Nov 21, 2018

Orchard Audio Announces Release of GALA, Ultra High Performance Stereo DAC

Orchard Audio, LLC (www.orchardaudio.com) is proud to announce the launch of the third product in the company’s emerging line of high performance audio equipment: GALA. GALA is a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) and preamplifier in a single device. This newly-designed DAC achieves a staggering signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 130dB (A-weighted) and a total harmonic distortion + noise (THD+N) of less than 0.0004% (0dBFS).
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GALA is a follow on to Orchard Audio’s successful ApplePi DAC Kickstarter. GALA is a completely standalone DAC that keeps the ApplePi DAC’s praised sound signature with improvements to performance. The natural feeling analog potentiometer controls digital attenuation. This allows for a very short analog signal path while allowing precise volume control and amazing performance. The driving goal behind GALA’s creation was to provide exceptional audio quality at a price point that is currently not available in the market, making high performance audio equipment attainable to a wider range of consumers. For less than $400 USD users can achieve performance currently only available at much higher prices and only purchase one device where before a DAC and a preamplifier would have been needed. With future projects already in the pipeline, Orchard Audio is poised to shake up the audio marketplace and welcome new and returning audiophiles into the market. According to Orchard Audio President Leo Ayzenshtat, “Anyone can notice the difference in quality, but not everyone will appreciate it.  We design our products for those who appreciate excellence in their listening experience.”  Currently GALA is only available through Indiegogo for $349 (30% discount): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gala-ultra-high-performance-stereo-dac/reft/19247162/massdrop

About Orchard Audio, LLC
Orchard Audio is the result of decades of engineering expertise and consulting work for some of the world's most advanced companies (NASA, Lockheed Martin, L3 Technologies, LGS Innovations).   After designing products for several elite names in the industry, Orchard Audio was launched in 2017 to independently release its own line of advanced audio products.  Leonid (Leo) Ayzenshtat, Founder  https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonid-ayzenshtat-9a988061/ 
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