The new ‘Stratos’ from Furutech/ADL: Is it a DAC? A headphone amp? A phonostage? Yes – and more


Portable audio experts ADL (Alpha Design Labs, sister brand of Japanese Furutech) previously created a small revolution with the GT40, an extraordinarily handy little gadget that quickly became known as ‘the Swiss Army knife of audio components’ and picked up a raft of awards. Now, the new ADL Stratos is set to raise the bar even higher with more features and further enhanced performance.

The Stratos combines USB DAC with A/D converter, preamplifier, MC/MM phonostage and headphone amp in one surprisingly small, portable box. Built with the audiophile in mind, it supports PCM playback up to an impressive 32bit / 384kHz and DSD up to 11.2M.

If you’re looking to convert your vinyl or other analogue sources to digital, or to record web-streamed audio, the Stratos offers a range of options to help you obtain the best sonic results.

At the same time, if it’s a powerful headphone amplifier you’re after – one that can drive any pair of headphones on the market, again the Stratos delivers. Whether you use the latest generation of earbuds or the most dynamic audiophile headphones available, the Stratos will reveal the true character of your music.

The Stratos may be small, but it contains an amazing amount of technology…

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PRESS RELEASE The new ‘Stratos’ from Furutech/ADL

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