Product Description

The Audioengine DAC3 Digital Analog Converter DAC3 is a 32-bit / 96 kHz digital to analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier designed to provide high-quality headphone listening for audiophiles on the go. The tiny, lightweight device attaches to your computer or mobile device via a USB-C port, which also supplies the unit with power. Digital audio from your source is converted and sent to the headphone amp, which outputs to a standard 3.5mm output jack; the headphone amp is compatible with a wide range of headphones and earbuds with impedances ranging from 12 ohms to 10 kilohms. Lightning and USB-C cables are supplied, allowing you to use the DAC3 with both Android and iOS mobile devices.

     

Key Features of the Audioengine DAC3 Digital Analog Converter DAC3

  • Product Features

Hi-Fi Your Headphones

  • The DAC3 uses a high-performance headphone amplifier, which drives audiophile-grade headphones with ease and ensures plenty of headroom for your headset. Experience a wide dynamic range with the capacity to support the most demanding headphones.
  • The high-performance amplifier easily drives headphones with impedances of 12 ohms or higher.
  • The DAC3 isn't just for headphones; the variable line-level output can be connected to any system with an analog audio input, such as Audioengine powered speakers or an A/V receiver.

No Batteries, No Charging, No Hassle

  • With only 3 steps to connect and no batteries or charging required, your new DAC is ready to go right out of the box. The DAC3 simply draws its meager power requirement via a double-regulated USB-C connection.
  • Simply plug into your phone, tablet, or computer using the included cables and let the DAC3 expose you to the missing resolution in your favorite music.
  • The wired connection ensures full-range power for your headphones and support for your hi-res music files or apps.

A Powerful DAC

  • The ES9281A PRO Ultra DAC delivers 32-bit precision, high dynamic range, and ultralow distortion.
  • The DAC3 supports 44.1 to 96 kHz playback sample rates; audio at 188.2 and 192 kHz is resampled to 96 kHz.
  • Broad support is offered for standard hi-res audio formats including MQA, PCM, and DSD.
  • Enjoy enhanced playback from your HD streaming apps (TIDAL, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Qobuz).

 

  • MPN - 90049190
  • GTIN - 852225007339
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Audioengine DAC3 Digital Analog Converter DAC3

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Product Overview

  • Ultraportable Audiophile Headphone Amp
  • Digital Audio Converter with USB-C Input
  • High-Quality 32-Bit / 96 kHz Audio
  • High-Performance Headphone Amp
  • 3.5mm Headphone / Line-Out Jack
  • 10 Hz to 25 kHz Frequency Response
  • Mac or Windows Compatible
  • Powered via USB Port, No Battery Needed
  • Includes Lightning and USB Cables
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The Audioengine DAC3 Digital Analog Converter DAC3 is a 32-bit / 96 kHz digital to analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier designed to provide high-quality headphone listening for audiophiles on the go. The tiny, lightweight device attaches to your computer or mobile device via a USB-C port, which also supplies the unit with power. Digital audio from your source is converted and sent to the headphone amp, which outputs to a standard 3.5mm output jack; the headphone amp is compatible with a wide range of headphones and earbuds with impedances ranging from 12 ohms to 10 kilohms. Lightning and USB-C cables are supplied, allowing you to use the DAC3 with both Android and iOS mobile devices.

     

Key Features of the Audioengine DAC3 Digital Analog Converter DAC3

  • Product Features

Hi-Fi Your Headphones

  • The DAC3 uses a high-performance headphone amplifier, which drives audiophile-grade headphones with ease and ensures plenty of headroom for your headset. Experience a wide dynamic range with the capacity to support the most demanding headphones.
  • The high-performance amplifier easily drives headphones with impedances of 12 ohms or higher.
  • The DAC3 isn't just for headphones; the variable line-level output can be connected to any system with an analog audio input, such as Audioengine powered speakers or an A/V receiver.

No Batteries, No Charging, No Hassle

  • With only 3 steps to connect and no batteries or charging required, your new DAC is ready to go right out of the box. The DAC3 simply draws its meager power requirement via a double-regulated USB-C connection.
  • Simply plug into your phone, tablet, or computer using the included cables and let the DAC3 expose you to the missing resolution in your favorite music.
  • The wired connection ensures full-range power for your headphones and support for your hi-res music files or apps.

A Powerful DAC

  • The ES9281A PRO Ultra DAC delivers 32-bit precision, high dynamic range, and ultralow distortion.
  • The DAC3 supports 44.1 to 96 kHz playback sample rates; audio at 188.2 and 192 kHz is resampled to 96 kHz.
  • Broad support is offered for standard hi-res audio formats including MQA, PCM, and DSD.
  • Enjoy enhanced playback from your HD streaming apps (TIDAL, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Qobuz).

 

  • MPN - 90049190
  • GTIN - 852225007339
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Form Factor Portable
Number of Headphone Channels Single Channel
Recommended Headphone Impedance 12 Ohms
Headphone Output Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Digital Chipset DAC:
1 x ESS ES9281A
Analog Circuitry Preamplifier Op-Amp:
1 x LME49726
EQ None
Display None

Connectivity

Analog Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line/Headphone Output
Digital Audio I/O None
USB 1 x USB-C (Digital Input, Power/Charging Input)
Wireless Connectivity None

Performance

Frequency Response 10 Hz to 25 kHz ±0.5 dB
Maximum Output Level 1/8" / 3.5 mm Outputs:
2 Vrms
Impedance Headphone Outputs:
< 10 Kilohms
SNR > 116 dB
Crosstalk < -110 dB

Digital Audio

Sample Rates USB-C Input:
384 kHz (PCM)
5.6 MHz (DSD)
Bit Depths Up to 32-Bit

Compatibility

Mobile Device Compatibility Android Smartphone
Android Tablet
iPad
iPhone

Power

Power Requirements USB Bus Power
DC Input Power 5 VDC at 200mA
Current Consumption 200 mA

Physical

Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity 5 to 95% (Non-Condensing)
Dimensions     1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4" / 48 x 15 x 10 mm

 

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What’s In The Box
  • Audioengine DAC3 Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC
  • USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable
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