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iBasso DC-Elite Portable DAC/Amp
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A Superb Flagship Dongle Has Been Created
In addition to the DX320MAX'S ROHM BD34301EKV DAC chip, 24 position 4 section stepped attenuator, current output DAC architecture, titanium exterior, and numerous cutting-edge technologies and materials, the DC-Elite exemplifies the MAX standard. Integrated DX320MAX technology has created a Mount Everest dongle.
Flagship Current Output DAC Chip, The ROHM BD34301EKV
A flagship current output DAC chip is being used for the first time in a dongle. The DC-Elite achieved a historic milestone. The BD34301EKV DAC by ROHM, along with meticulously engineered circuitry, improves the dynamic range, widens the soundstage, and boosts the high-fidelity audio capabilities of the DC-Elite.
24 Position 4 Section Stepped Attenuator
iBasso completely revamped the traditional 24-position, 4-section stepped attenuator, by compressing the volume to one-tenth of the size of the original attenuator, while ensuring that the channel imbalance tolerance is below 0.1dB.
We have pioneered the use of this attenuator specially built for DX320MAX on the DC-Elite. Say goodbye to the bit reduction issue in digital volume adjustment. At normal volume with a 320 load (approximately 50mV-100mV output), DC-Elite's SNR leads the way in dongle products.
Complete Flagship Player Structure, It is Invincible
The DC-Elite adopts FPGA->DAC->I/V->LPF->VOL->AMP complete player architecture. Equipped with 6 dual OPAMPs and developed around the flagship DAC chip BD34301EKV, this compact device delivers exceptional playback performance. The DC-Elite's structure sets it apart from the competition. It pushes the boundaries of design and achieves a significant advancement in sound quality, demonstrating a level of innovation and excellence that is unparalleled.
In-House Developed FPGA With NDK fs Oscillator
The DC-Elite takes advantage of our in-house developed FPGA algorithm. Attaining an exceptionally low jitter is made possible by utilizing the NDK femtosecond oscillator, which leads to minimal distortion and a significant improvement in the quality of the musical sound.
Exquisite Sound Quality, Efficient Power Consumption Control
With its exceptional internal circuit design, the DC-Elite boasts impressive power consumption, despite featuring a desktop-level flagship DAC and a comprehensive player architecture. With its balanced 690mW and single-ended 630mW power consumption, this device offers distinct advantages over other flagship models in its class. These unique features set it apart from the competition.
Luxurious Titanium Alloy Shell With Superb Finish
DC-Elite is made of aerospace-grade titanium alloy to create an exquisite shell and paired with tempered glass on the top and bottom panels, it brings an unparalleled sense of elegance. Titanium has the best strength-to-weight ratio among all metals, being lighter than stainless steel and stronger than aluminum alloys.
Various Advanced Power Supply Technologies, Delivering Clean & Reliable Power
DC-Elite not only has a high-efficiency power supply with a synchronous DC-DC converter but also ultra-low noise LDOS from Linear Technology, which has been only used with flagship audio players in the past. The noise, as low as 0.8uV, is even lower than that of battery power supply in most cases. Moreover, the output current reaches an impressive 500mA, guaranteeing an ample and pristine power supply for the DAC.
With A Great UAC Companion APP Practical Features Are Already in Place
The iBasso UAC APP has been fully upgraded to work with the DC-Elite which provides the following.
- 4 Steps of PCM Volume Reduction
- 2 Options for Digital Filters
- 20 Steps of L/R Balance
VGP2024 Portable Audio Grand Award: Winner
In the Japan VGP2024 selection, the DC-Elite not only won the Gold Award for Portable AMP and DAC division but also won the only Portable Audio Grand Award over thousands of portable audio devices that were judged. This is the first time that a Chinese HiFi product has won the VGP Portable Audio Grand Award.
4.4mm Balanced Output, 3.5mm Single-ended Output, + 3.5mm Coaxial
DC-Elite has 4.4mm balanced +3.5mm single-ended dual output ports, which can be easily used whether it is balanced headphones or single-ended headphones. The 3.5mm interface is compatible with SPDIF coaxial output and supports transmitting digital output to an external DAC. A Long Press of the PCM volume reduction button turns the 3.5mm port into the coaxial output port. At the same time, the indicator turns to the color white.
IN THE BOX
- USB-C to USB-C Cable
- USB-C to Lightning Cable
- USB-C to USB-A Converter
- Leather Case
- User Manual
- DAC Chipset: ROHM BD34301EKV
- PCM: up to 32bit/768kHz
- DSD: Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
- Coaxial Out: Up to 32bit/768kHz
- Weight: 60.5 g
- Size: 64mm x 35mm x 14.5mm
- Output Voltage: 4.6Vrms
- Output Power: 280mW@32ohm,70mW@300ohm
- THD+N: 0.00022% (300ohm load) 0.00031% (32ohm load)
- Frequency Response: 10Hz~50kHz-0.5dB
- S/N: 121dBA
- Dynamic Range: 118dBA
- Noise Floor: 3.5uVrms (Normal listening volume: <0.94V)
- Output Impedance: <0.4ohm
- Output Voltage: 2.28Vrms
- Output Power: 162mW@320hm
- THD+N: 0.00028% (300ohm load) 0.00056% (32ohm load)
- Frequency Response: 10Hz~50kHz-0.5dB
- S/N: 117dBA
- Dynamic Range: 115dBA
- Noise Floor: 2.4uVrms (Normal listening volume: <0.84V)
- Output Impedance: <0.2ohm