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Vortexbox (Australia) has been the distributor of the Vortexbox appliance for Australia & New Zealand since 2009.
To find out more about the Vortexbox software & for software support, please visit www.vortexbox.org.

Behringer UCA-202 USB DAC
Behringer UCA-202 USB DAC
Supports playback of up to 24 bit 48kHz audio files
Good entry level DAC
RCA outputs
Headphone output
SPDIF digital & RCA analog output
$60.00 inc GST plus delivery

192/24 USB DAC

Supports playback of up to 24 bit 192 kHz audio files
RCA outputs
Headphone socket
Coaxial, optical & USB inputs
Includes power supply & USB lead
$70.00 inc GST plus delivery

Gieseler Klein USB DAC


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Introduction
This is a new version of the Klein DAC using AKM’s flagship Verita 32-bit 2ch DAC, the AK4490EQ. It is a PCM only DAC running in hardware mode for maximum sound quality. 
Functionality
There are three inputs, coaxial, optical & USB. Coaxial & optical will accept 24 bit 192K, USB will accept up to 24 bit 756K. One of the exciting things about this new device is the adjustable internal digital filter, featuring four different filter settings controlled by two rear panel switches. USB input is via an Amanero Combo 384 module in asynchronous mode. There is a multi-stage muting system to eliminate switch on/off & sample rate change noises. No software drivers are required for Mac or Linux, but are needed for Windows servers.
Design
The line output stage is a composite design using a high current class A diamond buffer teamed up with a superb Analogue Devices precision wide band amplifier. By combining two devices the result is far superior to the usual single output device. The USB board is powered by a very high quality low noise supply from within the Klein DAC, which contributes to sound quality greatly. The same system is used for the S/PDIF inputs (Coax & Optical). These are then processed by a Wolfson WM8804 which minimalizes jitter. There are no output capacitors and the max DC offset is less than a millivolt. 
Components
All components are individually selected for reliability, sound and are sourced through quality suppliers such as Element14, RS Components, Digikey & Mouser Electronics. The unit is powered by an external high capacity IE core 10v 2.4A AC linear Plug pack with an Australian C-Tick Compliance Mark. The device is assembled in house on a dual layer PCB utilizing ground planes.
Pricing
$750.00 including GST & delivery.

A two year parts and labour warranty is included, and Australia wide shipping is free. International shipping to Singapore, the US, New Zealand and UK is now available, please contact us for freight costs.

Gieseler Klein II USB DAC


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Introduction
This is the brand new DSD version of the Klein DAC using AKM’s flagship Verita 32-bit 2ch DAC, the AK4490EQ. It is running in software mode with an on board upgradeable micro & LCD display.
Functionality
There are three inputs, coaxial, optical & USB. Coaxial & optical will accept 24 bit 192K, USB will accept up to 24 bit 756K PCM & quad speed DSD . (DSD 256) One of the exciting things about this new device is the remote  adjustable internal digital filter, featuring five  different filter settings.  USB input is via an Amanero Combo 384 module in asynchronous mode. There is a multi-stage muting system to eliminate switch on/off & sample rate change noises. Also mixed PCM/DSD playlists will play fully click/pop free. The unit is supplied with a remote control that operates input selection, digital filter settings & DSD volume bypass mode. No software drivers are required for Mac or Linux, but are needed for Windows servers.
Design
The line output stage is a composite design using a high current class A diamond buffer teamed up with a superb Analogue Devices precision wide band amplifier. By combining two devices the result is far superior to the usual single output device. The USB board is powered by a very high quality low noise supply from within the Klein DAC, which contributes to sound quality greatly. The same system is used for the S/PDIF inputs (Coax & Optical). These are then processed by a Wolfson WM8804 which minimalizes jitter. There are no output capacitors and the max DC offset is less than a millivolt. Also compared to the standard Klein all power supplies have been upgrade with Gyrators (capacitor multipliers) This has greatly reduced incoming high frequency mains noise & interference.
Components
All components are individually selected for reliability, sound and are sourced through quality suppliers such as Element14, RS Components, Digikey & Mouser Electronics. The unit is powered by an external high capacity IE core 9v 2A AC linear Plug pack with an Australian C-Tick Compliance Mark. The device is assembled in house on a dual layer PCB utilizing ground planes.

Pricing
$1000.00 including GST & delivery.


A two year parts and labour warranty is included, and Australia wide shipping is free. International shipping to Singapore, the US, New Zealand and UK is now available, please contact us for freight costs.




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Last updated 20th August 2017