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Atom DAC+

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Original price $156.00 CAD - Original price $156.00 CAD
Original price
$156.00 CAD
$156.00 CAD - $156.00 CAD
Current price $156.00 CAD
SKU 850017794450


ATOM, STACKED

Atom DAC+ is built to pair with the enormously popular JDS Labs Atom Amp, now with even higher performance, both USB and TOSLINK inputs, and our latest upgradeable XMOS based firmware with UAC2 support and UAC1 fallback*. Atom DAC+'s subtle light ring glows when in use, automatically powers down during inactivity, and wakes up instantly and silently. A dedicated transformer ensures mains isolation. Stack Atom DAC+ with your Atom Amp and enjoy!

 

MEMS OSCILLATOR

Atom DAC+ is clocked by 45/49MHz MEMS oscillators with ±25ppm frequency stability, delivering minimal jitter.

UPGRADEABLE FIRMWARE

Atom DAC+'s XMOS based firmware configures and manages all functionality, with DFU support for future updates.

UAC2 AND UAC1

Atom DAC+ supports up to 32/384kHz PCM over a custom XMOS XU208 based UAC2 engine. While we claim no measurable superiority of high sampling rates, UAC2 and ASIO support satisfy your pursuit of bitperfect listening. UAC1 fallback* is activated when using a USB 1.1 hub or isolator.

EXTERNALLY POWERED

Atom DAC+ is powered by a perfected supply network, with an external AC transformer and 10 regulators that ensure consistent rail voltage and super low ripple.

AUTOMATIC STANDBY

Atom DAC+ automatically enters standby after 15 minutes of inactivity, powering down its light ring and D/A circuitry, and audio wakes up silently and instantly.

DIFFERENTIAL SUMMING I/V OUTPUT

Differential output of an ES9018K2M DAC is paired with our unique, DC coupled, precision tuned I/V converter with three stages per channel, or six NJM opamps in total.

DAC PERFORMANCE

  • Frequency Response, 20Hz-20kHz+/- 0.12dB
  • SINAD @ 1kHz, 20-22.4kHz112 dB
  • THD+N, 20Hz-20kHz< 0.0004%
  • SNR, 20Hz-20kHz> 117 dB
  • IMD CCIF, 19/20 kHz -6 dBFS-111 dB
  • Noise, A-Weighted-109 dBu
  • Dynamic Range, AES17, A-Weighted> 120 dB
  • Linearity Error -90 dBFS-0.01 dB
  • Crosstalk, 1kHz, 100k Input-104 dB
  • USB Jitter Components @ 12kHz-131 dB
  • Maximum DAC Line-Output, 100K2 VRMS
  • PCB Stackup 4 Layers

DIMENSIONS

  • 5.0 x 5.3 x 1.4 in
  • Weight 8 oz

DATA SUPPORT

  • Audio Formats (USB)16/44.1kHz thru 32/384kHz PCM
  • Audio Formats (TOSLINK)16/44.1k thru 24/192k PCM
  • USB InterfaceUAC2 with UAC1 Fallback*
  • USB Driver OS SupportWindows 7/8/10, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS

CONNECTIVITY

  • Digital InputsUSB and TOSLINK
  • Line OutputRCA

PACKAGED ITEMS

  • Atom DAC+
  • 15VAC Power Adapter
  • 3ft USB Type A to Type B Cable w/Ferrite
  • Rocker Power Switch

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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Victor Moore
Excellent Dac

The internals are excellent for the value but the outer build is subpar and feels very cheap, JDS made a poor option on skimping out on build material quality, would have paid a bit more for something higher quality. Overall this is an excellent choice in comparison to the Schiit stack for Canadians. Buying from deskhero has given me an excellent option for a desktop amp/dac stack without having to pay insane shipping fees and import fees from out of country. Even Amazon has very limited budget options. Currently using this with my HD660S headphones

K
Kelvin Voo
Excellent value and no border shenanigans

Thanks to Deskhero for making this available and at a reasonable price for Canadians. It arrived quickly enough and it was recognized instantly on my Linux kernel 5.10. Without anything to compare it to, I'll just say that the sound quality of the DAC is very pleasing. Movies and music sound better compared to the DAC that I had before; Very warm and laid back.

J
Jean-François Héon
Clean sound out of the box

I'm using a late 2012 iMac and the DAC was recognized instantly.

I connected it to an old pair of powered speakers without digital inputs.

The Atom DAC+ really added additional finesse to my listening experience in comparison to having the speakers directly plugged in the line out of the iMac.

Thank you Deskhero for being an official distributor of JDS Labs! Thanks to you, I don't have to play the import duties roulette!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
67%
(2)
33%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
V
Victor Moore
Excellent Dac

The internals are excellent for the value but the outer build is subpar and feels very cheap, JDS made a poor option on skimping out on build material quality, would have paid a bit more for something higher quality. Overall this is an excellent choice in comparison to the Schiit stack for Canadians. Buying from deskhero has given me an excellent option for a desktop amp/dac stack without having to pay insane shipping fees and import fees from out of country. Even Amazon has very limited budget options. Currently using this with my HD660S headphones

K
Kelvin Voo
Excellent value and no border shenanigans

Thanks to Deskhero for making this available and at a reasonable price for Canadians. It arrived quickly enough and it was recognized instantly on my Linux kernel 5.10. Without anything to compare it to, I'll just say that the sound quality of the DAC is very pleasing. Movies and music sound better compared to the DAC that I had before; Very warm and laid back.

J
Jean-François Héon
Clean sound out of the box

I'm using a late 2012 iMac and the DAC was recognized instantly.

I connected it to an old pair of powered speakers without digital inputs.

The Atom DAC+ really added additional finesse to my listening experience in comparison to having the speakers directly plugged in the line out of the iMac.

Thank you Deskhero for being an official distributor of JDS Labs! Thanks to you, I don't have to play the import duties roulette!