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Peachtree Audio - Shift

$399  Was $529

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If your 'on the go' listening experienece with your smart phone, table or laptop has always been a bit of a disappointment then it's time to "shift". 

Features at a glance
> 32bit/384kHz USB input
> PCM & DSD decoding
> USB-A input
> USB-B input
> Variable/Fixed output
> Hi/Lo gain switch
> 4100 mAh battery pack
> 8 hours playback

shift is a USB Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier housed in a small and portable chassis roughly the size of a deck of playing cards. It is designed to completely bypass the headphone output on your smartphone, tablet or personal computer and provide exceptional sound quality - wherever you happen to be listening. The built-in battery pack provides up to eight hours of playback on a single charge so shift is a perfect travel companion - whenther you are commuting to work on a train or taking a flight to visit friends and family. The built-in headphone amplifier powers everything from in-ear monitors to “difficult-to-drive” over the ear designs, and everything in between.

But it's way more than just a portable deivce.

shift is designed to be used in several listening situations. Its small size, light weight and real leather exterior lend itself to being a portable device. However, shift can also be connected directly to the USB port on a personal computer to drive your headphones or interface with your powered speakers in a desktop “computer audio” system.

The sound quality improvement over using your computer’s headphone output is immediately noticeable!

The bottom of shift even includes rubber pads to add protection and stability when it is placed on a desk or table. In addition, whenever shift is plugged into a USB port on your computer it is recharging its internal battery pack so it will be ready to hit the road again whenever you are. Finally, shift features a line-output mode switch so it can used as a USB DAC in your Hi-Fi system. Simply connect your personal computer to the shift and let it provide the analog audio output to your system. We think you will be impressed by how great the shift sounds even when compared against much more expensive dedicated DACs!

A headphone amp by design 
The Peachtree shift’s headphone amplifier is an ultra-low-noise design that can power any headphone - from sensitive in-ear monitors to power-hungry over- the-ear models. With shift’s dedicated amplifier driving your headphones, you’ll be able to hear your music with superior transparency, imaging, detail and bass response. To help achieve this level of performance, each subsystem within shift’s multi-layer circuit board has been designed to operate with the lowest overall noise floor and distortion, in addition to extensive use of noise isolation techniques to minimize interaction between subsystems.

A Reference DAC lives here 
shift’s 32-bit/384kHz ESS SABRE32 DAC will make all of your music sound great from lossy compressed files to lossless uncompressed files and everything else in-between. It is compatible with high-resolution music files all the way up to and including 32-bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz Direct Stream Digital (aka double-rate DSD or DSD128)! shift is an asynchronous design featuring two internal clocks that minimize jitter from the source device at all sampling rates. shift also includes an extensive power supply circuit design with multiple stages of regulation and ESS’s patented Hyperstream Modulator and Minimum Phase filters to create natural, lifelike sound from all of your digital files.

Output and Gain is where it is at... 
shift uses a microprocessor driven analog volume control that works with the volume buttons and sliders on your smartphone, tablet or personal computer. The variable output mode on shift is ideal when connected to headphones or powered speakers that don’t include their own volume control. The fixed output mode turns shift into a high-performance USB DAC for your Hi-Fi system. Simply connect a 3.5mm-to-stereo RCA adaptor from the shift’s output and feed any available line-level analog input.

shift also includes a convenient output level switch to tailor the volume control for high-sensitivity headphones (most in-ear types) and low-efficiency headphones (most over/on-ear types).

iOS Charge Mode Available...

shift features a high capacity internal lithium-ion battery pack so it can run for up to eight hours without draining the battery inside your connected device. In addition, shift can trickle charge a connected iOS device. Push the power switch to the "on and charging" setting (battery icon) and it will start to top up your connected iOS device. It could be the difference between a functioning phone or not at the end of a long trip!

shift Specifications

Compatible with
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPod touch (5th generation)

Android Compatibility
shift works with Android devices that support USB OTG (On-The-Go) and USB Audio Class 2.0.
Not all devices are compatible. Please check in store for more details 

PC Compatibility
Apple Mac OS X 10.6.4 and later
Microsoft Windows XP and later

Audio Signal Compatibility
PCM 16, 24 and 32-bit @ 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 and 384kHz
DSD @ 2.8 and 5.6 MHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 103dB unweighted (20Hz-22kHz)
Output Impedance: 1 Ohm
Headphone Output Level (@1kHz):
230mW into 16 Ohm
136mW into 32 Ohm 
65mW into 300 Ohm 

Line Output Level: 1.8Vrms
Accessories included
Lightning Cable
Android Crossover/OTG Cable
USB Cable
Leather Carrying Case

Dimensions and Weight
Length: 5.0" (127mm)
Width: 2.6" (67mm)
Height: 0.9" (24mm)
Weight: 6.5oz (184g)

One year parts and labor


Contact Len Wallis Audio

Address: 64 Burns Bay Road,
Lane Cove NSW 2066,
Telephone: (02) 9427 6755