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Mission LX Connect DAC & Headphone Amplifier

by Mission
Original price €438.05 - Original price €438.05
Original price €438.05
€438.05 - €438.05
Current price €438.05

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The Mission LX CONNECT DAC is a stand-alone digital-to-analogue converter, pre-amp and headphone amplifier, derived from the award-winning Mission LX CONNECT wireless speaker system.

It fuses the Mission mantra of innovative, attractive design and class-leading performance with the latest audio technology, to enhance your audio experience.

Central Console

Designed to function as a central console for all your music sources, with analogue, optical and coax digital inputs, the Mission LX CONNECT DAC also features a dedicated HDMI ARC connection to bring high fidelity, true wireless performance for TV, movies and games. It is even equipped with a Bluetooth aptX receiver for wireless streaming of hi-resolution audio from tablets and smartphones. The LX CONNECT DAC is controlled gracefully via the touch-sensitive display, or for even more convenience you can use the included remote. The versatile connectivity options and compact form factor means it can be used as the all-encompassing DAC and pre-amp interface for any amplifier, active speakers, computer audio or head-fi system.

Audiolab Expertise

Mission has utilised the audio electronics expertise of sister-company Audiolab, maker of many award-winning DAC and amplifier components, to create the LX CONNECT DAC interface.

It incorporates a high-performance DAC stage based around the ES9018K2M DAC chip, from the Sabre32 Reference family. For ultra-low noise performance and high dynamic range, that ES9018K2M chip is accompanied by proprietary circuitry to make the most of ESS Technology’s 32-bit HyperStream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator.

Headphone Amplifier

The LX CONNECT DAC supports hi-res PCM files up to 32-bit/384kHz over USB and 24-bit/192kHz via the coaxial and optical inputs; DSD (up to DSD256) is also supported over USB. An RCA-stereo output is provided with fixed and variable output options, fed by a high-quality analogue stage.

A high-quality headphone amp is also included, again derived from Audiolab – with its current-feedback circuitry, excellent gain bandwidth and high slew rate, a dynamic and detailed performance with all manner of headphones is assured.

Roon Tested

The Roon platform has become the standard-bearer for high-quality digital music management and streaming. The LX CONNECT DAC is officially ‘Roon Tested’, meaning it has been put through its paces rigorously by Roon and certified for use in a Roon audio environment – for example, when connected to a PC or Mac running Roon software.

As a standalone desktop DAC / headphone amp / pre-amp solution, there aren’t many single units that offer a performance and specification to match LX CONNECT DAC, in this price segment.


  • General Description: Digital-to-Analogue Convertor, Headphone Amplifier and Pre-amp
  • Analogue Input: RCA (AUX)
  • Digital Input: OPT, COAX, PC USB, Bluetooth, AV Audio
  • Analogue Output: RCA Pre Out


  • Input Sensitivity: 300mV (AUX IN, volume = MAX)
  • Input Impedance: 13K (AUX IN)
  • Variable Output Voltage: 0 – 3.2V
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.3dB)
  • Signal-to-noise Ratio (S/N): >100dB (AUX IN, A-weighted), >110dB (digital Inputs, A-weighted)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.001% (digital sources), < 0.005% (analogue sources)
  • Sampling Rate: 24bit - 192kHz (OPT, COAX), 32bit - 384kHz (USB, PCM), 2.8M for DSD64, 5.6M for DSD128, 11.2M for DSD256 (USB, DSD)
  • Digital Filters: Fast Roll-off, Slow Roll-off, Minimum Phase


  • Height (on feet): 55mm
  • Width: 225mm
  • Depth (with terminals) 231mm
  • Outer Packaging: 418 x 280 x 85mm
  • Net Weight: 1.75kg