A new integrated USB-DAC cable has launched via Kickstarter this month and has already raised over three times its required pledge goal thanks to nearly 600 backers with still 20 days left on its campaign. Ztella has been designed to provide users with a new level of sound quality sound quality by bypassing the phone’s internal conversion using a digital USB connection.
Ztella supports sampling frequencies up to 384kHz with 32-bit depth (8x of CD sampling) and DSD 1-bit encoding up to 5.6MHz (2x of SACD sampling), which eliminates unnecessary sample-rate and bit-depth conversion. Early bird pledges for the Ztella integrated USB-DAC cable are available from roughly £31 and worldwide shipping is expected to take place before the end of 2019. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the cable and its features.
“HDTV brought premium video quality to the market and raised the expectations of consumers; now, the availability of HD Audio streaming is raising the expectations of audio quality. HD audio is often limited by the hardware on the user side. In the past, consumers would need to invest in bulky, dedicated hardware that was clumsy and quickly drained batteries. Ztella is designed to change the equation and bring HD audio to the mainstream. Ztella is small, simple, and efficient. Just connect it to your mobile phone and headphones and start rediscovering your music.”