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Upgrade your smartphones and PCs to a HI-FI system with the most compact and powerful USB audio DAC
Upgrade your smartphones and PCs to a HI-FI system with the most compact and powerful USB audio DAC
Upgrade your smartphones and PCs to a HI-FI system with the most compact and powerful USB audio DAC
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Adapt Audio DAC - SOUND UPGRADE for MUSIC LOVERS and GAMER

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Our ears are open to great music every day. All the sound effects from games give us hints what's coming next. But you are still missing out the details.

Adapt is only Digital to Analog Converter(DAC) YOU WILL NEED to turn smartphones and PCs into an incredibly powerful Hi-Fi audio source device worth the money of the device itself.

Have you ever fell deep inside an emotion that the music you loved gave you?
John Coltrane's Central Park west right during this fall season.
San Juan Sunset by Deodato while looking at the setting sun across the ocean horizon.
Late at night listening to Bill Evans Trio's Stella by Starlight.
We are sure you have your list of your own and with Adapt Reference Audio DAC, this experience is amplified with more stable, clear details inside the music.

Adapt is designed with philosophy and engineered from fundamentals. All the features and every little detail interconnect to create One flawless audio DAC.

With Adapt, you don't have to listen to a low in quality and volume music or carry another expensive bulky Digital Audio Player (DAP).
Just a single Adapt completely upgrades your audio effortlessly.

Adapt will be an upgrade to your ear and your life. Enjoy the sunset and enjoy the rain with the Adapt on your hands.

<Adapt is the solution>
<Adapt is the solution>
  • Adapt Reference is for serious music listeners, music producers, hardcore gamers and anyone who wants to fully expand their listening experience. 
  • Adapt Standard is an affordable Hi-Fi DAC for audiophile beginners and enthusiasts who have interests in better music. 
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<Adapt model comparison>
<Adapt model comparison>

The concept of Adapt started in February 2018. The audio DACs out in the market were bulky, expensive, or had a mediocre performance. So, we wanted to make a compact, reasonably priced, high performing DAC that can last long in this fast-changing world. 

<Adapt early concept sketch>
<Adapt early concept sketch>

 ESS, the best performer in the audio market

Adapt uses the latest ESS 32bit SABRE Hi-Fi ES9218P DAC with the Triple Filtered Power Supply for the most stable yet dynamic audio experience. 

For MUSIC LOVERS: Have a seat in the middle of a small classic jazz bar at late-night or in a large orchestra hall waiting for the orchestra to finish their tuning.
For GAMERS: Catch the slightest noise your enemy makes in the wide open grass field. 


ULTRA HIGH Precision sound.

The two temperature compensated crystal oscillators(TCXO) in the Adapt Reference model differentiates itself from other portable audio DAC having more clean and consistent sound just like the high-end audio system.

In simpler words, A quartz watch is off by 50 seconds per month and a regular digital device's Oscillator is off by 25 seconds per month. But, TCXO is off by only 1.3 seconds per month. That's some accuracy.

Adapt Reference has two TCXOs dedicated to 44.1kHz and 48kHz native sampling rates. Dedicated frequency minimizes the even the tiniest error during the sampling rate conversion process. 

Adapt's high precision and high resolution gives you the best sound experience for any audio playback. Even the normal compressed music files and Youtube videos will sound much better.

<High resolution and extra power with Adapt>
<High resolution and extra power with Adapt>

Just like HI-FI  

Adapt product design represents the identity of Dense. In its simple compact design, innovative twin heat sink design using aluminum alloy keeps the hardware inside maintain an optimum temperature. Stable system temperature means stable performance and extended product life.


Adapt = Power in simplicity

Adapt can connect to iPhones, Android phones, macOS, Windows PC with a single USB Type C connection. Volume is synced with the source device for an easy user interface.
2Vrms output can drive active speakers and any headphones in the market including high impedance professional headphones.
1.6" x 0.8" x 0.4" (40.5mm x 20mm x 10mm) size and 0.4oz (12g) in weight is made for portability.

<Simple as that>
<Simple as that>
<Adapt Interface>
<Adapt Interface>

These are some of the measurement comparing Adapt Reference, popular DAC Dragonfly Red, and  MacBook Pro, Which represents most of the popular devices' performance. As music lovers ourselves, data is not everything in audio, but it gives an idea how much it can perform.

The Frequency response of Adapt Reference is much wider than the other's and better in Total Harmonic Distortion(THD). You will be surprised how much Superior sound Adapt can give you.

<Frequency Response : From Top Adapt Reference, Dragonfly Red, Macbook Pro>
<Frequency Response : From Top Adapt Reference, Dragonfly Red, Macbook Pro>
<THD measurement : From Top Adapt Reference, Dragonfly Red, Macbook Pro>
<THD measurement : From Top Adapt Reference, Dragonfly Red, Macbook Pro>

 * The ticks at 200Hz, 2kHz, and 20kHz is a noise from the measuring equipment.

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Adapt x 1  
USB Type C cable x 1 
Quick Guide x 1

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USB Type C  ↔  Lightning, Standard USB, Micro USB Converter x 1 
<What's inside?>
<What's inside?>
SUPER EARLY BIRD + Adapt Future Fan SPECIAL!!!
This is a first edition Prototype PCB plated with a real gold.
It is a symbolic item to us as this marks the start of our long journey.
 
<Prototype PCB Key-ring!>
<Prototype PCB Key-ring!>

Large part of the R&D is already done. Most of the time will be spent on tooling and making purchase orders for materials after the successful funding.
Due to extremely high demand for the MLCC parts around the world, MLCC purchase order will be placed when the funding reaches the 70% mark. SInce the final product package is small, we expect to be able to ship the whole Kickstarter batch within February 2019. 


<Second Prototype with aluminum housing>
<Second Prototype with aluminum housing>

 

    
 

Risks and challenges

We are a group full of experience in this industry. We have accounted all the possible risk in advance to have the Adapt delivered to our backers on time. But we will still try best to shorten the delivery time whenever it's possible.

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