Sonic Unity presents the ENCORE mDSD (MSRP: $99 USD, 119 EURO) USB Powered Digital-to-Analog Converter & Headphone Amplifier, our third in a series of exceptional new audio components offering excellent sound quality and amazing value.
At Sonic Unity, we are passionate about music and sound quality. The ENCORE mDSD USB powered DAC and high-performance headphone amplifier will bring greater realism and clarity to the music you love.
The ENCORE mDSD is ultra-compact and connects easily to your computer or mobile device. Capable of PCM 32/384 and DSD 256 decoding, it supports playback of high-resolution, studio master audio formats.
The ENCORE mDSD from Sonic Unity is the most capable, compatible and convenient USB powered DAC available on the market today!
The ENCORE mDSD DAC outperforms anything in its price class and compares favorably to digital-to-analog converters and headphone amplifiers costing significantly more. It provides the listener with truly full-range sound with commanding bass and an impressive full-frequency response. The improvement in sound quality is easy to hear.
- 32-bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD 256 decoding
- Discrete USB audio receiver and D/A converter
- Asynchronous transfer mode for doubled jitter-reduction at data input and over-sampling filter stages
- High-performance headphone amplifier
- Optical output (shared with 3.5mm headphone out) capable of S/PDIF and DoP stream
- USB powered, no external power supply required. It can be powered directly by mobile phones USB port.
- Diminutive size measuring just 2 – 3/8″ x 1 – 3/16″ x 3/8″
- Works with Android (4.1 & above with OTG), iOS (with camera adapter USB cable), Windows 7/8/10, and Mac. Windows device driver download is required, other devices do not need driver.
- available in silver or black finish as shown
The ENCORE mDSD USB powered DAC from Sonic Unity can play your high-resolution, studio-master recordings without an external battery or power supply.
Many low cost portable DACs can only decode up to 24-bit/96kHz PCM and do notsupport DSD decoding. The ENCORE mDSD is capable of decoding sample rates ranging from 44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM) as well as native DSD decoding ranging from DSD 64 up to DSD 256, making it the most capable USB-powered portable DAC on the market today!
The ENCORE mDSD USB powered DAC plugs directly into your computer’s USB port replacing the built-in sound card with audiophile-grade output, instantly improving the sound quality of your music collection.
The ENCORE mDSD is compatible with a wide range of devices — Apple computers and iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, all PCs and many Android devices.
It can drive many headphones with ease including some top audiophile brands. Of course our own ENCORE RockMaster on-ear and in-ear headphones are an excellent match for a killer combo that won’t cost a fortune!
The ENCORE mDSD packs more technology into a USB powered DAC than any similar device and is compatible with computers, tablets and smartphones.
The ENCORE mDSD is the smallest high performance USB DAC available on the market today. Measuring just 2 – 3/8″ x 1 – 3/16″ x 3/8″ the ENCORE mDSD can travel easily in your pocket, backpack or briefcase.
With a USB cable that connects to your iOS device or Android, it’s a great way to get improved sound quality from your smartphone or tablet.
The ENCORE mDSD USB powered DAC can connect easily your iPhone or Android device with a USB cable bypassing the standard internal DAC on the phone,thereby instantly delivering audiophile sound to any smartphone or tablet.
If you’ve only listened to music through your existing computer sound card or the built-in DAC in your iOS or Android device, you will find this USB powered external DAC an unmistakable improvement in sound quality. If you have an older external DAC that can only decode 24-bit/96kHz PCM, the ENCORE mDSD will allow you to hear and feel more of your favorite music. The superior sound will provide a definite upgrade to your listening experience.
The ENCORE mDSD has been designed by NuPrime Audio, designer and manufacturer of some of the best audio products available on the market today. NuPrime has been awarded four, 2015 – Product Of The Year Awards from The Absolute Sound and SoundStage! Network, an unheard-of achievement in high-end audio.
Together with the award winning design team at NuPrime, Sonic Unity is proud to present the ENCORE mDSD USB powered DAC. It’s guaranteed to provide you with the very best in sound quality. NuPrime has the accolades to back up this claim.
We want you to offer you audiophile sound quality and allow you to enjoy your music the way it was meant to be heard.
Sonic Unity was formed in early 2015 as a collaboration between a group of music lovers, audio experts, musicians, and audiophiles. Our aim was to offer the best possible sound regardless of price — products that offer the listener a true high-endaudio listening experience.
Together with their manufacturing partners, Sonic Unity CEO Rick Hopkins and development partner Jason Lim have created a worldwide on-line store, dedicated to offering unique high-quality audio products and unique portable audio devices.
Jason Lim is an established audio industry leader who co-founded NuForce and served as its CEO from 2004 to 2013. Jason and NuForce have been featured in Forbes magazine as well as Wired, Stereophile, c|net, The New York Times, The Absolute Sound, Hi-Fi+ and Sound and Vision. Serving as CEO of NuPrime Audio, Jason has led the company to four Product Of The Year Awards in 2015, achieving a new record in the high-end audio industry.
Among the top awards that Jason gathered over the years were:
- Four Product Of The Year Awards for 2015 from The Absolute Sound and SoundStage! Network.
- Two Editors Choice Awards for earphones by Wired magazine, with one being awarded the “Best Under $50”
- Two Power Amp Of The Year Awards from audiophile magazines in the USA and Japan
With a proven track record developing high-fidelity audio products, Jason Lim has the industry experience to deliver the products as promised.
Sonic Unity, together with our development team, brings new high-performance audio products to market through crowdfunding and social media campaigns. We invite you to share in our goal of providing superior sounding, high quality audio products that perform well above their price point, to a greater number of people.
With our team of audiophiles and our experienced manufacturing partner, we have what it takes to make this happen! Our combined experience designing award winning audio products has resulted in numerous audio awards and industry accolades.
As our second crowdfunding project and third audio product introduced through Indiegogo, we have the experience not only to create this exceptional audio product but to deliver your new USB powered DAC in a timely fashion. Our new and improved distribution team will be able to deliver your mDSD to your door as promised once complete. Count on it!
Production will begin in late Feburary with the first units shipping at the end of March. We are very confident with the production schedule being on time.
Encore mDSD will be produced by NuPrime’s factory in Taiwan and shipped by postal mail to customers worldwide. The risks and challenges are minimal. We already have several working samples created. Research and development has been completed. All we need now is your support and you can own one of the most compact, highest performing USB powered DACs ever designed.
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