Explorer 2 USB Digital to Analogue Converter

Digital to Analogue Converters by MERIDIAN
MERIDIAN Explorer 2 USB Digital to Analogue Converter - Grahams Hi-Fi

Was £199.00
now £129.00

Explorer 2 USB Digital to Analogue Converter

  • USB DAC
  • Powered by USB
  • 3.5mm minijack line output
  • 3.5mm minijack headphone output with volume control
  • Meridian Apodising Filter for better, cleaner sound from digital audio
  • Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) Ready
  • Enjoy 3 months complimentary Tidal with Meridian Products

Meridian’s new Explorer² is the successor to the popular and widely acclaimed Explorer pocket USB DAC. Featuring a dramatically increased complement of DSP, Explorer² is able to incorporate the full suite of Meridian’s audio enhancement technologies to provide a more realistic, natural sound than ever before.

Explorer² replaces a computer’s audio outputs with a USB-powered Digital to Analogue Converter featuring over 30 years of Meridian’s digital expertise in high-quality digital audio circuitry. Explorer² includes digital clocking derived from Meridian’s award-winning Reference Series components, for precise timing of digital signals.

Meridian has paid as much attention to the analogue circuitry as the digital. Explorer² features a pure analog volume control with a powerful headphone amplifier and a line output. This provides sophisticated volume control with an extended range of 100dB – ideal for sensitive headphones. Whatever you listen to, Explorer² makes it sound its best.

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Technical Specifications

 Inputs USB mini type B
Outputs 1x 3.5mm minijack analogue line out, fixed 2v RMS and 1x 3.5mm minijack headphone with variable-level output, impedance 0.47Ω
Construction Extruded Aluminium shell with moulded plastic endcaps and rubber foot
Power USB, nominal 5V at <500mA
Processing Dual Tile XMOS DSP with 16 cores and 1000 MIPS
OS Requirements
  • Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 or later
  • Macintosh OS X 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) or later
  • Linux kernel 2.6.37 or later and ALSA version 1.0.32 or greater
Dimensions 102 x 32 x 18mm (4.0 x 1.25 x 0.7in) – approx
Weight 50g (1.76oz) – approx