M-Audio has announced the immediate availability of its new Transit Pro USB to optical digital/DSD (Direct Stream Digital) converter.

M-Audio Transit Pro

M-Audio developed the Transit Pro in response to a critical market need for a compact, super high-performance converter capable of taking an audio signal from a computer and delivering the highest quality digital signal to any audio component with an optical digital input.

The key to Transit Pro’s outstanding audio performance is its 32bit/384kHz digital “engine,” which delivers a super-wide bandwidth frequency response, ultra-wide dynamic range and a totally inaudible noise floor. There are eight user-selectable sampling rates between 44.1 and 384kHz so users can achieve the exact performance level needed for any given circumstance.

Transit Pro has a built-in high quality headphone amplifier with both ¼-inch and 1/8-inch jacks, for connecting any headphones directly without the need for an adapter. Transit Pro is USB-bus-powered or it can use an optional AC wall adapter (not included). Transit Pro is the answer when there’s need to deliver a reference-quality digital signal, going from a computer to an external audio component.

“The Transit Pro fulfills a critical role for people who need a compact device of the very highest quality for converting USB-audio signals to optical digital,” said JC Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. “The eight user-selectable sampling rates, vanishingly low distortion and superb signal-to-noise ratio are all testimony to the seriousness of purpose and amazing performance built into this trim unit. Users are going to love it.”

Transit Pro features

  • Super-high resolution USB to optical/DSD converter.
  • Eight user-selectable sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384kHz.
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 112dB.
  • Extremely low distortion: THD+N 0.003%.
  • Digital and analogue outputs.
  • Direct Stream Digital rates: DSD64, DSD128.
  • Dual headphone outputs: ¼-inch, 1/8-inch.
  • Compatible with headphones from 16–600 ohms.
  • USB-bus-powered or optional AC adapter.

Transit Pro will ship with an MSRP of £169.99 GBP.

More information: M-Audio / Transit Pro