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The Element


This product has been discontinued. You might be interested in Element II.

Element II

$399.00

  • Covered by our 2-year transferable warranty

Simplified Desktop Audio

We designed The Element to simplify your desktop audio experience. Element's powerful headphone amp, ultra clean USB DAC, and graceful switch are all housed in a precision machined chassis with a comfortable knob. Enjoy seamless transitions between your powered speakers and headphones.

Features

Smart Logic

Ultra High Power

Reference Grade Sound

Low Output Impedance

Dual Gain

Auto Line Output

Specifications

Performance

  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N 1kHz, 150 Ω 0.0009%
  • IMD CCIF 19/20kHz 150 Ω 0.0004%
  • IMD SMPTE 150 Ω 0.0005%
  • Noise, A-Weighted -108 dBu
  • Crosstalk @ 150 Ω -67 dB
  • Output Impedance 0.1 Ω
  • Channel Balance +/- 0.56 dB
  • Max Continuous Output, 600Ω 140 mW (9.4VRMS)
  • Max Continuous Output, 150Ω 505 mW
  • Max Continuous Output, 32Ω 1.1 W
  • Peak Output Power, 32Ω 1.5W

DAC Performance

  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.15dB
  • THD+N 100 Hz -0.15 dBFS 0.0023%
  • THD+N 20 Hz -0.15 dBFS 0.0016%
  • THD+N 10 kHz -0.15 dBFS 0.0019%
  • IMD CCIF 19/20 kHz -6.03 dBFS 0.0011%
  • IMD SMPTE -6.03 dBFS 0.0012%
  • Noise A-Weighted dBu 24/96 -102 dBu
  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted) >112 dB
  • Linearity Error -90 dBFS 24/96 -0.02 dB
  • Crosstalk -10 dBFS 100K RCA -100 dB
  • USB Jitter Components 11025Hz -113 dB
  • PCB Stackup 4 Layers
  • Maximum DAC Line-Output, 100K 2.10 VRMS

Dimensions

  • Case Dimensions 5.8 x 5.8 x 1.6 in
  • Weight 18 oz

Data Support

  • Interface USB, Audio Class 1
  • Native OS Support Windows XP/7/8/10, OS X, Linux
  • Audio Formats 16/44, 16/48, 16/88.2, 16/96, 24/44, 24/48, 24/96

Connectivity

  • Headphone Output 6.35mm (1/4")
  • Analog Input RCA
  • DAC Line-Output RCA
  • Digital Input USB - Type B

Packaged Items

  • The Element, Amplifier+DAC (v1.53b)
  • 16VAC Power Adapter
  • 3ft USB Type A to Type B Cable

Drivers

  • Element - Optional ASIO Drivers - v2.4.0.1

    Please also note that ASIO drivers should only be installed when required by a specific application, such as professional mixing tools. Microsoft's Windows USB Audio Class 1 drivers are preferred!

    ATTENTION: SaviAudio drivers prior to v2.8.x require installation of a self-signed certificate. Archived drivers are available here.

Instructions & Guides

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