The new Yamamoto YDA-02 is a digital to analogue converter that is designed to connect straight to the USB socket of your computer.

Once connected, the DAC will automatically install the drivers needed, rendering this beautiful looking if diminutive box of tricks pretty much plug and play.

It draws its power from the USB BUS or an optional power adapter is available.

The unit converts to 24bit/88.2kHz, 24bit/94kHz outputting to a standard analogue stereo line out or to the onboard wide-range headphone amplifier.

There is a volume control which controls both the line out and the headphone output meaning that, armed only with the YDA-02, a laptop and a quality pair of headphones, the audiophile on the move can enjoy high definition audio wherever they find themselves.

The little Yamamoto weighs in at just 262g, will work with Windows or Mac operating systems and costs 28 000Yen (£210)

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