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Audeze Deckard DAC/Headphone Amplifier
The slim-chassis Deckard, also designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, is a powerhouse in a small, elegant package. The class-A circuitry in the Deckard drives Audeze or any other headphones extremely well. The internal DAC has impressive specs and handles 16- to 32-bits and sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz. There are front-panel switches for three gain settings and input (USB and Analog) as well as a smoothly-functioning volume control. The headphone output is standard quarter-inch, and the Deckard also functions as a line level preamp - just add some powered speakers and you have a great desktop audio system.
The sound is exciting, punchy, wideband with just the right amount of tonal color to make the experience come alive. The bass is outstanding, tight and well-controlled, the midrange wide open and colorful, the highs extended and sweet, never harsh or thin.