Higher resolution and superior sound from your PC or Mac!
If you want to get the absolute best sound quality for music playback from your computer, Sonos, AppleTV, even your CD player - you gotta DACiT! If you are connecting any of these devices into your stereo with analog interconnects, what youre hearing is the noisy, low output of your computers sound card or the antiquated DAC inside your streamer or CD player. You are not hearing your music at its best. The DACiTx takes a pure digital signal from those devices and uses its own powerful ESS Sabre DAC to eliminate distortion and jitter to give you sound that is clean, clear and dynamic.
Add Apple's AirPlay to stream all of your music wirelessly.
With a DACiTx, an AppleTV and your homes WiFi network, you can get incredible wireless sound streaming from your favorite apps on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or on iTunes from your computer. Streaming Pandora, internet radio, Spotify - just to name a few - has never been so easy! Just connect your Apple TV to the DACiTx with an optical cable and you're ready to enjoy the music!
Use your computer as a music server - for sound quality that beats any CD player!
Your PC or Mac computer isnt just for getting work done and checking Facebook. It can be a music server when connected to a DACiTx. Everything from Pandora to 24/192 Studio Master files from sites like HDtracks.com sound amazing by taking advantage of the asynchronous USB input and ESS Sabre DAC. DACiTx is plug and play for Mac OSX 10.6.4 and newer and requires a simple driver install for Windows users.
Enhance your wireless whole house audio system!
Sonos has mastered wireless whole house audio technology and their Sonos Connect box can easily be connected to DACiTx for a demonstrable boost in sound quality when compared to the Sonos direct analog output. Simply hook up the Connect with a 75ohm coax digital cable to the DACiTx to hear what youve been missing.
Upgrade your CD player with state of the art technology!
DAC technology has come a long way, especially in the last ten years. If your CD player is a bit long in the tooth but still functioning properly you dont need to replace it. Instead connect it to a DACiTx with a digital cable to instantly bring its performance up to modern standards. Even an old DVD player can be made into a high performance music machine with a DACiTx!
ESS Sabre 9023 DAC
The 9023 Sabre chip from ESS Technology is a testament of trickle down technology. It delivers a lions share of the performance of their top-of-the-line 9018 chip for a fraction of the price. Its patented Hyperstream jitter elimination is a key reason why DACiTx can make non-audiophile sources (AppleTV, computer) sound so good.
Electrically connected sources like your computers USB or your streamers coax digital output can carry noise along with the digital signal. This noise masks fine detail in recordings and makes your music unfocused and hazy. Galvanic isolation moves this noise away from the digital signal so you end up with clearer more detailed sound.
The USB input on DACiTx is the best sounding input for digital music. Asynchronous technology (vs. adaptive or synchronous on the original DACiT) allows the digital clock inside DACiTx to control the flow of data coming from your computer. This method of communication leads to less jitter (timing errors) for the Sabre DAC to deal with which results in clearer more defined sound.
For added convenience, a remote control with direct input selection is included with the DACiTx.
Inputs: 1-USB, 1-coax, 1-optical USB: 24/192 Asynchronous Coaxial and Optical: 24/192 capability, dependent upon source
Outputs: 1-L&R RCA
DAC: ESS 24bit/192kHz Sabre 9023
Output impedance: 200 ohms
Ground isolation: Transformer coupled inputs
USB isolation: Galvanic
Jitter at master clock: < 3ps
Power supply: External 100-240v, 50-60Hz, 9V-1A
Power consumption: 1w
Chassis and housing: All metal
Remote control: Included
Dimensions (inches): 2.5 x 6.5 x 6.5
Warranty: 2 year parts and labor