CEntrance DACmini PX Integrated Amp/DAC
CEntrance DACmini PX Integrated Amp/DAC

Desktop DAC/Amp

After cutting their teeth making drivers and audio equipment for some of the biggest names in the audio world, CEntrance applied their principles and proprietary technology to their own product line. Giving you a fully functioning sound hub for speakers and headphones alike, the CEntrance DACmini PX features a headphone amp, speaker amp, and a DAC in one streamlined package.

Note: Only 10 units are available for this drop.

CEntrance DACmini PX Integrated Amp/DAC

Components

Every aspect 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 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.

CEntrance DACmini PX Integrated Amp/DAC

Construction

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.

CEntrance DACmini PX Integrated Amp/DAC

Inputs and Outputs

At the back of the unit, you have your choice of an SPDIF, USB, or analog input, as well as a headphone or line-level output. 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, boosting the best speakers, and generally catering to any sound set-up you can come up with, the CEntrance DACmini PX is an impeccably designed and highly versatile amplifier and DAC combo that fits easily on any desk.

CEntrance DACmini PX Integrated Amp/DAC

Specs

  • CEntrance
  • Analog audio side with relay muting and full galvanic isolation
  • Digital audio side with JitterGuard technology
  • Split-ground, transformer isolated power supply
  • Tongue-and-groove, RF-blocking aluminum enclosure
  • Shielded source selection cavity
  • Drop protection guard rail
  • Internal EMC barrier
  • Anti-vibration stabilizer
  • Heavyweight grounded aluminum volume knob
  • Smart source selector and power switch

Digital Specs

  • 24-bit resolution
  • USB sample rate: up to 96 kHz
  • S/PDIF sample rate: up to 192 kHz
  • Driverless USB 1.1 or 2.0 interface
  • Local clock: 10 ppm precision, unmeasurable jitter
  • Compatible with any computer with Mac, PC or Linux OS

Analog Specs

  • Nominal output level: +6.0 dBV (RCA outputs, line level)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 40 kHz
  • S/N ratio: 144 dB (line inputs), 113 dB (digital inputs)
  • THD+N: 0.00022% (line inputs), 0.001% (digital inputs)
  • Crosstalk: -128 dB (line inputs), 118 dB (digital inputs)
  • Output impedance: 25 Ohms (line output), 10 Ohms (headphone output)
  • Headphone output power: 1.5 W, drives 32 - 600 Ohm headphones
  • Speaker output power: 50 W, drive 4 - 8 Ohm speakers
  • Max output level: +13.5 dBV (32 Ohms), +18.6 dBV (300 Ohms), +19.0 dBV (600 Ohms)

General Specs

  • Direct Class-A headphone amp
  • Lowest distortion Class-D speaker amp
  • AC powering: globally compatible, 90 - 240 VAC power supply included
  • DC powering: +19 V DC (2.4 A) with included AC power adapter
  • Internal supplies: ground-isolated, filtered +/- 15 V, clean analog rails
  • 6.46 x 6.46 x 1.65 in (164 x 164 x 42 mm)
  • 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg)

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Feb 10, 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.