Hifimediy Sabre DAC was developed by DIY (do it yourself} enthusiasts in the purpose of making a really good but cheap dac that could compete against regular commercial DAC's costing many times as much. It utilises a DAC chip from the ESS Technology which range of DAC chips is highly regarded amount audio enthusiast. You pay for the sound, not the enclosure. We use a small lightweight simple box, so you don't have to pay extra for a bigger and more expensive enclosure. The power supply is very important for the sound quality. We use a high end ultra low noise regulator (LT1763). Features: - Output on 3.5mm headphone jack. - Volume Level is controlled by the normal volume control keys on your computer. (no need to use the volume control inside iTunes etc.) - No drivers required for Mac, Windows and Linux! - Normal line level output (2Vrms) when connected to amplifiers/preamps. For headphones the level decreases down to 1Vrms for 32ohm headphones Additional features: -Usb to optical converter. Outputs optical signal if you connect a 3.5mm optical cable in place of a 3.5mm audio cable. Can be useful for connecting your computer to another DAC without usb input. New batch uses USB receiver TE7022L: - Accepts 32khz, 44.1khz, 48khz, 96khz and 16/24bit input signals over USB. Most USB DAC's use the cheaper PCM2704 usb receiver chips that can only accept up to 48KHZ/16BIT. Output levels: Open 2.2Vrms 4.7Kohm 2.1Vrms 1.8Kohm 1.9Vrms 510ohm 1.5Vrms 330ohm 1.3Vrms 30ohm 1Vrms Normally amplifier inputs are from 10K to 100K ohm. Normal headphones are from 32 ohm to 250ohm.
Sabre DAC Technology
96khz/24bit USB input
Small, lightweight design
Output on 3.5mm headphone jack
Volume level adjustable with computer hardware keys