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CEntrance, which specializes in digital audio, has released the HiFi-M8 - a battery-powered, portable D/A Converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier designed to refine the sound of the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Pronounced "Hi-Fi Mate," the device streams high-resolution audio from smartphones, tablets and laptops. It's offered in several models with various audio output configurations including XLR, 1/8-inch", 1/4-inch and SPDIF Optical connectors.
On the "HiFi-M8 PRO" model, designed specifically for the Pro Audio market, it features male XLR jacks and +4dBm line-level output for connection to professional equipment. For those customers who don't use iPhones, the HiFi-M8 LX model features a TOSLINK optical input to accommodate a SPDIF input signal, instead of the iPhone input.
All models also offer a 24-bit/192kHz USB input for use as a portable USB DAC. What's more, the HiFi-M8 offers a number of tone shaping controls to EQ and customize the sound for the best synergy with a variety of headphones.
The HiFi-M8 is available now and sells for US$699.99. The HiFi-M8 PRO sells for $599.99. For more information, go to http://www.centrance.com .