USB DAC Headphone Amplifier
Enjoy more authentic sound from your High-Resolution Audio and MP3 music
Hear sound that’s closer to the original recording. This USB digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier takes over from your PC or mobile device’s built-in amplifier. Original digital audio—including High-Resolution Audio—is processed by the PHA-3, creating a dramatically superior soundstage for enhanced listening.
Most portable devices include a simplified DAC converter, resulting in slightly compromised sound quality. This dedicated USB DAC amplifier takes over processing from your device and amplifies sound for headphone listening using a custom-tuned, precision analogue amplifier.
With this separate USB DAC amplifier linking your headphones and a compatible PC, smartphone or Walkman®, you’ll enjoy higher quality High-Resolution Audio sound. The amp supports the very latest 384-kHz/32-bit PCM and 5.6-MHz Double DSD formats.
Get connected. Hook up your PC, selected smartphones, or Apple iOS device with two Micro USB inputs, and charge while you listen with a dedicated micro USB port.
Listen through the stereo jack, or connect with a balanced audio cable – left and right outputs ensure authentic, even sound.
Connect to HDD and SACD players with an optical connecter, supporting up to 192Hz/24bit PCM input.
High Resolution Audio refers to a collection of digital processes allowing the capture and playback of music using higher sampling rates than those used in CDs.
High-Resolution Audio typically records at 96kHz/24-bit or even 192kHz/24-bit – much higher than CD.
While CDs and MP3s top out around 20kHz, High-Resolution Audio supports frequencies above 24kHz (as high as 100kHz on this model) and a wider dynamic range.
The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) upscales your compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA) and takes it closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the high-range sound lost in the compression process, DSEE HX produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original recording.
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