"Every so often a high-end audio product comes along that shatters the price-to-performance ratio we've come to expect in a category." Robert Hartley
The Absolute Sound Retail $399
USB Input working in asynchronous mode up to 24bits/192kHz and accepting USB audio class 1.0 and USB audio class 2.0 modes without any driver implementation for Mac and a custom Micromega driver for PC.
Insignificant jitter in USB asynchronous mode thanks to two very low jitter master clocks ( 22.5792 MHz for multiple of 44.1kHz and 24.5760 MHz for multiple of 48kHz), with dedicated low noise power supplies.
SPDIF 75Ω Coaxial input accepting levels as low as 0.2V p-p
SPDIF Toslink Optical input
Extremely low jitter in SPDIF mode (<50ps)
2V rms full scale Analog output with low impedance driver
Integrated universal power supply 85-265 Vac / 50-60Hz.
Unique design, extremely fast, ultra low noise audio power supply
No electrolytic capacitors in the audio section, neither in the audio low noise power supply, nor in the audio path.
4 positions horizontal rotary switch with anodized aluminium wheel profile. Allows selection between STBY – USB – COAX – OPTO
Elegant textured ABS housing available in 2 colors: White or Extremely low power consumption in standby mode ( <500mW) as well as in operation (< 2.5W).
Product meet all the most stringent energy saving regulations.