Peachtree Shift USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier
Quality, Portability, Performance: Leather-Wrapped Peachtree Shift USB DAC/Headphone Amp Handles 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 2x DSD, Lasts 8 Hours on Single Charge, Charges iOS Devices
No larger than a deck of cards and able to carry an eight-hour charge, the Peachtree Shift USB DAC and headphone amplifier performs a veritable royal flush of audiophile functions that make computer audio and on-the-go music listening approach what you hear on your main system. Equipped with an asynchronous 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre DAC and wrapped in a sexy leather exterior, Shift handles a full suite of digital – including hi-res files up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and 2x DSD, meaning you'll be able to enjoy the entire breadth of these advanced formats. Two internal clocks minimize jitter, and an innovative power supply contains multiple stages of regulation as well as Hyperstream Modulator and Minimum Phase filters that provide natural, organic sonics.
Shift's ultra-low-noise headphone amplifier is equally advanced. Claiming low distortion and noise-isolating technology, the dedicated amplifier supplies detailed, dynamic, and clear sound. An output level switch allows you to customize the volume control for both high-sensitivity and low-efficiency headphones. And the internal lithium-ion battery pack and Shift's ability to charge an iOS device mean you can take Shift anywhere with the confidence it will last on long trips – and possibly save your phone from dying. Variable and fixed output modes, USB-A and USB-B inputs, three included cables, a leather carrying case, and the ability to use Shift as a USB DAC on your home system via its line-output mode complete this pocket-sized marvel whose versatility and performance truly belies its small price. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
Much More Than a Portable Device
Shift's small size, light weight, and real leather exterior lend itself to being a portable device. However, Shift can also be connected directly to a USB port on a personal computer to drive headphones or interface with your powered speakers in a desktop computer audio system. Shift even includes rubber pads on the bottom to add protection and stability when it is placed on a desk or table. In addition, whenever Shift is plugged into a USB port on your computer, it is recharging its internal battery pack. Finally, Shift features a line-output mode switch so it can used as a USB DAC in your system. Simply connect your personal computer to Shift and let it provide the analog audio output to your system.
Enjoy High-Resolution Audio: Compatible With 32-Bit/384kHz and 2x DSD
Shift's 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre DAC makes all digital music sound great, from lossy compressed files to lossless uncompressed files and everything else in between. It is compatible with high-resolution music files all the way up to and including 32-bit/384kHz PCM and .6MHz Direct Stream Digital (2x DSD or DSD128). Shift is an asynchronous design with two internal clocks that minimize jitter from the source device at all sampling rates. Shift also includes an extensive power-supply circuit with multiple stages of regulation and ESS' patented Hyperstream Modulator and Minimum Phase filters.
Powerful, Dedicated Headphone Amplifier With Customizable Volume Control
An ultra-low-noise design, Shift's dedicated headphone amp delivers excellent transparency, imaging, detail and bass response. To help achieve this level of performance, each subsystem within Shift's multi-layer circuit board is designed to operate with the lowest overall noise floor and distortion. Extensive use of noise-isolation techniques minimize interaction between subsystems. Shift also includes a convenient output level switch to tailor the volume control for high-sensitivity headphones and low-efficiency headphones.
Variable and Fixed Output Modes
Shift uses a microprocessor-driven analog volume control that works with the volume buttons and sliders on your smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. The variable output mode is ideal when connected to headphones or powered speakers that don't include their own volume control. The fixed output mode turns Shift into a high-performance USB DAC for your system. Simply connect a 3.5mm to a stereo RCA adaptor from Shift's output and feed any available line-level analog input. Voila!
Convenience and Peace of Mind: iOS Charge Mode
Shift features a high-capacity internal lithium-ion battery pack, meaning it can run for up to eight hours without draining the battery inside your connected device. In addition, Shift can trickle charge a connected iOS device, allowing you the security of always having a charged phone.