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    Monolith Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC with THX AAA Technology
    Product # 24459
    Out of Stock ETA: 2/2/2018


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    Monolith Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC with THX AAA Technology

    The Monolith THX Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC features cutting edge technology to bring out the best in your headphones, playback device, and music library. Utilizing dual THX AAA-788 amplifier modules for the best in amplification, an AKM DAC for an exceptionally musical experience, Dirac Sensaround II decoding for an out-of-your-head larger than life soundstage, the Monolith amplifier is engineered for the finest in music playback. A host of inputs and outputs both balanced, unbalanced, and digital, ensure that you have plenty of ways to connect your playback device.

    THX AAA Technology: Infinitesimally low levels of distortion, noise, and power consumption deliver an audio lover’s dream. Every conventional amplifier distorts sound significantly when driving current into a headphone, producing crossover distortion and noise that reminds us we’re listening to an artificial experience. THX engineers set out to solve this problem, bringing to life a new low distortion, low power consumption amplifier topology – THX AAA.

    AKM 4490EQ DAC: The AK4490EQ is a new generation flagship 32-bit stereo Premium DAC. Digital input supports PCM inputs up to 768kHz and DSD input of 2.8MHz/5.6MHz / maximum 11.2MHz the industry's highest level. Internal circuit employs a newly developed 32-bit Digital Filter for the ultimate in sound quality and musicality.

    Dirac Sensaround II: Music is usually mixed with loudspeakers in mind, not headphones. As a result, headphone listening is often plagued by a distorted soundstage—instruments and voices may seem incorrectly placed and trapped inside your head, causing an unnatural listening experience that can result in listener fatigue. Dirac Sensaround II takes a different approach. Listeners can enjoy their favorite media in a way that seems to spread instruments, voices and objects out into space, enveloping the listener exactly as the artist intended. Dirac Sensaround II creates a vast, clear and realistically immersive soundstage free from the constraints of the space in your ear, much like a multi-speaker home theater system. This feature can be toggled on or off.

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    is this amp compatible with 220v 50Hz?
    A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
    what's the output impedance of this amp?
    A shopper on Sep 24, 2017
    Does this product not have a pre out or line-level out? Would be nice to use the dac for speakers.
    New User U on Sep 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It does not
    How big is this amp?
    A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
    does the Dirac Sensaround mode work when using the analog imputs or only works with the digital ones?
    A shopper on Sep 3, 2017
    will this need to install a driver to use the usb input?
    A shopper on Oct 29, 2017
    is the headphone jack 1/8 or 1/4inch?
    A shopper on Sep 29, 2017
    Will this come with, or have available, a remote control or IR sensor so that a universal remote control could be used?
    A shopper on Nov 12, 2017
    What are the dimensions?
    A shopper on Oct 23, 2017
    does it have different gain levels?
    A shopper on Sep 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will be able to set different gain levels.
    Does the volume knob control the analog outputs? ie. Can this function as a preamp for external speakers?
    A shopper on Nov 17, 2017
    Can Dirac Sensaround II interpret multichannel sources? (and can the DAC receive them?)
    New User U on Oct 31, 2017
    Does the Dirac Sensaround II apply to all sources (both digital and analog ins) or just the DAC source?
    A shopper on Nov 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Dirac Sensaround II can be utilized on all inputs, both analog and digital.
    With the balanced and SE jack headphone output, What is the power output into 32, 50, 100, 300 ect ohms?
    A shopper on Oct 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 300 Ohms 648 milliWatts
    32 Ohms 3180 milliWatts
    16 Ohms 1591 milliwatts
    Can we pass SACD DSD to this unit? I was under the impression that this can only be passed via HDMI.
    Timothy H on Nov 22, 2017
    Will we able to change the DAC's digital filter?
    A shopper on Sep 28, 2017
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