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What is the difference between the USB ports on the front and the rear panels of the USB DAC amplifier, and what devices are supported?

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The following table provides information about the differences between the front and rear USB ports, as well as device compatibility.



Playable audio file formats

 High-Resolution Audio playback

Charging of mobile devices*1

Devices that can be connected


 Xperia *1

 Walkman *1

 iPod/iPhone *1

 USB FRONT(USB-A connector)

  • PCM
    • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz
    • Data bit length: 16 bit

(USB-B connector)

  • PCM
    • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/88.2 kHz/96 kHz/176.4 kHz/192 kHz
    • Data bit length: 16 bit/24 bit/32 bit
  • DSD (2.8 MHz/5.6 MHz)




*1 Compatible devices only
*2 A dedicated driver is necessary
*3 On a Mac computer, DSD files can be played using Hi-Res Audio Player Ver. 1.1.0 or higher
*4 A conversion cable is needed (WMC-NWH10)
*5 When connecting a computer, Walkman or Xperia device supporting High-Resolution Audio