audioengine DAC3

DAC the 3rd – It's the new audioengine DAC3 [$149] with USB C input and 3.5mm headfi output bracketing an ES9281A Pro Ultra DAC with 32-bit volume. The electronics are USB powered, a color-changing LED confirms sample rate and the lot encases in an injection-molded aluminium jacket. Data compliance is 24/96 so anything up to 192kHz gets automatically down-sampled. The headphone chip amp is an LME49726 for 2Vrms signal of 2Ω output impedance.