Astell&Kern PEE51 USB-C Dual DAC launched in India

Astell&Kern, a South Korean audio company, has announced the launch of their USB-C DAC called the PEE51 in India. It features a dual DAC configuration that is designed for Android smartphones, Windows 10 PC, Tablet and MacOS devices.

The PEE51 has a very compact design with polished metal zinc alloy body, measuring in at 17mm x 50mm x 10.3mm. It  has dual DACs built-in, which are two Cirrus Logic CS43198 MasterHIFi DACs. The DACs enable support for high-resolution audio playback up to native DSD256 and 32bit/384kHz.

Along with the DACs, the PEE51 has an independent analog amplifier, which result in distortion free, live, warm and clear sound. The custom-made  4-core silver-plated copper cable has a Technora aramid fibre at its core, that ensure high-durability.


DAC Cirrus Logic CS43198 x 2
Sample Rate PCM: Support up to 32bit/384kHz
DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
Input USB Type-C Input
Output 3.5mm headphone
Dimensions USB Plug: 12mm[W] x 20mm[H] x 8.2mm[D]
3.5mm Headphone: 17mm[W] x 50mm[H] x 10.3mm[D]
Weight: Approx. 25g
Frequency response ± 0.030 (Condition: 20 Hz~20 kHz)
S/N: 118dB at 1kHz, Unbalanced
THD+N: 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
IMD SMPTE: 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced
Output impedance 2 Ohm
Output power or voltage 2Vrms (condition no load)

The Astell&Kern USB-C Dual DAC PEE51 is priced at Rs.10,999 and is available on Headphone Zone.