Audirect Beam 3 Plus: Portable USB and Bluetooth DAC that supports MQA

Audirect Beam 3 Plus

Following the success of the Beam 2 series of portable USB DAC / headphone amplifiers , Audirect has announced the latest Beam 3 Plus . The novelty is equipped with a high-tech Bluetooth Qualcomm CSR8675 chip , which provides a seamless wireless connection with support for modern LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC and AAC codecs .

With a wired USB connection, the Audirect Beam 3 Plus is capable of decoding PCM digital streams up to 32-bit / 768 kHz, as well as DSD up to DSD512 .

Audirect Beam 3 Plus Portable DAC / Headphone Amplifier

In addition to high definition PCM and DSD decoding, Audirect Beam 3 Plus supports MQA decoding . MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an advanced technology that packs high-resolution music files into smaller files for easy storage and streaming. MQA- certified devices decompress such files during playback for high quality sound.

Audirect Beam 3 Plus Portable DAC / Headphone Amplifier

The Audirect Beam 3 Plus has both a 4.4 mm balanced and 3.5 mm unbalanced output for connecting headphones . The gadget is equipped with a three-level gain switch that allows you to adapt the Audirect Beam 3 Plus for optimal performance with headphones of different impedances.

Audirect Beam 3 Plus Portable DAC / Headphone Amplifier

The Audirect Beam 3 Plus Portable DAC / Headphone Amplifier is available to order for $ 189.99 .

Audirect Beam 3 Plus Portable DAC / Headphone Amplifier

Key features of the Audirect Beam 3 Plus Portable DAC / Headphone Amplifier:

–   Bluetooth Chip: CSR8675 from Qualcomm.

–    Amplification: Dual OP AMP Chips.

–   DAC Chip: ES9281AC Saber from ESS Technologies.

– Support for MQA decoding.

– High resolution audio decoding.

–   Two headphone outputs: unbalanced 3.5 mm + balanced 4.4 mm.

– Easily switch between USB and Bluetooth modes.

– Three-level gain mode.

–   SOI: 0.0003%.

–   USB input type: USB Type-C.

–   Range of reproducible frequencies: 20 Hz – 40 kHz.

–   Signal to noise ratio: – 118 dB.

–   Balanced output 4.4 mm parameters: ≥110 mW (16 ohms), ≥230 mW (32 ohms), ≥27.78 mW (600 ohms).

–   Single ended 3.5 mm output parameters: ≥141 mW (16 ohms), ≥122 mW (32 ohms), ≥7 mW (600 ohms).

–   Weight: 69 g.

–   Dimensions: 75 x 39 x 12 mm.

 

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