Lindemann Limetree USB-DAC
A D/A converter which can handle the highest resolutions and soundwise plays quite on top?
No problem! The Limetree USB-DAC is an ultimate quality digital-to-analog converter that is also equipped with an analog volume control and a headphone amplifier. The rotary knob control and the included remote make it the ideal partner for music playback on a PC or Mac.
For this purpose it’s simply connected to a USB port or a notebook or desktop computer with a USB cable, thereby replacing the internal soundcard of the respective device. That way the sound quality of the music playback can be raised to the level of even the finest (and most often considerably higher priced) hi-fi components. The Limetree USB-DAC can be used as a stand-alone headphone amplifier, but at the same time it may also serve as a preamp for active loudspeakers or power amplifiers.
Technologically the USB-DAC is way up front: just like the highly acclaimed Limetree NETWORK II, it has the excellent Hyperstream-II converter ES9038 on board which is able to realize ultra high resolutions up to DSD 512 and PCM 768 kHz – with a phantastic open and natural sound image.
The headphone amp of the Limetree USB-DAC features a powerful output stage which can drive headphones with 16 – 300 ohms of impedance. Both metrologically and in terms of sound the built-in amplifier is absolute top class!
PC & Mac
The USB-B input of the USB-DAC supports the connection of a PC or Mac via USB Audio Class II. Two digital S/PDIF inputs enable the connection of digital sources such as CD drives or TV receivers.
Analog Volume Control
As an extra feature the Limetree USB-DAC provides an analog volume control based on an integrated resistor network. The otherwise customary digital volume control has been waived completely. In particular with medium and low volume levels this solution delivers more detail and body.
• Made in Europe
• Two digital S/PDIF inputs enable the connection of digital sources such as CD drives or TV receivers.
• With Analog line-level outputs connect power amps or active loudspeakers.
• The headphone amp of the Limetree USB-DAC features a powerful output stage which can drive headphones with 16 – 300 ohms of impedance
• Instantly high-end