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Audioengine D1 Digital to Analog Converter

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Audioengine D1 Premium 24-bit DAC

Audioengine D1 Premium 24-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter) allows you to bypass your computer's soundcard or headphone output and send audio through USB or optical. D1 is the perfect digital interface between your computer and music system and will improve the sound of ALL your music.

Audioengine D1 Versatile

The D1 accepts inputs from both USB and optical and has outputs for any audio system or headphones. The D1 DAC is the perfect way to get great-sounding music not only from your computer but also from your TV, Apple TV, DVD/BluRay player or CD player. And since it's powered by USB, D1 is also a high-quality portable computer headphone amplifier.

Audioengine D1 Designed for the Computer Audiophile

D1 will process digital audio at any bit depth up to 24 bits and any sample rate to 192KHz. With it's high signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion the D1 delivers audio fidelity generally heard only in more expensive DACs. The high-performance headphone output was designed for a wide range of headphones and will satisfy even the most demanding headphone enthusiasts.

Audioengine D1 Easy Setup

Setup is easy and no special software is needed, making D1 a true plug-and-play solution. The D1 outputs connect to any audio system or powered speakers, such as the Audioengine A5+ or A2. Power for the D1 is provided via the USB bus so there is no external power supply to connect.

Audioengine D1 See and Hear the Difference

Audioengine designers, with your attention to audio quality as well as visual aesthetics, have created a feast for both the eyes and ears. The rounded anodized aluminum case of the D1 reflects traditional Audioengine design and the audio fidelity is typical of Audioengine's commitment to great sound at an affordable price. The Audioengine D1 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!

Audioengine D1 Features

  • Desktop or portable digital-to-analog convertor
  • Mac or PC plug-and-play, no drivers to install
  • High-performance headphone amp included
  • USB and optical inputs
  • USB-powered, no separate power supply needed
  • Stream bit-perfect HD audio with low jitter
  • Based on high-performance AK4396 DAC

Audioengine D1 Works With

  • Any computer (Mac or PC)
  • Headphones
  • Apple TV or any product with optical outputs
  • Powered speakers
  • Any audio system with mini-jack or RCA inputs

Audioengine D1 What's in the box

  • (1) D1 DAC
  • (1) USB cable, 2ft (0.6m)
  • (1) Microfiber product bag
  • (1) Setup guide
  • (1) Product line brochure
D1 Technical Specifications

Audioengine D1 DAC type

Dual Mode USB and Optical (SPDIF)

Audioengine D1 Inputs

USB/Optical (SPDIF)

Audioengine D1 Outputs

RCA stereo/3.5mm headphone

Audioengine D1 D/A converter


Audioengine D1 Optical receiver


Audioengine D1 USB controller


Audioengine D1 USB

Type 1.1 or above

Audioengine D1 Full-scale output

2.0V RMS (RCA and Headphone)

Audioengine D1 Output impedance

47 ohms RCA, 10 ohms headphone

Audioengine D1 Power source


Audioengine D1 Power requirements


Audioengine D1 USB power filtering

2-stage redundant regulation

Audioengine D1 SNR


Audioengine D1 THD+N


Audioengine D1 Crosstalk


Audioengine D1 Frequency response

10Hz - 25KHz +/- 0.5db

Audioengine D1 Input bit depth

up to 24 bits

Audioengine D1 Input data rate

up to 192KS/s (optical), 96KS/s (USB)

Audioengine D1 Product dimensions


Audioengine D1 Shipping weight

1.0lbs (0.5kg)

Audioengine D1 Environmental

  • Operating Temperature: 32 to 95 degrees F
  • Non-operating Temp: -4 to 113 degrees F
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Audioengine D1 Included accessories

  • USB cable, 2ft
  • Setup Guide
  • Microfiber bag

Audioengine D1 USB

The D1 utilizes the TI1020B USB controller, widely recognized as a standard for higher-end USB audio products. The D1 is powered directly from the USB bus and USB power is passed through two stages of regulation to ensure high stability and low noise.

Audioengine D1 DAC

The D1 uses the AK4396 DAC, well regarded for its low noise and high fidelity. Due to the high signal-to-noise specs of the AK4396 and the added benefit of double redundancy power source conversion and filtering, the D1 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics.

Audioengine D1 Headphone

The D1 has a headphone amp based on the TI NE5532 low noise opamp. This headphone amp is able to provide low-impedance, high-fidelity audio to a wide range of headphones and supports headphones with impedance as low as 20 ohms.


All Audioengine products have a 3-year Limited Warranty on parts and labor from date of purchase. Your warranty is automatic, so there is no need to register. This Limited Warranty applies only to Audioengine products purchased in the contiguous United States from DJDeals

What is covered
All defective parts or faulty workmanship.

What is not covered
The Audioengine Limited Warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, excessive moisture, lightning, power surges, other acts of nature, unauthorized product modification or repairs, or failure to follow the instructions outlined in the Setup Guide.

What we will do
We will repair or replace any defective parts, at our option, within a reasonable amount of time and free of charge any time during the warranty period. After service, we will be responsible for shipping the product back to you at our expense within the continental United States.

What we ask from you
You will be responsible for shipping or transportation charges directly to Audioengine or to an authorized dealer. We recommend that you keep the original shipping materials, as it is important that you package the product so that it will not be damaged during shipping. Audioengine cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during shipping due to poor packing, so please pack well and make sure to insure your shipment.

If products are purchased from a US reseller or via direct from our online store and shipped outside the Continental US, the customer is responsible for shipping back to our service center in the US at your expense.

How to obtain Audioengine Warranty service
If you have any questions about your warranty coverage or you think you may need service, email the Audioengine Authorized Service Center at: [email protected] or call toll-free in the United States at: (877) 853-4447. We will do everything we can to answer your questions and resolve any issues as quickly as possible.

Exclusive Remedy
This Limited Warranty is fully transferable provided that the current owner furnishes the original proof of purchase and that the serial number on the product is intact. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF AUDIOENGINE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL AUDIOENGINE BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.