This adapter cable for smartphones, amplifier and DAC, iBasso DC02 is intended for audiophiles who want to use a next-generation smartphone (without analog hardware output) as a compact and portable high-fidelity audio source.
With its exceptional weight of 8 grams and its advantageous dimensions, it will be the ideal companion for lovers of high quality music on the move.
The idea is to go through an external decoding circuit with respect to the phone to permanently avoid the problems related to the gradual withdrawal of DAC chips. This approach will also be very relevant with previous smartphones with a rudimentary DAC circuit and unsuitable for high resolution listening.
iBasso DC02 with DAC AKM AK4490
The interface of the iBasso DC02 cable operates a 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ DAC chip capable of decoding up to 384kHz audio stream (PCM) and DSD256 natively.
It incorporates Velvet Sound technology capable of reconstructing audio signals – even bass – with amazing clarity while offering natural reproduction across a wide bandwidth.
This component is known for its first-class audio performance and is included in the range of devices known as High Fidelity.
In the additional AKM AK4490 chip, the iBasso DC02 includes a second headphone amplifier with chip.
The latter can cause the 32Ω controller to be charged with an output level of 900mV. It is a sufficient power reserve, essentially earphones built for portable or medium use.
The DAC circuit and the headphone amplifier circuit achieve an extremely low THD of 0.001% (measured at maximum load 32Ω 0.9Vrms).
Far from being limited to smartphones and tablets, the iBasso DC02 also works as a decoder for computers with Windows, Linux or Mac operating systems.
This requires a USB-C female to USB-A male adapter to provide a fast connectivity solution to multiple types of sources.
Thus, you will be able to perform a DAC/amplifier function and enjoy HiFi audio playback quality throughout the day.
Top quality wires
For greater flexibility and to avoid avoid avoidable mechanical stresses on all connectors, the male USB connector is at the end of an 80 mm four-wire cable with a flexible jacket.
This ensures excellent signal transmission while absorbing shocks and pressures applied to the most sensitive parts of your smartphone.
Whether it’s a computer, smartphone, tablet or SBC, the iBasso DC02 overrides the machine’s internal hardware (if any) to entrust decoding and amplification to higher quality components than those found on the motherboard or normal chipset.
This results in a significant gain in audio clarity (decreased noise and distortion, improved linearity in frequency response, better channel separation, etc.).