AudioQuest DragonFly Red v1.0


Enjoy high-res USB audio with AudioQuest DragonFly

Along with all the sonic benefits the USB DAC DragonFly provides for your compressed and CD-quality music files, it also decodes high-resolution data streams with up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution, so you can enjoy better-than-CD audio quality. If you download high-res music files from HDtracks and other audiophile sources, the AudioQuest Dragonfly DAC will ensure they sound terrific. The dragonfly-shaped logo on the DAC’s exterior even lights up and changes color to verify the resolution of the incoming signal.

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A highly portable upgrade for your music

AudioQuest DragonFly DACs have always plugged right into your computer’s USB port to deliver an instant audio upgrade. Now with the AudioQuest DragonFly Red v1.0, you can also get that same clear, dynamic sound with your Apple or Android mobile devices. The design gurus at AudioQuest not only gave the Red a far more energy-efficient design — ideal for portable use — but they even managed to enhance its performance.

Product highlights:

  • compatible with Windows® and Mac® computers
  • compatible with iPhone® and iPad®
    • requires Lightning-to-USB adapter (not included); Apple’s Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter recommended for best results
  • compatible with some Android™ devices
    • requires a 5-pin USB micro to 4-pin USB A female adapter to connect an Android device
  • 32-bit ESS Sabre™ 9016 digital-to-analog conversion chip with minimum phase filter for detailed, dynamic, and natural-sounding music
  • high-efficiency microcontroller for extremely low power draw
  • high-performance ESS headphone amplifier
  • powered by USB connection — no need for external power supply

What’s in the box:

  • USB DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp (protection cap installed)
  • Storage pouch
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Warranty Registration Card
  • HDtracks brochure
  • “roon” brochure
  • AudioQuest DragonFly® Red v1.0 owner’s manual
Output Voltage:

2.1 vrms

Output Impedance:

0.65 ohms

Suggested minimum

load impedance

(headphones, electronic input):

12 ohms

Analog Audio – Frequency Response:

DC – 22kHz (44.1 kHz sample rate)

DC – 24kHz (48 kHz sample rate)

DC – 44kHz (88.2 kHz sample rate)

DC – 48kHz (96 kHz sample rate)