AudioQuest DragonFly USB Digital-Audio Converter and Sydney Interconnect Sweepstakes

Register to win an AudioQuest DragonFly USB Digital-Audio Converter and Sydney Interconnect (MSRP $478) we are giving away.

According to AudioQuest:

Beautiful Sound ... From Any Computer: DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac or Windows PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source.

Whether you’re on the go or at home, listening on ear buds or connecting your computer to a stereo system, DragonFly reveals all the emotional expression and nuance that makes your favorite music, or movies, so enjoyable. However you connect it, DragonFly simply and easily makes any computer sound better.

Features:
Plays All Music Files: MP3 to 24-bit/192kHz
Drives Headphones Directly
Variable Output Drives Powered Speakers or Power Amp
Fixed Output Feeds Preamp or Receiver
Asynchronous Transfer Ensures Digital Timing Integrity
Two Clocks Enable Native Resolution Up To 24-bit/96kHz

For this special sweepstakes, included with DragonFly is a low-distortion AudioQuest Sydney analog interconnect cable with a 3.5mm "mini" plug at the DragonFly end and stereo RCAs at the other end. From AQ's Bridges & Falls series, Sydney is all that's required to connect DragonFly to a full-blown audio rig just like a traditional DAC or disc player, or directly to a power amplifier. Sydney employs superior materials and design, including solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ conductors, air-tube insulation, and AudioQuest's 3-layer Noise-Dissipation System for low distortion and high performance.

Click here for more info from Audioquest.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

You can enter once on www.analogplanet.com, audiostream.com, hometheater.com, innerfidelity.com and/or stereophile.com. No more than one entry allowed per website.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

COMMENTS
E. Wilke's picture

I have open USB ports, this would be a good use for one.

DAVEMCCOY's picture

It would be fun to try the dragonfly.  Dave

finesoundislife's picture

That would be a wonderful addition to my collection of cool things.  Go sweepstakes, go.

digitaldomain's picture

I'm just a commenter looking to get randomly lucky for this sweepstake.

hifiandrew's picture

sounds like a nice little dac kissyes

donvuong28's picture

This would be cool

DetroitVinylRob's picture

Wow, would love to run a DragonFly!

Happy Listener! ;^)>

stereoGoodness's picture

. . . to compare against my current, more complex digital rig

mahirschman's picture

what a deal including Audioquest cables SWEET

hope I am the one

chan031's picture

Thanks for the chance Stereophile!

morserotonin's picture

This would be awesome for when I am traveling! 

aleatham's picture

Please, Please, Please

aleatham's picture

Tired of being a loser---Please!

smorzando's picture

this would be a welcom and useful addition.

BKinTheBK's picture

and sends it to brooklyn

WIlksFiveFive's picture

Man, I never win anything. Like ever. I didn't win the lottery when I played (I've played TWICE even! And still no luck). Then I entered for the headphone amp earlier this year and didn't win that either. Some people get all the luck! Please, oh please Stereophile, pick me and turn my luck around.

Jammrock's picture

I could use a new portable audio card.

pmfwong's picture

I might win this package for my earphone listening on my PC. It looked right and wonder if it sounds right.

pmfwong's picture

It looks right for earphone listening on my PC.

mplastow's picture

Want, need, now!

Drewmon's picture

And entirely useful, would love to win it!

desmondjim's picture

I would love to try a USB DAC this looks like a winner to me.

PeterMooreSmith's picture

I'm in!

Ramcbey10's picture

Would make for a great addition!!!

stebaht's picture

Anything but Bleu

scardeal's picture

Pick me! Pick me!

Brillix's picture

Big Fan of AudioQuest Products

plst's picture

Since I don't have the cash for a DAC1 USB lying aroung, this would be really nice to try.

corrective_unconscious's picture

In a Bose thread.

batman44's picture

This would Rock!

chengisk's picture

I just bought the dragonfly, but I do not have the sydney interconnect and it looks nice. 

mixpro's picture

I have been interested in this since the pre-release buzz began.

iTunes + Dragonfly = Heaven?

remlab's picture

Far out!

Dr.Strangelove's picture

Exactly what I need!

dbp's picture

give me product 

mkparker-1's picture

I would love this!

Linger3636's picture

I've read a lot of good reviews for the DragonFly USB DAC and would love to get my hands on one.

juge en chef's picture

 

 

I would be very eager to try it!

chris158b's picture

Neat little solution. Good gift for a non audiophile.

modest1's picture

I'll take it.

pvehling's picture

Sexy!

SebieDreamtime's picture

Would love to own these.

Syrez's picture

I could sure use one in the study...

DrThundr's picture

Pick me!  I'll give them a good home.

gatta's picture

I need this so my life can be complete.

mantis's picture

Most excellent contest , I'm so wanting to try one of these out. Looks fantastic and simple. 

 I'm so in. Thank you for this contest.

 

mantis

ktkhuong's picture

It will be if I win.

pointofflash's picture

Yes Please!  I've been saving up for a Dragonfly... -- well, someday.

bcwang's picture

I'd love to win this!

DavidD's picture

This would be the perfect start for me in computer audio!

Mullet's picture

If I win, thanks! If not, thanks!

Jitter's picture

I was actually considering giving this little sexy thang to my mom for Christmas. She would definitely not be thrilled, but it would give me an excuse to wear my headphones the whole day. 

magi44ken's picture

I need one

Frank M's picture

Thanks in advance!

KeithyD's picture

Oh yeah baby!!!!!!!!!!!  Come to Daddy!!!!!!!!

groig076's picture

Thanks for the heads-up on 'Kathleen Ferrier'.... Can't believe it's the first time I hear about this wonderful artist.

MarkGrahamMusic's picture

I have a modest but nice system at home. It sure would be nice to connect my computer. Finally, a good and easy way to listen to all those iTunes downloads.

full1nelson's picture

I would love a dragonfly DAC!

alen1897's picture

yup , this looks like a right product for me since i don't own a DAC yet.

cpnelsonjunya's picture

An early Christmas gift!

yes

cpnelsonjunya's picture

An early Christmas gift!

yes

J.Z.'s picture

Thanks for the opportunity.

natecsd's picture

Thanks!

mak7-61's picture

nice

mikeyb88122's picture

I'll take it, count me in!

Cabbagetown's picture

I haven't taken the DAC plunge yet

aloomens's picture

Thanks for the oppurtunity!

2fastdriving's picture

Anyone directly compare this with sound from the big players (benchmark, psaudio, musical fidelity, etc)?  I'm curious if it is in that league.

jelyon's picture

Grumpy Cat 1 - your new magnepan scratching posts sound great they'd sound better with a dragonfly

rkrug20's picture

YES!

NUMBerger's picture

winner winner chicken dinner

Norman

nizo's picture

I hope that I'll be lucky one.

finbacksounding's picture

I'm glad I found my account name and password after all this time. :)

SpecificOcean's picture

PLEASE pick me!  Thanks!

b0xii's picture

 

Great opportunity to own some excellent hardware.  My current DAC (MusicStreamer II) only does 96kHz...would love to finally hear 192kHz music.  The interconnects would definitely be an upgrade over my current set as well.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

 

JakeB3's picture

I would love to win one!

herisson612's picture

Curious to hear it.  Almost looks too good to be true!

kabjunk's picture

I'd like one.

techtape's picture

I need one for my private jet, so please pick me!

Aji Gee's picture

Not just read, I want really to enter the Dragonfly.

spyder1's picture

This is a great computer DAC offering.

rmh2345's picture

Posting nothing profane...not even profound

absolutepitch's picture

Expect it sounds good and hope I'm lucky enough to hear it.

19920's picture

Would like to have one!

willdao's picture

I could REALLY use this kit...

Downforce's picture

Dragonfly... that is a great Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush tune.

Analogist's picture

I like Dragonflys, whether they be DACs or the flying kind.

Wcwc's picture

I could really use this.

xridel's picture

I'd make good use of this

Borneogoat's picture

This would really perk up my work station head-fi!

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