The UDA-1 is a small but versatile DAC with an amplifier that is powerful enough to drive small bookshelf speakers or headphones. Sony UDA-1 works best in a chamber office environment or when you need the best dacs under $1000 to work with a computer. It connects to a computer via USB and plays any digital files. The output signal can be fed to headphones, to a standard RCA line-out or acoustics. The device fits into a compact housing.
Turning on the DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) mode softens the sound, but the effect is not very strong. The output power of the device is 23 W per channel which is enough to produce the acoustic sound.
Sony UDA1/B Pros and Cons
- Sony Hi-Res audio player lets you enjoy any format to the fullest
- You can get your speakers hooked while listening in headphones
- Built-in optical and coax inputs
- The resolution of the track is displayed on the front
- Auto-off is possible
- The exceptional quality of the build
- Installation of the software is pretty easy
- Compact size
- The remote controller has plenty of useful functions
- The range of displayed resolutions is limited
- Type of DCD isn’t shown
- Unstable when pairing with Mac