The Audioquest DragonFly Cobalt, the companies new flagship DAC, takes what music lovers around the world have come to expect from the multi-award-winning DragonFly family—naturally beautiful, seductive sound—and strips away fuzz and fog that weren’t even noticeable until Cobalt removed them.
How is this possible? Like the critically acclaimed DragonFly Red, Cobalt has the robust 2.1-volt output to drive almost any headphone, uses a bit-perfect digital volume control for outstanding signal-to-noise ratio, enables seamless compatibility with Apple and Android devices, and is an exceptionally competent and affordable MQA Renderer.
AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt Key Features:
ENCLOSURE AND ACCESSORIES
- Cobalt blue automotive finish with silver lettering
- Protective endcap
- Contoured enclosure
- Leatherette travel pouch
- DragonTail USB-C adaptor
- Up to 24-bit / 96kHz
- 2.1 Volts, Direct-coupled, high output: Enough power to easily drive the widest range of headphones. When used as a line-level device (volume set to 100%), DF Cobalt’s 2.1 volts provide enough power to drive all preamplifiers, integrated amplifiers, or receiver inputs.
- ESS Sabre 9601
- Microchip PIC32MX274, Same features as Red and Black, but reduces current draw and increases processing speed by 33%
- ESS ES9038Q2M, with minimum-phase slow roll-off filter for more natural sound.
- 64-Bit Bit-Perfect Digital Volume Control
- Apple OS 10.6.8 and later | Microsoft Windows 7 and later | Linux (no technical support provided)
- Apple iOS 5 and later (requires Apple Camera Adapter; Lightning to USB 3 recommended) | Android 5.0 and later (requires micro-USB DragonTail, USB-C DragonTail, or other USB adaptors for Android devices)
- In Gordon Rankin’s monoClock® technology, a single ultra-low-jitter clock generated from the ESS DAC chip runs the headphone amplifier, as well as all microcontroller functionalities, enabling DragonFly to produce greater resolution and clarity than DACs that employ multiple clocks.
- 12mm (h) x 19mm (w) x 57mm (l)
Download the Dragonfly Comparison Chart HERE