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In 2009 CEntrance redefined portable Hi-Fi with a revolutionary product called DACport, a small, USB-powered soundcard. DACport's amazing sound quality earned it a place on the Stereophile recommended components list for 6+ years!


In 2015 we added HD support, offering DSD playback, picosecond clocks and sampling rates up to 384kHz. The ultra-slim DACport HD immediately became a hit and sold thousands of units within months of introduction.


It's hard to build upon the legacy but we were determined to push the envelope even further. On customers' request, we've added a Rechargeable Battery and our legendary HiFi-M8 EQ, offering total freedom and sonic flexibility.


BlueDAC dots all the i's. And yet, it's extremely travel-friendly. It is our best portable product yet. Check it out for yourself! You will not be disappointed.

     
     
    Amazingly Revealing
   

BlueDAC is a reference-quality audiophile listening device. The sound quality is so awesome, you will hear detail in your music you never thought was possible. And the Bluetooth input means you can listen without wires!


Featuring the amazing AK4490 Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) coupled with AmpExtreme—our own powerful, Class-A Headphone Amplifier with digital volume control, this product will transport you muscially to new heights.


Over USB, BlueDAC supports full 32-bit, 384kHz resolution and DSD, so your equipment investment is future proof. There is plenty of clean output power. This means you can use your favorite headphones without worrying if it will be loud enough.

     
     
    Take the Show on the Road
   

Make your audiophile experience portable. Listen to pristine-quality playback anywhere—at a coffee shop, at work, or on a trip—no need to sacrifice sound quality for portability. BlueDAC packs a lot of features into the stylish chassis made from Earth-friendly, biodegradeable plastic, setting new standards in portability, convenience and sound quality.

     
     
    Key Features
   

VelvetSound™ series D/A converter plays all your high-res music perfectly.

AmpExtreme™ headphone amp offers clarity, soundstage and detail.

Volume control with digital tracking keeps channels in perfect balance.

Ergonomic, side-mounted slider allows single-handed volume adjustment.

Works with Mac, Windows, and Linux OS, and most phones and tablets.

Li-Po battery plays for 20 hours without draining your phone's battery (wireless only).

Spcially designed chassis offers extra scratch protection and durability.

3.5mm headphone jack and 2.5 balanced jack for true versatility!

     
 

This is what Stereophile wrote about the original DACport. Wait until you hear BlueDAC!

 
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Features

 
     
     

 

 

 

 

Bit-4-Bit Digital Audio

 

With over 100 licensing clients under our belt (Benchmark, McIntosh, Lavry, others), CEntrance wrote the book on USB audio. We designed DACportable as a true 32-bit device, ensuring"bit-for-bit" audio fidelity, at all supported sample rates, across all supported OSs.

 
         
 

Precision Clock Oscillator

 

The art of digital-to-audio conversion is in the quality of the clock. CEntrance's clock management system uses military spec clock oscillators with 10ppm precision. Our JitterGuard™ clock cleanup system earned us enthusaistic reviews from Stereophile and dozens of other audio publications.

 
         
 

Class A Headphone Amp

 

Capacitors introduce distortion. DACport's Class-A audio circuit is direct-coupled (capacitor-free), maintaining audiophile quality all the way to the headphones.

 
         
 

18V internal power

 

DACport's advanced, low-distortion Class-A amplifier circuit runs on super-clean 18V rails (±9V, bipolar supply). Higher voltage means lower distortion, higher headroom and more output power to drive any headphones.

 
         
 

RoHS Compliant

 

Our products are sold all over the world and we go to great lengths to ensure compliance with international regulations. DACportable is RoHS, FCC and CE-compliant, which ensures safety and protects our environment.

 
         
 

Made in America

 

DACportable is designed and assembled by CEntrance in USA from components sourced from around the world. When you purchase our products you are bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. Thank you for your support!

 
 
 
 
 
   

Digital specs

 

Resolution

32-bit (Also supports 24-bit)

Sample Rate

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.4 kHz, 384 kHz

 

DSD Support

DSD64 and DSD128

 

Clocking

Two custom, mil-spec clocks, 1 ppm precision, 1 ps jitter

 

Jitter

Unmeasurable

 

Sreaming LED

Lights up when digital audio is streaming

 

Compatibility

Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS.

 

 

Analog Specs

 
 

Freq. Response

20 Hz...40 kHz

 

S/N Ratio

110 dB

 

THD+N

0.002 %

 

Crosstalk, 1kHz

-111 dB

 

Output Impedance

1 Ohm

 

Output power, 32ohm

775 mW (total)

 

Supported Headphones

16...600 Ohm

 

Max Output Level, 1kHz

4.1 V rms / +14.5 dBu

 

 

General Specs

 
 

Audio Output

Gold-plated 3.5mm headphone jack

 

Headphone Amp

Class-A with super-clean, bipolar power supply

 

AC Adapter

Standard 5V adapter with USB "micro B" plug

 

DC Powering/Charging

+5V (2.1A) from external adapter, such as iPad charger

 

Internal supplies

Battery-isolated, triple-filtered ±9V, analog power supply rails

 

Unit Dimensions:

98 mm (L) x 41 mm (W) x 21 mm (H)

 

Shipping Weight:

550 g

 

Chassis Material

Scratch-resistant, lightweight anodized aluminum

 

Battery Specs

Rechargeable Li-Polymer, 8 hours play time

 

Cables

Same cable can be used for Audio or Charging

 
 
 

DACportable QSG - click to download

 
 
Quick Start Guide
 
 
 
 
 
 

Press Reviews

Occupy-HiFi

"DACportable, in terms of musical engagement - Destroys the Hugo!

"The DACportable, is, thus far Michael Goodman's greatest sonic achievement to-date!! I also think the new CEntrance DAC/Amp, in terms of musical engagement - for me, destroys the Hugo!!

 

 

 

- Michael Mercer

 
 

High Fidelity Report

"Nu King of Portable Amp/DACs!"

"Like its brother HiFi-M8, CEntrance's DACportable is Powerful like a Desktop Headphone Amp! IMHO: New King of Amp/DACs!"

 

 

 

- HiFi Report

 
 

Head-Fi

"DACportable is the clear winner!"

"A strong foundation in the low end , followed by a larger, more open sound!"

 

 

 

- Headphone Addict

 
 

HeadPie

"My favorite CEntrance product so far"

"The sound quality is wonderful. One gets lost in the music rather than the gear.... I found the DACportable overall to be an excellent performer on all points, this is my favorite CEntrance product release so far. CEntrance has taken all that is good from their earlier products and folded it into this smaller package."

 

 

 

- Headpie

 
 

Audio 360

"The BEST portable rig I have ever heard."

 

 

 

- Audio 360

 
 

Head-Fi

"The NEW CEntrance DACportable sounds fantastic for a tiny headphone amp!"

 

 

 

 

- HiFi Insider

 
 
 
 
 

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