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Apogee Groove - USB DAC and headphone amp

by Apogee
£279.00 inc. vat
£232.50 ex. vat
SKU SAPOGRO
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Apogee Groove

The Apogee Groove USB Headphone Amp is a DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) for your computer giving you studio quality audio from your average device.

With the ability to deliver 24bit, 192kHz signal quality, you will appreciate what the groove will do to your listening experience, especially if you like listening to complex orchestral music or even heavy metal.

Features

  • USB 2.0 connection to Mac and PC
  • Up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
  • ESS Sabre DAC
  • Enhances your iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Pandora or other music listening experiences
  • Constant Current Drive™ provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
  • Quad Sum DAC™, 4 DACs per channel for highest dynamic range and lowest distortion
  • Asynchronous clocking
  • Multi-colour LEDs for status and level indication
  • Powered by USB
  • Top panel buttons adjust and mute volume
  • Compact and portable (95mm L x 30mm W x 16mm H)
  • Premium aluminium build quality

In the box

  • Groove
  • USB Cable (1′)
  • Carrying pouch
  • Product booklet (Quick Start Guide, Warranty Information)
  • Instructions for download of software and complete documentation

Specifications

D/A conversion:

  • THD+N: -107 dB with 600 Ohm load @ 16 dBu
  • THD+N: -100dB with 30 Ohm load @ 10.5 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: 117dB a-weighted
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 20K +/- 0.2dB
  • Max output level:
    • 225mW into 30 Ohm
    • 40mW into 600 Ohm
  • 8 channel ESS DAC (4 DACs per channel)

System Requirements

Mac OS:

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.8 or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port
  • Driver: Mac Core Audio. No download or installation necessary.

Windows OS:

  • PC or laptop manufactured after January 2006
  • Intel Core 2 @ 1.6 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM minimum
  • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port
  • Driver: Register to download from Apogee’s website