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Bel Canto e.One DAC 1.7 Control Preamp

Designed with the core building blocks used in each Bel Canto DAC, the DAC1.7 is musical, clear and detailed in sound with excellent features. Can be used as a DAC, preamp, headphone amp, or all three! RETAIL: $1,495.


HDR: High-Dynamic Resolution Core
HDR Core is the result of 20+ years of engineering to refine the digital to analog process, and is comprised of 3 major components: Low Noise and Ultra Low Noise Master Clocks, Advanced Asynchronous Interfaces, and Dual Mode Low-Noise High Efficiency Power Supplies. HDR Core technology is fundamental to every e.One DAC and Integrated product, creating the most realistic, open, and defined musical experience possible.

Built In Headphone Output
This low-impedance, high-output headphone amp circuit has been designed to drive any pair of high quality headphones with pristine clarity. You'll be amazed at the musical depth they bring to your headset.

Simple, Elegant Interface
Designed to be functional and simple, the dual-functioning one knob interface is a joy to use. The single 4 digit display works with it seamlessly to access all basic functions in a few clicks. The included 36 button infrared remote allows instant command functions and display editing.

Asynchronous USB Input
24/192 Asynchronous input works with the internal dual Low Noise clocks to provide unprecedented digital audio sound quality and impact from your computer audio sources.

Class Leading 122dB Dynamic Range
24 bit Volume Control
24/192 Asynchronous USB2.0
5 Digital Inputs
High Current Headphone Output Driver
Remote Control
Available in Silver or Black Faceplate
MAC USB 2.0 compatibility and custom Windows USB 2.0 driver


24bit Data at 192KS/s USB, TOSLINK, AES 110ohm XLR, SPDIF 75ohm
Master Clock Noise 0.25 Picoseconds RMS

Maximum Output 4.4Vrms balanced XLR, 2.2Vrms RCA
Output Impedance 200 ohms balanced XLR, 100 ohms RCA
Frequency Response 20 Hz-20 KHz, +/- 0.5dB
THD+N <0.0015%, 4Vrms balanced out, 1KHz
Output Noise 3.3uVrms A-weighted 20Hz-20KHz
Dynamic Range 122dB A-weighted 20Hz-20KHz

Headphone Output Current and Voltage Level 300mA peak at 4Vrms
Maximum Output 138mW
THD+N 0.01% 35mW, 1KHz
Output Noise 17uVrms, A-weighted 20Hz-20KHz

Power Usage On 5W
Power Usage Off 0.0W
Power Requirement 100-120VAC, 220-240VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.5" x 12.5" x 3.5" (216 mm x 318 mm x 88 mm)
Weight 13lbs. (6.5 kg)