Santa Monica, California, May 19, 2015 – Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce the worldwide availability of Groove, a portable headphone amplifier and DAC for Mac and Windows computers that lets you hear your music like artists and audio professionals do in the studio.
Since 1985, Apogee has been an industry leader in music recording technology. Many of the most successful artists and audio professionals in the world rely on Apogee products every day to capture their performances, mix and master their recordings. Now, you can experience the same technology and quality on your laptop for listening to music. Groove features unique Apogee circuitry designed to deliver the sound quality of the studio to your computer and make any headphones you have sound their best.
Groove is easy for anyone to use, so you don’t need to be a recording engineer to experience professional studio quality. Simply connect Groove to your computer’s USB port and your headphones or powered speakers to Groove’s audio output.
Whether you’re building your FLAC file collection or subscribing to a premium music streaming service, you are investing in a higher quality listening experience. Groove unlocks the full potential of that experience, revealing definition, clarity and details like you have never heard before.
With professional headphones, your laptop and Groove, you can mix or make music anywhere. Groove’s reference quality sound insures you will hear every detail of your project as it would sound in the studio.
Constant Current Drive – Make Any Headphones Sound their Best
Groove’s output provides ample power at any impedance and Apogee’s unique Constant Current Drive™ technology dynamically adapts to the inconsistencies of any headphones, making them sound their best. You’ll be amazed by the difference in sound quality – the precise stereo image, punchy bass and stunningly clear highs.
What People are Saying About Groove
“This device is head and shoulders over any other comparable product I have auditioned” says Joe Cali, professional A/V Installer and owner/founder of Joseph Cali System Design. “Other compact Audiophile headphone DACs failed to replicate the overall musicality of Apogee Groove. Whether I was listening to WAV files, Hi-Res downloads in FLAC or 192kHz/24-bit, the result was the same. You are literally part of the musical experience.”
Pricing and Availability
Groove is now available for $295 USD from Authorized Apogee Resellers worldwide and Apogee’s US webstore.
- USB 2.0 connection to Mac and Windows computers
- Up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
- ESS Sabre DAC
- Enhances your iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal or other music listening experience
- Constant Current Drive™ provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
- Quad Sum DAC™, 4 DACs per channel for highest dynamic range and lowest distortion
- Asynchronous clocking
- Multi-color LEDs for status and level indication
- Powered by USB
- Top panel buttons for adjusting volume level and muting
- Compact and portable (95mm L x 30mm W x 16mm H)
- Premium aluminum build quality
- Built in the USA
- Now available for $295 USD