Calyx Coffee USB DAC (Playback 55)

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Calyx Coffee USB DAC
Calyx Coffee USB DAC (Playback 55)

The Digital and Analog Company, Limited hails from Korea. They began to make products for the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) market in 1999. In 2008 D&A began to branch out by making products under the brand name Calyx. The Coffee USB DAC represents D&A’s latest thinking on what should go into a high-value, under $200, stand-alone DAC. Is it an industry leader for the under $200 price-range? Almost…

FEATURES

Audio highlights:

•High-quality one-piece compact DAC
•ESS Technology ES9023 24-bit, 96 kHz-capable stereo DAC chipset
•Asynchronous USB input
•Unit is USB-powered (meaning no other outboard power supply is required)
•Includes a headphone amp through mini-plug jack
•Has a variable line-level preamp with one pair of RCA analog outputs

Ergonomics:

•Function buttons: VOLUME, MUTE, PLAY, PREVIOUS, NEXT
•Solid aluminum billet chassis

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