HiBy FC6: Latest R2R Darwin Architecture Portable USB DAC/AMP
HiBy needs no introduction now, for so many years, HiBy has been releasing and marketing HiFi audio gears. They have many award-winning products under their catalog. Today, a brand-new product enters into the HiBy’s line-up, the HiBy FC6. The “FC” series from HiBy has got many successful products including the FC3, FC4, and even the FC5. The latest FC6 is different from the previous generation as it now features an R-2R ladder array DAC design that they recently implemented in the RS6, RS8, and RS2 digital audio players. FC6 is a premium DAC/AMP priced at 299$.
HiBy has featured its highly-acclaimed R2R-based Darwin architecture technology on the FC6. FC6 is the first USB DAC/AMP in the market to feature this amazing technology. It utilizes the traditional R2R resistor ladder array matched with FIR Filters and NOS/OS functionality. The DAC section here on the FC6 adopts 96 precisely matched resistors with undisclosed black ops tech for linearity compensation. HiBy FC6 supports decoding for all leading audio formats. It supports high-resolution audio signals with bitrates as high as 32Bit/768kHz for PCM signals and Native DSD512 signals.
FC6 features OS(oversampling), and NOS(Non-oversampling) modes, and a bunch of digital FIR filters. The OS and NOS modes are easily switchable on the go with a dedicated physical key. OS mode here packs a smooth sound and enables all digital filters on the FC6.
HiBy FC6 features a specially designed discrete amplification circuit based on OPA1622 OPAMP chips. They produce clean output achieving up to 100mW of clean output power with the 3.5mm headphone output on the FC6. The amplification circuit here adopts dual OPA 1622 chips and a 4-way independent current-mode amplification design. FC6 takes full benefit of exclusive mode by the HiByMusic application bringing in full bit-perfect decoding to your smartphones.
HiBy FC6 is a premium device when it comes to the portable USB DAC/AMP category. It’s built like a premium device as well with premium metallic chassis and a bright color display screen. FC6 also has physical volume keys with 32-level adjustable volume allowing for precise adjustments.