AUDIOQUEST Dragonfly black DAC, Preamp & Headphone Amp. Output 1.2. Analogue volume control Works with Windows 7 and later, Apple 10.6.8 or iOS5 and later. Android 5.0 and later.
DragonFly Black, the most affordable model of the award-winning DragonFly family, has been praised by Darko. Audio as “the quintessential everyman hi-fi product. The ESS 9010 DAC chip in Black employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed sound.
While DragonFly Black uses a high-quality headphone amp and analogue volume control. DragonFly Black outputs 1.2 volts—enough power to successfully drive all preamplifier input circuits and a wide range of today’s efficient headphones.
- Plays all music files: MP3 to MQA and High-Res
- Compatible with Apple® and Windows® PCs
- Compatible with iOS devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter/Connection Kit)
- Compatible with Android devices (requires DragonTail or other USB Adaptor for Android Devices)
- MQA Rendering
- Drives headphones directly
- Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
- Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity
STREAM TIDAL MASTERS EVERYWHERE
DragonFlys Black support Tidal Masters (MQA) playback from iPhones and Android smartphones. MQA’s technology folds high-resolution files into smaller files that can be streamed on the go. As for MQA Renderers, DragonFlys Black, Red, and Cobalt complete the unfolding process, allowing music lovers to enjoy a wider selection of high-res music.
STREAM QOBUZ’S VAST CATALOG OF OUTSTANDING HI-RES MUSIC
DragonFlys Black support Qobuz high-res playback from iPhones, Android smartphones, and MacOS and Windows computers. Qobuz streams and downloads music in bit-perfect FLAC, the most widely used format for mastering and archiving, at resolutions of up to 24-bit/192kHz. With DragonFlys Black, Red, and Cobalt, listeners can enjoy more than 40 million tracks in lossless 16-bit CD resolution and over 2 million hi-res files.
NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL SOUND IS RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Whatever music turns you on, wherever you are, an AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC delivers inspiring, dynamic, and beautiful sound to earbuds, headphones, powered speakers, or complete audio systems.
With a DragonFly, music appreciation and exploration are limitless: Plug into an Apple or Windows® computer or connect to an iOS® or Android mobile device. Play YouTube or Vimeo videos. Go hunting on Bandcamp or SoundCloud. Explore playlists on Spotify or Pandora. Stream high-res audio from Tidal or Qobuz. No matter the choice of musical pleasure, DragonFly delivers beautiful sound, unravelling the emotional expression and nuance that makes music and movies so enjoyable.
DragonFly Black – Status/Sample rates supported (LED indicator colour code):
Standby (Red), 44.1kHz (Green), 48kHz (Blue), 88.2kHz (Amber), 96kHz (Magenta), MQA (Purple)
Analog Volume Control (Black)
Texas Instruments TPA6130
32-bit ESS 9010 with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter
12mm H x 19mm W x 62mm L