Friday, September 7, 2012

Enermax DreamBass Genie AP001

Enermax DreamBass Genie AP001

Why You'll Dig it:

With a name like "DreamBass," you might expect a lot from something not much bigger than a thimble stuck on an L-shaped USB adapter. (This is so the DreamBass will stand upright when plugged into a notebook.) The DreamBass Genie lives up to expectations, however, because it works some impressive magic without the use of drivers. Just plug it in and enjoy.

Using VIA’s VT1620A audio chips, the device runs your audio stream through a handful of post-processing algorithms and backs it with a +6dB boost at 80Hz. Bass goes from sounding like something passing through a long cardboard tube to being right there in your head, significantly richer and deeper. Mids suddenly rematerialize, eliminating that "hollow" feel so prevalent with integrated audio. The DreamBass Genie doesn’t do that much with the highs, but the improved channel separation makes highs cleaner and more prominent.

Enermax’s old-school vacuum tube look is appealing, as is the device’s compatibility support for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

Conclusion:

You get big sound from a tiny package. This little gem is now a permanent fixture in our notebook bag.

Product Details:

Special Tube Design USB Audio;
Latest VIA VT1620A chips;
Built-in Hardware Linear Headphone Amplifier;
Rocking standalone Bass Booster @ 80Hz, +6dB;
Compliant with USB Audio Class 1.0;
Support Stereo Input for line-in or Mic-in with 3.5mm connector;
Support Stereo Output with 3.5mm phone jack;
Flash LED playback indicator;
Support 24/16 Bit, 16/32/48/96 KHz Playback, THD-N -80dB, SNR 95dB;
Support 24/16 Bit, 16/32/48/96 KHz Recording, THD-N -80dB, SNR 95dB;
Support OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac, Linux;
Plug & Play, No driver required ;

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: AP001;
Case material:
- Shell: PC
- Chassis: ABS
- Cover: ABS + Cr plated
Main Chip: VIA VT1620A;
Operating Voltage: 5V;
Operating temperature: 0° C to +50° C;
Storage temperature: -10° C to +70° C;
Humidity: 0% to 90%;
Interface: Mini USB Port;
Earphone Out: Stereo 3.5 mm jack;
Microphone In: Stereo 3.5 mm jack;
Support Output: 24/16 Bit, 16/32/48/96 KHz Playback, THD-N -80dB, SNR 95dB;
Support Input: 24/16 Bit, 16/32/48/96 KHz Recording, THD-N -80dB, SNR 95dB;
OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac, Linux;

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