Discover Germany | Special Theme | Consumer Electronic & Technology Trends 2017
Modern sound technology for old-school music lovers Digital downloads have made access to new music far easier. But for many music lovers, the sound quality is lacking when using a digital sound source – especially compared to its analogue counterpart. Berlin-based Tento Engineering develops high-end pocket-sized devices that turn digital data-flow into analogue signal without any perceptible lack of quality. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: TENTO ENGINEERING
Tento Engineering UG is a German startup founded in 2013 that has specialised in high-end audio devices for people who love the sound of analogue music, who want to use their old but still high-end earphones or high-quality loudspeaker system combined with their digital music sources. This needs a precision digitalto-analogue converter (DAC), the key component, which generally determines the kind of sound the customer’s music assembly will perform. Tento 1866OCUB v.2 PortaDAC is a portable DAC that converts digital data flow into an analogue sound signal, outputs it via Line out and amplifies it for
high-quality headphones. It can be connected via a coaxial or optical input, USB or even Bluetooth (optional: Hi-resolution aptX codec supported). Small, but with great quality, the converter is ideal for
everyone who wants to have highly detailed sound not only at home but also outdoors. With neutral settings, it reflects the studio recording perfectly without softening or hardening the sound. Tento Engineering’s philosophy is the best sound quality suitable for all kinds of music – without compromise. Components can easily be replaced to adjust the system and fine-tune the sound according to users’ personal tastes. www.tentoengineering.de
Tento 1866OCUB v.2 PortaDAC.
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