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Audioquest DragonFly Black



Audioquest DragonFly Black

USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp

Beautiful sound from any mobile device or Computer

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 employs minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed sound.

The DragonFly Black uses a high-quality headphone amp and analog 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.

  • USB Stick-Sized Digital-to- Analog Converter
  • Medium Output (1.2 volt)
  • Play’s all music files:MP3 to High-Resolution
  • Drives Headphones Directly
  • Viriable Output Drives Powered Speakers or Power Amp
  • Fixed Output Feeds Preamp or Receiver
  • Asynchronous Transfer Ensures Digital Timing Integrity

Additional information

Technical Specifications

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

DragonFly Black – Status/Sample rates supported (LED indicator color code): Standby (Red), 44.1kHz (Green), 48kHz (Blue), 88.2kHz (Amber), 96kHz (Magenta), MQA (Purple)
Volume Control: Analog Volume Control (Black); 64-position, 64-bit, bit-perfect (Red, Cobalt)
Output voltage: 1.2 (Black);
Headphone Amp: Texas Instruments TPA6130 (Black);
DAC Chip: 32-bit ESS 9010 with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter (Black);
Microcontroller: Microchip PIC32MX (Black);
Dimensions: 12mm H x 19mm W x 62mm L (Black);
Drives headphones directly
Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity

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