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Questyle CMA Twelve Standard Balanced Headphone Amplifier, Pre-Amp & USB DAC - Black

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  • Twelve Years Current Mode Amplification Technology Anniversary Edition

  • Latest flagship DAC and headphone amplifier combination

  • Precision machined aircraft-grade aluminium 6063 chassis

  • Current Mode Amplification technology provides original studio sound

  • Four amplifiers provide forceful driving power and ultra-low distortion level

Questyle CMA Twelve Standard Balanced Headphone Amplifier, Pre-Amp & USB DAC - Black

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Questyle CMA Twelve

Marking the 12th anniversary of Questyle's Current Mode Amplification technology conception, the CMA Twelve is the new top of the line DAC and headphone amplifier combination. Able to run pure class-A and equipped with dual AKM4490 DAC chips and True DSD support Questyle CMA Twelve exceeds standard audio performance.

Brimming with patented innovations the CMA Twelve rises above the design of traditional amplifiers. With the unique Current Mode Amplification technology the CMA Twelve is able to offer a listening experience that matches the original sound in the studio. Designed with True DSD technology and AKM AK4490 DAC chip the CMA Twelve processes DSD signals without any PCM converting and to provide authentic True DSD execution.

To be able to work in pure Class A the chassis of the CMA Twelve has been crafted from special aircraft-grade Aluminium providing very effective heat dispersion while minimising mechanical vibration resonances. CMA Twelve drives any headphone or speaker with authority and to their full potential.

Exceptional listening.

Questyle CMA Twelve

Complete Performance
CMA Twelve is designed with four groups of Current Mode amplifiers, exhibiting forceful driving power and an ultra-low distortion level. CMA Twelve will give full performance to your headphone or speaker systems with power and finesse.

Balanced Connection
Balanced headphones with a 4.4mm connector are a rising trend with many headphone manufacturers launching products with 4.4mm connections. CMA Twelve is Questyle’s first device to feature the 4.4mm jack and Questyle is committed to supporting this growing trend.

Digital Studio Monitor
CMA Twelve supports a professional AES input and 4-pin balanced XLR output. Live recordings can be monitored in real time via the 6.35mm headphone output. Output level matching is user switchable between Studio and Standard mode.

Highest Streaming Quality
Digital audio signals from your PC, music server, CD or Blu-ray can be sent to the CMA Twelve via AES, SPDIF, Optical or USB. Current Mode Amplification, True DSD and 3x Clock Asynchronous Transmission allow the CMA Twelve to offer outstanding performance.

 

Questyle CMA Twelve

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Headphone Amplifier/DAC

  • Outputs: 4.4 mm balanced headphone jack / 4PIN balanced headphone jack / 6.35mm headphone jack
  • Max Output Power: 247mW @ 300Ω / 900mW @ 32Ω (6.35mm headphone jack) / 825mW @ 300Ω / 2W @ 32Ω (balanced headphone jack)
  • THD + N: 0.00070% @Po=100mW, 300Ω / 0.00167% @ Po=50mW, 32Ω
  • Frequency Response: DC-20kHz, 24Bit, 192kHz / DC-80kHz, 24Bit, 192kHz
  • SNR: 112dB, non-weighting

Preamp/DAC

  • UCB Type B Input: Support 44.1kHz-384kHz/16Bit-32Bit PCM and DSD Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, as well as DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 of DoP format
  • OS Support: Win XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10 and Mac OS)
  • Digital Input & Output: SPDIF input and output, Optical input, AES/EBU input
  • Support 44.1kHz-192kHz/16Bit-24Bit PCM
  • Connections: Balanced XLR x1 pair, unbalanced RCA x1 pair
  • STANDARD 14dBu: XLR: 5.084V RCA: 2.549V
  • STUDIO 20dBu: XLR: 8.887V RCA: 4.475V
  • THD+N@STUDIO 20dBu: XLR: minimum at 0.00085% RCA: minimum at 0.00115%
  • SNR: XLR:>112dB RCA: >109dB (non-weighting)
  • FIX/ADJ: Fixed Output Mode or Adjustable Output Mode of the pre-amp.

General

  • Working Status: Pure Class A
  • Voltage: 100-120V or 220-230V, switchable
  • Power Consumption: 17W
  • Dimensions: 330mm×200mm×55mm
  • Weight: 2.4kg

Chassis

  • Materials: Aircraft-grade Aluminium 6063
  • Heat Level: 45°C
  • Thickness: 10mm
  • Machining Precision: ±0.02mm

 

FEATURES

  • Latest flagship DAC and headphone amplifier combination
  • Twelve years Current Mode Amplification technology anniversary edition
  • Precision machined aircraft-grade aluminium 6063 chassis
  • Very high efficiency of heat dissipation and resonance control
  • Current Mode Amplification technology provides original studio sound
  • Pure Class A BIAS control system drives headphones or speakers to full potential
  • True DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology and AKM AK4490 DAC chip
  • Four amplifiers provide forceful driving power and ultra-low distortion level
  • Inputs include SPDIF, Optical, USB and professional AES
  • Outputs include 6.35mm, 4-pin balanced XLR, and 4.4mm balanced outputs
  • Level matching switchable between Studio and Standard mode

 

BrandQuestyle
Product TypeDAC / Headphone Amplifier
ColourBlack
Feature KeywordNo
Recommended UseNo
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Included AccessoriesNo
Part NumberCMA Twelve-Black
GTINNo

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