Dragonfly DAC Black for sale in Montreal in Layton Audio
Dragonfly DAC Black for sale in Montreal in Layton Audio
Dragonfly DAC Black for sale in Montreal in Layton Audio
Dragonfly DAC Black for sale in Montreal in Layton Audio

Dragonfly DAC Black


$149.95 + $0.00 (Ecofees) Free shipping with order of $100.00 or more

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Dragonfly Black USB DAC/Amplifier

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Hard to believe! It’s been almost four years since the original
DragonFly (v1.0) changed the world’s concept of what a DAC
could and should be. At only $298.80, but with expensive
component-quality performance, DragonFly was hailed
around the world as the perfect introduction to the pleasures
of high-performance audio.
A year and half later, DragonFly rocked the audio world again
when we introduced the updated v1.2—for only $179.00. The
sound was simply a little cleaner, a little better controlled,
and more relaxed—unequivocally better. And, the new price
helped bring better-sounding music to even more people.
Now, AudioQuest is truly pleased to introduce two dramatic
steps forward—two new DragonFlys with unprecedented
audio quality and even higher performance-to-cost ratios—and,
drum roll, they work with Apple and Android™ phones!
Yes, that last point is a biggie. From the day that the original
DragonFly came out, we got requests for a DragonFly-quality
DAC to use with smartphones. Finally, thanks to newly
available parts, power draw is now well within what any
phone will authorize.
We’ve been busy for years making this new generation of
DragonFlys possible. AudioQuest worked alongside Microchip
Technology to develop a new high-performance, full-speed
USB microcontroller (a DAC’s input processor) that delivers
improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower power
consumption. Drawing 77% less current than the DragonFly
v1.2’s microcontroller, the new Microchip MX microcontroller
enables true compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones
and tablets. For use with Apple iOS devices, Apple’s
Lightning-to-USB Camera Adaptor is required; for use with
Android devices, a Made for Android (OTG) adaptor, such as
our DragonTail USB Adaptor For Android Devices, is required.
We hesitate to brag about specific electronic parts in the
DragonFlys because the implementation of those parts is
as crucial as their quality. Please don’t make the mistake of
thinking that DACs with the same microcontroller or primary
processor all sound alike! Depending on the circuit design,
control of noise, power supply regulation, quality of the many
passive parts, etc., a supposedly “lesser” DAC chip can easily
outperform a “better” DAC chip in a different DAC.

• Play all music fi les: MP3 to high-res
• Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android devices
(requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
• Asynchronous Class 1 USB data transfer using the Streamlength™ protocol
• Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver



  • Medium output (1.2 volts) drives a wide range of headphones
  • 32-bit ESS 9010 DAC with minimum-phase fi lter
  • Analog volume control