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Apogee Groove

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Apogee Groove

Apogee Groove is the best portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC

MEET APOGEE GROOVE

Apogee Groove is the best portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC. Groove takes the same high quality audio technology found in the world’s most prestigious recording studios and delivers it to your laptop. Connect Groove to your computer’s USB port and your headphones or powered speakers to Groove’s audio output. It’s that easy.
Groove’s output provides ample power at any impedance and Apogee’s Constant Current DriveTM technology makes your headphones sound their best. You’ll be amazed by the difference in sound quality - the precise stereo image, punchy bass and stunningly clear high-hats.

RECORDED BY APOGEE. PLAYED BY GROOVE.

For 30 years Apogee has been an innovator and industry leader in
digital audio recording. From rock to classical, hip-hop to country, and reggae to jazz, the world’s most successful artists, producers and audio engineers rely on Apogee gear to capture GRAMMY winning recordings.
Now, for the first time, Apogee Groove takes this same recording studio technology and makes it available in a simple take-anywhere device dedicated to delivering the ultimate listening experience.

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HIGHLIGHTS

■ USB 2.0 connection to Mac and PC
■ Up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
■ ESS Sabre DAC
■ Enhances your iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Pandora or
other music listening experiences
■ Constant Current DriveTM provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
■ Quad Sum DACTM, 4 DACs per channel for highest dynamic range and lowest distortion

■ Asynchronous clocking
■ Multi-color LEDs for status and level indication
■ Powered by USB
■ Top panel buttons adjust and mute volume
■ Compact and portable
(95mm L x 30mm W x 16mm H)
■ Premium aluminum build quality
■ Built in the USA

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HD650

Sennheiser HD 650

HD Momentum

Sennheiser Momentum

HD650

Sennheiser HD 650

HD380

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro

QUAD SUM DACTM

Groove also features a Quad Sum DACTM design which employs four digital-to-analog converters per channel to achieve the highest dynamic range and lowest distortion (THD+N) of any device in its class.

ESS SABRE DAC TECHNOLOGY

ESS Sabre32 32-bit Hyperstream DAC with Time Domain Jitter Eliminator offers unequaled dynamic range, ultra low distortion, and unmatched audio clarity free from input jitter.

WHAT IS A DAC AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

If you’re a music lover and you want the best listening experience, one of the key ingredients in the quality of your sound is the digital-to-analog converter or DAC.

A DAC takes the digital information on your computer and translates it into analog sound you can hear through your headphones and speakers.

NOT ALL DACS ARE CREATED EQUAL

Your computer has a DAC built-in, however without a high quality DAC like Groove, you will miss out on much of the subtlety, detail and dimension of music you listen to - regardless of what headphones or speakers you use.

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SPECIFICATIONS

D/A Conversion:

■ THD+N: -107 dB with 600 Ohm load @ 16 dBu
■ THD+N: -100dB with 30 Ohm load @ 10.5 dBu
■ Dynamic Range: 117dB a-weighted
■ Frequency response: 10Hz - 20K +/- 0.2dB
■ Max output level: 225mW into 30 Ohm 40mW into 600 Ohm
■ 8 channel ESS DAC (4 DAC’s per channel)

In the Box:

■ Groove
■ USB cable (1’)
■ Carrying pouch
■ Product booklet
(Quick Start Guide, Warranty Information)
■ Instructions for download of software and
complete documentation

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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