What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio captures the full essence of songs by preserving the detailed texture and nuances lost in formats like MP3 due to compression. Spectra delivers the entire sound spectrum from original master recordings, surpassing CD quality, up to 32-Bit/384kHz.

Where to Find High-Resolution Music?

We recommend starting with these providers for high-resolution tracks:

  • HDTracks
  • Primephonic
  • Chandos
  • e-onkyo music
  • mora
  • music.jp
  • Ototoy
  • Victor Studio HD-Music

Recommended Audio Programs for High-Res Audio

  • Windows and macOS: Amarra, Audirvana, BitPerfect, Pure Music, JRiver, Roon, Tidal
  • iOS and Android: iAudiogate, Poweramp, Tidal

What is a DAC?

A DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) turns digital audio files into an analog wave for speakers and headphones. Spectra provides studio-grade quality conversion, distinguishing it from other DACs.

Setting the Volume Level

The volume is controlled by your device’s master volume—no dials or gain controls needed.

Charging Requirements

Spectra uses an energy-efficient DAC chip, eliminating the need for charging a battery, for hassle-free use.

Does Spectra Get Hot?

Thanks to its energy efficiency, Spectra generates minimal heat, making it more comfortable to use than other portable DACs.

Compatibility with Devices

Spectra is compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android via USB 2.0. Appropriate adapters are required for different USB ports, like Apple’s USB camera adapter for iOS or an OTG-compatible adapter for Type-C devices.

Suitable Headphones

Spectra performs optimally with headphones up to 300 ohms.

Driver Requirements

For Windows users, a specific driver is available for download in the Downloads section. Spectra also supports macOS, iOS, and Android without the need for special drivers.