Beyerdynamic 推出 High-end DAC & Amplifier: Impacto essential

本文由 掌門人2017-04-19 發表於 "錄音、MIDI、音樂製作" 討論區

  1. 掌門人

    掌門人 當代校長張超然

    看起來很不錯!支援電腦與手機/平板。定價 $329 歐元不便宜!

    相關連結 : Impacto essential - Digital-Analog Converter in Headphone Cable


    Sound enthusiasts know they've made the right choice with high-end headphones like the T 1 or T 5 p from beyerdynamic – given the player does its part too. However, the playback quality is often restricted with portable devices such as notebooks or smartphones. To solve this problem, the audio specialist from Heilbronn, Germany, has developed the Impacto essential.

    The mobile USB DAC inserts itself into the audio transmission chain between the player and headphone. Its elegant casing is barely larger than a cable remote control. The digital-analogue converter with built-in headphone amplifier assumes this very role as well: with buttons for volume, play/pause and skipping tracks, the music playback can conveniently be controlled.

    Perhaps the smallest high-end music system in the world
    The technology inside would do credit even to exclusive hi-fi systems. The Sabre32 Mobile Reference DACTM decrypts high-resolution audio signals up to a resolution of 32 bits and 384 kilohertz. This device class typically achieves maximum values of 24 bit/192 kHz.

    The compact USB DAC even supports DSD signals (Direct Stream Digital) of up to 5.6 megahertz, a format that is normally the preserve of stationary transducers. For users, this means that there is no need for bulky hi-fi devices or extra high-resolution players anymore. All that's needed to enjoy music on the smartphone or notebook in uncompromising quality are high-end headphones from beyerdynamic and the Impacto essential.

    Thanks to its integrated and practically noise-free amplifier, the little sound enhancer is ideal for use with low- and high-impedance headphones. Three icons from beyerdynamic's current portfolio are suitable playing partners: the present T 1 (2nd generation) reference headphone, its portable variant the T 5 p (2nd generation) and the new Amiron home.

    All three have jack plugs on the earcups on both sides – a requirement for connecting the Impacto essential directly.

    Suitable for PC, Mac and Android devices
    For playback, computers and players with USB ports can be used. For this purpose, three connection cables are included in the scope of delivery: the version with the larger plug (USB-A) is primarily intended for notebooks and PCs. The USB type C variant is more and more used with smartphones and tablets. The customary Micro-USB standard is available for classic Android devices. Apple users will have to be patient a little longer: a separate solution for the Lightning connector is under way.

    The Impacto essential works on all devices that have a USB host function. This is generally the case with notebooks but most of the latest Android smartphones and tablets are also appropriately equipped – in their case, the function is called "USB On-The-Go".

    Once connected, the digital-analogue converter handles the player’s full audio signal processing. This means that the sound quality no longer depends on the components of the playback device. Instead, the DAC converts the high-resolution music data back to analogue format and amplifies it – with a precision that takes full advantage of the acoustic potential of the beyerdynamic headphones.
    Furthermore, the DAC uses a hi-res LED as a control function. When it lights up, the player is indeed sending high-resolution audio information to the digital-analogue converter. As a playback program, users can select a hi-res player app of their choice.

    The Impacto essential will have its world première from 29 to 30 April 2017 at the Tokyo Headphone Festival. It can then be tested at High End in Munich from 18 to 21 May 2017 at beyerdynamic's booth: Hall 4, Booth V02/W03.
    The USB DAC will be available from June for 329 euros in authorised specialist stores or directly via the manufacturer at
  2. 聰明的木頭

    聰明的木頭 Well-Known Member

    不會是Apogee代工的吧? (笑)
    最近從它們家之後似乎開始流行迷你DAC + 耳機擴大機...?
    已獲得Tricky按 "讚"!
  3. Jam

    Jam Member

    台灣也有推出類似的產品,DAC晶片也是ESS 9018Q2C,但就沒辦法直接在上面調音量和線控了

    我有在kickstarter上贊助另一個產品叫做Space Plus,功能性就比較類似掌門人分享的這款

    這款也是用ESS SABRE9018Q2C的DAC晶片,有S/PDIF輸入、optical TOSlink輸入和RCA輸出
    有OLED顯示和支援紅外線遙控(我的apple remote可以不用閒置了 :D ),但沒有線控功能
    IOS裝置可以使用,要買apple原廠的apple lightning camera usb轉接線,Android裝置要用OTG線,當然支援PC和Mac

    他們的另一款功能較少,但體積也縮小一點,DAC晶片一樣,叫做Space Key

    Apogee的groove是用ESS 9018S,DAC晶片規格似乎好一些

    已獲得掌門人按 "讚"!