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A Digital Music Center with Groundbreaking Versatility

The Centrance DACmini CX Features Analog-Like Warmth and Surprising Flexibility

No mere USB DAC, the Centure DACmini CX is an incredibly versatile digital audio device. Its precision-engineered audiophile circuitry is designed to elevate your system's sound quality to a new level. Featuring 192kHz/24-bit performance over SPDIF and 96kHz/24-bit, driverless connectivity over USB, an analog input, and both headphone and line-level outputs, the DACmini is an extremely flexible device that can upgrade the sound quality of any audio system. It easily connects to such sources as a Mac or PC, music server, iPod/iPhone, Apple TV, Airport Express, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Squeezebox, to name just a few, providing a variety of ways to create an audiophile playback system.

"DACmini may look Apple-playful on the outside, but it’s built like a fighter plane on the inside. The sound is reminiscent to that of certain great pieces of Pass Labs equipment."
- Chris Marten, Playback, June 2011

The DACmini returns the warmth to your digital audio without being obtrusive, delivering transparent highs, tight bass, and clarity in the mid-range often found in products well above its price range. DACmini is also a versatile home audio hub, featuring a line-level input for your portable music player, an S/PDIF input for your digital sources, and a Class-A Headphone Amplifier that can drive virtually any headphones with extremely low distortion. Placed near your computer monitor, it becomes the center of your desktop audio system.

DACmini employs Centrance's JitterGuard technology, a proprietary two-stage clock management system that cleans up the digital audio signals so that they are virtually jitter-free at the D/A conversion point. The result is a natural response, crisp definition, extra resolution and wide soundstage.

The DACmini is also styled to stack perfectly with an Apple Mac mini, making for an exceptional small-footprint music server. However, connectivity is not limited to Mac. DACmini works with Windows and iPad just as well. Improving upon the successful portable DACport and featuring Centure's impressive USB audio technology, DACmini is a perfect way to experience digital hifi at home.

  • Driverless USB implementation featuring full 24/96 resolution
  • Virtually unmeasurable jitter, for amazing clarity and definition
  • Exceptional noise immunity via a galvanically-isolated design
  • Headphone amplifier offers clarity, soundstage and no listening fatigue
  • Machined aluminum chassis looks great on a desktop or equipment shelf

Resolution: 24-bit (Also supports 16-bit)
Sample Rate: USB: Up to 96kHz, S/PDIF: Up to 192 kHz
Interface: USB1.1 or 2.0, driverless
Local clock: 10 ppm precision, unmeasurable jitter
Compatibility: Any computer running Mac, PC, or Linux

Nominal Output level: +6.0dBV (RCA outputs)
Frequency Response: 20Hz...40kHz; +0.0dB / -0.1dB (Line or Digital inputs)
S/N Ratio (A-wght): 144dB (Line inputs); 113dB (Digital inputs)
THD+N: 0.00022% (Line inputs); 0.001% (Digital inputs)
Crosstalk: -128dB (Line inputs); 118dB (Digital inputs)
Output Impedance: 25 Ohms (Line output); 10 Ohm (Headphone output)
Output Power: 1.5W (total), drives 32-600 Ohm headphones
Max Output level:
   +13.5dBV (32 Ohms load)
   +18.6dBV (300 Ohms load)
   +19.0dBV (600 Ohms load)

Audio Output: Gold-plated RCA line-out, stereo 1/4" headphone out
Headphone Amp: Direct Class-A, no caps in the signal path
AC Powering: Globally compatible, 90 to 240V AC power supply included
DC Powering: +9 to +19V DC (1A) for external adapters, car, boat, etc.
Internal supplies: Ground-isolated, filtered ±15V, super-clean analog rails
Dimensions (WDH): 6.5" x 6.5" x 1.7"
Shipping weight: 4lbs.

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