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U-DAC8

8 channel USB DAC @ 24/192kHz, 8 analog RCA outputs, USB asynchronous
275 USD
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The U-DAC8 is a 8 channel asynchronous USB audio Digital to Analog interface (DAC). By combining the power of XMOS chipset with AKM DAC, the U-DAC8 achieves great audio performance in a small form factor. From basic surround audio format (5.1/7.1) to the latest immersive audio standards(multiple U-DAC-8), miniDSP makes multichannel streaming easy and affordable.

With Plug & Play support for Mac OSx and WDM/ASIO compliant drivers for Windows platform, the interface supports a wide range of sample rate(44.1~192kHz). On the analog side, the U-DAC8 has 8 channel unbalanced RCA connectors with up to 2Vrms output drive. The sturdy black metallic enclosure with mounting brackets is a perfect fit for an equipment rack or tucked away next to your computer. Check out the latest from our application section.

Features

  • Multi-room audio streaming
  • 5.1/7.1 USB audio interface
  • Linux/Android TV box. See our tested/supported list here.

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What's in the box?

  • 1 x U-DAC8 USB audio interface
  • 1 x 1.5m USB type B cable
  • 1 x 5V universal power supply with US/UK/EU/AU plugs

Optional Accessories

 The miniDSP U-DAC8 is a compact high-resolution eight-channel DAC with a myriad of uses, from PC-based home theater, multichannel audio, to computer-based active loudspeakers. In this application note we will show you how to use the U-DAC8 with JRiver Media Center to play back multichannel audio on your Mac.

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USB Streaming Engine XMOS 16 core
   

Internal Processing resolution
& Sample rate

32 bit / up to 192 kHz

USB Audio Class

USB Audio Class 2.0 device,
Windows ASIO driver, Mac Osx driverless

Input/Ouput Configuration

1 in / 8 out

Audio Input Connectivity

Asynchronous USB

Audio Output Connectivity

8 RCA unbalanced audio connectors

Input / Output Max Levels

IN: -
OUT: 2Vrms

TOSLINK Input -
TOSLINK Output -
Dimensions 31 x 161 x 108 mm
Power 5Vdc external supply - 500mA requirement Universal supply provided with plugs for EU/UK/US/AU
Win/Mac Compatible

 

 

 

Application notes on U-DAC8

The miniDSP U-DAC8 is a compact high-resolution eight-channel DAC with a myriad of uses, from PC-based home theater, multichannel audio, to computer-based active loudspeakers. In this application note we will show you how to use the U-DAC8 with JRiver Media Center to play back multichannel audio on your Mac.

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The miniDSP U-DAC8 is a compact high-resolution eight-channel DAC with a myriad of uses, from PC-based home theater, multichannel audio, to computer-based active loudspeakers. In this application note we will show you how to use the U-DAC8 with Audirvana+ to play back multichannel audio on your Mac.

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