Periodic Audio Reveal Rhodium Hi-res DAC

Periodic Audio has announced a new high-resolution DAC that aims to improve the sound quality on your mobile devices. The Rhodium is a mobile DAC that also works with laptops as well, supporting both USB and USB Type C. On-the-go is the focus here though, as Periodic Audio has designed a DAC adapter that fits right in your pocket. If you’re missing the headphone jack on your phone, the Rhodium might be right for you, supplying a 3.5mm jack for a signal conversion up to 32-bit/384kHz.

This tiny yet complex package incorporates precision audio-grade passive components in all audio pathways. A high-stability power supply bypasses guarantees low noise and minimizes distortion.

To ensure years of trouble-free use, the Rhodium incorporates proprietary, high-strand, oxygen-free copper (OFC) wire inside a robust woven textile jacket and molded aluminum shells.

In addition to handling hi-res files of up to 32-bit/384kHz, the Rhodium delivers an astonishing frequency response of 2Hz-192kHz at +0/–3dB, a dynamic range of 113dB, and a signal/noise ratio of 108dB. All of that comes with less than 0.007% total harmonic distortion in a device that, out of the box, is compatible with Android, iOS,* MacOS, and Windows operating systems, and weighs less than a nickel (the coin, not our spectacular Nickel amp).


Frequency Response 2 Hz to 192 kHz, +0/-3 dB
Dynamic Range 113 dB
SNR 108 dB A wt.
THD Less than 0.007%
Output Power 31 mW @ 32 Ohms
Current Consumption 23 mA @ 1 mW output

The Rhodium from Periodic Audio is available from their website here.

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