AudioQuest DragonFly Red - USB DAC - Preamp - Headphone Amp

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The new DragonFly models incorporate improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC chip high-performance 9016 in Red— which employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound. The 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.

The DragonFly Red, with its higher 2.1-volt output, will be compatible with a wider range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models.

While the DAC chips we’ve selected are remarkably powerful and sophisticated, we’ve intentionally limited DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red’s processing capabilities to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. This makes using the DragonFly’s as simple as it’s always been: they’re fully compatible with PCs without having to download and install new drivers.

Most importantly, DragonFly is designed to honor the music you already own and love. Whether you’re listening to Spotify, YouTube, Tidal, ripped CDs, or state-of-the-art high-resolution files, DragonFly will deliver a more emotionally compelling and enjoyable experience.

In the box

  • Owner’s manual
  • USB DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp (protection cap installed)
  • Storage pouch
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Warranty Registration Card
  • HDtracks brochure
  • “roon” brochure
Transfer Type Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity
Output High output (2.1 volts) drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models
Chip Set 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
Volume Control Bit-perfect digital volume control
Drive indirect/direct Drives headphones directly
DAC Type USB Stick-Sized Digital-to-Analog Converter
Output Type Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
Compatibility Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
MSRP $199.00