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  • AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC 2 VERSIONS AVAILABLE AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC Quick View

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    AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    DragonFly Black & DragonFly Red


    AudioQuest is truly pleased to introduce two dramatic
    steps forward-two new DragonFlys with unprecedented
    audio quality and even higher performance-to-cost ratios-and,
    drum roll, they work with Apple and Androidâ„¢ phones!
    Yes, that last point is a biggie. From the day that the original
    DragonFly came out, we got requests for a DragonFly-quality
    DAC to use with smartphones. Finally, thanks to newly
    available parts, power draw is now well within what any
    phone will authorize.


    We've been busy for years making this new generation of
    DragonFlys possible. AudioQuest worked alongside Microchip
    Technology to develop a new high-performance, full-speed
    USB microcontroller (a DAC's input processor) that delivers
    improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower power
    consumption. Drawing 77% less current than the DragonFly
    v1.2's microcontroller, the new Microchip MX microcontroller
    enables true compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones
    and tablets. For use with Apple iOS devices, Apple's
    Lightning-to-USB Camera Adaptor is required; for use with
    Android devices, a Made for Android (OTG) adaptor, such as
    our DragonTail USB Adaptor For Android Devices, is required.
    We hesitate to brag about specific electronic parts in the
    DragonFlys because the implementation of those parts is
    as crucial as their quality. Please don't make the mistake of
    thinking that DACs with the same microcontroller or primary
    processor all sound alike! Depending on the circuit design,
    control of noise, power supply regulation, quality of the many
    passive parts, etc., a supposedly "lesser" DAC chip can easily
    outperform a "better" DAC chip in a different DAC.


    Also, as with cameras and their previous race to have more
    pixels than the other guy, playing the numbers game can
    distract and deceive. While the DAC chips in both the Black
    and Red DragonFlys have great capability, we have chosen
    to limit DragonFly Red and Black processing to 24-bit/96kHz.
    This makes using the DragonFlys as simple as it's always been,
    fully compatible with PCs, etc., without having to download
    and install new drivers. Though maybe more importantly,
    faster processing can mean more noise, so while playing
    24/192 files with some of the best component DACs does offer
    sonic advantages, many DACs actually sound better when
    the computer down-samples a 24/192 file to 24/96 before
    sending the data to the DAC. Our point is that AudioQuest
    plays a music-quality game first and foremost. DragonFlys
    are designed to be the-best-they-can-be Emotional Transportation
    for your music, whether Spotify, YouTube videos, Tidal,
    ripped CDs, or state-of-the-art Hi-Res files.


    Back to bragging about our internals: The new DragonFly
    models also incorporate improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC
    chips-the 9010 in Black and the higher-performance 9016
    in Red-both of which employ minimum-phase filtering for
    naturally detailed, more authentic sound. While DragonFly
    Black uses the same high-quality headphone amp and analog
    volume control found in the DragonFly 1.2, DragonFly Red
    includes the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect
    digital volume control that resides on the 9016 DAC chip
    itself-a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum
    fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio.


    Those of you who remember how we bragged about the
    DragonFly v1.0 and v1.2 having an analog volume control
    might now be going "huh?" Good question! It's a matter of
    capabilities. The earlier DragonFlys and the Black feature
    an analog volume control because that's a better-sounding
    approach than most digital volume controls, which cut off
    bits in order to reduce the volume. However, when a digital
    volume control, as in the new DragonFly Red, doesn't
    compromise the signal, doesn't reduce finesse and subtlety
    and low-level detail, then a bit-perfect digital volume control
    is superior. Once more, it's not about a particular part or
    sample rate or buzz word-it's about honoring the quality of
    the resulting sound above all else.


    DragonFly Black outputs 1.2 volts-enough power to capably
    drive all preamplifier input circuits and all reasonably
    efficient headphones. Meanwhile, with its higher 2.1-volt
    output, DragonFly Red is compatible with an even wider
    range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency
    models. For reference, DragonFly 1.0 and 1.2 featured
    1.8-volt output.


    The difference in maximum output between DF Black and DF
    Red is essentially irrelevant with our NightHawk headphones,
    as they can be easily driven by either model, but Red's
    higher output is an important advantage with some of the
    more inefficient headphones on the market. However, the
    difference in sound quality between the two new models
    is always meaningful, and is important whether feeding
    headphones or the Aux input of an audio system. At the same
    volume, Red has much more "torque," "grip," and "muscle"
    than Black. Red simply sounds cleaner and clearer overall,
    enabling a larger soundstage with each instrument or voice
    more nearly in its own space.


    And, more good news: The new DragonFlys are software
    upgradeable through complimentary Windows and OS X
    desktop applications. As new developments arise in music
    player applications, streaming protocols, or other associated
    software, DragonFly users will be able to incorporate those
    updates into their existing devices.


    DragonFly Black for only $99, with better sound than any
    previous DragonFly for less money than any previous
    DragonFly, and DragonFly Red with much better sound at
    only $199-and both compatible with phones-how much
    good news can you stand?!


    AudioQuest
    $99.95
    USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp (2 Versions Available)
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  • AudioQuest JitterBug USB Filter AudioQuest JitterBug USB Filter Quick View

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    AudioQuest JitterBug USB Filter


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    AudioQuest's new dual-function JitterBug is a USB
    line (VBUS) and signal (data) filter. JitterBug
    follows the footsteps of our award-winning,
    category-defining DragonFly USB DAC, and our
    best-in-class, USB, Ethernet, FireWire and
    Thunderbolt digital interconnects, promising the
    next step forward in high-performance computeraudio
    playback.


    While USB (along with Ethernet) has become one
    of the two most important and widely adopted
    interfaces in the age of computer audio, it does
    come with its own unique sets of liabilities-mainly
    sound-degrading noise currents. All computing
    devices, whether they be laptops, phones, NAS or
    even dedicated "music servers," inherently
    generate a significant amount of noise and
    parasitic resonances. In addition to this, many
    computers (the least offensive being laptops, as
    they are required to meet rigorous safety
    standards) can and often do contribute a
    considerable amount or RFI and EMI pollution
    onto the signal paths-all of which can easily find
    its way onto your USB cables and into your audio
    system. This noise and interference has many
    negative effects. Noise-compromised digital
    circuitry increases jitter (dispersion in time) and
    packet errors, resulting in distortion that causes a
    comparatively flat and irritating sound. Noisecompromised
    analog circuitry also damages the
    sound's depth, warmth, and resolution.


    Fortunately, AudioQuest has devised a solution for
    dealing with these liabilities. JitterBug's
    dual-circuitry measurably reduces unwanted noise
    currents and parasitic resonances. It also reduces
    jitter and packet errors (in some cases, packet
    errors are completely eliminated.) The result is
    clearer, more compelling sound, music, and
    dialogue - a better audio experience.


    Slightly smaller than our DragonFly USB DAC, and
    with a handsome, unassuming appearance,
    JitterBug has a USB (male) plug on one end and a
    USB (female) port on the opposite. For those who
    already own DragonFly, JitterBug will be a fun and
    affordable upgrade: Simply plug JitterBug into any
    one of a computer's available USB ports, then
    plug DragonFly into JitterBug's USB port.


    But JitterBug is far more than an obvious partner
    for DragonFly. In fact, its versatility may very
    well match that of the USB standard itself:
    JitterBug can be successfully used with external
    USB DACs ranging from the very modest to the
    absolute state of the art. Simply plug JitterBug
    into an available USB port, and use a USB cable
    to connect JitterBug to the DAC of choice.


    Many computers include more than one USB
    port. For additional
    improvement to a system's
    overall sound, a second
    JitterBug can be used in parallel
    (but not in series) with the first.
    The improvement is audible
    through the active audio port,
    whether or not the second
    JitterBug fills an empty USB
    port, or is used in series with
    some other peripheral, such as
    a printer. Note: We recommend
    no more than two JitterBug
    filters per USB bus. If you do
    not know how many USB buses
    exist on a given device, err on the side of
    caution: Presume that there is a single bus and
    use no more than two JitterBugs.


    JitterBug can also be used with mobile phones,
    portable media devices, USB peripherals, and
    network storage/streaming devices. Many
    receivers, DACs, and automobiles include USB
    input ports that are compatible with iOS and
    Android devices, enabling music lovers to use
    their mobile phones or USB memory sticks as
    audio sources. By first plugging a JitterBug into
    the associated USB input port, the playback
    performance of such media devices can be
    significantly improved. In cases where a noisy
    external computer peripheral (such as a printer,
    camera, or hard drive) must be connected to a
    computer-audio system, JitterBug can be used in
    series with the peripheral
    device. Similarly, streamers,
    Network Attached Storage
    devices, and routers may all
    include USB ports, and all can
    benefit from JitterBug's noise
    filtering-again, regardless of
    whether the associated port has
    a device connected to it.


    Simply put, JitterBug's
    dual-circuitry measurably
    reduces the noise and ringing
    that plague both the data and
    power lines of USB ports. As
    with many things in audio, the effect of
    JitterBug on the overall sound of a system may
    vary slightly, depending on the associated gear
    and application. Experimentation is
    enthusiastically encouraged. The results will
    likely prove more than worth the effort.


    At JitterBug's modest price of $49, the question
    isn't whether your customers can afford it, but
    whether they can afford not to use one or two.


    AudioQuest
    $59.95
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  • Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns Quick View

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    Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns

    Shaman's Harvest achieved significant success with the independently released Shine album, which featured Dragonfly. The hit song rose to number #16 on Billboard's Active Rock chart and #9 at Heritage Rock, selling over 130,000 singles and 30,000 albums. To date, the video has been viewed 2.3 million times on YouTube. Additionally, the composition was featured on the soundtrack of the major motion picture Legendary. In 2010, Shaman's Harvest recorded Broken Dreams for the WWE as the theme song for wrestler Drew McIntyre, and cut End of Days as the entrance track for Wade Barrett and The Corre.


    The new album features an exclusive unplugged version of "Dragonfly," and the new single "Here It Comes." The songs are cinematic, and offer audio beds for flashback memories or present experiences that are our lives. Lead singer Nathan Hunt states, Whether they're driving down the highway, at work, or doin' the nasty, these songs should be the soundtrack. I think people will accept the diversity from song to song whether it's a riff rock vibe like 'Here It Comes' or it's a darker, emotional anthem such as 'Ten Million Voices' without categorizing Shaman's.

    1. Dangerous
    2. Here It Comes
    3. Ten Million Voices
    4. Blood In The Water
    5. The End Of Me
    6. Country As Fuck
    7. Hero
    8. Dirty Diana
    9. In The End
    10. In Chains
    11. Silent Voice
    12. Dragonfly (Extended Unplugged Version)
    Shaman's Harvest
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