DECKARD | Audeze

DECKARD

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Restocked - Deckards will be available April 13, 2016. $699.00
 

DECKARD Class-A AMP/DAC Headphone Amplifier

If music is an important part of your life you deserve to hear the real thing. The Deckard is a powerhouse of a headphone amplifier combined with a high-performance DAC. There’s a front panel volume control and switches to choose gain and input so you can use the Deckard as a great line-level preamp to drive your whole desktop system. The sound is exciting and dynamic with beautifully rendered tonal colors that make music come alive.

"For price-to-performance ratio, it's a standout. Combines a highly resolving analog preamp with as little or as much gain as any sane person will need. Recommended? You bet!"

Exclusive DAC and amplifier technology

The DAC section has impressive specs and handles 16 to 32-bits and 44.1kHz to 384kHz sampling rates. The Deckard features a single-ended class-A output stage with good damping characteristics to control the strong and tuneful bass. Its power handling capabilities at lower impedances is ideal for planar magnetic headphones, but It drives any headphone with power to spare.

Engineered and handcrafted

The style and build quality is simply outstanding, the brushed aluminum finish and heft of the Deckard is substantial. The Deckard has input and gain settings with a smooth-turning volume control and puts out 4W of incredibly low-distortion sound for more air, separation and soundstaging abilities.

Cutting-edge industrial design by BMW’s i8 team

You’ll not only be proud of how the Deckard sounds, it also looks striking on the desktop with beautifully machined heatsinks down each side. Our strategic partner Designworks, a BMW group subsidiary, provided the industrial design for the Deckard. Audeze combined their cutting-edge designs with our own circuit technologies to create an astonishingly accurate sounding headphone amplifier.

AUDEZE CREATORS

Audeze has inspired and empowered music creators around the world. We’re glad to be a part of the creative community and thank everyone who uses our products for movie, video and music production as well as just enjoying music!

"Music is very full bodied with bodacious bass output, rich and rewarding mids, and nice sweet highs. Listening to music through the Audeze Deckard is kick-ass fun!"

Michael Lavorgna, Audiostream

 

"The soundstage is spacious, and never 'stuck' to the speakers; bass is full, defined and deep, and best of all the treble is refined and pure."

Steve Guttenberg, CNET

 

"The Deckard is a no-holds-barred approach to headphone amplification, with Class-A circuitry for clean sound and the full spectrum of DAC audio sampling frequencies."

Alex Lamascus, Robb Report

 

"Each instrument was easily detectable from the next … never any smearing … the openness of the sound was simply jaw dropping."

Peter Pialis, Headphone Guru

 

Package Includes

  • 6-ft. USB cable
  • 6-ft AC power cord

 

Specifications

Line Out  
Type Single-Ended Class-A
SNR 106dB A-Weighted
THD+N 0.00045% at 1kHz 2VRMS
A-Weighted
Frequency Response 5Hz-100kHz, -1dB
(-0.03dB at 20Hz/-0.07dB at 20kHz)
Line Out Impedance 50 ohms
Headphone Out  
SNR 106dB A-Weighted
THD+N <0.1%, 20Hz - 20kHz
4W with 20 ohms load
A-Weighted
Frequency Response 5Hz-100kHz, -1dB
(-0.03dB at 20Hz/-0.07dB at 20kHz)
Output Impedance 3 ohms
Output Power 4W at 20 ohms
DAC Section  
Sample Rate 16 - 32 Bit
  44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
176.4kHz, 192kHz
System Support Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
USB2 driver requires installation
352.8kHz, 384kHz, Supported by Mac only
Native support for Mac OS 10.6.4 and above
Gain Low=0dB, Mid=10dB, High=20dB
AC Input AC100V: 90V-110V
AC110V:100V-120V (Factory Default)
AC230V: 210V-230V