"Incredibly Transparent to Your Source Material"
Improve the sound of portable music devices with Cruise portable headphone amplifier and USB DAC, from Alpha Design Labs. It's the age of personal, portable electronics. Everyone carries music with them. Accessories reflect your personal style and the Cruise is sure to create jealousy and envy wherever you go. It delivers thrilling sound to match its gorgeous appearance.
"The Cruise is a thing of beauty," raves the February 2013 issue of Stuff magazine. "It's incredibly transparent to your source material… With its powerful amp, the Cruise is great with high-end buds."
Whether you're using iTunes for low-bit-rate downloads or high resolution music files, just connect your computer to the Cruise via USB cables or analog stereo. When you're on the road plug your music player's analog headphone output into the line input of the Cruise and open the player's volume to maximum and use the volume control on the Cruise.
For higher resolution all-digital signals, simply connect the Cruise to your computer's USB port. The USB port charges the battery and you can listen to music while it's charging!
Looks and Sounds Amazing
Cruise looks as good as it sounds, with its beautifully finished, lustrous carbon fiber body and mirror-polish nonmagnetic stainless steel panel. And it fits in the palm of your hand, allowing you to enjoy your music anywhere with your portable players. It features gold-plated circuitry on high quality printed circuit board.
Cruise has a high quality volume control for superior sound. Connections consist of a gold-plated 3.5mm analog line input (switched) and a gold-plated USB digital input for PC audio. A high performance headphone amplifier drives 12 to 600 ohm headphones. The headphone jack overrides the output from the USB mini-B interface on Cruise's rear panel.
Cruise runs on USB power or an AC/DC switching power adapter that recharges battery.
"The Cruise is a thing of beauty… It's incredibly transparent to your source material… With its powerful amp, the Cruise is great with high-end buds, such as the AKGK300. They'd be wasted on an iPhone, but paired with this DAC, they come alive."
- Stuff magazine, February 2013