Pioneer announced the release of "U-05", their first USB DAC with a headphone amplifier built-in. It is scheduled to be out for 105,000 yen in late July.

USB DAC is a device to enhance sound quality of audio files on a computer.

U-05 features ESS's 8ch DAC "ES9016" installed on both the right and left sides. The circuit used is a discrete circuit. By driving them in parallel, it reduces noise considerably.