Want better sound from your digital music sources?
Tunes from the Internet, streaming audio, high-res downloads stored on your PC, even a favorite CD spinning in your disc player these digital sources all have one thing in common: they depend on a digital-to-analog converter to turn them into music. And, no surprise, the better the converter the more natural, dynamic, and detailed the sound. That's why more and more music lovers are turning to high-quality outboard DACs like Peachtree Audio's DAC·iT. This little silver box can take the place of the lo-fi sound card built into your computer, and the weak analog output section of a network audio player. Whether your music source is low bitrate Internet radio, or a 96kHz/24-bit high-res audio file, the DAC·iT will turn all those digital zeros and ones into a sonic thrill ride you won't soon forget.
One reviewer's take
Chris Connaker of Computeraudiophile.com compared the DAC'iT to much more expensive DACs, and liked what he heard:
"I'd put DACs worth thousands of dollars more than the DAC·iT up against this thing and expect very little difference. Oh wait, I already did. At any given time I have ten or more DACs in my listening room for review, evaluation, or simply my listening pleasure."
Chris Connaker, Computeraudiophile.com (Read the full review)
A DAC that tames jitter and noise
Peachtree Audio took great care to ensure your music sources aren't plagued by "jitter" errors in the timing of the data stream that adversely affect sound quality. Jitter can make music sound harsh and edgy, and smear subtle details. To reduce jitter to the vanishing point, DAC·iT uses a high-performance ESS Sabre32 DAC that's designed to extract the best possible sound from all your digital audio sources, especially high-jitter sources like your computer. Peachtree also electrically isolated the USB connection and transformer-coupled the coaxial input to prevent performance-robbing noise from entering the signal path.
The DAC'iT sports multiple inputs to handle your digital sources.
Versatile connections for your system
The DAC·iT gives you three ways to connect your digital source components to your home audio system:
- coaxial digital input is ideal for connecting a CD or DVD player, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Sonos® ZonePlayer 90, or any other digital audio component with coax out, letting you take advantage of DAC·iT's high-performance processor for better sound.
- optical digital is ready to take on a set-top box, HDTV, game console, or other digital sources with optical digital output, so you can feed a high-quality audio signal into your stereo system.
- Type B USB jack passes digital audio signals from your computer to DAC·iT's onboard digital-to-analog converter, bypassing your computer's sound card to yield much higher quality sound with stored music files and Internet radio. Plus, it accepts data up to 96kHz/24-bit for playing downloaded high-res music.
A pair of gold-plated RCA outputs lets you connect DAC·iT to your home audio system via your amp or receiver. Or hook it up to a set of powered speakers for a high-end, compact desktop stereo. Peachtree even included a handy remote control for conveniently switching between inputs from the comfort of your easy chair.