Pioneer U-05 DAC/Headphone Amplifier

£499.00 was £699.95

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The U-05 is a Headphone amplifier with D/A Converter for easy and accurate reproduction of music files from PC via USB and other sources using coaxial, balanced and optical digital inputs.

The U-05 is Pioneer's first discrete headphone amplifier with USB-DAC. Supporting almost any connection type, from a traditional standard jack to 3 and even 4-pin NEUTRIK jacks, you can customise your cables as you please.

Whatever headphone cable you prefer, the U-05 always guarantees high-grade audio thanks to its fully balanced circuit. Advanced tuning possibilities allow even more dramatic sound improvement. The U-05 USB-DAC plays regular PCM signals and 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz DSD-files. With the Hi-Bit 32 function you can upscale 16- and 24-bit signals to 32-bit quality, while the upsampling function raises the frequency up to 384 kHz.

Obviously, you can use the U-05 for headphones playback and powered speakers however you can also deploy it as a high-end pre-amplifier with volume control, using the balanced XLR-outputs or the unbalanced RCA cinch outputs. Jitter and noise are excluded thanks to the high precision master clock circuit and dual Sabre 8-channel DAC, configured for left/right parallel use. 

The digital filter section has three user selectable settings for PCM signals and three for DSD type signals. This makes it easy for the user to tune the sound character of the U-05 to his own preferences. There is also a Direct function, which bypasses the DSP section entirely.  An easy-to-use infrared remote control is also included.

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