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DragonFly Red: USB DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp

Beautiful music from computers and mobile devices.

Launched in 2012, press and public alike have enthusiastically embraced AudioQuest’s multi-award-winning DragonFly USB digital-to-analog converter/preamp/headphone amp as the rare audio product that bridges the gap between die-hard audiophiles and mainstream music lovers.

DragonFly plugs into a computer’s USB port to bypass the computer’s compromised audio circuitry and deliver cleaner, clearer, more naturally beautiful sound to headphones, powered speakers, and complete audio systems. Small, affordable, easy to use, and remarkably effective, DragonFly was named Stereophile’s 2012 “Computer Audio Component of the Year” and 2012 “Budget Component of the Year;” Tone Audio’s 2012 “Digital Product of the Year;” Computer Audiophile’s 2012 “Computer Audiophile Product of the Year;” AudioStream’s “Greatest Bits;” and What Hi-Fi?’s 2014 “Product of the Year.” Perhaps most memorably, DigitalAudioReview.net’s John Darko quipped: “A DAC with the DragonFly’s performance at the DragonFly’s price point is as rare as rocking horse sh*t.” We couldn’t have said it better.

  • USB Stick-Sized Digital-to-Analog Converter
  • Plays all music files: MP3 to high-res
  • Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
  • Drives headphones directly
  • Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
  • Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity
  • High output drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models
  • 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Bit-perfect digital volume control

Lyd og Bilde: Fantastisk lydforbedring. 
Elsker du musikk og er kresen på lyden, trenger du en mikro-DAC som dette.
Tydelig forbedring av lyden fra alle digitale lydkilder som telefoner og PC-er med USB. Så liten at den får plass i lommen, og billig nok til at den er verdt alle pengene. Støtter musikkfiler kun opp til 24/96, Dragonfly Red er dobbelt så dyr som Black.


Darko: DragonFly Red and Black are the finest examples of everyman hifi ever to grace these pages. Their value quotients explode the dial. Game ON. >>>>>>