Portable USB DAC and headphone amp for Mac and PC 22/01/15
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Apogee Electronics has introduced Groove – a new portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC. Here's the story in their own words...
Built upon Apogee's 30-year history of award-winning digital audio technology for music creation, Groove unlocks the highest possible quality of any headphones or powered speakers you have, allowing you to listen to the music you love with incredible lifelike clarity.
Apogee's digital audio technology has been trusted by professional recording artists, producers and engineers from around the world to create countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning recordings since 1985. For the first time, Groove puts this same technology into a compact, durable, easy to use interface for consumers, providing a music listening experience of unparalleled quality, as it was originally captured in the recording studio.
Groove's innovative circuit design provides an even distribution of output power across the audible frequency spectrum, correcting impedance imperfections often found in entry-level headphones and powering even the most demanding high impedance headphones. Setup is easy - simply connect Groove to your Mac or PC with the included USB 2.0 cable and plug your headphones or speakers into Groove's minijack analog output. The result is smooth, detailed analog warmth that will impress even the most discerning audiophile.
Limited edition Groove for Apogee's 30-year Anniversary To commemorate Apogee's 30 years of digital audio excellence, a limited edition anniversary model of Groove will also be available. The Groove 30th Anniversary Edition will feature a custom machined aluminum body, performance enhancements and will be available in silver and gold.
Apogee Groove Highlights
USB 2.0 to micro connection for Mac and PC
Up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
1/8" Analog Output for connecting to headphones or speakers
ESS Sabre DAC
Max output level: 225mW into 30 Ohm
Multi-color LEDs for status and level indication
Top panel buttons for adjusting output level and muting
Compact and portable (95mm H x 30mm W x 16mm T)
Limited Anniversary Edition features aluminum body and 32bit DAC
Premium build quality and design - Built in the USA
Pricing and Availability: Price: TBA Availability: Spring 2015