irDAC-II USB Digital to Analogue Converter

Digital to Analogue Converters by ARCAM
irDAC-II USB Digital to Analogue Converter
irDAC-II USB Digital to Analogue Converter
irDAC-II USB Digital to Analogue Converter
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irDAC-II USB Digital to Analogue Converter
irDAC-II USB Digital to Analogue Converter
irDAC-II USB Digital to Analogue Converter

Was £499.00
now £299.00

irDAC-II USB Digital to Analogue Converter

A trade-in promotion applies to this product until 31st July 2017. Trade-in any old audio component and save £200 on a new Arcam irDAC-II.
  • 6 Digital inputs 2xCoax, 2xOptical, USB, Bluetooth
  • DSD128 support
  • ESS ES9016 Sabre DAC
  • Fixed & variable analogue output
  • IR remote control
  • High-end audio circuitry
  • Headphone output
  • Stylish cast aluminium casework

Arcam re-entered the audio DAC market with the introduction of the rDAC a few years ago. This concept was not new to Arcam as we were the first company to launch an outboard DAC way back in 1987. 

The new irDAC-II continues the story adding Bluetooth connectivity, headphone output and DSD128 support. The irDAC-II comes packed with cutting edge technology and features that will benefit the most demanding user. We have gained a lot of knowledge developing class leading DACs. Areas like isolation of the digital and analogue stages, ultra low noise power supplies and a direct coupled signal path make a big difference.

The irDAC-II uses the outstanding ESS Sabre DAC to obtain performance that we believe will be unmatched in this price category. Jitter reduction has been treated as an obsession in the irDAC-II to produce a signal that is almost jitter free. The headphone output stage has been taken from the flagship A49 amplifier and is capable of driving the most demanding of headphones. Both fixed and variable line outputs are also available, allowing for ultimate system building flexibility.

The irDAC-II is designed to be the heart of a digital system and can be connected to a host of different types of digital sources and connections. This includes asynchronous USB and Bluetooth. All of the inputs can be controlled through an IR remote that will also give you transport control of a PC or Mac USB source via the HID (Human Interface Device) control.

Grahams recommend you partner this amplifier with:

Please contact us to arrange a demonstration. 

Technical Specifications

Supported sample rates:

  • USB: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz
  • Optical: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
  • Coaxial: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Bit Depth : 16:bit, 24:bit
  • Bluetooth: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX:LL

Headphone : 30Ω : 600Ω, 3.5mm plug

Power requirements: 18W max

Dimensions: W194 x H44 x D124mm
Weight: 1.1kg

DAC:ESS ES9016K2M

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz:20kHz, +/:0.1dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: 0.0007%
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (A:weighted): 117dB (24:bit)
  • Maximum output level: 2.1V RMS