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DragonFly

The Next Generation:

Black &  Red

While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only.

Music lovers have craved a more portable version—one that could be reliably used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

Audioquest have now given us two new options that do just that:

DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red.

Convenience and performance are no longer mutually exclusive.

With DragonFly Black and Red, any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can be used as a true high-fidelity music player, allowing music lovers to enjoy beautiful sound wherever they go, whenever they please.

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AudioQuest, Gordon Rankin, and Microchip: A Beautiful Partnership

AudioQuest and DragonFly designer Gordon Rankin worked alongside Microchip Technology to develop a new high-performance, full-speed USB microcontroller solution that delivers improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower power consumption.

Drawing 77% less current than the previous microcontroller, the new Microchip PIC32MX microcontroller enables true compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

Improved 32-Bit Digital Performance

For greater overall performance, the new models also incorporate improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC chips—the 9010 in Black and the higher-performance 9016 in Red—both of which employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound.

While DragonFly Black uses the same high-quality headphone amp and analog volume control found in v1.2,

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DragonFly Red includes the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect digital volume control that resides on the 9016 DAC chip itself—a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio.

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The Black will output 1.2 volts—enough power to successfully drive all preamplifier input circuits and a wide range of today’s efficient headphones.

Meanwhile, with its higher 2.1-volt output, The Red will be compatible with a wider range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models.

While the DAC chips Audioquest have selected are remarkably powerful and sophisticated, they have intentionally limited DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red’s processing capabilities to 24-bit/96kHz resolution.

This makes using the DragonFlys as simple as it’s always been: they’re fully compatible with PCs without having to download and install new drivers.

Most importantly, these are designed to honor the music you already own and love. Whether you’re listening to Spotify, YouTube, Tidal, ripped CDs, or state-of-the-art high-resolution files, DragonFly will deliver a more emotionally compelling and enjoyable experience.

Free Desktop Application for Software Upgradability

In addition, the new versions will be software upgradeable through a complimentary Windows or OS X desktop application.

As new developments arise in music player applications, streaming protocols, or other associated software, DragonFly users will be able to incorporate those updates to their existing devices.

 

DragonFly Black £89.00

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USB Stick-Sized Digital-to-Analog Converter

Plays all music files: MP3 to high-res

Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)

Drives headphones directly

Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver

Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity

Medium output (1.2 volts) drives a wide range of headphones

32-bit ESS 9010 DAC with minimum-phase filter

Analog volume control

 

DragonFly Red £169.00

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USB Stick-Sized Digital-to-Analog Converter

Plays all music files: MP3 to high-res

Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)

Drives headphones directly

Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver

Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity

High output (2.1 volts) drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models

32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter

Bit-perfect digital volume control


Buy today

Buy the Audioquest DragonFly today…

We generally carry this item in stock and you can buy it today via our online shop at the following link:

Buy the Audioquest DragonFly at www.audiovenue-shop.co.uk