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EarMen - Donald DAC

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Designed & Made
in Serbia

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

2 Years of
Warranty

Metal
Build

Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC
Chip

DESCRIPTION

FOR HIGH-GRADE MUSIC LISTENING ACROSS PORTABLE AND DESKTOP SET-UPS

Harboring the best of technology and performance, the all-new EarMen Donald DAC is a high-end music device that’s developed to offer a top-notch sound output in a portable as well as desktop setup. This DAC delivers an analog output of 32bit/384kHz and offers realistic imaging with high-definition audio. If you are looking to deep dive into your MQA files, EarMen’s patented processors can help you experience high-end music playback.
Donald

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CIRRUS LOGIC DAC CHIP FOR A CLEAR AND DETAILED AUDIO EXPERIENCE

Sporting the best combination of state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions, the Donald DAC is very suitable for natural and clear music listening. What makes this DAC unique is its superior separation and pronounced stereo effect while still balancing the entire frequency range. The internal circuit board consists of an XMOS 200 series USB controller and a 32-bit Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC Chip for optimal digital to analog conversion. It supports a wide range of audio formats including the highly popular MQA codec, PCM resolutions up to 384kHz, and 32 bits DXD (352.8kHz / 24-bit).

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COMES WITH DUAL POWER SUPPLY OPTIONS

With the Donald DAC, you get an option to power it either using your computer or in a combination of the computer and an external source. If you use the external source you can experience sound with better dynamics and definition across the frequency range. You can feel the overlays of tones distinctively while the overall sound will become more impactful. For convenience, the DAC has an indicator light to show which power source is being used. While the blue light indicates the computer as the power source, red light stands for an external power source.

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FEATURING A STYLISH AND AN HIGHLY DURABLE DESIGN

The Donald DAC is designed to offer powerful sound and comes in a compact and stylish design. The body is made of highly durable metal along with a glossy plastic finish that highlights the end caps and trimmed frames. It can be mounted horizontally as well as vertically and comes with a standard mounting stand. It features a standard RCA analog output and the commonly-used USB-C port for connection as well as charging. This DAC is optimally designed in European factories to meet the highest quality and performance standards.

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SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
SUPPORTED FORMATS PCM 384kHz/32bit, DSD, DXD, MQA Rendering
DAC 32 bit Cirrus Logic CS 43198
USB XMos 2XX
INPUT USB-C – DATA/Power Supply
USB-C – External Power Supply
OUTPUT RCA
DIMENSIONS L * H * W (mm) 114 x 80 x59
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS
1. EarMen Donald DAC
2. Donald DAC proprietary stand

WARRANTY & MEDIA REVIEWS

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this EarMen Donald DAC comes with a 2 year warranty from EarMen that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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The Verge

"The EarMen Donald DAC is one of the better budget DAC’s out there. I enjoy a load of purity now and then and I can safely say that this DAC is something purists will like a lot."

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Headfonia

"Donald not only sounds great and musical, but it also easily outperforms many mid-fi DACs. Donald DAC is perfect when you’re starting out with the hobby."

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What Hi-Fi

"The EarMen Donald DAC is a nice little piece that’ll sit prettily on your desk, and the sound is fine. If you’re attracted to the looks, go for it."

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Inner Fidelity

"The EarMen Donald DAC is an excellent DAC for a hundred dollars and a great addon to an inexpensive receiver or integrated amp that doesn’t have a built-in DAC."

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