USB DAC for High-resolution Audio Streaming The main unit employs a USB Audio Input that allows users to connect to a computer and process high-resolution audio of up to 192kHz/24-bit by on-board D/A converter PCM1796 by BurrBrown. The asynchronous connection... Read More
USB DAC for High-resolution Audio Streaming
The main unit employs a USB Audio Input that allows users to connect to a computer and process high-resolution audio of up to 192kHz/24-bit by on-board D/A converter PCM1796 by BurrBrown. The asynchronous connection minimizes jitter noise generated by the computer, while the up-conversion function refines incoming digital audio to make it as smooth as possible, even from CD-based audio tracks.
High Quality Wireless Audio Streaming by Bluetooth® aptX® Codec
The main unit supports Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming with an aptX® codec. Users can transmit high-quality audio wirelessly from their smartphone to the AI-101DA.
HR Loudness for Massive Sound Performance
As the heart of an audio system, the main unit employs a class-D power amplifier that delivers 26W + 26W of output from a bible size cabinet. When the HR Loudness – a DSP-based bass enhancement technology – is active, the amplifier delivers a stunning bass enhancement signal for small speakers. The HR Loudness is effective for analogue line-in signal as well, by converting to 96kHz/24-bit digital audio signal that is hi-resolution audio quality. Of course, no cooling fan is employed for tranquillity, so as to avoid background noise interference. A set of biding-post speaker terminals have been used for secure wiring.
Total 5 Audio Inputs in a compact aluminum body
Specifically designed for audio streaming from a computer or smartphone, the main unit carries a USB audio input and Bluetooth® connection. However, it also carries a pair of optical audio inputs and conventional analogue audio input in 1/8” jack. The AI-101DA’s book-sized body made of aluminum enables convertible layout, horizontal or vertical, while TEAC’s iconic side guard bars give a professional finish. As users demands for high-quality headphone listening increase, TEAC has responded by including 100mW + 100mW of headphone output in the AI-101DA main unit to enable it to drive a wider range of headphones, including high impedance models.
Auto Power Saving – A smart connection with TV, PC, Satellite Receiver, and STB
The AI-101DA provides a simple and smart way of power-on/off sequence when you watch TV. Thanks to its Auto Power Saving function, the AI-101DA automatically turns on when the incoming digital audio signal is detected, and vice versa - it automatically turns off when the incoming digital audio signal is inactive for 3 minutes. The Auto Power Saving function can be engaged or disabled by user preference. However when it is disabled, it still automatically switches to standby mode if left without any operation for 30 minutes.
• USB DAC for PCM 192kHz/24-bit High-resolution Audio Streaming
• 2 Optical Audio Input supporting PCM 192kHz/24-bit
• Bluetooth® aptX® Wireless Audio Streaming
• 26W + 26W Built-in Class-D Power Amplifier
• BurrBrown PCM1796 D/A Converter
• Up-conversion up to 192kHz
• Asynchronous Transfer Mode
• 100mW + 100mW Headphone Output Power
• DSP-based HR Loudness for maximized audio performance, applicable to all incoming audio signal including Analogue Line In
• Aluminum Front Panel and Case
• Machined Aluminum Knobs
• Iconic Side Guard Bars
• Vertical and Horizontal Design
• Auto Power Saving / Auto Power On
• Remote Control
• Binding-post Speaker Terminals
• Subwoofer Pre-out for 2.1ch System
• RoHS Compliant
Clearance price for demo model.