Emotiva ‘Big Ego’ USB DAC

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The Emotiva Big Ego USB DAC can turn the mediocre audio coming from your computer into something that actually sounds great. From ordinary streaming videos and MP3 files to high resolution audio downloads. Its precision USB interface, low jitter clocks, audiophile grade DAC, and direct-coupled audio path, paired with our high performance headphone amplifier, will make your digital content – from streaming videos and MP3 files to 32/384k hi-res music files – sound at their best.

The Big Ego is so easy to use. Since your computer sees the Big Ego as a sound card, it can play anything you can play on your computer. It offers three different selectable digital over-sampling filters to fine tune the sound just the way you want it. There’s even a sophisticated headphone blend mode to make your headphones sound more like speakers in a normal room.

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Manufacturer Emotiva
Free warranty 3 years
Delivery Charge Free
Delivery Time Normally 1 - 5 Working Days (Covid-19 and Brexit Delays Possible, contact us for more information)
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  • USB Interface (input): Asynchronous, USB Audio Class 1 and 2
  • Outputs: Headphone (analogue; variable); Line (analogue; fixed); Toslink (digital)
  • Format: PCM digital audio
  • Direct coupled audio path
  • All Audio File Formats Supported
  • Digital Filter Options: Symmetrical ; Asymmetrical Low; Asymmetrical High
  • Headphone Blend Mode: Switchable
  • Sample Rates Supported:
    Apple computers: 44.1k, 48k, 88k, 96k, 176k, 192k, 352k, 384k (no drivers required)
    Windows computers: 44.1k, 48k, 88k, 96k, 176k, 192k, 352k, 384k (with free drivers)
    Windows computers: 44.1k, 48k, 88k, 96k (driverless)
  • Bit Depths Supported: 16 bits, 24 bits, 32 bits
  • Frequency Response:
    8 Hz to 20 kHz (+0 / -0.3 dB); 44.1k and 48k sample rates
    8 Hz to 40 kHz (+0 / -1.5 dB); 88.2k and 96k sample rates
    8 Hz to 60 kHz (+0 / -3 dB); 176k and 192k sample rates
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:
    > 106 dB (A-weighted; headphone output)
    > 113 dB (A-weighted; line output)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise:
    < 0.006% (headphone output)
    < 0.004% (line output)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) mm: 135 x 51 x 16