TCG U-SKIN Portable DAC/Amp
TCG U-SKIN Portable DAC/Amp

Commute Converter

Every time you leave the house, you go from optimal amplification and decoding to whatever low-grade equipment comes embedded in your smart phone. While you can’t bring that desktop DAC along for the ride, you can pocket the TCG U-SKIN Portable DAC/Amp, a lightweight and compact device that optimizes all of your audio.

Note: At check-out, you have your choice of color between Blue and Black.

TCG U-SKIN Portable DAC/Amp

Low Orbit

Built with a powerful PCM2704 DAC chip and the industry standard OPA2134 op-amp, the U-SKIN handles up to 48 kHz, 16-bit conversion. With a strong emphasis on the low end, all of your tracks become more engaging with a warm, forward presentation and strong instrument separation. While the soundstage isn’t exactly expansive and the mids and highs can be overshadowed by the bass, the U-SKIN delivers unparalleled performance for the price point.

TCG U-SKIN Portable DAC/Amp

Under the Skin

With both an 1/8” and USB input, you can use the U-SKIN either as a standalone amplifier or an integrated DAC/amp. Surrounded by a heavy duty yet lightweight aluminum alloy shell, the U-SKIN features a BL-5C battery capable of going strong for up to 40 hours per charge. Giving you enough power to get there and back, a range of listening options, and an overall package that barely puts a strain on your pocket, the TCG U-SKIN Portable DAC/Amp makes your music as mobile as you are.

TCG U-SKIN Portable DAC/Amp

Specs

  • TCG Audio
  • DAC: PCM2704
  • Capable of up to 48 kHz, 16-bit conversion
  • Op-amp: OPA2134
  • Aluminum alloy shell
  • BL-5C 1000 mA battery
  • Mini-USB charging port
  • Charging time: 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Operation time: 40 hours
  • Input: 1/8 in (3.5 mm) and USB
  • Amp power: 32
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 92 dB (A-weighted)
  • Distortion: 0.0012% (10 mW)
  • Frequency response: 25 Hz - 50 kHz
  • Impedance: 16 - 300 Ohms
  • 3.35 x 2.31 x 0.38 in (85 x 58.6 x 9.54 mm)
  • 2.82 oz (80 g)

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is May 19, 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.