Peachtree Audio DAC-iT X DAC
Save $200 on Peachtree Audio DAC-iT X DAC With 24-Bit/192kHz Asynchronous USB: Audiophile Electronics, ESS SABRE 9022 DAC, and Three Digital Inputs Fill Stereophile-Recommended Device
Improving upon the original model by adding a 24-bit/192k asynchronous USB input to its arsenal, the Peachtree Audio DAC-iT X DAC is optimized for computer audio and streaming devices. With a premium ESS SABRE 9022 DAC, patented jitter-reduction technology, and three digital inputs (USB, coaxial, optical), DAC-iT X blows price-to-performance ratios out of the water. An all-aluminum chassis, audiophile-grade electronics, and remote control further enhance this Stereophile-recommended giant killer. DAC-iT X is a spectacular buy, 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
If you want to get great sound quality for music playback from your computer, Sonos, AppleTV, even your CD player - you need a DAC-iT X. If you are connecting any of these devices into your stereo with analog interconnects, what you're hearing is the noisy, low output of your computer's sound card or the antiquated DAC inside your streamer or CD player. You are not hearing your music at its best DAC-iT X takes a pure digital signal from those devices and uses its own powerful ESS Sabre DAC to eliminate distortion and jitter to give you sound that is clean, clear and dynamic. The cutting edge technology inside DAC-iT X is housed in a beautiful bead blasted all-aluminum chassis, not cheap plastic, and comes with a soft-touch ergonomic remote control.
"Everything I threw at the DAC-iT had a deep, rich bottom end...everything sounded wonderful, relaxed, and (dare I say it) analog-like through the DAC-iT. It tamed some otherwise dodgy recordings, and never had me feeling that anything important was missing...if you're spending under $500, or even up to $1000, this is a DAC you have to hear."
– Jon Iverson, Stereophile
The USB input on DAC-IT X is the best sounding input for digital music. Asynchronous technology (vs. adaptive or synchronous on the original DAC-IT) allows the digital clock inside DAC-IT X to control the flow of data coming from your computer. This method of communication leads to less jitter (timing errors) for the Sabre DAC to deal with which results in clearer more defined sound.
Add Apple's AirPlay to stream all of your music wirelessly
With a DAC-iT X, an AppleTV and your home's WiFi network, you can get incredible wireless sound streaming from your favorite apps on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or on iTunes from your computer. Streaming Pandora, internet radio, Spotify - just to name a few - has never been so easy. Just connect your Apple TV to the DAC-iT X with an optical cable and you're ready to enjoy the music.
Use your computer as a music server - for sound quality that beats any CD player
Your PC or Mac computer isn't just for getting work done and checking Facebook. It can be a music server when connected to a DAC-iT X. Everything from Pandora to 24/192 Studio Master files from sites like HDtracks.com sound amazing by taking advantage of the asynchronous USB input and ESS Sabre DAC. DAC-iT X is plug and play for Mac OSX 10.6.4 and newer and requires a simple driver install for Windows users.
Upgrade your CD player with state of the art technology
DAC technology has come a long way, especially in the last ten years. If your CD player is a bit long in the tooth but still functioning properly you don’t need to replace it. Instead connect it to a DAC-iT X with a digital cable to instantly bring its performance up to modern standards. Even an old DVD player can be made into a high performance music machine with a DAC-iT X.
Add a digital iPod dock for amazing sound from your iPod
If you have an older iPod or just prefer to dock your iPhone all you need is a digital iPod dock and a DAC-iT X. You'll get way better sound quality than if you're connecting your iPod to your stereo with a typical "mini to RCA" cable. Connect it to a DAC-iT X with a 75Ω coax digital cable and you’re ready to dock it and rock it.