The E-DAC is Epiphany Acoustics' offering of the ODAC RevB as designed by YoYodyne Consulting (the latest version of the original ODAC, co-designed by NwAvGuy and YoYodyne Consulting). It is a stand-alone 24 bit USB DAC and comes in a black aluminium enclosure.
Awaiting stock of new ODAC RevB DAC modules, shipping expected to resume week commencing 18th May.
The high performance ODAC RevB DAC module is based on the SA9023 UAC1 engine and PCM5102A 24 bit DAC chip. It supports 16 bit and 24 bit at sample rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz as well as 88.2kHz at 16 bit. The on-board filtered power supply ensures that noise is practically non-existent and a high quality on board crystal controlled oscillator is used which further improves overall performance.
- PCM5102A DAC chip
- USB mini digital input
- 3.5mm and stereo RCA line outputs
- On-board filtered power supply
- On-board crystal controlled oscillator
- Plug 'n' Play - no additional drivers required
Designed according to the same philosophies as the EHP-O2, the E-DAC sports some extremely high end specifications.
- THD+N: <0.0024%
- Dynamic range: >112dB A-Weighted
- Audio formats: 44.1kHz, 48kHz & 96kHz @ both 16 bit and 24 bit and 88.2kHz @ 16 bit.
- Compatibility: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android & iPad (with CCK)
- Line output: 2.1Vrms
What's in the box?
- E-DAC 24 bit USB DAC
- E-DAC instruction leaflet
- 1m USB A to USB Mini cable
- 4 self adhesive rubber feet
Hi-Fi Choice Magazine
The reviewer praised the E-DAC for its excellent level of performance, stating that the improvements in offers in the realm of computer audio were significant and not to be dismissed. The E-DAC was awarded the full 5 star rating.
Hi-Fi World Magazine
In line with the other reviews, the E-DAC was noted to have superb performance and was well worth looking into to take your computer audio set up to the next level. It was awarded the magazines highest rating, the full 5 Globes.
Hi-Fi + Magazine
Editor Alan Sircom handled the joint review of the EHP-O2 headphone amplifier and E-DAC 24 bit USB DAC and was consistently impressed by the synergy of the pairing as well as the absolute performance of each unit on its own.
He describes two sides of looking at these products – looking at these products in the context of the whole market, and also the price conscious side. He noted that when put together, they converge to give an enormous ‘Wow!’.
The full review can be found in the October 2012 issue of Hi-Fi +.
“As far as the audio performance was concerned, the E-DAC sounded excellent with a genuine transparency to the sound, which is the sign of a good digital-to-analogue converter.”
“In listening tests the E-DAC performed admirably with a neutral tone and detailed reproduction. The dynamic range was also impressive, with a clean delivery at both extremes and a well-composed midrange”
“This is a very transparent little box of tricks and for the asking price (£99) presents very good value for money indeed.”