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.
- 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