The Peachtree Shift is MADE In Canada!
Top version with Tan leather finish and carry case. Now back in stock!
Shift is a cutting edge USB DAC, that you can use to upgrade the sound to a stereo, powered speakers or headphones. It can operate with a computer and can run self powered from its large built in battery, making it compatible with IOS products, directly with the included lightning to usb cable, as well as most current Android products, with the included mini-micro USB cable. It is hooked up in store with an ipad. shift is a certified apple compatibile product, with the logo on the box, for compatibility with IOS devices.
Shift includes all cables for computer, Android and IOS device hook up. There is an optional case which is handy if you will be using it with a phone frequently - the Shift and a modern phone fit together nicely in the protective case.
The Shift has high/low gain, for headphones and earphones and can trickle charge your phone when connected. ** We have several similar devices in store and the shift's built in headphone amp has a much larger spread in output from low to high gain. Low gives a good volume range for earphones while high gain is much more powerful, more so than the specs indicate and it is more effective than other similar products with full size headphones.
The Shift features an ESS Sabre dac - Peachtree has been using ESS chips for many years - and it can decode pretty much an file you have or can buy, from mp3 up to the ultra rare 32 bit/384khz files, or DSD 2.8 or 5.6 files. It also provides a strong 1.8v line out (many portable dacs have a 1v line out which can be a bit weak going into an amp or receiver) making it a good source to go into powered speakers or a stereo.
headfonics.com: It has a fairly full sounding low end with a forward sounding midrange, realistic vocal presence and a slightly laid back and forgiving treble presence. The Shift tonally is quite different to say the HA-2 which has a colder more neutral presentation... There is just no comparison, the Shift is by far the more powerful and dynamic DAC/Amp and can easily get decent volume on say an LCD-2 without even breaking a sweat.
From Peachtree: shift is a USB Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier designed to bypass the headphone output on your smartphone, tablet or personal computer and provide exceptional sound quality. The built-in battery pack provides up to eight hours of playback per charge.
Shift can also be connected directly to the USB port on a personal computer to drive your headphones or interface with your powered speakers in a desktop “computer audio” system. In addition, whenever shift is plugged into a USB port on your computer it is recharging its internal battery pack.
The Peachtree shift’s headphone amplifier is an ultra-low-noise design that can power sensitive in-ear monitors to power-hungry over- the-ear models. Shift is an asynchronous design featuring two internal clocks that minimize jitter from the source device at all sampling rates. Audio Signal Compatibility
PCM 16, 24 and 32-bit @ 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 and 384kHz
DSD @ 2.8 and 5.6 MHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 103dB unweighted (20Hz-22kHz)
Output Impedance: 1Ω
Headphone Output Level (@1kHz):
- 230mW into 16Ω
- 136mW into 32Ω
- 65mW into 300Ω
Line Output Level: 1.8Vrms
Accessories included: Lightning Cable, Android Crossover/OTG Cable, USB Cable, Leather Carrying Case
Dimensions and Weight
Length: 5.0" (127mm)
Width: 2.6" (67mm)
Height: 0.9" (24mm)
Weight: 6.5oz (184g)
One year parts and labour