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AUDIOQUEST - Beetle USB Toslink and Asynchronous Bluetooth DAC


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Three-in-One DAC Accepts USB, Toslink, and Asynchronous Wireless Bluetooth, Has Analog Power Supply: AudioQuest Beetle Improves Sound of Music and Movies, No Matter How You Listen or Watch

It isn't John, Paul, George, or Ringo, but the AudioQuest Beetle USB, Toslink, and asynchronous Bluetooth DAC is eminently musical nonetheless. Built to accept USB, Toslink, and Bluetooth wireless, Beetle improves the sound of music and movies – no matter how you listen or watch. Use the Toslink optical input to connect Beetle to televisions, media servers, and gaming consoles. Beetle's asynchronous-transfer Bluetooth receiver pairs with smartphones, tablets, and practically any other Bluetooth device to elevate sonics and video quality. Beetle also accommodates USB digital audio from mobile devices, computers, network-attached servers, and more so you'll find more enjoyment when listening to headphones, powered speakers, or components – and its asynchronous USB software as well as many internal parts are the same as those found in AudioQuest's critically acclaimed DragonFly DACs. A minimum-phase digital filter, linear analog power supply, and 24-bit/96kHz transfer (no external driver required) round out a svelte three-in-one DAC which measures just 2.32 x 2.32 x 0.75 inches. Optical, Bluetooth, or USB in. Analog out. AudioQuest has done it again for a price that'll leave you speechless. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.

In designing Beetle, AudioQuest strove to create a product that would sensibly and intelligently address customers’ various connectivity needs—both wired and wireless—while also maintaining excellent sound. AudioQuest investigated and implemented the best-possible methods of optimizing each input, independent of one another. In addition to the engineering applied to Beetle’s inputs, AudioQuest spent the better part of three years co-developing the most advanced microcontroller solutions available. Beetle is the first AudioQuest product to be built on the extremely efficient, ultra-low-noise Microchip® microcontroller platform. Beetle provides the following support:
Asynchronous  USB
Like the award-winning DragonFly USB  DAC/ Headphone Amplifier, Beetle implements Streamlength Asynchronous  USB transfer code—the most sophisticated software solution of its kind currently available.
ESS’s patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator significantly reduces jitter over Optical, raising both time-domain accuracy and signal-to-noise ratio to new levels.
Asynchronous  Bluetooth
Asynchronous data transfer preventively ensures the lowest-possible level of jitter over Bluetooth. In this mode, Beetle is in total control of the incoming datastream.
Beetle has the following inputs:
1. Asynchronous  Bluetooth: When  activated,  Beetle’s  LED  turns  blue for 30 seconds.
2. Optical: When activated, Beetle’s LED turns red for 30 seconds.
3. Asynchronous USB audio: When activated, Beetle’s LED changes color for 30 seconds in accordance with the host device’s output sampling rate:
Green = 44.1kHz
Blue = 48kHz
Amber = 88.2kHz
Magenta = 96kHz

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