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Sale JDS Labs The Element Desktop Amplifier+DAC (Dual RCA version)

JDS Labs The Element Desktop Amplifier+DAC (Dual RCA version)

JDS Labs designed The Element to enjoy headphones without compromise. Its amplifier renders shocking power, driven by an ultra clean DAC, all housed in a precision machined chassis with a...

JDS-Element
Headphone amps + dacs
JDS Labs
JDS Labs designed The Element to enjoy headphones without compromise. Its amplifier renders shocking power, driven by an ultra clean DAC, all housed in a precision machined chassis with a comfortable knob. The Element beautifully drives headphones of all technologies and sizes. This Element has been customised with Dual RCAs, one dedicated for input and one for output. Made in the USA.

CRAFTED TO IMPRESS

The Element is built for enjoyment. Dual LME49600s on 30V rails effortlessly drive the most demanding headphones. Dual gain and power buttons are relay controlled for comfortable interaction, and microprocessor logic completely eliminates turn on/off transients.

Smart Logic

Relay controlled power logic eliminates turn on pops and thumps produced by lesser amps.

Ultra High Power

With peak output in excess of 1.5W, The Element drives all headphones on the market to extraordinary levels, from balanced armatures to planar magnetics.

Reference Grade Sound

The Element exceeds TPD criteria, outmatching our baseline for audible perfection.

Low Output Impedance

The Element's extremely low output impedance ensures transparent frequency response for all headphone loads.

Low Jitter

Audibly insignificant jitter (-113 dB) for reference quality D/A conversion.

Low Noise

Wide DAC dynamic range and low noise minimize hiss, and allow harmless use of software volume controls.

Specifications:

DAC Performance
  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.15dB
  • THD+N 100 Hz -0.15 dBFS 0.0023%
  • THD+N 20 Hz -0.15 dBFS 0.0016%
  • THD+N 10 kHz -0.15 dBFS 0.0019%
  • IMD CCIF 19/20 kHz -6.03 dBFS 0.0011%
  • IMD SMPTE -6.03 dBFS 0.0012%
  • Noise A-Weighted dBu 24/96 -102 dBu
  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted) >112 dB
  • Linearity Error -90 dBFS 24/96 -0.02 dB
  • Crosstalk -10 dBFS 100K RCA -100 dB
  • USB Jitter Components 11025Hz -113 dB
  • Maximum Output Line Out 100K 2.10 VRMS
Amplifier Performance
  • Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N 1kHz, 150 Ω 0.0009%
  • IMD CCIF 19/20kHz 150 Ω 0.0004%
  • IMD SMPTE 150 Ω 0.0005%
  • Noise, A-Weighted -108 dBu
  • Crosstalk @ 150 Ω -67 dB
  • Output Impedance 0.1 Ω
  • Channel Balance +/- 0.56 dB
  • Max Continuous Output, 600Ω 140 mW
  • Max Continuous Output, 150Ω 505 mW
  • Max Continuous Output, 32Ω 1.1 W
  • Peak Output Power, 32Ω 1.5W
Data Support
  • Interface USB, Audio Class 1
  • Native OS Support Windows XP/7/8, OS X, Linux
  • Audio Formats 16/44, 16/48, 16/88.2, 16/96, 24/44, 24/48, 24/96
Connectivity
  • Headphone Output 6.35mm (1/4")
  • Analog Input RCA **
  • DAC Line-Output RCA **
  • Digital Input USB
** This configuration adds a second set of RCA jacks to the Element, allowing you to listen via USB audio or from an external audio player. Audio passes
to the line-output jacks when the Element is off and toggles instantly to your headphones when the Element is powered on.

Dimensions
  • Case Dimensions 5.8 x 5.8 x 1.6 in
  • Weight 18 oz (510 g)
Configuration
  • Dual Gain 1.0x and 4.7x
  • Thin Film Resistors 0.1% Tolerance
  • Volume Potentiometer Taper Alps 15A
Included
  • The Element, Amplifier+DAC
  • 16VAC Power Adapter
  • 6ft (1.8m) USB Cable
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