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The AV Shop Blog — M3

The FiiO K1: An Introduction

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The FiiO K1: An Introduction

Do you need a DAC? Actually, the initial question should be ‘what is a DAC?’ because for those not in the know, these three letters can be the difference between dull, flat sound and inspirational audio. The simple answer is that a DAC (or Digital-to-Analogue Converter) converts digital data into an analogue signal (with ADCs providing an inverse functionality). The slightly more complex answer is that digital data in the form of a binary stream (as in 11000000110100110) is decoded by the DAC into a current, voltage or electrical charge which in turn drives an amplifier which in turn drives...

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FiiO M3 DAP: A Product Guide

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FiiO M3 DAP: A Product Guide

By this point you should all be well versed in FiiO’s quality X-series digital audio players. If you’re not quite up to speed you can check out our thought on the upcoming X7 here or our product review of the X1 here. For two years FiiO nurtured the X-series and in the process brought to market some of the finest budget DAPs available. From the original X3 to the aforementioned X7; each has been a step up in value and quality, each has cemented the brand ambition of audiophile-grade sound for all. Now, to the surprise of almost everybody, FiiO have added...

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