To get the response you’re looking for out of those lossless audio files, you need two essential pieces of equipment: a headphone amplifier and a digital-to-analog converter. The newest iteration of Aune's X1 (highly reviewed Amp/DAC combo), The Aune X1 Pro DSD DAC/Amp combines both devices into one do-it-all home audio amplification and optimization device. The upgrade from X1 to X1 Pro comes with the improvement of every internal component from the PCM1793 D/A converter to the USB controller.
Named after its innovative shape, the X1 Pro has a slightly curved box design that flares out at the edges and can be kept either horizontally or vertically. In addition to looking great and keeping the components safe, the exterior features a two-color LED indicator, laser carved panels, concave buttons, and a threaded volume knob for easier use.
After plugging in through the USB, SPDIF, Optical, or analog RCA inputs, the X1 supports 24 bit / 192 k digital audio decoding all the way up to DSD and can be broadcast through either headphones or speakers Via the analog RCA and 6.5 mm audio jack outputs. Able to adjust to any need, the X1 Pro can be used as a DAC, a headphone amp, and even a pre-amp. Versatile, stylish like Darth Vader’s Destroyer, and offering excellent bang for your buck (this is one of the most affordable DSD DACs available), the Aune X1 Pro solves all your audio emergencies in one self-contained system.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Feb 25, 2015 PT.
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