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Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx: The Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx is an outboard D/A
converter optimized for streaming music from your computer and other digital
audio devices, so you can listen to your entire music library with
audiophile-grade sound. Digital audio players, smartphones, tablets, laptops,
computers, and other streaming devices tend to present a rather harsh musical
environment with a unique set of challenges; the Peachtree DAC-iTx is
specifically designed for this type of environment and is optimized to handle
these challenges. At the heart of the DAC-iTx is an advanced ESS Sabre 9023 DAC. The
secret to the sonic performance of the DAC-iTx is the carefully-engineered
implementation of this digital-to-analog converter, utilizing proprietary
techniques and innovative circuit design.
Aluminum Construction: The Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx features
an aluminum chassis & housing to prevent against any unwanted vibration that
might lead to distortion. An integrated rubber platform further enhances its
ESS Sabre 9023 DAC (24-bit/192kHz): The Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx
employs a high-resolution ESS 24-bit/192kHz Sabre 9023 DAC chip with a
high-quality analog output section. This eliminates the need for expensive sound
cards and effectively replaces the weak analog output section built into your
computer or other digital audio streaming devices.
Extremely Low Jitter w/ High Signal-to-Noise Ratio: The
Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx reclocks any digital signal to less than 3 p/s
(picoseconds) for a detailed, accurate, and natural sound. Many computers have
up to 10x the mistiming (jitter) of a CD player, causing harsh, distorted sound.
The Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx also provides a 120db signal-to-noise ratio for
high-quality, audiophile sound.
Galvanized Isolation: Electrically connected sources like
your computer's USB or your digital audio player's 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. The Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx employs
galvanic isolation to move this noise away from the digital signal, so you end
up with clearer more detailed sound.
Asynchronous USB: The Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx features an asynchronous
USB (type-B) input to connect your computer. Asynchronous technology (vs.
adaptive/synchronous on the original DAC-iT) allows the digital clock inside
DAC-iTx 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. The DAC-iTx's USB (type-B)
input accepts data up to 192kHz/24-bit to handle high-resolution audio downloads.
Note: The Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx supports plug & play
connection to your Mac computer with OSX
10.6.4 or newer. A Windows PC (XP/Vista/7/8) will require an additional USB
audio driver download, using
the included software disc or from the Peachtree Audio
Optical/Coaxial Digital Inputs: Streaming digital audio devices can be
attached to the DAC-iTx via optical or coax, which are also transformer coupled
to prevent superfluous (unwanted) noise from entering the signal path. The DAC-iTx's
optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) inputs accept data up to 192kHz/24-bit to
handle extremely high-resolution audio downloads (dependent upon source).
Analog Output (RCA): The DAC-iTx is equipped with a stereo
RCA analog audio output (fixed) to connect to your home stereo system.
Remote Control: For added convenience, an IR remote control
with discreet input selection is included.
Outboard Power Supply: The Peachtree Audio DAC-iTx operates
off of standard household AC current using its outboard AC power supply.
Separating the power supply from the DAC's chassis prevents unnecessary
electrical noise from entering the system.
- Input: 100-240V ~
- Output: 9V-1A, 9W