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Audioengine Introduces New Computer Audio DAC

November 8, 2013 - Audioengine today announced the Audioengine D3 Premium 24-bit DAC.

The Audioengine D3 Premium 24-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter) allows you to bypass your computer's headphone jack and send music directly through a USB port for noticeably improved fidelity and a higher output.

Easy setup

Setup is easy and no special software is needed, making D3 a true plug-and-play solution. The D3 plugs directly into a USB port on your computer so no external power supply or cables are required. The output of the D3 connects to headphones, Audioengine powered speakers, or any audio system. The D3 also has a sample rate indicator that shows sample rates above 48K so you'll know you’re getting the most out of your HD music.

D3 DAC/Amp in use

Designed for the headphone enthusiast

D3 will process digital audio at any bit depth up to 24 bits and any native sample rate to 96KHz. With it's high signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion, the D3 delivers sound quality generally heard only in more expensive DACs. The high-performance headphone amplifier was designed for a wide range of headphones and will satisfy even the most demanding headphone enthusiast.

“Our original goal was to build a better portable DAC for headphone fanatics,” says Audioengine Director, Dave Evans. "But along the way we discovered D3 is also a great way to get better-sounding music directly to your powered speakers or stereo system."

See and hear the difference

The aluminum case of the D3 reflects traditional Audioengine design and the high-quality components and audio fidelity are typical of Audioengine's commitment to great sound at affordable prices. The Audioengine D3 continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi and even if you're not an audio enthusiast we guarantee your music will sound better!

Brady Bargenquast, Audioengine Director says, “If you’re looking for an ultra-portable DAC that drives even the lowest impedance headphones, the D3 won’t disappoint."


  • Portable USB audio converter for Mac or PC
  • Stream bit-perfect native 24/96 HD audio
  • High-performance headphone amp included
  • Plug-and-play, no drivers or software to install
  • Connect headphones or any music system
  • Easily drives low impedance headphones
  • Computer OS volume control
  • Asynchronous data transfer with dual master clocks
  • Metal injection molded (MIM) aluminum case

D3 What's in the BoxPricing and availability

The Audioengine D3 Premium 24-bit DAC has a retail price of US $189. The D3 is available now and can be purchased from over 500 authorized worldwide resellers or online direct.

About Audioengine

Audioengine designs and builds innovative audio products with all your music in mind. Great sound and useful features at affordable prices. More info on the A2+ and our other computer audio products can be found on our website.


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