A new model of Astell & Kern AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable is presented . It can be used with any Android, Windows or MacOS device.
It is built on two Cirrus Logic CS43198 MasterHIFi chips and provides native support for DSD256 and PCM 32/384 streams . Owners of iOS devices will not be able to take advantage of this DAC, since these devices do not provide sufficient output voltage for power.
In addition to the DAC, a small package of a zinc alloy is enclosed amplifier outputs a voltage to 2 . The model uses a USB-C port to connect to a source , and a 3.5 mm jack is provided for headphones . The built-in four-core cable features silver-plated and pure copper conductors and a Technora aramid jacket .
The Astell & Kern AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable weighs only 25 grams . The novelty will be on sale in April 2021, its price in Europe will be about 130 euros .