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AudioQuest Dragonfly Red USB DAC, Preamp & Headphone Amp


DAC, preamplifier & headphone amplifier – all in one convenient USB

Availability: In stock

Convenience and performance are no longer mutually exclusive. With DragonFly Black and Red any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone can be used as a true high-fidelity music player, allowing music lovers to enjoy beautiful sound wherever they go, whenever they please.

Included is a new high-performance, full-speed USB microcontroller solution that delivers improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower power consumption. The new DragonFly models also incorporate improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC chips, both of which employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound.

DragonFly Red includes the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect digital volume control that resides on the 9016 DAC chip itself – a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio.


  • High output (2.1 volts) drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models
  • 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Bit-perfect digital volume control
  • Play all music files: MP3 to high-res
  • Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
  • Asynchronous Class 1 USB data transfer using the Streamlength protocol
  • Fixed output feeds preamplifier or AV receiver

Read up on some reviews here – What Hi-Fi Review / CA Review / Hi-Fi News Review / Digital Audio Review

Check out the brochure for more information – AudioQuest DragonFly Brochure / Manual

AudioQuest DragonFly model comparison – DragonFly Black/Red Model Comparison


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