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Space Key Audiophile DAC

Full Specifications

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30 g


Small size ( 78mm x 30mm x 15mm)


1mm thick HAMMOND (USA) box - the last 15 pieces came in a custom enclosure 3D printed from carbon fibre reinforced plastic.


Transparent dark gray

Input Power

5V DC (type-A USB input)

Power Consumption


D/A Converter Chip

ESS® SABRE32 SABRE9018Q2C Reference 32-bit HyperStream® DAC

Digital Processing

Octa-core (8x500MHz) XMOS xCORE processor.

Analog Audio Output

High-Quality 3.5mm headphones jack output up to 300 ohms.

Output level

into 32Ω, max. 300Ω

Dynamic Range - DNR


Total Harmonic Distortion - THD (full scale)


Data Handling

PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) DSD (Direct Stream Digital) DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition).

Sample rate

44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz (DXD/PCM)

World length (PCM)

16bit, 18bit, 20bit, 24bit, 32bit

Data rate (DSD)

Standard DSD64 - 2.8224 MHz, Double-rate DSD128 - 5.6448 MHz and Quad-rate DSD256 - 11.2896 MHz / 1bit. DSD native playback through ASIO driver. Download here

Data rate (DSD)

DoP v1.1 (PCM over DSD Frames) Up to Quad-rate DSD256 supported.

Input jitter reduction

Patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator for unmatched audio clarity free from input clock jitter.

USB Input

Asynchronous USB 2.0 Type-A (Plug and Play).

Operating system support

Windows (requires driver, download here), OS X (macOS), Linux, Android and iOS (OTG cable and Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter for iOS and Android mobile devices is required).

Decode files support

Compatible with a wide range of audio formats, MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, WMA, FLAC (HD FLAC), AIFF, WAV (HD WAV) and DSF, DFF, SACD ISO.

Other HW/SW information

0,96" OLED Display (128x64 pixels), Volume controll (0 to -127dB), and Mute sound.
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