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AudioQuest Beetle DAC and Bluetooth Streamer

A nifty little DAC from AudioQuest that also has Bluetooth streaming capabilities! The perfect option for someone who wants to stream their library from any device and also make use of a digital-to-analogue converter.


A modern DAC for the modern world

Beetle is a multi-purpose DAC for today’s many different lifestyles. Capable of delivering naturally dynamic, uncompressed music via its high-performance optical or asynchronous USB inputs, Beetle adds exceptional convenience and surprisingly beautiful sound through its asynchronous Bluetooth technology.

Some will see Beetle as the perfect complement to a TV’s optical audio output—often the only audio output provided on a modern HDTV—while others will want to use it as a major sonic upgrade for their favorite media players or gaming consoles.

Still others will take full advantage of Beetle’s asynchronous USB input to enjoy clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound from any laptop or computer.

But why choose one or the other? With Beetle’s asynchronous Bluetooth technology, you can wirelessly stream music from your mobile device, while surfing the web, checking Facebook updates, or sending email.

Now there are more great ways to enjoy the superior sound of an AudioQuest DAC!

Beetle Features

Optical audio optimizes TV, games, media streamers
Asynchronous Bluetooth for unprecedented sound quality
Asynchronous USB for maximum audio performance from computers and mobile devices
Superior analog-linear power supply
Free desktop application for personalization and software/firmware updates
Desktop and mobile compatibility
CES 2016 Innovation Award Honoree

Beetle Technical Specifications & Details

Optical input: 24-bit/96kHz
Asynchronous Bluetooth (software upgradeable)
Asynchronous USB input: 24-bit/96kHz
Analog output: 3.5mm
Microchip MX Series microcontroller
ESS 9010 DAC (minimum-phase filtering)
64-bit, bit-perfect digital volume control (USB and Bluetooth only)
Output voltage: 1.35v