Macbook Air 11" 2014 DAC Chip ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macbedhead, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. macbedhead macrumors member

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    Anyone know the model of DAC Chip in current 11" Air ?
    Also the mWatts output to 16 ohms etc...

    Previous ones were 'Cirrus xxxxx' chips.

    My 2011 one has pretty excellent sound using Audirvana + with FLAC source files and so I guess more quality boosts have come with the latest generation DAC....:D
     
  2. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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  3. macbedhead thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that but I wonder if they improved on it again on 2014 11" ? I saw that chip spec. the other day on same site...after that could not dig any later spec. info up !
     
  4. SmOgER, Mar 9, 2015
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    SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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    From my understanding the DACs on 2013 and 2014 Airs are exactly the same.

    Btw, both 4206BCNZ (2011) and 4208-CRZ (2013) are based on 4207(the specs of which are easily available).

    And interestingly, late-2013 15" rMBP uses the same DAC as Air, so it must be as good as Apple is willing to make it.

    But anyway, if you are looking to buy a 2014 machine, I would wait at least for the broadwell powered 11" MBA teardown.
     
  5. SmOgER, Mar 11, 2015
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    SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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    Here it is, the teardown of MBA early 2015.

    It's still using the 4208-CRZ, therefore so is the MBA 2014. So no DAC change since 2013 and only minor changes since 2010-2011.
     

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