The Well-Tempered Computer, an introduction to computer audio

Friday, March 22, 2013

Moos Mini Aero

Active speakers with a lot of technology build-in.

  • Loss-less wireless audio up to 24 bit/ 96 kHz
  • Scan-Speak drivers
  • Wolfson DACs
  • Hypex amps

A complete 'who is who' in a small form factor.

Revelator R2904
Revelator 15W-8530
Quad differential DACs
SNR > 125dB
Analog Devices Asynchronous Sample Rate Converters
AmpHypex UcD
DSPAnalog Devices SHARC floating point signal processor, with 32-bit processing word size and 64-bit accumulator
Input Wireless (WATT)
USB dongle for PC and Mac

Website: Moos
Price: $2499

Monday, March 4, 2013

Matrix Audio X-Sabre

Looking at the connectivity of this DAC and its price, it will probably become the DAC flavor of the month.
  • Asynchronous USB
  • DSD×64 (2.8224MHz) / DSD×128 (5.6448MHz)over USB
  • Sample rates supported USB: 16-32Bit @ 44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz/176.4kHz/192kHz/352.8kHz/384kHz
  • Sample rates supported Coax/AES-EBU: 16-24Bit @ 44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz/176.4kHz/192kHz
  • Low latency ASIO/KS drivers supported
  • Drivers available for: Windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7
  • 4 ESS 9018 Sabre Reference DAC per channel

Website: Matrix Audio
Price: US$ 1,099.95