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Questyle CMA Twelve

Digital-to-analog converter (DAC)/headphone amp/preamp

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Product highlights:

  • desktop/component digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with built-in class A headphone amplifier
    • preamp mode with balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for connection to an outboard power amp or self-amplified speakers
  • aircraft-grade aluminum chassis helps control temperature and minimizes vibration
  • toroidal power supply provides clean, robust power to the advanced audio circuitry
Audio performance features:
  • four groups of patented current mode amplifiers
    • class A BIAS control system for driving even the most demanding headphones
    • compatible with headphones with 32-600 ohms impedance
  • high-performance AKM VERITA AK4490 32-bit/384kHz digital-to-analog converter for precise playback of digital music files
    • high-res audio playback, including PCM-based files up to 32-bit/384Hz and DSD256
    • asynchronous USB technology for reduced timing jitter and better sound on USB input
  • 1 USB Type-B for connection to a computer
  • 1 S/PDIF digital inputs
  • 1 optical digital (Toslink)
    • If connecting to a TV, please make sure you can select "PCM" output in its audio menu. This DAC is not compatible with Dolby® Digital signals.
Preamp Outputs:
  • S/PDIF digital output
  • 1 pair balanced stereo XLR audio outputs
  • 1 pairs of RCA stereo outputs
Headphone outputs:
  • 1 balanced 4-pin XLR output
  • 1 balanced 4.4mm headphone outputs
  • 1 unbalanced 1/4" headphone jack
File compatibility:
  • Type B USB input supports up to 32-bit/384kHz resolution for PCM; up to 256 for DSD
  • S/PDIF input supports up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution for PCM
  • Toslink optical input supports up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution for PCM
General info and Specs:
  • front-panel LED display indicates the file format currently playing
  • front-panel switches for power, function, and bias control
  • back-panel control switches for matching voltage with connected gear
  • clock-calibrated volume knob
  • total harmonic distortion: 0.0005% (300 ohm)
  • max power output:
    • 247mW @ 300 ohms; 900mW @ 32 ohms (1/4" headphone jack)
    • 825mW @ 300 ohms; 2W @ 32 ohms (balanced headphone jack)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >112dB (RCA), >109dB (XLR)
  • 13"W x 1-7/8"H x 7-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CMA Twelve

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