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Apogee Ships Mini-DAC Portable D/A Converter

Two-channel device offers 192 kHz sampling By Dave Nagel
Apogee Electronics has started shipping a new model in its "Mini" series of digital audio converters. The new Mini-DAC is a two-channel D/A converter that supports Core Audio in Mac OS X and also includes drivers for Mac OS 9 and Windows. It's available now.

The Mini-DAC is a two-channel D/A converter offering up to 192 kHz sample rates. It comes in a one-third rack width configuration (with an optional 1U rackmount kit also available) and includes inputs for single- and double-wide AES; optical (ADAT, S/MUX and S/PDIF), S/PDIF coax and an option USB connector. The USB option also provides digital throughput to any two-channel device, such as Apogee's Mini-Me.


Analog outputs include two XLR ports, optional USB, minijack for connection to consumer devices and a quarter-inch headphone plug. It also offers level control for analog output for direct connection to powered monitors.



Apogee's Mini-DAC is available now for Mac OS X without additional drivers required and with additional drivers for Mac OS 9 and Windows. It sells for $999 without the USB option, $1,295 with. For more information, visit http://www.apogeedigital.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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