Perhaps you came across the last drop for the CEntrance DACmini PX Integrated Amp/DAC, but you prefer a simpler model without a power amplifier or an extra set of stereo outputs. Built with the same high quality design and cutting edge technology as the PX, the CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC gives your favorite headphones the high performance boost you’ve been craving without any extraneous parts.
Note: This drop is for the upgraded CX, with both the variable mod and 1 Ohm mod.
Every component of the DACmini was engineered to minimize distortion and facilitate the clearest, cleanest signal path possible. To limit the impact of electrical wiring eccentricities, the DAC chip is suspended in mid air and the chassis is divided in two- the right side for analog signals, and the left for digital. Offering full galvanic isolation, the signals never cross, thus retaining their pristine sound. Additionally, the internal jitter management algorithm- the JitterGuard- regularizes the digital signal for a natural response, crisp definition, extra resolution, and a wide soundstage.
To ensure faster reaction time and uninterrupted output, the transformer-isolated power supply generates five independent voltages for the internal circuitry. Continuing quality into the overall construction, the casing is made of durable aluminum with a two-part chassis that prevents EMC leakage and blocks RF interference. Just in case your DACmini falls off the desk, an internal drop-protection pot guard rail protects the potentiometer from any potential damage. Due to the sleek form factor, the DACmini CX stacks beautifully with an Apple Mac Mini and merges seamlessly into any desk setup without taking up too much precious space.
At the back of the unit, you have your choice of an SPDIF optical, SPDIF digital, RCA, or USB input, as well as a headphone output up front. With the power switch and source selector on the front, you can navigate between inputs with ease. If you are plugged via USB into your computer, the DACmini constantly streams audio- even when the USB input is not selected- for uninterrupted performance. Capable of driving the highest impedance headphones while providing a noiseless floor for IEMs, the CEntrance DACmini CX is an impeccably designed amplifier and DAC combo that fits easily on any desk.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Sep 21, 2015 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.