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Headphone amp AQUA supports Lightning interface and requires no additional power [video]

Startup NEXUM successfully led the company to raise funds for innovative amplifier for smartphones AQUA, which improves sound quality. The device provides a powerful and high quality sound through the built-in digital-to-analog Converter.

Not to say that the sound is the iPhone 6 the best quality and loudest among all smartphones, but quiet it is not. However, for those who believe that the built-in DAC is not suitable for listening high quality music was developed by AQUA adapter. Inside he placed the chip, receiving a digital audio stream from mobile devices running iOS and Android.

The new product provides high quality conversion for mobile devices. According to the manufacturer, the audio amplifier has a balanced design with an emphasis on providing a sound signal in an analog path directly from the output of the DAC. Connection with iPhone and iPad, is performed via Lightning connector, Android devices via micro-USB. Headphones are connected directly to AQUA via a standard 3.5 mm connector.

Amplifier, clad in an aluminum body, has a sleek design. As for sound quality, the manufacturer declare support audio format up to 24 bit / 192 KHz (instead of the standard 16-bit / 48 KHz). Advantage AQUA is portable size and lack of need for additional power: the device uses the battery of your smartphone or tablet.

Money for the production of the device going on Kickstarter. To get your own instance AQUA will be required to Deposit 50 dollars. Only the developers had planned to raise $16 000, but several days in the Bank NEXUM already over $70 000.

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