Audirect Beam 2 MQA 3.5mm/ 2.5mm Balanced Hi-Res Portable Headphone Amplifier is a small, versatile and powerful DAC/ Amp featuring ES9118 SABRE HiFi System-On-Chip (SOC). The Beam 2 is the first true BAL + Non-BAL dual earphone ports USB product to offer an integrated MQA renderer hardware, making MQA playback easy and complete.
It might be a little pricey, but the features; Type C input, both single-ended and balanced out, MQA, DSD playbackm compatible across wide range of devices, could potentially justify itself.
"This device is meant for those who prefer a more controlled and precise low-end which borders on the clinical favor of a particularly clear and transparent sound." Credit: NewEve head-fi.org
The sequel to hiliDAC’s well-received Beam, the Beam 2 is a high-performing DAC/amp that easily fits in your palm. Delivers exceptional sound and amplification that punches way above its weight class, the Beam 2 is equipped with an audiophile-grade ESS9281C Pro DAC and an amplifier capable of outputting 240 mW at 32 ohms.
It also features a 3.5-millimeter single-ended headphone port and 2.5-millimeter fully balanced port. The Beam 2’s left and right channels have independent op amps and high-thrust circuit designs, and the light on its body changes color according to the decoded music format: red for SD audio, blue for HD audio, and rose red for MQA audio.
|Single-ended output power|| ≥180mW (16Ω) ≥110mW (32Ω) ≥6.6mW (600Ω) |
|Balanced output power||≥145mW (16Ω) ≥240mW (32Ω) ≥26.6mW (600Ω)|
|Frequency response||20Hz-40kHz (-0.04dB)|
|Maximum supported sampling rate||PCM/ DXD (Up to 32 Bit, 384kHz)|
|DSD spec||Up to DSD128 (DOP)|
|MQA decoding + rendering||Full MQA decoder, supporting full decoding of original MQA files|
|OP amp||Dual OP amp chip|
|Input interface||Type C|
|Output port||3.5mm/ 2.5mm|
|Dimension||49 x 15 x 6.8mm|
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