Audirect Beam 3 Plus: Portable USB and Bluetooth DAC with MQA support

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.

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 these files during playback for high quality sound.

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.

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


Specifications

  • Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth Chip
  • Dual OP AMP Chips
  • ES9281AC DAC Chip
  • MQA Decoding Support
  • High-Resolution Decoding
  • Dual Headphone Output Ports: 3.5mm+4.4mm
  • Easy to switch between USB and Bluetooth DAC/AMP mode
  • Three level gain mode
  • THD+N: 0.0003%
  • USB Input Type: USB Type-C
  • Frequency Response Range: 20Hz-40kHz
  • SNR: -118dB
  • Output Parameters (4.4mm): ≥110mW(16Ω), ≥230mW(32Ω), ≥27.78mW(600Ω)
  • Output Parameters (3.5mm): ≥141mW(16Ω), ≥122mW(32Ω), ≥7mW(600Ω)
  • Net-Weight: 69g.
  • Dimensions: 75x39x12mm

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