Kills USB power noise by ‘breaking’ the earth/ground loops in the correct way. It significantly reduces the system noise floor and makes for better dynamic contrast, warmth, and resolution.
Inject 5 volts of clean power clean via the ‘separate’ micro port. This disconnects the USB power from the PC and replaces it with clean external power. For ultra-low noise, use our 5-volt iPower X. Adding the separate 5 volts to the unit is necessary to ‘break’ the earth/ground on USB-powered DACs. This is not required for DACs with an internally-powered USB section.
‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 has a more exhaustive wiring specification which allows for a greater amount of audio transfer while still being backward compatible. The units incorporate high-quality gold-plated connectors for optimal signal transfer.