Clarus (Tributaries Cable) has unveiled the Coda compact USB DAC / headphone amplifier. The device is intended for use with a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The device received a volume control and three sound modes.
At the heart of Coda is the fresh ESS PRO Series Saber chip with Hyperstream II technology to deliver improved soundstage and increased fidelity. Quad DACTM system will provide high parameters: a dynamic range up to 124 dB THD 112 dB.
The converter can natively work with PCM 32 bit / 384 kHz and DSD 5.6 MHz. According to the manufacturer, the built-in G-class amplifier has ultra-low power consumption with AB-class efficiency.
To make it clear to the user what mode the device is operating in, the DAC received indicators: blue for normal quality, green for Hi-Res and purple for MQA rendering.
Among other things, the company has focused on the quality elements involved in the circuit: an audiophile clock generator, audiophile capacitors, quality film resistors and a printed circuit board with high temperature resistance.
The manufacturer drew attention to the updated software: add-ons and firmware will be available to all Coda owners.
In the US, the novelty will hit the market in early December at a price of $300.