Arcam has introduced the US$249.99 Arcam rPAC (http://macte.ch/28EZW), an USB, bus-powered DAC and headphone amplifier designed to improve the audio performance of Mac and PC computers.
It’s compact enough to be transportable. The Arcam rPAC provides high-end headphone sound from just about any computer, according to the folks at Arcam. Using a digital to analogue converter (DAC) and Arcam’s audio circuitry, the rPAC takes audio files stored on a Mac or PC and delivers converts them into “beautiful music with stunning clarity and precision.”
The rPAC takes the signal from the computer via USB and re clocks and de-jitters the signal and delivers it through a low noise output stage direct to your system amp analogue input or via its high quality headphone amplifier. It also sports enhanced RF suppression for noisy digital environments.