Winner of Japan’s prestigious Visual Grand Prix Gold Award, the TEAC UD-503 is ready to be the centerpiece of your audio system. This dual-monaural USB DAC supports 11.2MHz DSD with a built-in fully balanced/parallel-unbalanced headphone amp. An all-in-one unit, it can function as a preamp to studio monitors and drive balanced headphones with the two TRS outputs on the front panel. It offers a variety of input and output options, and can be controlled with the included remote. The UD-503 utilizes dual high-performance Verita AK4490 DACs, which feature a newly developed low-distortion technology that enables a signal-to-noise ratio of 112 dB—arguably the best in the industry.
Note: At checkout, choose black or silver. Quantities are limited to 5 units and 3 units, respectively.
One Head-Fi reviewer calls the UD-503 “a hugely underrated DAC with a great headphone amp to boot…It offers complete balanced operation, preamp and headphone amp functionality, a smokin' DAC section, DSD capability, remote control, multiple filter options, and an LCD screen…If you're in the market for a solid-state combo unit for any headphone with low to medium power needs, this guy really should be at the top of your list!” The reviewer goes on to praise the sound: “In a word: analog…It has a fantastically non-fatiguing yet highly detailed sound. There's definitely a little more warmth than 'neutral' but certainly nothing that I'd call flabby, loose, woolly, or syrupy. Just a pleasant tube-like euphony that yields just a hair more slam, midrange richness, and treble sweetness.”
Digital Audio Input, Coaxial
Digital Audio Input, Optical
Digital Audio Input, USB
Analog Audio Input
Analog Audio Output
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is May 25, 2018 PT.
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