This product solves the problem of degraded USB Audio from PC/Mac/Streamer to an outboard asynchronous USB DAC. By providing a near perfect +5V power input to the DAC, all noise from the source computer is eliminated providing tangible benefits:
The decoding of the USB data at the physical layer interface becomes perfect.
A lower noise floor delivers deeper silence and more dynamic range.
The DAC chip analog conversion reveals more clarity, instrument delineation, better voices, snappier transients, wider staging and a more powerful low end.
You can resell or re-purpose those expensive USB cables. The MP-U1 delivers the same benefit as cables costing many hundreds of dollars.
Top of the line rechargeable Panasonic 3400mAh batteries provide more than 30 hours of continuous playback with a powered DAC. Use a short (18cm or less) bridge USB cable from MP-U1 to DAC.
(For the ultimate in isolation, combine the MP-U1 with an Intona isolator. Contact AudioWise for more information).