The Exogal Comet is a high performance digital to analog audio converter (DAC) playing up to 32/384k and DSD. Just connect your computer, or other digital/analog source, and experience exceptional audiophile quality sound. The Comet DAC does everything you would expect a high-end DAC to do, including balanced and unbalanced analog outputs, digital volume control and asynchronous USB input - all at a sensible price.
- Designed for real-life listening with sound that’s amazing, whatever the setting
- Easy digital upgrades for hardware and software
- Controlled by the Exogal Remote App for Android or Apple iOS
- Asynchronous USB, AES/EBU, SPDIF, Toslink, and line level Analog input
- Direct connection analog outputs with 32-bit Digital Volume Control
- Analog Outputs: one pair balanced (XLR), one pair unbalanced (RCA), one stereo Headphone
- Single ended and balanced analog outputs can be used simultaneously. Single ended outputs can be programmed as stereo, or center/subwoofer operation. Single ended outputs have a programmable offset level from balanced outputs
- Controlled by the Exogal Remote App for Android phone or tablet (running 4.3 or higher with BLE support) or an iPad, iPhone 4s or newer, or iPod Touch.
Digital Inputs: AES/EBU on XLR, SPDIF on 75Ohm BNC, Toslink, USB-B, Analog on isolated RCA
Analog Outputs: One Pair Balanced (XLR), One Pair Unbalanced (RCA)
Weight: 9.2 lbs (4.2 kg)
Dimensions (HWD): 1.875 x 7.45 x 11.5 in., (4.76 x 19.0 x 29.2 cm)
Finish: Clear (Silver) or Black Anodized Aluminum
Comet Power Supply Upgrade
USB System Requirements
Apple: OS 10.6.4 or higher - No driver needed
PC: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2 or higher, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows 10
Comet Power Supply Upgrade
The EXOGAL Comet Power Supply Upgrade gives you the power to squeeze out that last drop of performance from your Comet DAC! It provides plenty of power to stretch out and render the highest highs, drive the deepest bass, and lets the Comet provide the richest, most authentic sound stage of any DAC on the market.
Specifications for Comet Power Supply Upgrade
InputVoltage: 85 VAC to 264 VAC
AC Inlet: IEC320-C14
Output Power Rating: 25W
Output Voltage: 15 VDC
Output Current: 1.7A
Internal Capacitance: 85,000uF
Typical Output Noise: <400 uVpp
DC Cord Length: 5 ft (1.5m)
Dimensions (HWD): 6" x 6.5" x 2.25" (15.24cm x 16.5cm x 5.72cm)
Weight: 2 lbs (.91 kg)
Includes Auxiliary DC Power Jack (for future use)
How do I choose which components I need for my system?
The EXOGAL Vortex family makes it possible for a listener to pick and choose their system components in ways that have never been possible until now. This kind of freedom can cause a lot of confusion and consternation so allow us to help you understand how to pick and choose your components.
I have a non-EXOGAL amplifier that I love...
Well, clearly you haven’t heard an Ion! But seriously, we get it. You’ll need a Comet (for those analog RCA or XLR outputs to your amplifier) and then you can use any Vortex family member (X1-X4) depending on your streaming needs. (an X1-4, and a Comet)
I have a few analog components like my turntable and phono stage that I just can’t part with...
You’ll need a Comet (for those analog RCA inputs) and then you can use any Vortex family member (X1-X4) depending on your streaming needs. Plug the Vortex into the Comet’s EXONET input, and connect an Ion to the Comet’s EXONET output and you’re all set! (an X1-4, a Comet, and an Ion)
With my speakers, I really need a subwoofer...
You’ll need a Comet (for those analog RCA outputs to your subwoofer) and then you can use any Vortexfamily member (X1-X4) depending on your streaming needs. Plug the Vortex into the Comet’s EXONET input, and connect an Ion to the Comet’s EXONET output and you’re all set! (an X1-4, a Comet, and anIon)
I’m all digital, all the time and my speakers are full-range...
All you need is one of the non entry-level Vortex family members (X2-X4) depending on your streaming needs. Plug the Vortex into the Ion’s EXONET input and you’re good to go! (an X2-X4 and an Ion)
I’m all digital, and I only listen through headphones...
All you need is the Vortex X4. Plug in your headphones and enjoy the music! (an X4)