Denon Debuts Portable Headphone Amplifier
Denon has announced the debut of the DA-10 portable headphone amplifier, featuring USB-DAC.
According to the release:
The DA-10 features state-of-the-art D/A conversion, using the reference class 32 bit/192 kHz Burr-Brown PCM-1795, which is usually found in premium audiophile disc players and digital amplifiers. The DAC features the ability to decode linear PCM files with sampling frequencies from 32 kHz all the way up to 192 kHz, and bit depths up to 24 bits. It is also compatible with one bit DSD files (the format found on SACD discs).
Internally, the DA-10 features premium Denon design and construction, with separate circuit boards for the main audio block and the power supply block, to eliminate inter-stage interference. There are dual master clocks (22.6 and 24.6 MHz) to optimize performance with specific sampling frequencies (44.1, 88.2, 176.4 MHz and 32, 48, 96, 192 kHz), and the low phase clock crystals are positioned directly adjacent to the DAC chip on the audio board for maximum jitter reduction.
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