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Lead Audio LA-100 DAC

  • Lesser-known Danish manufacturer Lead Audio‘s one and only DAC product – the LA-100 – is set to arrive in Australia within the next month or so.

    It will fall into a similar price bracket as the Cambridge DacMagic, but promises superior components:  Burr Brown’s PCM 1796 DA Converter, German Wima Condenser for the power source area DC coupled circuits.

    The LA-100 can be purchased directly from I-Enjoy.

    Specifications:

    • USB 2.0 compatible to PC
    • S/PDIF RCA 75ohm input (Coax) to CDP/DVD
    • S/PDIF Toslink input (Optical) to CDP/DVD
    • Line to amplifiers
    • Phones to headphones
    • Burr Brown 24bit/192KHz DA Converter
    • USB: 44.1KHz to 48KHz
    • Digital Input: 20KHz to 216 KHz
    • Frequency Response: dc to 20KHz
    • THD at 1KH:
    • S/N Ratio: >120dB by design (A weighting)
    • Jitter:
    • Line Output Level: 1V RMS max. 600R Load
    • Headphone Output Level:
    • max. 3.6V RMS in 600ohm
    • max. 0.5V RMS in 32ohm
    • (zout = 25ohm)
    • Power Consumption: <5w
    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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