Made in Collaboration with Gordon Rankin & Microchip TechnologiesThe DragonFly Red has been developed by AudioQuest in partnership with designers Gordon Rankin and Microchip Technologies. The new DragonFly has a better signal to noise ratio and much lower power consumption than the original version. How much lower consumption you ask? 77%! This is thanks to the new Microchip PIC32MX microcontroller that enables true compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
Asynchronous USB Streamlength®Streamlength™ asynchronous USB code ensures low jitter, low resource load, minimal packet errors, world-class audio playback, and reliable connectivity between our DAC and any computing device compliant with USB Host Mode (as set forth by the USB Organization). Streamlength requires no additional drivers, making DragonFly Black virtually plug-and-play for Apple, Windows, iOS, and Android users.
Meanwhile, with its higher 2.1-volt output, DragonFly Red will be compatible with a wider range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models. Its processing capabilities to just 24-bit/96kHz resolution. This makes using the DragonFlys as simple as it’s always been: they’re fully compatible with PCs without having to download and install new drivers.
Upgradeable Software through Free Desktop AppThe DragonFlys are software upgradeable thanks to the free Windows or Mac desktop app. As and when there are any updates available to music player apps, streaming protocols, or other software, the complimentary app will let you incorporate these updates to any existing devices.
Bit-Perfect Digital Volume Control
DragonFly Red employs a 64-bit, bit-perfect digital volume control that resides inside the DAC chip itself—an elegant and sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio. With DragonFly Red connected to a PC or mobile device, adjusting the host’s system volume control will, through proxy, control the DragonFly Red’s onboard volume.
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