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Review - Acoustic Research UA1

Acoustic Research UA1

Acoustic Research Launch The UA1 - Portable USB DAC And Headphone Amp
T he £399.99 Acoustic Research UA1 is a portable Hi-Res Audio capable USB DAC combined with a powerful headphone amp. The asynchronous USB DAC section of the UA1 is capable of decoding 24 bit /192 kHz PCM - WAV, AIFF, ALAC, and FLAC Computer Audio files. The UA1 doesn’t stop there but can also decode DSD both DSD64/DSD128 and even DXD. The format being decoded is displayed via a Multicolour LED Status display at the front of the UA1. The headphone output is high powered and capable of driving high impedance headphones. The UA1 can even be used as a digital preamp by connecting it up via the gold plated RCA outputs to a conventional HiFi system and using the high quality Alps volume control.


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