TEAC UD-301 DAC Headphone Amplifier / Preamp

Original price was: $649.99.Current price is: $598.99.

The TEAC UD-301 is three components in one: a high-end DAC that converts digital music to warm analogue, a headphone amplifier, and a fully functioning preamp. Connect to your favourite power amp or active speakers and enjoy.


The TEAC UD-301 is a multi-talented performer that packs three components into one. First, it’s a capable high-end DAC ready to convert your digital music into warm, detailed analogue sound. Next, it’s a headphone amplifier that delivers powerful, wide-range sound to your best headphones. And finally, it’s a fully functioning preamp with volume control that can connect to your favourite power amp – or active speakers for a killer desktop system. This sleek, all-metal chassis with aluminum panels looks fantastic in your home or office.

About The Product

  • plays PCM digital audio sources up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • USB input allows decoding of Direct Stream Digital (DSD) files at 2.8MHz or 5.6MHz resolution natively or via ASIO2.1 or DoP (DSD over PCM)
  • dual Burr-Brown (TI) PCM1795 32-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for precise playback of digital music files
  • built-in high-performance headphone amplifier with front-panel volume control
  • preamp mode with balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for connection to an outboard power amp or self-amplified speakers
  • asynchronous USB technology for reduced timing jitter and better sound on USB input
  • dual-monaural design to eliminate interference between right and left channels
  • CCLC (Coupling Capacitor-Less Circuit) headphone amp circuitry ensures full low-frequency output and responsive sound
  • user-defeatable upconversion option for digital signals of 96kHz or lower
  • high-efficiency toroidal core power transformer with low magnetic flux leakage for stable, low-noise operation
  • front-panel LED sampling frequency indicators
  • compact all-metal chassis and aluminum panels minimize vibration for clean playback
  • USB (Type B) input for connection to a computer
  • optical digital audio
  • coaxial digital audio
  • line-level stereo XLR balanced audio output (can be set for fixed, variable, or off)
  • line-level stereo RCA audio output (can be set for fixed, variable, or off)
  • full-size 1/4″ headphone jack (compatible with headphones from 8-600 ohms impedance)
Other Info & Specs:
  • supported sample rates for USB input: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz Linear PCM; 2.8MHz (DSD64) and 5.6MHz (DSD128)
  • supported sample rates for coaxial input: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz Linear PCM
  • supported sample rates for optical input: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96kHz Linear PCM
  • operating system requirements: Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Mac® OS X® 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
  • TEAC HR Audio Player application required for high-resolution audio playback on Windows and Mac computers (free USB driver download available from TEAC’s website)
  • frequency response (with 192kHz sampling frequency input signal): 5-55,000 Hz (-3 dB)
  • THD (with 192kHz sampling frequency input signal): 0.0015%
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 105 dB
  • detachable AC power cable
  • 8-1/2″W x 2-3/8″H x 11-1/8″D
  • weight: 4.4 lbs.

If connecting to a TV, please make select “PCM” output in your TV’s audio menu as this DAC cannot decode multi-channel Dolby® Digital signals.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 22 × 12 × 35 cm

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