DA-300USBDA-300USB<p>Denon High Resolution Audio USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier</p>0



DA-300USBDA-300USB<div class="ExternalClass3B4B9A24A31440A4A5047F5CC3FD5596"> <div id="features" class="section bg_LinearContent2 padB25"> <div class="section bg_LinearContent3"> <div class="wrapInner"> <div class="row- marB30"> <div class="col_3 M_50 MS_100"> <hgroup class="f30 marB20 MS_noTMar"> <h4 class="c_PremiumBlue ff_77">Overview</h4> </hgroup> <div class="lH24"> <p>As more and more music lovers consider their personal computer or laptop as their principal audio source, they find that the sound quality they're getting simply isn't on par with what a premium component music system can deliver.</p> <p>Denon's DA-300USB combination D/A converter and headphone amplifier elevates computer-sourced digital audio tracks to purist audiophile levels, delivering superb sound quality without compromise.</p> <p>Equipped with a range of advanced digital technologies, the DA-300USB connects via asynchronous USB to the computer and features the ability to decode both PCM (traditional digital audio format) and DSD (Direct Stream Digital - the advanced digital audio format of SACD).</p> <p>For connection to other digital audio sources, the DA-300USB also features three digital audio inputs - two optical and one coaxial.</p> <p>Featuring audiophile grade construction with highest quality component parts and circuit design, the DA-300USB delivers a level of sound quality on par with Denon's highly praised universal disc players.</p> </div> </div> <div class="col_3 center M_50 MS_100"><img src="" alt="" />  </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section bg_RadialContent2"> <div class="wrapInner"> <div class="row- marT30 marB30"> <div class="col_3 marT30 M_50 center MS_100 M_imgFull"><img src="" alt="" />  </div> <div class="col_3 MS_100 M_50"> <hgroup class="f30 marB20 MS_noTMar"> <h4 class="c_PremiumBlue ff_77">Key<span class="c_Black ff_45">Technologies</span></h4> </hgroup> <div class="lH24"> <p><img class="floatL marR15" src="" alt="" /> At the heart of the DA-300USB is the high resolution PCM1795 D/A converter, which features advanced segment 32 bit architecture along with the ability to handle up to 192kHz PCM sample rates as well as the ability to decode both 2.5Mhz and 5.6Mhz high resolution DSD files (either natively decoded or via DoP - DSD over PCM).</p> <p>Via the USB-B port, the DA-300USB communicates with the PC or Mac via asynchronous data transfer mode, which ensures smooth, jitter-free digital communication, which is especially vital with very high bandwidth digital audio datastreams. For optimum compatibility with the broadest range of sampling frequencies, the DA-300USB is equipped with two master clock crystals, instead of the usual one.</p> <p>For the widest dynamic range and lowest distortion, the DA-300USB features sophisticated digital signal processing, including Denon's exclusive Advanced AL32 processor that delivers vastly improved detail especially through the critical midrange band, providing noticeable improvements in clarity with low level softer sounds.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section bg_RadialContent3"> <div class="wrapInner"> <div class="row- marT30 marB30"> <div class="col_3 c_OffWhite MS_100 M_50"> <hgroup class="f30 c_White marB20 MS_noTMar"> <h4 class="ff_77">Audiophile</h4> <h5 class="ff_45">Grade Design</h5> </hgroup> <div class="lH24"> <p>Housed in a sleek casing, the DA-300USB features no less than 7 separate printed circuit boards, to ensure the highest isolation between circuit blocks. Powered by a 15V/1A AC adapter, the DA-300USB features sophisticated DC power conversion technology with a power block that delivers separate DC voltage sources to power the various stages.</p> <p>To ensure the most stable and accurate digital audio and timing data at the critical D/A converter stage, the DA-300USB also features advanced isolator chips that combine high speed CMOS technology with unique on-chip micro air-core transformers. A total of 9 isolator chips are employed, with 18 channels of isolation, delivering superior common mode noise rejection and maximum protection against digital noise transfer between critical stages, compared to conventional optoisolators.</p> </div> </div> <div class="col_3 M_50 M_imgFull MS_100 MS_imgFull"><img src="" alt="" />  </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section bg_White"> <div class="wrapInner"> <div class="row- marT30 "> <div class="col_6 MS_100"> <hgroup class="f30 ff_45 marB20 MS_noTMar"> <h4 class="c_PremiumBlue ff_77">Wide Range</h4> <h5 class="c_Black">of Connection Options</h5> </hgroup> </div> <div class="col_3 M_50 MS_100"> <div class="lH24"> <p>The asynchronous USB-B port connects to your computer's USB-A port. Once connected, the computer recognizes the DA-300USB and routes the digital audio data to it, bypassing the source device's internal audio circuitry.</p> <p>For connection to other sources, the DA-300USB features 3 digital audio inputs - two optical and one coaxial - so you can enjoy greatly improved sound quality from your HDTV, satellite or cable box, game console or disc player.</p> <p>The line level output connectors are high quality, with full 2Vrms output for compatibility with integrated amplifiers, pre-amplifiers and other analog audio components.</p> <p>The front panel headphone jack features a standard-sized 6.3mm/¼" connector, along with a convenient volume control.</p> </div> </div> <div class="col_3 imgFull M_50 MS_100 M_center"><img src="" alt="" /></div> </div> <div class="row- "> <div class="col_3 MS_100"> <hgroup class="f30 ff_45 c_White marB20 MS_noTMar"> <h4 class="c_PremiumBlue ff_77">High Performance</h4> <h5 class="c_Black">Sound</h5> </hgroup> <div class="lH24"> <p>For the purest audiophile grade sound quality, the DA-300USB is equipped with separate audio output circuits for the line level outputs and the headphone output. The headphone amplifier block features dedicated buffer and gain stages, and is compatible with the widest range of headphone types, including low impedance models.</p> </div> </div> <div class="col_3 MS_100"> <hgroup class="f30 ff_45 c_White marB20 MS_noTMar"> <h4 class="c_PremiumBlue ff_77">Advanced OLED Display</h4> <h5 class="c_Black">with Touch Control</h5> </hgroup> <div class="lH24"> <p>The elegant front panel features an advanced OLED display that provides clear indication of the input selected, along with the audio file type (PCM, DSD), the sampling frequency and the headphone volume level. The Touch Control lets you easily cycle through the various modes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row- marB30"> <div class="col_3 M_50 MS_100"> <hgroup class="f30 ff_45 c_White marB20 MS_noTMar"> <h4 class="c_PremiumBlue ff_77">Vertical & Horizontal Mounting</h4> <h5 class="c_Black">Capability</h5> </hgroup> <div class="lH24"> <p>You can choose to mount the DA-300USB either vertically or horizontally, depending upon your equipment configuration. An internal sensor detects the chosen orientation, and rotates the OLED display data accordingly. A custom bottom plate is provided for vertical orientation.</p> </div> </div> <div class="col_3 noBPad M_50 M_center MS_100 MS_imgFull"><img src="" alt="" />  </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div id="reviewText"> <p><strong>February 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Telegraph "Best"</strong></p> <p>"Denon oozes class, and thanks to some high end components, it has the sound to match"</p> <p>To read the full  online review please click <a href="">here.</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>March 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>T3 - </strong><strong>"Best DAC to buy 2014"</strong></p> <p>"A Corker" - Best DAC to buy in 2014 Roundup</p> <p>To read the full review please click <a class="u" href="" target="_blank">here.</a></p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75"> </p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75"> </p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75"><strong>What Hi-Fi - "Denon DA-300 USB What Hi-Fi Four Stars"</strong></p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75">"Well made product; detailed, composed performance; DSD compatibility; great headphone amp"</p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75"><span class="ff_75">VERDICT </span></p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75">"Great first DAC from Denon, if on the over-friendly side"</p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75"> </p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75"> </p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75"><strong>HI-FI NEWS - "Outstanding Product"</strong></p> <p class="c_PremiumBlue ff_75"><strong>VERDICT</strong></p> <p>"Clear-cut though you'd like this to be, Denon versus NAD is not an issue easy to resolve. The almost identically sized NAD is £70 dearer, but you get balanced outputs and one more input. The Denon is better-looking, nicer to use and just as clever. Am I copping out? Maybe: I have the NAD on my desk, but will sorely miss the Denon. I'm just glad I don't have to choose between 'em. It's as close as Coke and Pepsi."</p> <p><img src="" alt="" /></p> </div>MASTER/DA-300USB - Instruction Manual EN|5360#MASTER/DA-300USB - Quick Start Guide EN|5361#MASTER/DA-300USB - Product Information Sheet EN|5359#MASTER/USB-DAC Driver PC Ver. 2.0.2|4318#RmXXsppfc3RbEQEZ|Text|o / o / o|1|1#8d1e8cde41494de7|Text|- / - / -|1|2#V8XcdAvHAZfm2rH4|Text|o|1|3#iL1r9wX5G62xaixt|Text|o|1|4#aguajFfFfbcLFllE|Text|o / o|1|5#Dnwh7SNT8x8YsRp8|Text|-|1|6#Lhd9oUqETNWd4hDm|Text|o|1|7#NswCIsKhqYKYYa9x|Text|PCM1795 (192kHz/32bit)|1|8#1fdbcbf5e1934ff3|Text|o (Advanced)|1|9#t95OELy0ninJiRbL|Text|o|1|10#W6YI70POGpH3vQnT|Text|-|1|11#USBT3o1cK7XVKaMd|Text|o|1|12#ad1byp7iR2H37hzd|Text|o|1|13#130415afc5b54a21|Text|-|1|14#482c7b21d4e14b33|Text|-|1|15#UjNVnnQGY6ixPFBO|Text|o|1|16#Lp1tKzLTCzMpIqFF|Text|o|1|17#Lr6fsIOzb0e2s866|Text|o|2|1#5hZpKlYtWYHqyang|Text|o|2|2#G8QH03fIv8yhiXWp|Text|-|2|3#akZXqvDudZEXYsH1|Text|-|2|4#AhufC4wWCNm6U1Ya|Text|-|2|5#oGBjAGabxC1ycgq7|Text|o / -|2|6#PgVtfyOiENR7VFT2|Text|2 / -|2|7#2YiaHVGUMWShJDbl|Text|1 / -|2|8#PlSHxppvPeEqXCqM|Text|192 kHz / 24-bit|2|9#xxVD4brRYj7kdM7R|Text|o|2|10#VLJKF6aiNVvlJLMD|Text|-|2|11#DfrXYNjwSYmEJX1T|Text|o|2|12#tFRnmytBBXCPI6GH|Text|o|2|13#nyrWFyvrXJRO6txK|Text|192 kHz / 24-bit|2|14#zO4o0bdmNLKz1wwe|Text|o|2|15#F2ylzXZYu61Hxo8l|Text|-|2|16#b2310a77f8184c28|Text|-|3|1#8fy7DJphhEP2p4n9|Text|-|3|2#qLf4Fz9g8U88aBs7|Text|2 Hz - 100 kHz|3|3#oywClA1IsD1A2ymK|Text|112 dB|3|4#3QH2I04V9hN2AOfd|Text|0.0018%|3|5#62KJ8LcNhw2doS6X|Text|100dB|3|6#ZqCFLRVewiK47C9l|Text|50mW/32 ohm|3|7#3f419587176447f4|Text|o / - / -|4|1#kRuJJPjhX7LLcfUz|Text|-|4|2#PaKT3ySyfptLv57K|Text|-|4|3#ifmWuASasXWeZYur|Text|-|4|4#wz31brlAZ3aZ3xNC|Text|o|4|5#vLSHyYUFqi4LPlui|Text|adaptor|4|6#eb6e381fdd224744|Text|"170 x 182 x 57 (horizontal)114 x 182 x 175 (vertictal with foot)"|4|7#69f39a758c644ac8|Text|1.5|4|8#1