If your computer’s sound card leaves a lot to be desired, you can bypass it with the Audioengine D2 Premium 24-bit Wireless DAC. Connect the digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to your computer, and you’ll be able to wirelessly stream HD audio to any system. It’s a high-quality USB wireless computer DAC, a wireless USB-to-SPDIF converter, and a wireless optical PCM-to-stereo link in one device. The D2 includes USB and optical inputs and a high-performance DAC, and it operates independently of your home’s WiFi network. No software is required for setup, and it can playback any files that your computer can play. The D2 “processes digital audio at any bit depth up to 24 bits and sample rates to 192KHz, then sends your music over-the-air at 24/96. It accepts USB or PCM-stereo optical and will automatically configure to match either of these inputs.” The Audioengine D2 Premium 24-bit Wireless DAC is $599.00 a set, and you can audition it in your home for 30 days.
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