Peachtree Audio DAC•iT - Digital to Analog Converter

$249

From a Stereophile review written by Jon Iverson:

This is a DAC you have to hear
"I've listened, through my system, to the Musical Fidelity V-DAC, the Arcam rDAC, the Rega DAC, the YBA Design WD202, the HRT Music Streamer Pro, the Peachtree iDac, and the Cambridge Audio Azur DacMagic. All cost under $1000, and each is a good-sounding DAC with a subtle yet unique sonic signature.

Of those mentioned that cost less than $500, I would easily reach first for the DAC•iT.

All of the DACs in this list have little blemishes in various spots, including the DAC•iT, but the Peachtree's flaws are more than buried under the sheer beauty of the music it makes. With other DACs in its price range, I've always sensed a subtle cheapness to the sound, but not with the DAC•iT. (Both the Musical Fidelity V-DAC and Cambridge DacMagic have since been released in revised editions that I haven't heard, so you may want to check them to be sure.)

Manufacturers put their preferences out there for the public to hear, then cross their fingers. Peachtree Audio clearly knows what they're doing, and their DAC•iT is incredibly enjoyable to listen to. The guys at Peachtree are apparently fussy listeners, and in this model their fussiness has paid off.

Hope springs eternal among thrifty audiophiles that a $500 DAC will get them all the way to $20,000 sound. I'm not sure that will ever happen, but if you're spending under $500, or even up to $1000, this is a DAC you have to hear."

Single-box digital-to-analog converter

Formats supported:
all PCM-output audio codecs (AIFF, WAV, MP3, etc.)

Digital inputs:
Supports up to 24-bit/96kHz (but not 24/88 via USB input)
and up to 24/192 (but not 24/88 or 24/176 via optical)

Analog output jacks:
left/right RCA

Output impedance:
200 ohms (unbalanced)

Maximum output voltage:
2V RMS

Signal/noise:
120dB, A-weighted

Ground isolation:
transformer-coupled inputs

USB isolation:
galvanic

External power supply:
100–240V, 50–60Hz, 9V–1A

Power requirement:
1W

Dimensions:
6.5" (165mm) W by 2.5" (65mm) H by 6.5" (165mm) D

Weight:
3 lbs (1.4kg

Peachtree Audio, Signal Path International, 2045 120th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

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Item

Included

Original Box

No

Manual

Online

Remote

N/A

Cables

Yes - Power

Physical Condition

7

Working Condition

 10

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