• Intro

    DAC 2.8 Control Preamp

    Incredible audio performance, features, and flexibility, the DAC2.8 is musically open, detailed, and natural sounding.

    • Class Leading 124dB Dynamic Range
    • 24 Bit Volume Control
    • 24/192 Asynchronous USB2.0
    • Analog Input
    • 5 Asynchronous Digital Inputs
    • High Current Headphone Output Driver
    • Remote Control
    • Available in Black or Silver Faceplate
    • MAC USB 2.0 compatibility and custom Windows USB 2.0 driver
  • Features

    DAC 2.8 Preamp Features


    HDR Core is the result of 20+ years of engineering that refines the digital to analog process using precision components: Ultra Low Noise Master Clocks, Advanced Asynchronous Interfaces, and Dual Mode Low-Noise High Efficiency Power Supplies. HDR Core technology is fundamental to every e.One DAC and Integrated product, creating the most realistic, open, and defined musical experience possible.

    Built In Headphone Output

    This low-impedance, high-output headphone amp circuit has been designed to drive any pair of high quality headphones with pristine clarity. You'll be amazed at the musical depth they bring to your headset. DAC 2.8 and C6i display and knob controller detail

    Simple, Elegant Interface

    Designed to be functional and simple, the dual-functioning one knob interface is a joy to use. The programmable 8 character display works with it seamlessly to access all basic functions in a few clicks. The included 36 button infrared remote allows instant command functions and display editing.

    Asynchronous USB Input

    24/192 Asynchronous input works with the internal dual Ultra Low Noise Femtosecond clocks to provide unprecedented audio sound quality and impact from your computer audio sources.

  • Specs

    DAC 2.8 Preamp Specifications

    Audio technology for a high-end musical experience

    Digital Section:

    Maximum Data Input Rate:
    24bit Data at 192KS/s: AES XLR, SPDIF BNC/RCA, TOSLINK, USB
    Master Clock noise: 0.07 picoseconds RMS

    Analog 24/192 DAC Section:

    Maximum Output: 4.5Vrms balanced XLR, 2.25Vrms RCA
    Output Impedance: 200 ohms balanced XLR, 100 ohms RCA
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz, +/- 0.5dB
    THD+N: <0.001%, 1KHz
    Output Noise: 3.3uVrms A-weighted 20Hz-20KHz
    Dynamic Range: 124dB A-weighted 20Hz-20KHz

    Analog 24/192 ADC Section:

    Maximum Input: 2.5 Vrms RCA
    Input Impedance: 12K ohms RCA
    THD+N: 0.003%, 2.5Vrms in, 1KHz
    Dynamic Range: 110dB, A-weighted 20Hz-20KHz

    Headphone Section:

    Headphone Output Current and Voltage Level: 4.5Vrms, 300mA
    THD+N: 0.0015% 1KHz
    Output Noise: 3.3uVrms, A-weighted 20Hz-20KHz


    Power Usage On: 8W
    Power Usage Off: 0.0W
    Power Requirement: 100-120VAC, 220-240VAC 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions: 8.5" W x 12.5" D x 3.5" H (216 mm x 318 mm x 88 mm)
    Weight: 14lbs. (6.5 kg)

    Features and specifications are subject to improvements and changes without prior notice.

  • Reviews

    DAC 2.8 Reviews