This is the THX Onyx, a tiny pocket DAC-amplifier designed to improve the sound of your smartphone, PC or Mac

The portable audio It has become especially important in recent years thanks to mobile devices and the rise of all types of headphones. However, manufacturers do not always pay special attention to the electronics necessary to extract the full potential of our digital archives.

This is where we can bet on the use of a Portable DAC that improves the serial capacity of our mobiles and computers, acting as an intermediary between the sound source and the headset.

Thx Onyx

And in this direction comes the new release of THX, known for its audio standards and certifications for cinemas and home theater equipment, under the name of Onyx. This is a 7.2x14x210mm dongle with USB-C port at one end and audio output jack de 3,5 mm in the other one.

We can connect it to an Android smartphone, a PC, Mac or iOS mobile with the respective Lightning to USB adapter and its ESS ES9281PRO DAC and integrated amplifier THX AAA (Achromatic Audio Amplifier) ​​is capable of working with headphones of between 22 y 600 ohm.

According to the manufacturer, the amplifier can reduce harmonic distortion by patient 40 dB and deliver “extremely low noise and distortion” levels with a dynamic range of 118 dB.

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The equipment is also capable of decoding the audio system Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) and it has a series of colored LEDs that indicate the quality of the file being played, the sampling frequency and if it is a DSD and MQA format.

Price and availability

The THX Onyx DAC-adapter will go on sale this month from the page web the THX and from Razer for a price of 210 euros.

More information | THX


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