CEntrance DACportable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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DACportable – Dotting all the i’s

In 2009 CEntrance redefined portable Hi-Fi with a revolutionary product called DACport, a small, USB-powered soundcard. DACport's amazing sound quality earned it a place on the Stereophile recommended components list for 6+ years!

In 2015 we added HD support, offering DSD playback, picosecond clocks and sampling rates up to 384kHz. The ultra-slim DACport HD immediately became a hit and sold thousands of units within months of introduction.

It's hard to build upon the legacy but we were determined to push the envelope even further. On customers' request, we've added a Rechargeable Battery and our legendary HiFi-M8 EQ, offering total freedom and sonic flexibility.

DACportable dots all the i's. And yet, it's extremely travel-friendly. It is our best portable product yet. Check it out for yourself! You will not be disappointed.

Nuts and Bolts

DACportable is a reference-quality audiophile listening device. The sound quality is so awesome, you will hear detail in your music you never thought was possible.

Featuring the amazing AK4490 Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) coupled with AmpExtreme—our own powerful, Class-A Headphone Amplifier with digital volume control, this product will transport you muscially to new heights.

DACportable supports full 32-bit, 384kHz resolution and DSD, so your equipment investment is future proof. There is plenty of clean output power. This means you can use your favorite headphones without worrying if it will be loud enough.

On and Off the Road

Make your audiophile experience portable. Listen to pristine-quality playback anywhere—at a coffee shop, at work, or on a trip—no need to sacrifice sound quality for portability. DACportable packs a lot of features into the stylish, anodized aluminum chassis, setting new standards in portability, convenience and sound quality.

Key Features

  • VelvetSound™ series D/A converter plays all your high-res music perfectly.
  • AmpExtreme™ headphone amp offers clarity, soundstage and detail.
  • Volume control with digital tracking keeps channels in perfect balance.
  • Ergonomic, side-mounted slider allows single-handed volume adjustment.
  • Works with Mac, Windows, and Linux OS, and most phones and tablets.
  • Li-Po battery plays for 8 hours without draining your phone's battery.
  • Anodized aluminum chassis offers extra scratch protection and durability.
  • 1/8-inch headphone jack lets you play it loud with most headphones!

Digital specs     

Resolution            32-bit (Also supports 24-bit)
Sample Rate        44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.4 kHz, 384 kHz
DSD Support       DSD64 and DSD128
Clocking              Two custom, mil-spec clocks, 1 ppm precision, 1 ps jitter
Jitter                     Unmeasurable
Sreaming LED     Lights up when digital audio is streaming
Compatibility        Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS.

Analog Specs  

 Freq. Response                          20 Hz...40 kHz
 S/N Ratio                                    110 dB
 THD+N                                        0.002 %
 Crosstalk, 1kHz                          -111 dB
 Output Impedance                      1 Ohm
 Output power, 32ohm                 775 mW (total)
 Supported Headphones             16...600 Ohm
 Max Output Level, 1kHz             4.1 V rms / +14.5 dBu

General Specs  

 Audio Output                     Gold-plated 3.5mm headphone jack
 Headphone Amp               Class-A with super-clean, bipolar power supply
 AC Adapter                        Standard 5V adapter with USB "micro B" plug
 DC Powering/Charging     +5V (2.1A) from external adapter, such as iPad charger
 Internal supplies                Battery-isolated, triple-filtered ±9V, analog power supply rails
 Unit Dimensions:               98 mm (L) x 41 mm (W) x 21 mm (H)
 Shipping Weight:                550 g
 Chassis Material                Scratch-resistant, lightweight anodized aluminum
 Battery Specs                    Rechargeable Li-Polymer, 8 hours play time
 Cables                                Same cable can be used for Audio or Charging