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We designed the Element Line for precision fit and function. EL DAC delivers performance far beyond Objective criteria, with full USB Audio Class 2 support, transformer isolated coaxial input, and optical input. Stack with EL Amp for single button switching between headphones and speakers.
"They aren't worrying about crazy features or silly audio formats. They are just trying to make straight forward, great sounding gear for people who want to enjoy the subtleties of their music without taking out a second mortgage on their house."
Headfonia EL DAC REVIEW
"The design is subtly stunning and it has more than enough I/O options to satisfy every use-case I could foresee."
hearfidelity EL DAC REVIEW
When was it that electronics started becoming so complex with their interface knobs, switchboard quantity of I/O, and computer GUI options. The EL DAC drop kicks all that out the door and brings in something more sensible.
Headphone.Guru EL DAC Review, February 2019
TRANSFORMER ISOLATED S/PDIF
Coaxial S/PDIF input is fully isolated using a Pulse transformer, to minimize the possibility of ground loop noise.
All JDS Labs DACs are built on 4-layer printed circuit boards to achieve proper USB characteristic impedance of 90 ohms.
USB AUDIO CLASS 2
EL DAC supports up to 32/384kHz audio using a dedicated 45/49MHz clock pair. While we claim no measurable superiority of high sampling rates, UAC2 and ASIO support satisfy your pursuit of bitperfect listening.
EL DAC is powered by a perfected supply network, with an external AC transformer and 12 linear regulators that ensure consistent rail voltage and super low ripple. Never be bothered by USB hubs or OS power difficulties again!
Enjoy the presence of your EL DAC with front and center mode selection via a touch-sensitive light ring.
DIFFERENTIAL SUMMING OUTPUT
Differential output of the AK4490EQ DAC is summed by an OPA2227, with DC coupling throughout. Drive any load you wish, satisfactorily.
- Frequency Response 10Hz-20kHz (192k) +/- 0.15dB
- THD+N 20Hz-20kHz < 0.0011%
- IMD CCIF 19/20 kHz -6.03 dBFS 0.00017%
- IMD SMPTE -6.03 dBFS 0.00061%
- Noise (A-Weighted) -110 dBu
- Dynamic Range (A-Weighted) 117 dB
- Linearity Error -90 dBFS -0.01 dB
- Crosstalk -10 dBFS 100K RCA -108 dB
- USB Jitter Components 11025Hz -116 dB
- PCB Stackup 4 Layers
- Maximum DAC Line-Output, 100K 2.00 VRMS
- Case Dimensions 5.8 x 5.8 x 0.9 in
- Weight 18 oz
- Digital Inputs USB, TOSLINK, and Coaxial S/PDIF
- DAC Line-Output RCA
- 1. Many sources are unable to reliably transmit at 192kHz.
- 2. Windows 7 supports 24/192kHz maximum.
- EL DAC
- 16VAC Power Adapter
- 3ft USB Type-A Cable
- 3ft TOSLINK Cable
- EL DAC Instructions
EL DAC - SaviTech v126.96.36.199 USB Drivers (ASIO) for Win7/8/10
SaviTech v188.8.131.52 USB Drivers (ASIO) for Win7/8/10.
Please also note that ASIO drivers should only be installed when required by a specific application, such as professional mixing tools.
Windows 10 provides USB Audio Class 2 drivers! You do not need to install these drivers for Win10.