If music is an important part of your life you deserve to hear the real thing. The Deckard is a powerhouse of a headphone amplifier combined with a high-performance DAC. There’s a front panel volume control and switches to choose gain and input so you can use the Deckard as a great line-level preamp to drive your whole desktop system. The sound is exciting and dynamic with beautifully rendered tonal colors that make music come alive.
You’ll not only be proud of how the Deckard sounds, it also looks striking on the desktop with beautifully machined heatsinks down each side. Our strategic partner Designworks, a BMW group subsidiary, provided the industrial design for the Deckard. Audeze combined their cutting-edge designs with our own circuit technologies to create an astonishingly accurate sounding headphone amplifier.
The DAC section has impressive specs and handles 16 to 32-bits and 44.1kHz to 384kHz sampling rates. The Deckard features a single-ended class-A output stage with good damping characteristics to control the strong and tuneful bass. Its power handling capabilities at lower impedances is ideal for planar magnetic headphones, but It drives any headphone with power to spare.
Class A amp, DAC.
What to say, this thing is like God of of DAC/AMPs. Of all I tried, if this is on the sky, all others I've tried are in Mariana Trench , these are that good.
I mean audiophiles should worship this thing.
Now moving on to jargons.
The most transparent, revealing, detailed, extended and natural/neutral DAC I ever heard.
I was comparing Audeze EL-8C to Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro, and I could only choose EL-8C (in some aspects) over DT 1990 after I listened to them on the Deckard. And the Deckard made me love 1990 even more.
Three words to describe it: Transparent, Revealing, Extended.
Deckard had the deepest bass, highest highs, most precise and natural presentation. Being so transparent, they had no problems in having an amazing speed, this is Bugatti and everything else is like a domestic car, except Mojo. It can go up to speed when required, though only when required and you can't control it. Whereas the Deckard will always be on top speed.
Only downside being no DSD support.
I don't understand why this is not selling more than the Mojo or FiiO.
This thing is f***ing great. This thing is becoming religious for me, it's so freaking awesome.
Just to put it in words: Deckard is so transparent and revealing it's like it's telling you "Dude, this is what you have, listen to it! I won't touch, I won't do a damn thing to it, I'll do my job as fast as possible. If it sounds bad, coz it is bad, the sound engineer f*** it up, not me!, Ohh you like it? It must be good, sound engineer must've done a fantastic job, I didn't to anfu****g thing to make it sound any better"