play your high end streaming audio files from your mobile phone
( App: USB player pro ) with this setup and listen to any type of
headphones – as STAX with up to 24 bits and 384 khz, chip: AK 4396
AudioValve`s USB – DAC …
Audio Valve will offer in the future for some products a highend DAC as expansion module. First, the our headphones amplifier series RKV 2 + 3, as well as Solaris and Luminare will be. Our DAC is an absolute audio highend Product with exellente parameters and product characteristics, the orieniert at currently trendy technology. User this technology knowing the musical possibilities of this module appreciate when they see, was to what components and techniques resorted.
But the DAC alone still makes no really good signal – source. Only in a balanced environment, consisting of a super power supply with selected components of the DAC, the stuck in his ways bring full retribution for. Why did not save here and DAC embedded in a power supply that provides all these requirements under all conditions.
The market to various vendors for DAC`s is full us we did not really easy for us in the choice for a demanding, yet affordable DAC – tried a wide variety – but think that we offer DAC module in it will convince every respect absolutely and is perfectly aligned to our amplifier range.
We would particularly like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Manfred Penning – circuit designer for more than 40 years – under andererem for RESTEK, BMC Audio and so on, all known German established products that are known worldwide. Mr Penning has with its commitment and its audio expertise considerably helped to pave the way for the success of our DAC.
The date for delivery of the LUMINARE – DAC devices in series, we have taken on March / April 2016 in the eye for the products ….
RKV III + II
In order to operate theDAC in Luminare, some software is required on your mobile phone or your computer. On your computer, you must install a high-end audio player, such as JRiver [ http://www.jriver.com/ ] and also a USB driver that supports the connection between the DAC to the WINDOWS computer and / or a mobile phones. Adroid mobile phones do not need this driver,in this case satisfies a good audio player such as the”USBAudio PlayerPro” with corresponding transmission cable ( OTG cable ).
Luminare – DAC has a smart sensor, if you are plug in your USB cable in the DAC, input 2 is automatically set to the DAC in play mode when +5V coming from the computer’s USB port – or android mobile phone about the OTG connection. If this USB port voltage is absent, the input 2 no support the internal DAC, he support the input 2 as an RCA analog input. Input 1 operates autonomously as analog RCA input port and have a parallel XLR port too.
– No drivers needed for Linux with UAC2 compliant kernel
Windows can be downloaded …
can I use a alternative DAC on my AudioValve amps ?? Yes you can ………
for all Iphone users certainly a great extension, watch the video. Connect to the amplifier ‘s analogue input via a good 3.5mm jack and nothing stands in the way of listening pleasure. At least for the US, I could imagine the future as an alternative inexpensive solution, since every 2nd has an Iphone and the Internet connections for streaming fast enough. If your own DAC is too expensive, you do not have to do without it and can provide yourself with music as an alternative.
Original AudioQuest describtion ….
DragonFly Red is a USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) designed to deliver cleaner, clearer, more naturally beautiful sound from any computer, smartphone, or tablet. DragonFly Red’s unique design allows for playback of any file type regardless of resolution. Natively, DragonFly Red is capable of decoding 24-bit/96kHz data. (For files with higher sample rates, your computer or mobile device, in conjunction with its playback software, will resample the data to a compatible resolution. For more details, see “Why is ‘Format’ Important.”) 4
DragonFly Red represents the culmination of several new and exciting achievements. Over the better part of three years, AudioQuest and acclaimed engineer Gordon Rankin have been tirelessly developing sophisticated software solutions that have allowed us to implement a new, high-performance class of USB microcontroller. We have chosen to work with Microchip®, a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors. With exceedingly low power consumption and extremely low-noise power supplies, the Microchip microcontrollers achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency and signal-to-noise ratio, regardless of bit- or sample-rate. While DragonFly versions 1.0 and 1.2 achieved new standards of performance and portability in the high-fidelity audio world, many of our customers have longed for a similar product that could be reliably used with their handheld mobile devices. Previously, DragonFly’s power consumption limited its compatibility to Mac and Windows laptops and PCs. Now, with our developments in the field of microcontrollers, we are able to improve DragonFly’s performance while also offering compatibility with handheld Apple Mobile and Android devices. Improved performance and greater versatility! DragonFly Red employs a unique clock system called a Hybrid-PLL. While not discrete, the Hybrid-PLL performs equal to, or better than, many discrete clock systems, at a fraction of their cost. This has allowed us to devote resources to more sophisticated components elsewhere.5
Additionally, DragonFly Red is software upgradable. Our collaboration with Gordon Rankin and Microchip has now resulted in products that allow consumers to download new software if and when it ever becomes necessary. While we can’t reliably predict any necessary software changes, AudioQuest feels that it is important to provide long-term support for our customers and their investments in audio. Finally, we simply cannot overstate the significance of Gordon Rankin’s contributions to AudioQuest. DragonFly Red represents many of Gordon’s most innovative, creative, and elegant solutions to date. We encourage you to spend a few minutes reading through the Flight Manual and then sit back, relax, and get high on your favorite music !