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DragonFly Cobalt | USB DAC | Headphone Amplifier

$399.95

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Strengths:

 - ESS ES9038Q2M DAC
 - Monoclock Technology
 - Powerful enough for a wide range of headphones

 

Description:


The DragonFly Cobalt is the most advanced model in AudioQuest’s portable DAC series. It features 2.1 Volts of output power which enables it to easily drive the widest range of headphones. Its 64-bit bit-perfect digital volume control ensures maximum fidelity and excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The advanced ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip delivers a precise and natural sound and the Gordon Rankin monoClock technology minimizes the "Jitter" effect that can happen when listening to digital sources. The DragonFly Cobalt is firmware upgradable and is compatible with high resolution MQA format, Tidal and Qobuz.

Like all previous DragonFly models, Cobalt uses Gordon Rankin's precedent-setting StreamLength® asynchronous-transfer USB code. Further, in Gordon's monoClock® technology, a single ultra-low-jitter clock generated from the ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip runs the ESS chip functions as well as all microcontroller functions. This superior clock enables DragonFly Cobalt to provide greater resolution and clarity than DACs with multiple clocks.

 

Technical Specifications:

Design: 

USB Stick shape
High power output
High quality ESS DAC chip
Precise internal clock

Compatibility:

High-Resolution files including MQA
Sample rates up to 96kHz

 

Connectivity:

1x USB type A(Male)
1x USB type A to C adaptor (included)
1x 3.5mm Headphone output.