Ok – maybe the AudioValve DAC isn’t the cheapest, but it’s the best we found for our portfolio. The number of DACs on the market is almost limitless, so the choice becomes an agony. Ultimately, you cannot try all DAC`S to determine which one is personally suitable. We relieved you of this choice and developed the best result for you for a “Build IN DAC” – ie built-in DAC – without additional cables. And there is no need to configure the DAC. The built-in DAC has an XMOS driver, which reduces configuration to a minimum. All MAC / Apple / Linux / OS products have the driver already “ON BOARD”, for WIN you have to reinstall. The driver can be downloaded from our website.
Our DAC is an installation solution based on “plug and play”. You only need to
install the XMOS driver on your WIN PC (not required for MAC / APPLE)
connect the DAC on the back of the Solaris to the tablet or mobile phone,
use a convenient player – such as the USB Player Pro – and then play your
high res files – that’s it.
Headphone amplifier “SOLARIS – DAC or LUMINARE – DAC”, an ALL IN ONE solution with integrated XMOS interface and AKM chip in the highend DAC promise more dynamics and resolution through the direct installation in the amp without additional plug connections in between. Your DAC / headphone amplifier takes care of everything that is crucial in terms of sound in such a setup and, of course, it fires your headphones with significantly more dynamics and resolution than conventional solutions.
On e.g. Android base – like SAMSUNG tablet or cell phone with USB – C cable …
Nowadays, USB-C connections are common on Android phones. Android users have the option of transferring music bit-perfect to the integrated DAC. USB Audio Player Pro as the perfect player. For this you need the USB Audio Player Pro. This bypasses the internal audio drivers of the Android system. In principle, the same principle as we know it from the dawn of Computer Audio when we still had to deal with J River Media Center and ASIO for Windows or Audirvana Plus for Mac. Fortunately, such issues are over in the age of streaming.
With the latest top Android devices, the USB output via Android operating system or the Android derivatives of the individual manufacturers usually works without additional software. So that you can, for example, output music directly from the Qobuz, Tidal or Music Player app via USB to a DAC / headphone amplifier. And if it doesn’t work, it works like this: If your older Android smartphone is chewing, we have a powerful tool in hand with the USB Audio Player Pro. Because it completely bypasses the operating system and creates a bit-perfect connection between your smartphone and DAC, this app is also the secret weapon to get older phones to play music – and also bit-perfect.
Qobuz & Tidal bit perfect …
Here we show you a way with which you can enjoy Qobuz and Tidal bit-perfect – or even use a cell phone where the music output via Qobuz and Tidal App does not work directly. In addition to USB Audio Player Pro, you also need Bubble UPnP (and of course an account with Qobuz or Tidal).
– Start USB Audio Player Pro
– Go to the three dots in the top right of the app
– Choose Start UPnP Renderer
– Store your Qobuz or Tidal account in Bubble UPnP
– Start Bubble UPnP
– Go to the three lines on the top left
– Under Local Renderer you will now find UAPP renderers
– Select this
If you now select your streaming service in Bubble UPnP under Library – Cloud on the left, Bubble UPnP creates the link to your streaming service with a nice interface and outputs the music to your USB DAC via USB Audio Player Pro.
All possibilities …
As you can see, a smartphone offers numerous possibilities to enjoy your music in the best quality. Be it stored locally or streamed by Qobuz, Tidal – or somewhere in the network as described above.
play your high end streaming audio files from your mobile phone / tablett
with up to 24 bits and 384 khz, chip: AK 4396
AudioValve`s USB – DAC …
Audio Valve will offer in the future for some products a highend DAC as expansion module. First, the our headphones amplifier series RKV 2 + 3, as well as Solaris and Luminare will be. Our DAC is an absolute audio highend Product with exellente parameters and product characteristics, the orieniert at currently trendy technology. User this technology knowing the musical possibilities of this module appreciate when they see, was to what components and techniques resorted. But the DAC alone still makes no really good signal – source. Only in a balanced environment, consisting of a super power supply with selected components of the DAC, the stuck in his ways bring full retribution for. Why did not save here and DAC embedded in a power supply that provides all these requirements under all conditions.
The market to various vendors for DAC`s is full us we did not really easy for us in the choice for a demanding, yet affordable DAC – tried a wide variety – but think that we offer DAC module in it will convince every respect absolutely and is perfectly aligned to our amplifier range. We would particularly like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Manfred Penning – circuit designer for more than 40 years – under andererem for RESTEK, BMC Audio and so on, all known German established products that are known worldwide. Mr Penning has with its commitment and its audio expertise considerably helped to pave the way for the success of our DAC. The date for delivery of the LUMINARE – DAC devices in series, we have taken on March / April 2016 in the eye for the products ….
In order to operate the DAC in Luminare SOLARIS, some software is required on your mobile phone or your computer. For Mob Phone example USB PLAYER PRO, on your computer, you must install a audio player, such as JRiver [ http://www.jriver.com/ ] and also a a XMOS USB driver that supports the connection between the DAC to the WINDOWS computer and / or a mobile phones. Adroid mobile phones do not need this driver, in this case satisfies a good audio player such as the”USBAudio PlayerPro” with corresponding transmission cable ( OTG cable ).
The DAC has a smart voltage sensor, if you are plug in your USB cable in the DAC, the music player starts automaticlly on your mob phone.
– No drivers needed for APPLE / ANDROID / LINUS with UAC2 compliant kernel
– No drivers needed for MAC OS version 10.6.4 and above
– ASIO/KS/WASAPI/Direct Sound drivers are necessary for Windows XP to 8 (32 and 64 bit).
to use an APPLE IPHONE or other models from APPLE, you need this adapter …