Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III


While very affordable, especially for a tube DAC that can possibly give some warmth or indeed, an analog sound/feel to CDs and digital media. I have one concern and that is the very short warranty on something of this nature. The Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III has an unusually short warranty of only 6 months limited parts and labor with 3 months on the tubes (3 months for tubes makes sense though). This is unusually stingy in the industry. There are no details about build and such on the manufacture site, save the specs which I listed below.

There is also a version with Bluetooth ability called the Glass FX Tube DAC III W with much the same specs and price.

Tech Specs:
Output Level: 0 V to 2.3V (±1dB, 47K ohms)(SIN SIGNAL 0dB SPDIF IN)
Frequency Response: 20-20 KHz (±0.5dB)
Bandwidth: 10Hz to 70kHz + 1dB
SNR >90dB ( 20Hz-20kHz)
Dynamic Range 126 dB
Distortion THD: Less than 0.01% (1kHz)
Headphone Impedance 30 Ohms
Circuit Type: Ultra Linear, Class AB
Tube Complement: 2 pcs. 12AX7 pre-amplifier
Power Requirements: 110V-120 VAC 60Hz 90 watts-standby, 240 watts maximum (220 VAC 50Hz option)
Dimensions: 8 inches wide by 7 inches deep by 3 inches high
Weight: 7.5 lbs net, approximately 10 lbs.packaged
Construction Details and Features:
USB: 24/96 up sampling to 192 Hz
Toslink and coaxial: 24/192Hz
Galvanic Isolation: ADuM 1250 chips
Asynchronous Burr Brown Chip AD1896
Volume control and headphone jack
DAC Chip: PCM 1798
State the Art Components: capacitor filters, gold plated RCA jacks,