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Disappointed by the poor sound quality from laptop and onboard sound cards, Burning Blue Audio is introducing the PowerPak, a USB-powered and USB-controlled headphone amplifier / audio interface. The PowerPak takes digital audio and converts it to an analog signal. It then amplifies the audio specifically for headphone usage. The device is completely USB-powered - there is no need for batteries or an AC adapter.

To ensure high-quality sound, the PowerPak uses a digital-analog converter (DAC) designed specifically for headphone amplification. The device bypasses internal computer sound cards, and as a result, all analog audio processing stays outside of the electrically noisy computer enclosure.

Burning Blue Audio has designed the PowerPak for easy, portable usage. The PowerPak's small size (1 x 2 x 3 in.) takes up very little space, and its lightweight and rugged construction makes it ideal for transporting anywhere. CEO and Founder, Geoff Meredith commented, "The PowerPak is the perfect solution for people who want to listen to music on their computers, regardless of where their computer is located. If you are in an office cubicle, an airport, your home office, the family room, or using the spare computer in your bedroom, you can listen to high-quality music, as loud as you want, without disturbing anyone around you." Mr. Meredith further noted, "While many people have purchased MP3 players to listen to digital audio and to work around the poor sound quality of laptops, many would prefer to listen to their digital audio files directly from their computer rather than deal with syncing issues and the smaller storage capacity of typical MP3 players. With the PowerPak, the only limitation is the size of your computer's hard drive."

The PowerPak has a quick and easy plug-and-play installation. Most modern operating systems already have the required drivers, so there is no additional software to install and the PowerPak easily connects to any Mac or PC computer with a USB port via a standard USB cable.

The PowerPak is now available for $149.

About Burning Blue Audio

Burning Blue Audio manufactures high quality stereo headphone amplifiers that combine the latest audio developments with the latest computer technology. The Seattle-based company is redefining digital audio with solutions that offer high-quality audio, exceptional clarity, broad frequency response and a dynamic range, at affordable prices. Burning Blue Audio focuses specifically on headphone amplifiers and dedicated headphone amplification. For more information, please visit the company's web site at burningblueaudio.com.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB)
  • Two dedicated volume buttons
  • Front panel 1/8-inch stereo headphone jack
  • Brushed aluminum case
  • Power Supply/Interface: USB Port
  • Color: Silver with black trim
  • Dimensions: 0.91 in. x 2.125 in. x 3.375 in. (23 mm x 54 mm x 80 mm)
  • Weight: 3 oz. (90 g)

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows 98 or higher, or Macintosh OS 9.1 or higher
  • USB 1.1 port
  • Existing digital audio software (e.g. Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc.)
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