Lead Audio LA-100 DAC


Lesser-known Danish manufacturer Lead Audio‘s one and only DAC product – the LA-100 – is set to arrive in Australia within the next month or so.

It will fall into a similar price bracket as the Cambridge DacMagic, but promises superior components:  Burr Brown’s PCM 1796 DA Converter, German Wima Condenser for the power source area DC coupled circuits.

The LA-100 can be purchased directly from I-Enjoy.


  • USB 2.0 compatible to PC
  • S/PDIF RCA 75ohm input (Coax) to CDP/DVD
  • S/PDIF Toslink input (Optical) to CDP/DVD
  • Line to amplifiers
  • Phones to headphones
  • Burr Brown 24bit/192KHz DA Converter
  • USB: 44.1KHz to 48KHz
  • Digital Input: 20KHz to 216 KHz
  • Frequency Response: dc to 20KHz
  • THD at 1KH:
  • S/N Ratio: >120dB by design (A weighting)
  • Jitter:
  • Line Output Level: 1V RMS max. 600R Load
  • Headphone Output Level:
  • max. 3.6V RMS in 600ohm
  • max. 0.5V RMS in 32ohm
  • (zout = 25ohm)
  • Power Consumption: <5w

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