Peachtree DAC•iT D/A converter Specifications

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Description: Single-box digital-to-analog converter. Formats supported: all PCM-output audio codecs (AIFF, WAV, MP3, etc.). Digital inputs: Supports up to 24-bit/96kHz (but not 24/88 via USB input), and up to 24/192 (but not 24/88 or 24/176 via optical. Analog output jacks: left/right RCA. Output impedance: 200 ohms (unbalanced). Maximum output voltage: 2V RMS. Signal/noise: 120dB, A-weighted. Ground isolation: transformer-coupled inputs. USB isolation: galvanic. External power supply: 100–240V, 50–60Hz, 9V–1A. Power requirement: 1W.
Dimensions: 6.5" (165mm) W by 2.5" (65mm) H by 6.5" (165mm) D. Weight: 3 lbs (1.4kg).
Serial Number of Unit Reviewed: 104266.
Price: $449. Approximate number of dealers: 250.
Manufacturer: Peachtree Audio, Signal Path International, 2045 120th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005. Tel: (704) 391-9337. Web: signalpathint.com.

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Peachtree Audio
Signal Path International
2045 120th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(704) 391-9337
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aopu.mohsin's picture

Thanks Jon for the review. Sounds like a great product and comes recommended. However, I was wondering if you already have a list or can provide a "Highly-recommended" or "Top-10" list of budget DACs for budget-minded listeners (within different price range: $300, 500, $800 and $1000 something like it)?

Thanks in advance.

Jon Iverson's picture

Good question - I've not really developed one and am pondering how such a list could be created rationally. With the dozens of well-designed and reasonably priced DACs out there, this might be a big project. Would sure make an interesting shoot-out though. hmmm.

Stephen Scharf's picture

Knowing Peachtree's products, I'm sure it's a fine-sounding DAC, but I think the new Schiitt Bifrost is a better DAC. It's also $50 less expensive, can use a real power cord rather than a wall wart (try it with a Shunyata Venom3 for superb results), is upgradeable for both USB and DAC boards, and supports asynch USB up to 24/192. Having owned one for three months, I personally think the Bifrost is better than anything else in the $500 price class and runs VERY close in performance to my $1300 Wadia 121. 

A review of the Bifrost should be on Stereophile's short list.

Jon Iverson's picture

Hi Stephen - yes that's a good suggestion. I'm hoping to hear the BiFrost soon. Have you heard the DacIT yet? I wasn't expecting much at the price point but was taken aback with how much it sounded like a high-end DAC. They did a great job voicing it.

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