July 12, 2020, 8:25 am

DACs

Digital-to-analog converter is a device that converts a digital signal into an analog line-level output that can then be fed into an amplifier to drive.

Audirect Beam

Audirect Beam DAC/Amplifier Review

Having reviewed the Audirect’s Whistle earlier in the year, the company is not an unfamiliar name to the readers of Porta-Fi. Based in Shenzhen, China, the Chinese company has been engaging...
ESS Sabre to integrate MQA

SABRE DACs from ESS Technology to integrate MQA Rendering

ESS Technology announced that they will introduce versions of their SABRE® audio DACs that feature integrated MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) rendering, making it easier for audio hardware manufacturers looking to incorporate MQA...
FiiO Q5 DAC/Amplifier

FiiO Q5 DAC/Amplifier Review

Conceptualised in May 2015 as the company's flagship Portable DAC/Amplifier, the FiiO Q5 was originally named FiiO E19 to reflect its positioning over the FiiO E17. Eventually named FiiO Q5, the...
Audinst HUD-DX1

Audinst HUD-DX1 DAC/Amplifier Review

The Audinst HUD-DX1 is a solid state headphone DAC and amplifier combo from Audinst, Korea. Audinst is a company established in 2009 with the goal of bringing PC-based audio components to...
Cozoy TAKT

Cozoy TAKT DAC Dongle Review

Cozoy is a Hong Kong outfit which was founded in 2014 on the back of a simple vision - to strive for ultimate sonic reproduction and functionality and on that basis,...