Emotiva Little Ego Portable DAC/Amp
Emotiva Little Ego Portable DAC/Amp

Little in Size, Big on Power

From streaming videos and MP3 files to high-resolution audio downloads, everything sounds better with the Little Ego: a portable DAC/amp from Emotiva. It uses the well-regarded TI Burr Brown PCM 5141 DAC chip with an LME4986OMA op amp, and supports any file your computer can play up to 32 bit/384 kHz. Along with a precision USB interface, low-jitter clocks, and a direct-coupled audio path, this unit boasts three selectable digital over-sampling filters that let you fine-tune the sound just the way you want it. A unique offering, the headphone blend mode makes your headphones sound more like regular speakers. Bright, easy-to-read LED indicators tell you the current sample rate, the UAC mode, and which outputs are selected. When you press the button to select a digital filter, the sample-rate indicator LEDs temporarily change function to show you which filter is currently selected.

Emotiva Little Ego Portable DAC/Amp
Emotiva Little Ego Portable DAC/Amp
Emotiva Little Ego Portable DAC/Amp
Emotiva Little Ego Portable DAC/Amp
Emotiva Little Ego Portable DAC/Amp

Specs

  • Emotiva
  • USB interface (input): Asynchronous, USB Audio Class 1 and 2
  • Output: Headphone (analog, variable)
  • Format: PCM digital audio
  • Direct-coupled audio path
  • Audio file formats supported: Supports any file or stream format your computer can play
  • Digital filter options: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical Low, Asymmetrical High ­
  • Headphone blend mode: Switchable ­
  • Maximum output level: 1.8 VRMS
  • Sample rates supported, Apple computers: 44.1k, 48k, 88k, 96k, 176k, 192k, 352k, 384k (no drivers required)
  • Sample rates supported, Windows computers: 44.1k, 48k, 88k, 96k, 176k, 192k, 352k, 384k (with free drivers)
  • Sample rates supported, Windows computers: 44.1k, 48k, 88k, 96k (driverless)
  • Bit depths supported: 16 bits, 24 bits, 32 bits
  • Frequency response: 8 Hz–20 kHz (+0/-0.3 dB), 44.1k and 48k sample rates; 8 Hz–40 kHz (+0/-1.5 dB), 88.2k and 96k sample rates; 8 Hz–60 kHz (+/-3 dB), 176k and 192k sample rates
  • SNR: > 106 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD + N: < 0.006%
  • Case material: Solid metal
  • Dimensions: 4.75 x 1.75 x 0.5 in (12.1 x 4.4 x 1.3 cm)
  • Weight: 3.6 oz (102 g)
  • Made in the USA

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 6, 2017 PT.

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