Keces Audio S3 DAC Headphone Amplifier & Preamplifier

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Keces Audio S3 DAC Headphone Amplifier & Preamplifier | Audio Emotion

Keces Audio S3 DAC Headphone Amplifier & Preamplifier | Audio Emotion
Keces Audio S3 DAC Headphone Amplifier & Preamplifier | Audio Emotion
Keces Audio S3 DAC Headphone Amplifier & Preamplifier | Audio Emotion
Keces Audio S3 DAC Headphone Amplifier & Preamplifier | Audio Emotion

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When KECES S3 arrived at my door I knew it had great potential mainly because of its high-performance volume control and power filtering, but I was not prepared for this kind of audio performance, especially at this price point.

As a DAC and headphone amp combo, it plays in a game of its own since there aren’t a lot of units that I am aware of playing in the same ballpark. Want to use it from portable headphones to hard to drive headphones? Be my guest, S3 will do that with gobs of power to spare.

Want to use it with a power amp controlling your passive speakers or directly with a pair of active speakers? Sure, why not? With its remote and perfectly matched volume control it can’t be more convenient that this.

S3 possesses such a fast, punchy and engaging sound signature that it should be banned. You know when I think about it - all DACs that I am aware of can sound slow, smooth and easy going with the right music, but only very few of them can sound as fast, engaging and fun as S3.

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- Sound News - 5 Stars
Stock code: KECES-S3


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    Product Information

    • High Quality Toroidal Power Transformer
    • High-performance DAC-ESS ES9026PRO.
    • USB DAC: PCM 32 bit/384kHz and DSD DSD64(DoP)/DSD128 (DoP)
    • DSD64/DSD128/DSD256 (ASIO Native).
    • COAXIAL/OPTICAL DAC: PCM 24 bit/192kHz and DSD DSD64(DoP).
    • Placed Balanced/Unbalanced Headphone output: Max Output Power 2000mW + 2000mW@32ohms.
    • Placed RCA/XLR Input/Output interface: Could be a Preamplifier.
    • Volume Control System: 128 step attenuator. Accurate control volume to achieve left/right channel balanced.
    • Isolation circuit: Completely separates the grounding of the digital and analog sections.
    • Volume/Source/Sampling display using OLED has excellent visibility.
    • The 4mm thickness of the aluminum chassis to effective to blocks EMI/RFI interference.
    • The full-metal body realizes both vibration control and elegant style in an A4-size body that enables placement on a desktop to be a PC HIFI system or to be a small stereo system.

    Digital Input Specifications

    COAXIAL PCM support up to 16-24Bit /44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz. DSD support up to DSD64 (DoP).
    OPTICAL PCM support up to 16-24Bit /44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz. DSD support up to DSD64 (DoP).
    USB PCM support up to 16-32Bit/44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz、352.8kHz、384kHz. DSD support up to DSD64(DoP)/DSD128 (DoP) DSD64/DSD128/DSD256 (ASIO Native)

    Analog Input Specificaitons

    XLR Input Impedance: 47k Ω.
    Max Input Level: 10Vrms.
    Input/Output Gain: 0dB
    RCA Input Impedance: 47k Ω.
    Max Input Level: 5Vrms.
    Input/Output Gain: 0dB

    Analog Output

    XLR SNR: >-122dB 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting.
    THD+N: <0.0004% at 1kHz A-Weighting.
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz(+0dB/-0.09dB).
    Channel Crosstalk: >-124dB@1kHz.
    XLR output: 0-4Vrms Adjustable at 0dBFS.
    RCA SNR: >-119dB 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting.
    THD+N: <0.0007% at 1kHz A-Weighting.
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (+0dB/-0.03dB).
    Channel Crosstalk: >-122dB@1kHz.
    RCA output: 0-2Vrms Adjustable at 0dBFS.

    Headphone Output

    XLR_4PIN SNR: >-120db 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting.
    THD+N: <0.00115% at 1kHz A-Weighting at 300ohms 100mW.
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (+0dB/-0.09dB).
    Output Impedance: 0.6ohms.
    Output Power: 2000mW at 32ohms at THD+N=0.1%.
    1200mW at 300ohms at THD+N=0.1%.
    650mW at 600ohms at THD+N=0.1%.
    6.35mm SNR: >-108db 20Hz-20kHz A-Weighting.
    THD+N: <0.0015% at 1kHz A-Weighting at 300ohms 100mW.
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (+0dB/-0.09dB).
    Output Impedance: 0.6ohms.
    Output Power: 1200mW at 32ohms at THD+N=0.1%.
    350mW at 300ohms at THD+N=0.1%.
    175mW at 600ohms at THD+N=0.1%.
    AC Input Voltage 110V-120V, 60Hz / 220V-240V, 50Hz (Switchable)
    Power Consumption 30 Watts
    Casing 4mm Aluminum
    Dimension (WxDxH) 300x220x66mm
    Weight 4KG

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