DragonFly Red USB DAC incorporates a higher performance 32-bit ESS Sabre 9016 DAC chips for greater overall performance over the Dragonfly Black. It also includes the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect digital volume control that is actually incorporated on the DAC chip itself — a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio. DragonFly Red has a 2.1-volt output, which will drive a wider range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models. While the new DAC chips are remarkably powerful and sophisticated, they're intentionally limited the processing capabilities to 24-bit/96kHz resolution in order to make them as simple as possible to use — eliminating the need to install new drivers in PCs.
"If history is any indication, the new Flys will be replacing a ton of originals and improving the sound of countless iPhones for the first time. Unequivocally recommended and C.A.S.H. Listed." — Computer Audiophile
"It’s a supremely compact and convenient device that can be taken anywhere for an immediate musical boost, and having the logo light up in different colours to tell you the file format running through it, still seems an elegant and instant method of delivering mind-easing information. ...you can consider the DragonFly Red a pretty perfect computer music upgrade." — What HiFi?
"AudioQuest is on a roll, so the DragonFly Black and Red are easy to recommend to audiophiles seeking better sound, without spending a lot of cash." — Cnet.com
Audioquest Dragonfly Red
- Brand: Audioquest
- Product Code: Dragonfly Red
- Availability: In Stock