Refreshingly uncomplicated and sonically magnificent, the iDecco proves beyond a doubt that hi-fi and iPod belong in the same sentence.
Peachtree Audio, an official Apple® Partner, is the first audio company sanctioned by Apple to take the digital bitstream from your iPod and feed it directly into an integrated amp's high-end digital-to-analog converter. The iDecco's built-in dock, unlike most outboard docks, bypasses the iPod's built-in DAC and analog output, which are OK for earbuds, but less than ideal for home audio. Instead, the signal goes directly to the acclaimed ESS Sabre DAC, which reduces jitter (distortion caused by digital timing errors) and upsamples the signal to 24-bit/96kHz resolution.
Tube hybrid design takes the harsh edge off of compressed digital music
From the sophisticated DAC, your music travels through a class A tube-buffered preamp to a high-current 40 watt-per-channel amplifier. Connect a good set of speakers, and the sound quality you get from your iPod can be as good as it gets from most any CD player. The signal-to-noise ratio is an astounding 118 dB. Expect the same great results when you hook up your computer or other digital source through the USB or digital audio inputs.
The iDecco also has component video output, so you can easily use your docked iPod to watch movies, TV shows and video podcasts on your flat panel TV or PC monitor.