Cirrus logic CS43131
Dual DAC Chip
Upto 270W @ 32Ω
XDUOO PRESENTS A COMPACT YET HIGHLY CAPABLE PORTABLE DAC AND BALANCED AMPLIFIER
xDuoo is known for its highly thought out and innovative devices in the audio world. Their product range comprises high-fidelity amplifiers, DAC and digital audio players, and the latest addition to their line-up is the Link2 Bal. The Link2 Bal is a portable and high-quality DAC and a balanced headphone amplifier with ample power considering its size. It features dual CS43131 DAC chips to decode music along with a high-power Texas Instruments LM27762 chip for the amplification stage. For connectivity, you get a dual output port including a 3.5mm Single-Ended and a 4.4mm Balanced output to connect your favourite headphone or IEM. All of this is housed in a lightweight and sturdy CNC processed body. The xDuoo Link2 Bal is the perfect example of a form meeting function.
FEATURING A DUAL DAC ARCHITECTURE TO DELIVER CLEAN SOUND WITH LOW DISTORTION
The xDuoo Link2 Bal has been engineered with an audio architecture that enables the Link2 Bal to deliver accurate and artefact free audio. The Link2 Bal uses two CS43131 as its DAC chip to decode audio signals flawlessly. Each DAC chip channel has better decoding performance and high resolution and the SNR is up to 127dB for clean, clear sound. With most earphones, you don't have to worry about the presence of background noise. The decoding chip, amplifier, and digital reception chip are all powered separately, which further reduces output distortion and floor noise of the output. The Link2 Bal supports decoding up to PCM32bit/384kHz and native DSD256 for a high-resolution listening experience.
POWERFUL AMPLIFICATION WITH A TEXAS INSTRUMENT CHIP AND DUAL OUTPUT CONNECTIVITY
xDuoo Link2 Bal utilises a Texas Instruments TI LM27762 chip for its amplification stage with conversion efficiency greater than 85%. Texas Instruments has been making progress possible for decades in the audio industry. They are a global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, tests and sells analogue and embedded processing chips of high calibre. With this TI LM27762 chip embedded, Link2 Bal provides ultra-low noise power and uses up to 250mA current output to power the amplifier circuit, ensuring high precision and dynamic output signal, and a high output current drive function to recover the sense of hearing. To utilise the output capability of the amplifier chip, Link2 Bal has 4.4 balanced output and 3.5 unbalanced output, no adapter is required even when using a variety of headphones. The output power of the Link2 Bal for 3.5mm output is 125 mW@32 Ohms and 4.4mm Balanced is 270 mW@32 Ohms. This is sufficient to power various headphones and IEM.
DUAL UAC MODE OFFERS MULTI-PLATFORM COMPATIBILITY WITH SEAMLESS INTEGRATION
xDuoo Link2 Bal is designed to offer hassle-free connectivity with various devices and operating systems. Link2 Bal offers professional sound card capabilities with two dedicated UAC modes to work with computers, tablets, smartphones, and switch gaming systems. To enable this, Link2 Bal offers UAC 1.0 and UAC 2.0 modes. UAC 1.0 mode is compatible with the Switch and PS series gaming consoles so you can experience immersive audio quality during gameplay. The UAC 2.0 mode is best suited for pairing to computers, tablets and smartphones. The ability to use the Link2 Bal with various devices and gaming systems open up a myriad of possibilities to enjoy high-quality sound.
SHOWCASING HIGH-QUALITY WORKMANSHIP IN A LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMPACT DESIGN
The build quality of the xDuoo Link2 Bal is super sturdy as it adopts a 2.5D double-sided glass, CNC processed body with no seams or screws on the body surface lending to its beautiful and elegant looks. The exterior is Sandblasted, oxidised and coloured around the body for a simple look and a delicate feel. Type-C wiring ports are securely attached to protect connections from dust. The Link 2 Bal is also embedded with a LED light to display the playback file format with Red (PCM 48/44.1kHz), Blue (PCM 88.2k-384kHz) and Green (DSD 64-256, DOP-Native) indicators. The Link2 Bal weighs only 28g and along with its compact USB sized form factor, makes it perfect to carry around with you. The compact size and thoughtful design add to the characteristics of the Link2 Bal, allowing you to listen to your favourite music on the move.
|INPUT PORT||Type-C USB|
|OUTPUT PORT||3.5mm + 4.4mm|
|OUTPUT POWER||3.5mm: 125W @ 32Ω
4.4mm: 270W @ 32Ω
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz~20kHz (±0.5dB)|
|THD+N||0.001%1kHz (3.5 Headphone Amp)
0.0007%1kHz (4.4 Headphone Amp)
|SNR||123dB (3.5 Headphone Amp)
123dB (4.4 Headphone Amp)
|SAMPLE RATE SUPPORT||PCM: 16-32bit/44.1-384kHz
DSD: DSD64 - 256
|CROSSTALK||3.5 Output: ≥77dB
4.4 Output: ≥120dB
|SIZE||63 x 23.5 x 13mm|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. xDuoo Link2 Bal|
|2. Type-C to Type-C cable|
|3. Type-C to Lighting cable|
|4. USB Type-C to Type-A 3.0 adapter.|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
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"Combined with its uncoloured natural sound and spacious soundstage, the Link2 Bal is one of my favourite delta-sigma dongles. In fact, I like it so much it gets the PAR recommended award."Read More
"xDuoo Link2 Bal is not capricious at all to a wide variety of genres of music. He skillfully handles both instrumental music, jazz, electronics, rock music, and brutal genres. The rest is up to the choice of headphones."Read More
Buy only if you dont have a better DAC such as Mojo or other equivalents.
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-Densely rich, musical and open sound.
-Near analogue tone and timbre.
-Strong amping power for its size.
-Two gain modes, two USB modes, volume control, playback control and status LED.
-Sturdy, high quality, all metal and glass construction.
-Detachable cable design, comes standard with a USB Type-C to Lightning cable.
-Great heat management, good battery endurance.
-Good price to performance ratio.
-Volume adjustment is digitally dependent on the host device.
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