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Arcam rPac Headphone DAC/Amp and rBlink Bluetooth DAC

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Introduction to the Arcam rPac headphone DAC/Amp and rblink Bluetooth DAC

Everywhere you look established specialist audio companies are getting into the headphone and lifestyle market. These products are smaller, more affordable, and easier to use than traditional hi-fi. They appeal to a new generation of music lovers looking for products that fit their more mobile and computer centric lifestyles. I'm the ideal case study. I spend hours throughout my day listening to music on headphones at my desk. Streaming RDIO, watching videos on YouTube, editing videos, etc. While the built in headphone output on my Mac book Air is good. I've been using external USB Dacs for some time to drive bigger less sensitive headphones. Arcam sent us two of their R series boxes to check out, the rPac USB headphone DAC/amp and the rBlink Bluetooth DAC.

ARCAM RPAC HEADPHONE DAC/AMP AND RBLINK BLUETOOTH DAC SPECIFICATIONS

rPAC USB Headphone DAC

  • Design: DAC
  • Sample Rates: 16 - 24 bit, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.1 kHz, 96 kHz
  • DAC: Texas Instruments PCM5102
  • MFR:: 10 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB
  • Inputs: USB - Asynchronous
  • Outputs: 1/8" Headphone, Stereo RCA
  • Dimensions: 1" H x 2.6" W x 4" D
  • Weight: 10 Ounces
  • MSRP: $249 USD

rBlink Bluetooth DAC

  • Design: DAC
  • Sample Rates: 16 - 24 bit, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.1 kHz, 96 kHz
  • DAC: Texas Instruments PCM5102
  • MFR:: 10 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB
  • Inputs: Bluetooth Wireless Connection
  • Outputs: Stereo RCA, SPDIF Digital
  • Dimensions: 1" H x 2.5" W x 4" D
  • Weight: 11 Ounces
  • MSRP: $249 USD
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