iBasso DC04 Latest Portable DAC/AMP Released
The iBasso “DC” series is one of the most popular series of portable USB DAC/AMPs in the audio industry. All of the previously released products including the DC01, DC02, and DC03 produce outstanding sonic performance and have received multiple positive feedbacks from the community. iBasso has announced its latest product from the famous “DC” series, the iBasso DC04 featuring a 4.4mm fully balanced headphone output. Previously the DC01 features a 2.5mm balanced while the other DC02 and DC03 features a single-ended 3.5mm headphone output port. The latest DC04 is priced at 74.99$, check out more details here.
Features & Technical Specifications:-
>High-performance Dual CS43131 DAC chips.
>Elegant Unibody design.
>iBasso Mobile App support.
>Fully Balanced 4.4mm Headphone Port.
>Decodes PCM Up To 32Bit/384kHz.
>Signal To Noise Ratio(SNR): 133dB.
>Output Power: 195mW @ 32Ω.
>Output Power: 4Vrms @ 300Ω.
>Background Noise: <0.9μV.
>Output Impedance: 0.12Ω.
>USB Type-C Interface.
Hi-Fi Sound Quality Experience:-
Equipped with the dual CS43131 DAC chips from Cirrus Logics the DC04 provides a drastic improvement over the stock smartphone output. It can decode PCM up to 32Bit/384kHz and DSD up to DSD256 natively. CS43131 is a high-performance DAC chip with low power consumption and low heat generation. They operate smoothly consuming very low power from the source device. The DAC chips are arranged in a balanced manner(one for each channel) to provide the best sound quality experience for its users.
Pentaconn 4.4mm Headphone Output Port:-
To use your high-end headphones with your smartphones, iBasso has equipped the DC04 with a fully balanced 4.4mm headphone jack that supports the Japanese Pentaconn plug. A 4.4mm offers a robust and sturdy connector as compared to the traditional 2.5mm and 3.5mm connectors.
Tuned With Perfection:-
The iBasso DC04 is tuned to provide an outstanding musical experience. It has a Signal to Noise Ratio(SNR) of 133dB, ultra-low distortion ratings of around 0.00032%. The output is rich with clarity and offers a pitch dark noise-free background.
The iBasso DC04 has an output power of up to 195mW @ 32Ω of load. Even at 300Ω of load, DC04 has an output power rating of 4Vrms. It outputs enough juice to power up your headphones on the go without any trouble.
Precise Volume Adjustment With Custom Application:-
The DC04 has humongous output power(4Vrms at 300Ω), iBasso has written a custom application to allow precise volume adjustment with up to 64 levels of volume. With super-low output impedance of just 0.12Ω and precise volume adjustment, the DC04 can also be used with sensitive IEMs and headphones.
Price & Availability:-
The iBasso DC04 is a pretty solid entry to the “DC” portable USB DAC/AMP series from iBasso. The series now offers a DAC/AMP with a 4.4mm headphone jack, which is now becoming a standard in HiFi IEMs and Headphones. It is available for just 74.99$, check out more details here.