Desktop or portable digital-to-analog convertor
Mac or PC plug-and-play, no drivers to install
High-performance headphone amp included
USB and optical inputs
USB-powered, no separate power supply needed
Stream bit-perfect HD audio with low jitter
Based on high-performance AK4396 DAC
Any computer (Mac or PC)
Apple TV or any product with optical outputs
Any audio system with mini-jack or RCA inputs
What's in the box
(1) D1 DAC(1) USB cable, 2ft (0.6m)
(1) Microfiber product bag
(1) Setup guide
(1) Product line brochure
D1 Technical Specifications
DAC type Dual Mode USB and Optical (SPDIF)
Inputs USB/Optical (SPDIF)
Outputs RCA stereo/3.5mm headphone
D/A converter AKM4396
Optical receiver CS8416
USB controller TI1020B
USB Type 1.1 or above
Full-scale output 2.0V RMS (RCA and Headphone)
Output impedance 47 ohms RCA, 10 ohms headphone
Power source USB 5V
Power requirements 200mA
USB power filtering 2-stage redundant regulation
Frequency response 10Hz - 25KHz +/- 0.5db
Input bit depth up to 24 bits
Input data rate up to 192KS/s (optical), 96KS/s (USB)
Product dimensions 3.5x4x1"
CNET - D1 review "The new D1 is the perfect music "interface" between your computer and speakers or headphones."
Everything USB - D1 Review "Portable audio perfection?"
AudioStream - D1 Review "I would recommend feeding it anything and everything your music library has to offer."
Playback - D1 Review "More Than A DAC, It's a Desktop Audio "Starter Kit"".
Affordable Audio - D1 Review "From the solid feel to the smooth edges along with the most important aspect, the sound output, the D1 is another winner from Audioengine."
Audioholics - D1 Review "The D1 is one upgrade you're going to be able to immediately hear and appreciate."
Connect Reviews - D1 Review "The Audioengine D1 will put you on the road toward becoming more appreciative of your music or any sound coming from your computer."
What Hi-Fi - D1 Review "The D1 is happy driving a wide range of headphones."
Hardforum - D1 Review "If you are looking for a DAC/AMP solution that is portable , bus powered and sounds phenomenal than this is it."
The Gadgeteer - D1 Review "The D1 is an addictive audio upgrade."
MacDirectory - D1 / A5+ Review "I have to rate the D1 and A5+ as excellent values, particularly when compared to world-class brands like Bowers & Wilkins and Bang & Olufsen."