In Barn: AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp ($299.95).

Capabilities

  • Plays all music files: MP3 to MQA and High-Res
  • Compatible with Apple® and Windows® PCs
  • Compatible with iOS devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter/Connection Kit)
  • Compatible with Android devices
  • MQA Rendering
  • Drives headphones directly
  • Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
  • Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity

Specifications

  • Sample rates supported (LED indicator color code): 44.1kHz (Green), 48kHz (Blue), 88.2kHz (Amber), 96kHz (Magenta), MQA (Purple)
  • Volume Control: 64-position, 64-bit, bit-perfect
  • Output voltage: 2.1
  • Headphone Amp: ESS Sabre 9601
  • DAC Chip: ESS ES9038Q2M with minimum-phase slow roll-off filter for more natural sound
  • Microcontroller: Microchip PIC32MX274 reduces current draw and increases processing speed by 33% over DragonFlys Black and Red
  • Dimensions: 12mm H x 19mm W by 57mm L