Arcam's versatile irDAC digital-to-analog converter offers a simple yet elegant solution to the problem of subpar sound from digital sources. This compact DAC comes packed with technology that can bring out the best in all your digital audio sources — from computer-based music, Internet radio, or game consoles to iPods, iPhones, iPads, and more. Simply connect the irDAC in between your audio source's digital output and your receiver, amp, or powered speakers to instantly hear your music with new-found detail and clarity.
Enhanced performance from your computer, Apple® portable, and more
The irDAC can accept digital music files from your PC via USB — bypassing your computer's built-in sound card for a far more exciting listening experience. You'll enjoy subtle, nuanced sound previously obscured by the noisy electronic environment inside your PC. Plus, this DAC includes a second USB input designed just for your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. When connected, the Arcam extracts the pure, unprocessed digital data from your player and feeds it to its own built-in high-performance DAC, which provides greater punch and musical accuracy.
You also get two coaxial and two optical inputs for hooking up additional digital audio sources such as CD or DVD players, network music streamers, HDTVs, or set-top boxes. The included wireless remote makes for easy switching between all of your sources, and you can even control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track on your Apple devices.
Ready for high-res music
Versatile digital music handling comes courtesy of a built-in, high-end Burr-Brown DAC that supports audio signals up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution. You can enjoy your music library in all its glory, including increasingly popular high-res music downloads. (Free USB driver download required for Windows® PCs.) The Arcam's asynchronous USB input allows the DAC to control the timing clock signal instead of your computer, reducing jitter to the lowest levels possible for smoother, more detailed sound. The irDAC also boasts eight separately regulated power supplies, digital and analog stage isolation, and direct-coupled signal paths to deliver outstanding sonic performance.