Pocket-sized high-resolution USB DAC from Meridian that delivers bestin-class sound from any computer. Featuring a range of connectivity,the Explorer can be used in a variety of applications from privateheadphone listening to full system playback. Hear More and Feel MoreMeridian?s new Explorer² is the successor to the popular and widely acclaimed Explorer pocket USB DAC. Featuring a dramatically increased complement of DSP, Explorer² is able to incorporate the full suite of Meridian?s audio enhancement technologies to provide a more realistic, natural sound than ever before.The Meridian Experience in your handExplorer² replaces a computer?s audio outputs with a USB-powered DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) featuring over 30 years of Meridian?s digital expertise in high-quality audio circuitry. Explorer² includes digital clocking derived from Meridian?s award-winning Reference Series components, for precise timing of digital signals.Meridian has paid as much attention to the analog circuitry as the digital. Explorer² features a pure analog volume control with a powerful headphone amplifier and a line output. This provides sophisticated volume control with an extended range of 100dB ? ideal for sensitive headphones. Whatever you listen to, Explorer² makes it sound its best.