The HiFi-M8 redefines the portable DAC/Amp. This innovative, category-defining product sets a standard others will be judged by. A unique combination of sound quality, output power and battery life, HiFi-M8 sets you free to explore your world, audiophile sound in the pocket. HiFi-M8 (pronounced "Mate") creates a perfect listening experience anywhere you are — at work, on a train, or in the gym; helping you through the workday or soothing you at home. Take your high-res music with you, now that's freedom.
This is a USB DAC and an audiophile sound card for your iPhone, iPad and iPod. It extracts digital audio from computers and Apple's portable devices and converts it to analog, for purest sound reproduction. It is also a powerful headphone amplifier with balanced outputs. Gone are the days when you needed to carry a separate DAC, Amp and a battery. HiFi-M8 has all components built-in and carefully matched to preserve sonic fidelity.
It also enables audiophile on-the-go listening by combining 24-bit/192kHz audio quality, over 6 hours of battery life, balanced headphone output and multiple sonic shaping features within a single, integrated, portable device.
The available digital audio stream depends on your device and operating system. For a list of compatible devices please visit http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/ *Note that some devices need 3rd party software to function.
With HiFi-M8, CEntrance raised the bar again, here are the details:
- Support for Balanced AND Unbalanced headphones: IEMs and over-head
- Compatibility with iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android, Mac and PC
- Three levels of output impedance, for best headphone linearity
- Three levels of headphone gain, for fine-tuning the loudness
- Three levels of bass sonic shaping, for a subtle boost in the low end
- Three levels of treble sonic shaping, for a subtle boost in the highs
- Choice of portable or desktop operation (battery or wall-powered)
"Sounds fantastic! The sound from the built-in DAC and headphone amplifier is outstanding -- neutral, very transparent, very revealing. I love its well-implemented tone controls! HiFi-M8 sounds more like a desk DAC/Amp combo than a portable one. It has enough power to use HE-6, HE-500, LCD-2 and 3, HD-800 and other [headphones]." Jude Mansilla, Head-fi.org.
"I'm BLOWN AWAY! HiFi-M8 is a new class of product when it comes to portable DAC/Amps, especially multipurpose DAC/Amp combos. It's sheer power, the gestalt of the music! It has such a wonderfully dark and airy backdrop that the midrange clarity maybe wholly unmatched in this category (portable DAC/hphone amps), at least to my ears. The HiFi-M8 has now become THE component I will bring with me everywhere." Michael Mercer, Columnist/Reviewer, the Daily Swarm.
"The CEntrance HiFi-M8 is a superb piece of equipment and a marvelous feat of engineering. It drives everything from IEMs to full-sized over the ear headphones and sounded stunningly good with all the headphones I threw at it...If you need a great sounding DAC/amp combo which is small and light enough for you to take it with you on your travels, look no further. If you value compactness and simplicity, you just can't go wrong with the M8."- Roger Ngaw , Headfi Journey.
Resolution 24-bit (Also supports 16-bit)
Sample Rate 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz, 192 kHz
USB Protocol Asynchronous
Local clock 10 ppm precision, unmeasurable jitter
Compatibility iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, PC, Andorid
Freq. Response 20 Hz...50 kHz (flat EQ circuit)
S/N Ratio 113 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N 0.002 % (mid gain position)
Crosstalk -103 dB (at 1kHz)
1, 2, 11 Ohm, selectable
Output Power 1.4 W (max), 1 W (typical)
Headphones 16...600 Ohm
Output voltage -2 dBV (nominal, max gain) use with less-sensitive over-the head headphones
-10 dBV (nominal, mid gain) use for connecting to line-level consumer audio equipment
-22 dBV (nominal, min gain) use with ultra-sensitive IEM headphones
Audio Output XLR balanced, 1/8" combo analog output / SPDIF mini toslink output, 1/4" unbalanced jack, model-dependent
Headphone Amp Direct Class-A
AC Powering Globally compatible, 90...240V AC power supply included
DC Powering +9...+20V DC (3A) from external adapter, car, boat, etc.
Internal supplies Battery-isolated, filtered ±10V, super-clean analog rails
Unit Dimensions: 127 mm (L) x 82 mm (W) x 33 mm (H)