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Hifiman EF500 DAC and Amplifier with Streaming Support (Pre-Order)



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The EF500 desktop DAC/amplifier features HIFIMAN’s Himalaya LE ladder DAC, consisting of an array of highly accurate resistors that use a “ladder” method of conversion. This approach converts the digital signal with maximum accuracy and overall musicality. Signal-to-noise ratio, total harmonic distortion, and energy consumption are at their musical and efficient best.

Hifiman EF500 DAC and Amplifier with Streaming Support Overview 1

A highlight of the EF500 is HIFIMAN’s Himalaya LE R2R DAC, which provides unsurpassed sonic output, especially when compared to the more commonplace PCM1704k module. The Hymalaya LE, with the added support of a new algorithm and 0.01% precision resistors, reaches a THD (total harmonic distortion) rate of 0.0025% (-8dB), with distortion reduced to a previously unheard-of low with no audible distractions.

Hifiman EF500 DAC and Amplifier with Streaming Support Overview 2


  • 35mm Single-ended Headphone Output
  • Volume Control
  • XLR 4-Pin Balanced Headphone Outputs
  • RCA Single-ended Outputs
  • Inputs
  • USB-C
  • Coaxial
  • USB-B
  • Coaxial/Net+USBFunction Switch
  • THD+N (Line out):0.0025% (-8dB)
  • Channel Separation: 131±3dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 117dB (A Weighted)
  • Maximum Power Output: 4.5 WPC@32Ω balanced/1.32 WPC@32Ω unbalanced

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