BACKORDER - Ships early January, after 12/25
**Australian 16VAC adapters are temporarily sold out! More arrive mid-January 2019.**
US adapters accept 110-120V 60Hz outlets. EU, AU, and UK adapters accept 220-240V 50Hz outlets.
Covered by our 2-year transferrable warranty
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."
ELEMENT REVIEW, MARCH 2017
"The design is subtly stunning and it has more than enough I/O options to satisfy every use-case I could foresee."
ELEMENT REVIEW, NOVEMBER 2016
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.
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 touch-sensitive light ring.
Differential output of the AK4490EQ DAC is summed by an OPA2227, with DC coupling throughout. Drive any load you wish, satisfactorily.