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·iTx. 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 24-bit/192kHz high-res audio file, the DAC·iTx will turn all those digital zeros and ones into clear, detailed sound.
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·iTx uses a high-performance ESS Sabre ES9023 DAC that's designed to extract the best 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-iTx sports multiple inputs to handle your digital sources.
Versatile connections for your gear
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, network music player, Sonos® Connect, or any other digital audio component with coax out, letting you take advantage of DAC·iTx's high-performance processor for better sound.
optical digital input is ready to take on a set-top box, Apple TV, 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·iTx'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 24-bit/192kHz for playing downloaded high-res music. (Free USB driver download required for Windows® PC playback.)
A pair of gold-plated RCA outputs lets you connect DAC·iTx 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.