Tempotec Sonata MHD, the Latest MQA USB Type-C DAC/AMP

Posted in Sep 9, 2021 in News, no comment

Tempotec has announced its latest Portable USB DAC/AMP with MQA support, meet the brand new Tempotec Sonata MHD. The brand has garnered a lot of positive respect for its Sonata series of high-resolution USB DAC/AMPs. They have always offered quality performance at budget prices. The latest Sonata MHD is actually the sixth product in the series after, HD II, HD Pro, E44, E35, and BHD.

Tempotec Sonata MHD

Tempotec Sonata MHD supports 8x high-resolution MQA decoding as well as high-resolution 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and DSD128 decoding. It has a 3.5mm headphone output port for easy connectivity with your headphones/IEMs. The device has an output level of 2Vrms and an output power of up to 70mW. Just connect the Tempotec Sonata MHD to your regular smartphone and turn it into a full-blown MQA decoding audio system.

– Premium ES9281 DAC chip.
– 8x MQA decoding.
– HiBy Music App authentication.
– 32-Bit/384kHz PCM decoding support.
– DSD128 support.
– Automatic switch between “Call Mode” and “HiFi Mode”.
– Solid & Elegant Aluminum alloy body.
– RGB indicator light.
– 3.5mm headphone jack.
– Silver-plated single crystal copper wire.
– HW volume keys.
– Output Level: 2Vrms.
– THD+N: -112dB.
– Output Power: 70mW @ 32Ω.

Master Quality Decoding In Your Pocket
Bring home the power to decode high-resolution MQA files with the Tempotec MHD MQA dongle. It supports up to 8x MQA decoding ensuring a high-quality experience for its users. Its compact size makes it easy to carry around in your pocket, Take your Master Quality music anytime anywhere now.

High-Performance ES9281 DAC Chip
In order to provide high-quality audio signal decoding, Tempotec Sonata MHD adopts a high-quality ES9281 ESS Sabre DAC chip. It supports high-resolution 32-Bit/384kHz PCM as well as DSD128 decoding with ultra-low distortion in the output signal.

Automatic Mode Switch
Tempotec Sonata MHD switches between “Call Mode” and “HiFi Mode”. Call mode gets activated once you connect any headphones with a microphone. It switches to HiFi mode for other high-resolution IEMs without an in-line microphone.

HiBy Music Application Support
Tempotec Sonata MHD fully supports HiBy Music application. It offers exclusive USB HQ audio access and MQA decoding completely initiated with HiBy Music application.

RGB Status Indicator
The MQA logo right on the front of the device has an RGB indicator light underneath it. It glows in different colors to represent the active bitrate. It glows red when connected but no signal, Blue for PCM 32-48kHz, Green for PCM 88.2-192kHz/DSD64, Light green for PCM 352.8-384kHz/DSD128. While playing MQA files this light glows with purple color.

Compact & Elegant
Tempotec Sonata MHD has a rich, premium build with aluminum alloy chassis and a silver-plated monocrystalline copper link cable. It is very compact, it is very solid, very easy to carry around in your pocket with your smartphone and other devices.

Price & Availability
Tempotec Sonata MHD is available to purchase for just 89.99$, sounds like a sweet deal with Sabre DAC, 8x MQA decoding, and many more features.

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