Portable headphone amplifier and DAC for Mac and Windows 20/05/15
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Apogee Electronics has announced the worldwide availability of Groove, a portable headphone amplifier and DAC for Mac and Windows computers that they say lets you hear your music like artists and audio professionals do in the studio. A spokesperson said, "Groove features unique Apogee circuitry designed to deliver the sound quality of the studio to your computer and make any headphones you have sound their best."
Here's the lowdown on Groove in Apogee's own words...
Groove is easy for anyone to use, so you don't need to be a recording engineer to experience professional studio quality. Simply connect Groove to your computer's USB port and your headphones or powered speakers to Groove's audio output.
Whether you're building your FLAC file collection or subscribing to a premium music streaming service, you are investing in a higher quality listening experience. Groove unlocks the full potential of that experience, revealing definition, clarity and details like you have never heard before.
With professional headphones, your laptop and Groove, you can mix or make music anywhere. Groove's reference quality sound insures you will hear every detail of your project as it would sound in the studio.
Groove's output provides ample power at any impedance and Apogee's unique Constant Current Drive™ technology dynamically adapts to the inconsistencies of any headphones, making them sound their best. You'll be amazed by the difference in sound quality – the precise stereo image, punchy bass and stunningly clear highs.
USB 2.0 connection to Mac and Windows computers
Up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
ESS Sabre DAC
Enhances your iTunes, Pandora, Spotify or Tidal or other music listening experience
Constant Current Drive™ provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
Quad Sum DAC™, 4 DACs per channel for highest dynamic range and lowest distortion
Multi-color LEDs for status and level indication
Powered by USB
Top panel buttons for adjusting volume level and muting
Compact and portable (95mm L x 30mm W x 16mm H)
Premium aluminum build quality
Built in the USA
Pricing and Availability: Groove is now available for $295 USD from Authorized Apogee Resellers worldwide and Apogee's US webstore.