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Korg DS-DAC100 USB-DAC

Korg DS-DAC100 USB-DAC


 
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Korg DS-DAC100 USB-DAC

Compact Design, Uncompromising High-Quality Audio Playback Capabilities
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Korg DS-DAC100 USB-DAC

If we're talking about beautiful sound, we also want the appearance to be beautiful.
Leave behind the bustle of everyday life, and spend a holiday afternoon deeply immersed in the music you love. Audio equipment lacking a professional aesthetic is not going to transport the listener to a world that's distant from reality. The DS-DAC100 is housed in an elegant and curvaceous body, with a simple front panel with a volume knob, LED indicators, and a headphone jack. The influence of vibration is minimized by a bottom panel with gleaming metal spiked feet (as found on other high-end audio equipment).

In response to numerous requests from audio aficionados and studio engineers, we've provided XLR connectors for balanced outputs as well as RCA outputs.

Beautiful sound and beautiful design AudioGate 3 and the DS-DAC interfaces provide the simplest and yet most comprehensive high-quality playback system available Realtime DSD conversion delivers optimum sound Native DSD playback of 2.8224 MHz or 5.6448 MHz DSD files Pro-quality hardware design that builds on the achievements of the MR series DSD recorders Stable, dedicated Win/Mac drivers developed specifically for AudioGate 3 and the DS-DAC series

Simply connect the DS-DAC-100/100m to your computer via USB cable, and you have a high-quality audio playback system. The system consists of AudioGate 3 software that plays back audio material from your computer with the best possible quality, together with the DS-DAC-100/100m which converts the data from AudioGate 3 into an analog signal for playback through your headphones or speaker system. When it comes to high-quality playback of computer audio, the software and hardware are equally important; if either is lacking, you can't expect optimal audio quality. With its long history of developing both software and hardware that meets professional demands for quality, KORG was uniquely able to create this ideal music playback environment.

Realtime DSD conversion for ideal sound

Accurate real-time DSD-analog conversion is the secret to high-quality audio playback through headphones or your high-end audio system. Audio files such as MP3 and WAV from your computer (even a CD!) can be converted to 5.6448 MHz/DSD data in real time and played back by the dedicated AudioGate 3 software. Since conversion to ultra-high quality DSD data is impractical for stand-alone hardware due to the enormous amount of processing power that is required, the power of your computer is used to perform this task, extracting the maximum information from the musical source before sending it to the DAC. The DS-DAC-100/100m, takes the audio optimally designed for DSD, then converts the data to an analog signal for the ideal audio playback scenario. You might even start hearing new details in your familiar CD or MP3 collection that had previously been hidden in the mix.

DSD native playback of 2.8224 MHz and 5.6448 MHz DSD files
KORG was among the first audio companies to focus on the high sound quality benefits of DSD, using DSD as the recording format for the highly acclaimed MR series of studio and field recorders. Now that major music distribution sites such as Blue Coast Records and Channel Classic Records have started distributing data in the DSD format, and major audio manufacturers have also started to release USB DAC units, the DSD format has become acknowledged by audio fans as a synonym for the utmost in high-quality playback. The quality of this DSD data is fully realized by the "DSD native playback of DSD data" offered via these USB DAC units, the DS-DAC-100/100m. These units support playback not only of 2.8224 MHz DSD data but also the still higher-resolution of 5.6448 MHz, which is even more faithful to the original source.

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