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DUNU DTC500: Brand New Portable USB DAC/AMP With ESS Sabre DAC Chipset

DUNU DTC500

DUNU DTC500

 

In 2022, DUNU doesn't require any introduction. The brand is mainly associated with several successful sets of in-ear monitors like DUNU Zen Pro, SA6, and more. Keeping up with the market trends, DUNU has also entered into the world of portable DAC/AMPs with its latest release, meet the all-new DUNU DTC 500. It’s a compact and powerful portable device that can turn your regular smartphone into a fully blown Hi-Res audio player!!

 

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DUNU DTC500 has got two variations, one priced at 89.99$ with a single type-c cable in the package and the other priced at 105.99$ with a type-c and an apple lightning connector cable in the package. Check out more information here.

 

DTC500 comes equipped with a flagship-level ES9038Q2M DAC chip. It’s a 32-bit decoding chipset that enables the DTC500 to support high-resolution PCM 32-Bit/768kHz and native DSD512 audio signals. The DAC chip is supported by an ultra-low jitter clock crystal oscillator that provides asynchronous signal input bypassing the USB and SRC limitations. Simply delivering top-quality sound performance straight out of your smartphones and laptops.

 

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DUNU has featured a powerful amplification section on the DTC500. It houses two RT6863 amplification chips that produce a powerful output thrust with a clean background and lower distortion. DTC500 features dual headphone output sockets supporting single-ended 3.5mm and balanced 4.4mm headphones. The output power rating of DTC500 is 200mW which is adequate for most IEMs and low-power requiring headphones.

 

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Over the years, DUNU has gained expertise in designing premium audio gears. This is reflected in the ultimate build of the amazing DTC500. The device is made using CNC machined aluminum alloy material in a cyberpunk-theme modern design. DTC500 has a semi-transparent design with a glass window showing the internals of the device. There’s also a multi-color RGB light indicator at the front that glows into different colors based on the active file bitrate. DUNU DTC500 is available in two variants, the Type-C variant priced at 89.99$, and the Lightning cable variant priced at 105.99$. Refer here for more information.

 

DUNU DTC500

DUNU DTC500

DUNU DTC500

$89.99