Dec 7, at 1: Post 11 of I found it better for classical music. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi.

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Audiolab’s new Q-DAC promises great performance at a wallet friendly price. Aug 21, at 7: Rega RP10, RB coming in The differences between them are subtle and the choice comes as much down to taste as anything else. It has a volume control, and so can be connected directly to a power amplifier or pair of active speakers to form the heart of a digital-based system.

Once up and running the Q-DAC is simplicity itself to operate with the front screen displaying a wealth of information from nominal or exact incoming signal rate to track and time information from a CD. Once given time to warm up thoroughly, the Q-DAC turns in a good performance. All the various elements are packaged and presented in a way that sounds completely inoffensive.

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At the heart of the Q-DAC is the extraordinary ESS Sabre DAC chip, a bit processor that excels in handling the full bit depth and ultrasonic extension of high resolution audio files with incredible accuracy and precision.


We weren’t blown away by the Audiolab the first time round, and another look at it has confirmed it.

One person found this helpful. The manual is comprehensive, with details provided for setting up with a computer output.

Have one to sell? I also asked them whether it would be out as said in forum end auiolab this year but apparently it will be released next year. How did u find the sound of the qdac?

I was, however, somewhat hard pressed to identify significant shifts in performance when cycling through the seven digital filters; the effects were subtle rather than startling, in any way I used the unit. Post 3 of Sincerely Michael Krauss Sadly, the answer is “no”. Cannot wait for them to release. Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered. At the end of the panel are the headphone output and power switch. Showing of 4 reviews. You can edit your question or post anyway.

Post 13 of I haven’t even tried the headphone socket yet. We don’t know when or if this item will auidolab back in stock. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Our Verdict Sounds inoffensive — to such an extent that it becomes uninteresting.


Audiolab Q-DAC Digital to Analogue Convertor: : Electronics

Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Just like the M-DAC, the decoded analogue output comes in both Balanced and unbalanced form from the fully Class A balanced output stage giving the listener the option of maintaining fully balanced, noise audioolab interference free connections to a suitable power amplifier such as the new matching M-PWR unit. Switch to the Q-DAC’s headphone socket and the pleasantness continues. We will automatically apply an Amazon. Dec 29, at This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.

There are also 12V trigger sockets. Oct 29, at However, there is no convenience of remote operation, unlike the M-DAC and the others.