Furthermore, the Icon DAC is endowed with latest technology. Accepting PCM sample rates up to 96kHz, it’s 32-bit DAC supports 24-bit asynchronous operation while also providing Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) decoding capability.
The discriminating headphone listener is also bound to be satisfied as the Icon DAC includes a proprietary headphone amp stage that drives the most demanding 600-Ohm headphones with ease. Comprising a linear up-conversion topology, it delivers an incredible 24V rail-to-rail supply voltage to the amplifier circuits resulting in ultra-fast transient reproduction and uncompromised peak dynamic performance.
As a control center/preamplifier for use with external amplifier and speaker arrangements, audiophile-grade circuit design and parts ensure that the Icon DAC always delivers the ultimate in clarity to its stereo RCA outputs. A coaxial S/PDIF output is included for added system flexibility.
The innovative design goes several steps further to include a linear power supply that provides only pure DC power to all circuits, a TOCOS high-resolution linear volume control for accurate rendering of critical low-level information, and quality construction throughout.
In total, every aspect of the Icon DAC design is optimized to yield truly remarkable performance. More remarkable still, the Icon DAC’s rock-solid features are offered at an equally remarkable price. Indeed, the user is bound to agree that the Icon DAC is in a class of its own.
Asynchronous low-jitter USB interface
Supports Windows 7, 8, Mac OSX, Android 4.1.1*
*Android compatibility is limited to smart phones running Android 4.1.1 that enables support for USB OTG Audio features.
Supported Android devices:
HTC ONE X and newer version
Samsung S3 and newer version
SONY Xperia Z and newer version, and other mobile devices
High-precision 32-bit DAC
Powerful 8V output headphone amplifier
6.3mm headphone output jack
3.5mm analog input and RCA analog output
Audiophile TOCOS volume pot
Multiple stage filtering and regulated up-converted 24V rail power supply
High-quality aluminum chassis