonfly models can be software updated using a complimentary desktop program on both Windows and Apple platforms.
• Play all music files: MP3 to high-res
• Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android devices
(requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
• Asynchronous Class 1 USB data transfer using the Streamlength™ protocol
• Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
• Medium output (1.2 volts) drives a wide range of headphones
• 32-bit ESS 9010 DAC with minimum-phase filter
• Analog volume control
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