Orchard Audio introduces the PecanPi+ DAC and PecanPi+ Streamer, further expanding the highly reviewed line of PecanPi® products. The PecanPi+ DAC leverages Asahi Kasei Microdevices’ (AKM) latest flagship AK4499EXEQ digital-to-analog converter (DAC), and AK9141EQ ΔΣ modulator chips. The 4499 utilizes the latest multi-bit switched resistor DAC method, employing VELVETSOUND™ technology.
AKM’s design separates the digital processing and the digital-to-analog conversion into separate devices, minimizing the effects of digital noise within the analog output and resulting in a noticeable improvement in both sound quality and signal to noise ratio. The PecanPi+ design fully explores the benefits of the latest technological advancement in audio reproduction, providing pure, unaltered audio that wholly reproduces the source material. The AKM chips are coupled with extremely low noise power supplies, an ultra-low jitter clock, and the latest high-performance audio operational amplifiers from Burr-Brown (Texas Instruments). This enables the PecanPi+ DAC to achieve staggering performance.
The PecanPi+ Streamer is a plug-and-play high-resolution music streamer. Control music wirelessly using your phone, tablet, or computer. The device can also be connected to any digital transport utilizing S/PDIF. The PecanPi+ DAC is ideal for do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts.
PecanPi vs. PecanPi+
Additional specifications and test results can be found on Orchard Audio’s website.
Orchard Audio is offering preorder prices on its website until the end of March. Both the PecanPi+ DAC and PecanPi+ Streamer will start shipping in mid to late May.